We just had the chance to go hands-on with Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance at the Tokyo Game Show, and ran into a little bit of a surprise – namely Neku, the protagonist of The World Ends With You on Nintendo DS!
This is a first for Kingdom Hearts, as the series has typically only featured original characters, Final Fantasy characters and Disney characters up until this point. Something to note, though, is that, like Kingdom Hearts, The World Ends With You was conceptualized by Tetsuya Nomura.
The TGS demo has two parts. In Sora’s episode, you start in Traverse town. Sora calls for Riku, but finds Neku instead who is hanging from a roof. He jumps down and shows Sora the number on his hand and mentions he needs a partner to play the Reapers’ game with.