Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012 (E3 2012) is a major gaming event in Los Angeles, starting on June 5, 2012 and ending on June 7. Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] is confirmed to appear at this event, along with the E3 2012 trailer, and most likely a playable English demo and other English footage. Our staff member Oishii will be attending the event and providing exclusive coverage, so please look forward to what she brings us. Lastly, there will be various livestreams of press conferences at the event. You can see the details regarding this below.
2:00PM PST: GameTrailers have updated with two videos for Kingdom Hearts 3D at E3 2012-- a video of the demo, and an interview with Tai Yasue. You can see both of these below, thanks to Terranort9406 from KH13 for the find.
10:30AM PST: Kotaku have conducted an interview with Tai Yasue. You can read this interview below.
"Personally—and this isn't an announcement—I would really love to do a Pixar world," Yasue told me. "A lot of us do."
"Any particular favorite Pixar world?" I asked. His answer: Toy Story.
12:00AM PST:Nintendo North America has conducted an interview with Tai Yasue, the co-director of Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], you can see this here. You can alternatively watch it below.
Day 3 (Thursday, June 7, 2012)
10:03PM PST: Thanks to RPGamerdotcom we now have more footage of Kingdom Hearts 3D's demo at E3. This video is over ten minutes in length and is in 1080p! Do yourself a favour and watch it now!
11:00AM PST: Square Enix Europe have conducted a video interview with Tai Yasue, the co-director of the Kingdom Hearts series, regarding Kingdom Hearts 3D. You can watch this below.
12:31AM PST: Kingdom Hearts 3D's English version will have a "helpful" change after all. The change will fix the problem which occurs when you drop between characters in the middle of a boss battle. In the Japanese version when you return to a boss battle from a drop the boss's health would be completely restored while yours will remain how it was when you dropped. Co-Director, Tai Yasue has told Siliconera that the English version will have this problem fixed. Siliconera says that they will have a longer interview with Yasue post-E3.
Day 2 (Wednesday, June 6, 2012)
6:45PM PST: Kingdom Hearts 3D appeared in Nintendo's Nintendo 3DS Software Showcase with a small talk and new trailer. This trailer is currently downloadable from the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America, and can also be seen below. The talk re-confirms that a demo will be available on the eShop "soon".
2:00PM PST: IGN have finished talking to Tai Yasue, the co-director of the Kingdom Hearts series, concerning Kingdom Hearts 3D. You can watch a recording of this below. The following quote was particularly interesting:
9:34AM PST: Oishii has provided us with even more photos of the event. In particular, this shows that the Meow Wow plush toy will be available during August 2012 for US$34.99.
Day 1 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)
7:45PM PST: G4tv.com have uploaded a Kingdom Hearts 3D video from the show floor. This features some new English footage!
7:30PM PST: Oishii has managed to snap some more photos. You can see these below.
7:00PM PST: SQEXGAL has uploaded a picture of the 10th anniversary cake! While a higher quality photo of the cake has been uploaded to the Kingdom Hearts Facebook page You can view both of these below.
3:35PM PST: Oishii has managed to snap many photos and videos for you, straight from the event! You can see these below.
1:55PM PST: A Square Enix spokesperson has re-confirmed that a Kingdom Hearts 3D demo will be coming to the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop.
12:05PM PST: SQEX_MEMBERS_NA have uploaded a few more photos of the Kingdom Hearts 3D display.
10:55AM PST: Nintendo have created a page to show off Kingdom Hearts 3D for E3 2012. This page contains many screenshots, all of which can be seen below.
9:35AM PST: Kingdom Hearts 3D was shown briefly in the Nintendo conference (with footage below). It was also re-confirmed that Kingdom Hearts 3D would be shown at the Nintendo 3DS Software Showcase tomorrow (more information on this above, in the "What's Coming Next" section).
9:08AM PST: Square Enix have released a press kit containing many screenshots of Kingdom Hearts 3D for E3 2012.
Day 0 (Monday, June 4, 2012)
6:32PM PST: Square Enix Europe have provided a look at the Kingdom Hearts 3D display on the show floor!
12:30PM PST: Firstly... Oishii's media pass for E3 2012!