‘Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory’ Announced for 2020 Release
Take Kingdom Hearts and cross it with Guitar Hero and what do you have?
I have no idea either, but it’s coming out this year on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. With over 20 characters from throughout the franchise’s history and 140+ musical tracks, players can stroll down memory lane and experience key moments from past games and Disney cinema.
The trailer, embedded below, leaves me with a lot of questions – but I can’t wait for the answers.
Here’s the press release:
EMBARK ON A MAGICAL JOURNEY OF MUSIC IN KINGDOM HEARTS MELODY OF MEMORY
LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® and Disney today announced KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory, an all-new rhythm-action game coming in 2020 for the Nintendo Switch™ system, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X. This ultimate celebration of music and adventure marks the KINGDOM HEARTS series’ first appearance on the Nintendo Switch™.
Featuring over 140 musical tracks and 20 characters from throughout the beloved series, KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory provides fans with an unmissable opportunity to relive their favorite moments like never before. Players will journey through iconic Disney worlds, and join forces with recognizable Disney characters whilst enjoying unforgettable KINGDOM HEARTS series music, alongside timeless tracks from Disney’s cinematic classics. Alongside the engaging single-player content, KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory invites players to enjoy unforgettable melodies together with online* multiplayer for even more of a challenge.
Fans excited for the release of KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory, can also look forward to the KINGDOM HEARTS III original soundtrack, which will feature many of the unforgettable and timeless tracks from the critically-acclaimed KINGDOM HEARTS III and will be available globally in Fall 2020.
Additionally, from June 22 KINGDOM HEARTS fans can explore the mysteries of a teenage Xehanort in KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road, a brand-new, original story experience for mobile devices. Players can uncover new secrets from this untold part of the KINGDOM HEARTS story, using accessible card-based gameplay mechanics within Disney worlds. To learn more about KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road visit the @kh_dr_na Twitter page.
KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory will launch for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One family of devices in 2020. This title is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, visit: www.kingdomhearts.com
KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road will be available on June 22 within the KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road app, available on the Amazon Appstore, the App Store® for iPhone® and on Google Play™ for Android® devices. Through the KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road app, players can access both KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] and KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road games.
Official KINGDOM HEARTS Website: https://www.kingdomhearts.com/mm
Official KINGDOM HEARTS Twitter: @KingdomHearts
Official KINGDOM HEARTS Facebook: @KingdomHearts
Official KINGDOM HEARTS YouTube: www.youtube.com/KingdomHearts
Official KINGDOM HEARTS Instagram: @KingdomHearts
Official KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] Website: https://www.kingdomhearts.com/unionx/us
Official KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] Twitter: @kh_ux_na
Official KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road Website: https://www.kingdomhearts.com/dark-road/us/home/
Official KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road Twitter: @kh_dr_na
*Online multiplayer mode requires an internet connection and either: Nintendo Switch – free registration to a Nintendo account and a paid subscription to “Nintendo Switch Online” service; or
PlayStation®4 system – free registration to PlayStation®Network and a paid subscription to PlayStation®Plus; or Xbox One – free registration to Xbox Store and a paid subscription to Xbox Live.
About the KINGDOM HEARTS Series
KINGDOM HEARTS is a series of role-playing games created through the collaboration of Disney and Square Enix. Since the first KINGDOM HEARTS was released in March 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the series has expanded with several additional entries. The series celebrated its 15th anniversary in March 2017 and has shipped over 32 million units worldwide. Most-recently, KINGDOM HEARTS III, in 2019, allowed players to join forces with Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across worlds based on beloved films like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., and Walt Disney Studios’ Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen and more. Since launch, the critically-acclaimed RPG has shipped more than five million units globally, both physically and digitally, making it the fastest selling game in the history of the series.
About KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road
With over ten million players worldwide, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road is a single app that contains two games, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] and KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road, both of which players can select from the app’s title screen. KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road lets players uncover story elements from the earliest parts of the series’ history, as well as from KINGDOM HEARTS III. Players can create their very own Keyblade wielder and adventure through Disney worlds with beautiful and stylized art while interacting with a rich cast of memorable Disney characters. The game also features both co-op and player vs player (PvP) modes for players to play with friends and compete on leaderboards to win rewards.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 151 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 81 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 77 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com.