Don’t Expect More Kingdom Hearts On Switch
Franchise spinoff Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will be launching on consoles this November–including Nintendo Switch. While the rhythm-action game will be the first time a Kingdom Hearts title has been available on the Switch, it will also most likely be the last.
In an interview with Nintendo Enthusiast, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura confirmed that there were currently no plans for any other Kingdom Hearts games for the Switch, including ports of existing games or brand new ones.
Square Enix did apparently look at porting some of its existing games to the Nintendo console, but found it too difficult–meaning it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see any of the main Kingdom Hearts trilogy on Switch.
The one bit of good news for Square Enix fans is that Nomura did express his interest in the Switch as an interesting piece of hardware, saying that he always wanted to develop something for the unique console. He also told Nintendo Enthusiast that it’s possible other games of his could come to the Switch.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will be out on November 11 for the Nintendo Switch, as well as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The spinoff turns Kingdom Hearts’ signature battle style into a rhythm game, with players attacking enemies on the beat in order to advance. It allows players to unlock notable cutscenes from the main games, meaning Switch players will be able to experience some of the essence of Kingdom Hearts despite the radically different play style.