There's A Kingdom Hearts Rhythm Game Coming To Consoles This Year

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Coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch later this year in Japan (no Western release details yet), Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is a rhythm action game featuring music and characters from throughout the long-running RPG series.

Square Enix launched the Japanese website for the game today, following a leak of the game’s logo on the website for the game Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road earlier this week. The trailer (via Nibel on Twitter) shows players traveling from stage to stage in a Gummi ship, as well as a variety of rhythm gameplay types. And for players worried this is just a throwaway spinoff, the trailer ends with heavy plot business, because Kingdom Hearts.

For those of you keeping score, this means the first Kingdom Hearts game on Switch is a rhythm game. Also worth noting, the game’s abbreviation is Kingdom Hearts: MoM.

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It is 100% guaranteed that if you don’t play this game, when KH4 rolls around you will not understand a single thing in the story, a dozen characters will be unfamiliar and you’ll have to watch a 4 hours explainer just to catch up.