London (22 nd, June 2012) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announced that brand new demos for KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] and THEATRHYTHM ™ FINAL FANTASY® are now available to download in the Nintendo eShop, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. These demos bring two of the biggest franchises in gaming, KINGDOM HEARTS and FINAL FANTASY to the Nintendo eShop for the first time in Europe.
In the demo for KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance], players will take control of Sora, harnessing the power of the all-new Flowmotion action system to swing, slide and smash through the world of Traverse Town. The THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY demo will guide players as they tap, swipe and slide along to the rhythm of a classic FINAL FANTASY soundtrack across a variety of different music stages.
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] releases in Europe and PAL territories on 20th July 2012.
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY releases in Europe and PAL territories on 6th July 2012
About KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]
King Mickey and Yen Sid prepare for an impending new threat by putting Sora and Riku through the Mark of Mastery exam. Sora and Riku are sent into the World of Sleep, where they will face enemies and allies that have never been seen before. If they can successfully complete the task they are given, they will be deemed true Keyblade Masters.
About THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY
Adorably redesigned heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player’s stylus. THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features over 70 musical scores spanning 25 years of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, and features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements.
About the KINGDOM HEARTS series
KINGDOM HEARTS is a series of role-playing games created through the collaboration of Disney Interactive Studios and Square Enix. Since the first KINGDOM HEARTS was released in March 2002 for the PlayStation®2 system, the series has expanded with several additional entries, and has shipped over 17 million units worldwide.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive, one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and family-focused content across all current and emerging digital media platforms. Disney Interactive produces and distributes a broad portfolio of content from Disney Interactive Games and Disney Interactive Media. Products and content released and operated by Disney Interactive include blockbuster mobile, social and console games, online virtual worlds, #1 kid’s entertainment destination Disney.com and the #1 Family/Parenting portfolio on the Web.
Disney Interactive is the interactive entertainment part of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.