According to the Japanese Twitter account, the Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory demo will be available to download on October 15, 2020. While a demo had been previously announced, no release date had been mentioned. This information was shared during Square Enix’s Tokyo Game Show 2020 segment, in which the company also confirmed and showcased various multiplayer modes. Update: The demo will be released in North America on October 14, 2020.
The tweet reporting the Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory demo release dated included a message from the series’ director, Tetsuya Nomura. In it, he asked all potential players to try out the demo once it is officially released. A short video was also included in the tweet, showcasing the start screen for the demo and a snippet of the version of “Dearly Beloved” that appears in the spin-off.
You can listen to the Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory “Dearly Beloved” track below:
夜分失礼します。実は１５日に日付が変わると共に『KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory』の体験版を各ストアから順次配信致します。音ゲー得意な方も苦手な方もKHシリーズファンの方も未経験の方も是非触ってみて下さい。気付けば発売まで１ヶ月切っております。よろしくお願いします＠野村 #_KH #KHMOM pic.twitter.com/HZmZezG18f
— キングダム ハーツ (@_KINGDOMHEARTS) October 14, 2020
And here’s Nintendo of America confirming the trial will launch today on the eShop.
Get ready to experience the music of KINGDOM HEARTS like never before and download the #KingdomHearts Melody of Memory demo on #NintendoSwitch #eShop today!
: https://t.co/7KPECQ6Okq pic.twitter.com/XHvTeV66Ws
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 14, 2020
As mentioned previously, Kingdom hearts Melody of Memory will have multiplayer options. Two modes will be available. One will be focused on purely cooperative play. The other will be a little more competitive and have players facing off to earn a high score when playing certain songs.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will be available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 11, 2020 in Japan and on November 13, 2020 in North America and Europe.