1up reports that in Kingdom Hearts 3D, Sora and Riku have two pet companions throughout the game. One of Sora’s companion’s is described as being panda-like in nature while the other one is more small and squirrel-like. Riku’s companion’s, on the other hand, resemble a unicorn and a bat. There are also some details on the gameplay that will be in the game.
Beyond that, the gameplay is said to be like that of Birth by Sleep in that you have certain skills that need to recharge once they are used. There are also some attacks that can be performed with the companions known as Dual Links that are activated by using the Y button.
The game also has a feature known as the Holy Ropes which are nodes placed around the battlefield. If one presses the A or X button near the nodes they activate a sequence that allows them to draw a path on the touch screen that will send Sora or Riku flying through the air along the drawn path. The Holy Ropes attack can be used to get enemies that are otherwise out of reach.