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Kingdom Hearts 3D Swaps Between Riku And Sora Unexpectedly

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Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance allows you to play as both Sora and Riku. In an interview with Famitsu magazine this week, series creator, Tetsuya Nomura, revealed another few tidbits on that subject.

 

For starters, you won’t be able to swap between Riku and Sora whenever you want. Nomura says the game will swap between them at certain points. The catch, he says, is that the change from one character to the other will be sudden. It could happen simply while you’re walking around town, or even in the midst of battle.

 

Nomura once again emphasizes the presence of new Disney worlds in the game. Speaking to the title’s 3D effects by extension of being on the Nintendo 3DS, Nomura says Dream Drop Distance will offer 3D in the form of depth (“into-the-screen 3D”).

 

He also touched upon the game’s concept. The word “drop” (ie; to fall) is key to the game. Previously, Nomura revealed to Nintendo Power magazine that the game’s trailer, depicting several Soras dropping from the sky, was meant to communicate the idea that the impossible would occur in Dream Drop Distance.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.