Kingdom Hearts 3D Limited Edition Gives Fans A "Mark Of Mastery"

By Spencer . May 16, 2012 . 6:58am

Usually, when Square Enix announces a limited edition the news is for Europe or Japan. However, the Kingdom Hearts 3D Mark of Mastery Edition pictured below is made for North America.


Along with a copy of Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], the Mark of Mastery Edition includes a hard cover to protect a 3DS from Nobodies, 12 art cards, five AR cards, and a copy of the game bundled in a magnetic case.


One of the five AR cards is a "stand" for players who want to take pictures of their Dream Eaters. Other AR cards unlock rare Dream Eaters like Meowjesty, Frootz Cat, and Kab Kannon. We’re guessing the remaining AR card lets players access R & R Seal.


The Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] Mark of Mastery Edition will retail for $54.99, $15 over a vanilla copy of the 3DS game.

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  • James Beatty

    Only 55 bucks? Thank you square, you will get my money 

  • Not too shabby. Hoping Play-Asia sell them because free shipping is awesome.

  • Can’t wait for either my birthday or somehow come in some money, because I will get the mark of mastery bundle!

  • Syltique

    Frootz Cat sounds off da hook.

  • SerendipityX


  • Looking good! Hopefully SE Europe has something in store for us Old continent inhabitants KH fans :)

    • Herok ♞

       how about getting the game 10 days early?

  • Paul Glittenberg

    This better go on to for pre-order soon, ’cause not only will I get lowest-price guarantee and little to free shipping, but I’ll also get release-date delivery! Damnit I’m soo freakin excited!!

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      It is available there.

  • Nyandroid

    I knew there was a reason I hadnt preordered this yet

  • Niermyico

    Best. News. EVER!

    Shut up and take my munny!

  • CrimsonalCore

    Affordable<3 Now take my dam money, no question ask!

  •  Am I dreaming, or did Square actually read all those comments I made about how jealous I was of Europe getting all those CEs? 0_0

  • Shadowman

    My poor wallet. It will never be the same again.

  • CrimsonalCore

    Wait, looking at that KH 3DS cover case… My 3DS is black…


    • Nyandroid

      Luckily mine is red. o3o

      • CrimsonalCore

        Nice. :3

    • Niermyico

       I dont think you should be worry. You can still probably still see the design. They wouldn’t have chosen black for the design if they knew it wouldn’t show on the black 3DS’.

      • CrimsonalCore

        Hopefully you’re right…

      • Zal_Yagun

        The cover shell itself doesn’t look completely clear. those tend to look pretty bad on black (clear plastic shell for my vita looked horrid, painted the inside black and it looks pretty slick now)

        worst case is to modify it ,like I did above, or put a thin sheet of paper of any kind in between the system and case :p

  • XiaomuArisu

    Wait,what?!? 15$ for the normal version?Thats cheap…or did I understand something wrong?

    • revsoulx3

      $15 less than the special addition, making the regular edition $39.99

      • XiaomuArisu

         okay,thanksXDsilly me.
        40$ is a good price too.

        • revsoulx3

          I’m surprised it’s only $15 more. That makes me happy. :3

  • Where can I buy this?

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Its already on AMZN.

  • revsoulx3

    I wonder when it will be available for pre-order. :(

  • KHSoraKeyBlade

    It maybe a long shot but I still believe something is coming to Europe. 10th Anniversary and what not. I did however call NA would get a Special edition when they were getting the game last.
    I’ll sit patiently however. It’s all I have to do. After all I still want Re:CoM here to help my collection xD

  • SirRichard

    I’m jealous, but frankly I can’t really complain with all the special edition love they give us normally. Enjoy it, fellas!

  • Ah good to be in the US! =D

  • okay….now annouce the EU limited edition ;D

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      If US is getting this one can only wonder at the contents of the EU edition, I bet a hardcover artbook, soundtrack cd of piano collectoons of Kingdom Hearts, and all that the US edition is getting.

  • scratchbach

    I’m game for this. Sooo game.

