Square Enix (Dream) Drops Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory Release Date

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory releases on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this fall, with multiple modes and online multiplayer.

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory releases on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on November 13, with over 140 songs and a brand-new Kingdom Hearts chapter told from Kairi's viewpoint.

Square Enix made the announcement as part of its role in a recent Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase. The news comes alongside the Collection of SaGa reveal.

Melody of Memory combines Kingdom Hearts lore and characters with rhythm game mechanics. In Memory Drive mode, players dive into episodes from the Kingdom Hearts series, keeping the beat as important scenes unfold around them. 

Boss Battle mode pits players against the series' bosses, as one might expect. In both modes, proper timing unleashes attacks against enemies, but it's also required for executing dodges in Boss Battle mode.

Clearing stages rewards players with cinematic scenes taken from key moments throughout the Kingdom Hearts series, which is about as close as Switch owners can get to having Kingdom Hearts on Switch.

Melody of Memory features local and online multiplayer battle modes, while the Switch version has the exclusive Free-For-All Mode that lets up to eight players join in. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory news as it develops.

[Source: Nintendo Press]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Aug. 26th 2020

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