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Aug 282020

While this week’s Nintendo partner showcase didn’t have too many thrilling announcements, it did start with one that made me very happy: Melody of Memory’s release date!

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will be out for the PS4, Switch, and Xbox One on November 11 in Japan and November 13 in the west, which is much sooner than I expected to get the next Kingdom Hearts game.

It features over 140 songs, both solo and multiplayer modes, and a new story picking up after the events of Kingdom Hearts III featuring Kairi.

The key art was also revealed, pictured here to the right.

After the announcement trailer for the partner showcase, an extended version of the trailer was released.

(Warning: this trailer spoils parts of Kingdom Hearts III’s ending.)

I love the music in Kingdom Hearts, so a Kingdom Hearts rhythm game would probably have my intention anyway… but the new story content is really what has me the most excited. While this trailer only shows a tiny snippet, the final scene is especially interesting to anyone keeping up with KHUX’s latest story developments.

(And it’s definitely weird that the next Kingdom Hearts game is a rhythm game instead of a JRPG, but it’s not like Kingdom Hearts hasn’t played around with other genres before.)

Some people feel Melody of Memory is overpriced since it’s being released as a full price game, but I don’t, I already pre-ordered my copy, and I can’t wait. How do you feel about Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory?

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  3 Responses to “Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Release Date and Trailer”

  1. Noting that it takes very little to get you to pre-order something.
    The answer at the end of the trailer to “any news?” is probably “no” and there’s your whole additional story content ended right there.


    • Honestly, I’ll be shocked if that’s the case, since this is a series where skipping any entry no matter how seemingly minor it is usually means you’ve missed major story beats.

    • The answer to the question at the end of the trailer is “yes” and it’s wild; although there isn’t a lot of new story content in the game, the trailer left out all of the parts that are actually important.

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