Lots of Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory interviews dropped today with members of the team like Director Tetsuya Nomura, Co-director Masanobu Suzui, and Producer Ichiro Hazama from sites like Famitsu and Game Informer. As a result, we have a better idea of how many worlds there are, who the narrator is and why, and that online versus matches are in. We also know that, thanks to Famitsu, there are no plans for DLC.
First, with regard to the narrator, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory has Kairi telling the story. Famitsu’s interview with the three revealed that the Kingdom Hearts: Union x mascot Chirithy was almost telling the story, but Nomura ended up picking Kairi for the role. Game Informer’s interview with Nomura explained this is her “reflecting” upon the series and is set and has her in the same place as she was following the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC.
As for the Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory worlds, the Famitsu interview confirmed people will visit 47 as they play. These are divided into 31 Disney-based locations and 16 original Kingdom Hearts ones. There will also be 33 “boss” stages that are essentially referred to as “Black Holes.”
Over 140 songs from the series will be in the game. The Game Informer interview confirmed there won’t be new music and the original songs will be used. The Famitsu interview clarified that past games and experiences will be included, with tracks from things like Kingdom Hearts .02 Birth by Sleep –A Fragmentary Passage- and Kingdom Hearts: World Orchestra Tour.
Finally, Suzui went over the online versus battles in the Game Informer interview.It will be 1v1 with each person trying to get the highest score on the song, while also playing “tricks” on the opponent to “trip” them up.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will come to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Japan on November 11, 2020 and in North America and Europe on November 13, 2020. It will also appear at TGS 2020 Online.