Square Enix recently announced Melody of Memory, a rhythm game featuring Kingdom Hearts cast of characters and music. The announcement trailer showed the return of characters like Sora, Goofy, Donald, along with Hercules and Aladdin.
Melody of Memory will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch later this year in Japan, they have yet to announce a North America release date.
Most previous Kingdom Hearts games have been action-RPGs, Melody of Memory will instead be a rhythm game reliant on pressing the right buttons or executing the right action at the correct time. The franchise has always had an incredibly moving soundtrack, thanks to composer Yoko Shimomura. She has also worked on scores and arrangements for games such as Super Smash Bros, Street Fighter, and Final Fantasy.
The trailer showed off original songs from the Kingdom Hearts series, while Kingdom Hearts has remixed classic Disney songs in the past, the trailer has only featured original songs.
The most recent Kingdom Hearts game was Kingdom Hearts 3, which was released in January of 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It sold over 2 million copies within the first two weeks of release.
It is uncertain where in the franchise the plot of Melody of Memory will fit, but rest-assured that there will be a story component to the game. On the other hand, the title seems to be a sequel where the character Kairi is searching through Sora’s memories.
More details regarding the game is likely to come soon, following the Japanese reveal trailer.
Square Enix is currently working on several other games, including Project Athia, Outriders, and Avengers. Additionally, they are also working on remastered edition of Final Fantasy : Crystal Chronicles. More games are also likely to be revealed in the upcoming weeks.