Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory launches on November 11 in Japan, November 13 in the West

In today's surprise Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Square Enix annouced that Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will launch on November 13 in North America and Europe. The game will launch in Japan two days earlier on November 11. It is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

The Switch version of the game includes an exclusive free-for-all local mutliplayer mode, where up to eight participants can play with each other.

In a tweet on the official Kingdom Hearts Twitter account, series creator Tetsuya Nomura states a final trailer will be released in the coming days. [Update: This trailer is now live and shared below.]

The Nintendo Direct Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory segment can be found below. New screenshots and a key artwork can be found in the gallery. For more information, you can check out the announcement post from June.

In this musical experience from SQUARE ENIX set in the world of KINGDOM HEARTS, players will match the rhythm with good timing and cast powerful magic spells to attack enemies. A variety of modes are available in the game, including Memory Drive, which involves matching past scenes from memory, and Boss Battle, in which players square off against fearsome bosses with special attacks. Clearing stages rewards players with cinematics and musical scores so they can relive memorable scenes from their journey. In addition to local* and online** multiplayer battle modes, a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of the game called Free-for-all features local multiplayer action for up to eight players. Plus, players can also experience a chapter of KINGDOM HEARTS from popular character Kairi’s perspective. KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory launches for Nintendo Switch later this year.

Extended Final Trailer

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory