Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory set for release in November

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory set for release in November

27th August 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

The upcoming rhythm-based Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory has officially been given a November release date.

Developer Square Enix first unveiled the game back in June and revealed that there would be more than 140 music tracks for players to work their way through.

The songs include classic Kingdom Hearts pieces alongside several well-known Disney scores that have been featured throughout the series.

The game’s stages will resemble worlds and themes that have been included in past entries, such as Frozen.

Reportedly, there will be a number of boss battles – including one against Maleficent – and a few different modes.

The first of which is known as ‘Memory Dive’ and it will allow players to relive scenes from the franchise’s history.

Upon completing each one, they will unlock a music player and cinematic clips from the past.

Interestingly, Melody of Memory will also include multiplayer modes where players can compete against one another to earn the highest score.

To make the game more accessible, Square Enix has confirmed there will be multiple difficulty options so that people can enjoy each track without having to input complex combos to beat a level.

While the upcoming title isn’t a main entry to the series, it would seem some pivotal story elements will be included.

The narrative has been marketed around Kairi on her quest to find Sora who disappeared at the end of Kingdom Hearts 3.

However, there is still little detail on what her mission will entail and how relevant it will be to the series going forward.

Given that franchise mastermind Tetsuya Nomura has a penchant for revealing essential plot details in non-numbered entries, it would make sense that Melody of Memory will contain relatively important narrative titbits.

The upcoming Kingdom Hearts game is set for release on November 13 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, as per a Nintendo Direct Mini presentation.

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