  • neetyneety

    This might sound a little demanding….

    … but I was honestly hoping for a lifesize Keyblade replica. sigh

    • James Beatty

      I doubt you would get something like that for only $15 more 

    • Nyandroid

      I’m happy enough it actually came with a protector case. Outside of the usual soundtracks and artbooks. A keyblade would have been nice though…

  • Solomon_Kano

    Only $15 more? Done.

    • takopako


  • SuperSailorV

    Don’t have a 3DS, but I’m totally picking this up.

  • Fayharn

    Totally getting this! This will make not only my brother but also me very happy! :D

  • RedShadoww

    I’m hoping for a special 3DS bundle.

  • But my Hatsune Miku protector face looks good on my 3DS.

    Why are you making me choose, Square Enix?! WHY?! TT_TT

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    $54.99 + tax= 57 or something idc I’m game 

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    As thus far the only game Im getting in July. I am more than happy to get this exquisite edition of the game. Nice for domestic Square Enix to go the distance for us. Ive not been more hyped for a Kingdom Hearts game ever.

  • IshimaruKaito

    is this coming to the us??

    • Shadowman


  • Muggshotter

    15 more dollars for all that stuff. I’d totally get that.

  • Ereek

    I know I have at least two of those art cards as gifts from the SE members program.

  • Much better than just the stickers we got for BbS!  I’m in!

    • Matthew Baucom

      yeah the decals were weak but made my red and black god of war psp dope looking combined with my chibi Axel charm :3

  • Why couldn’t it have come with a 3DS as a bundle!!?

  • pressstart

    So no word about Sudo Neku or Ursa Circus? That’s too bad. Oh well, I’m convinced to cancel my Amazon preorder of the regular edition to get this one instead. Good thing I still have credit :)

    EDIT: No release day shipping though :( Oh well, I think I’ll still be busy with Theaterhythm anyway :)

  • PenguinChan1119

     Aww no release date delivery not available yet anyway. I just canceled my pre order of the standard for this one though it’s so worth it. Theaterrhythm and Rhythm Theif come out that month though so I should be occupied for those two days anyway!

  • Herok ♞

    sweet now I can have my friend get me gravity rush instead.

  • Riian

    Can I get this at GameStop or Walmart, though? 


    This is so worth my money.  :3  I’m actually glad it’s not coming with a 3DS.

  • That’s a pretty good deal..

  • Bought!

  • Bought.

  • Nyandroid

    I am STILL waiting for EB to put this up!
    Why EB? WHY!?
    I wanted to go preorder this TOMORROW!

    (I sure hope you ARE getting this…)

    • Matthew Baucom

      Me too like i already preordered the game (yesterday) i just want them to be like OH WE GETTING THIS U WANT IT. You bet my arse i want it ! :3

  • boundries_san


    C’mon!!! My distance with this game should not be so far anymore now!!!

  • Shame they’re not releasing a special edition 3DS system, but this looks great nonetheless and I must has it! :D

  • nekoCiel

    if i had a 3ds i would have bought it still sounds awesome

  • Alexandra Cordes


  • joseph williams

    will it come to canada?

  • Nyandroid


  • YoshEE

    I am so going to gamestop tomorrow and pre order for the Mark of Mastery edition :D

  • Ryan Sinclair

    I’m definitely going to GameStop and reserving this tomorrow God willing. I’ve never played a KH game before but I’ve always been a humble Mouseketeer and loyal Disney fan. I’ve read the Kingdom Hearts manga and loved it; purchased two volumes. I also bought and enjoy Epic Mickey.

    I see Kingdom Hearts 3D DDD Mark of Mastery as the perfect entry point for me and I’m looking forward to July when we can actually go and pick this up!

    So Disney/ Square Enix here’s my Munny! 

    Long Live The Mouse! Long live the Magic! 

  • So this is an apology for not releasing the Collectors edition of Birth by Sleep in the USA, but rather in Europe? It wasn’t that great anyways… but this! This looks gorgeous!

  • is this is limited edition?

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