Square Enix Conference: Kingdom Hearts 3D renamed, Dissidia Duodecim gets Paid Demo, new characters

Square Enix has confirmed the final title for Kingdom Hearts 3D and revealed some new characters for Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy at their First Production Department Conference over in Japan.

Kingdom Hearts 3D will now be known as Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Get it? There's a bit of alliteration there, and it's three D's. Past that, the game will also run in full 3D on the Nintendo 3DS and will make use of 3D effects to make platforming and the fast-paced gameplay of the spin-off easier to see.

The trailer featured Sora falling long distances multiple times, with scenery whipping past him as he falls. We imagine it'd look pretty awesome in 3D, to be honest.

For Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy, Square Enix showed off a new trailer. Some of the trailer was new, but large chunks of it were pulled from the Tokyo Game Show trailer for the game. Despite that, some exciting new things were confirmed.

Yuna was finally shown off in action in the game, summoning various Eidolons such as Valefor and using them in combat. Other new characters made a debut, too - Prishe from Final Fantasy XI was seen in a brief clip from a CGI cutscene and at the end of the trailer Final Fantasy V's Gilgamesh was teased.

In addition to all that, Square Enix announced they're to release Dissidia 012 Prologus. This Premium Demo offers a all-new, original piece of story and arcade mode from Dissidia Duodecim. It's available from today in Japan for 300 Yen, and can be downloaded to your PSP to give you a taste of Dissidia Duodecim before its march launch.

Everyone who picks up Prologus will also unlock an exclusive assist character for the proper Dissidia in the form of Aerith. Aerith won't be playable, but can be 'summoned' to your aid in battle if you select her.

We'll be bringing you some new screenshots and media from both games very soon, so stick with us.

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