RPGFan


Dual Kingdom Hearts Preview Updates
10.04.04 - 12:22 PM

While the big PlayStation 2 sequel to Kingdom Hearts won't be out until sometime next year, the GBA sequel, Chain of Memories is due next month in Japan. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is to be a direct follow-up to the best-selling PS2 game, picking up right where the first left off. The gameplay is different this time around, with battles being card-based. Square Enix has also commented that the title will somehow manage to feature not only voice acting and a vocal theme song, but FMV scenes similar to console games, which - obviously - is not common on GBA titles.

While Chain of Memories follows up on the original title, it's also a lead-in to the bigger sequel, Kingdom Hearts II. KHII is to pick up after CoM, though it will play like the first Kingdom Hearts, with battles being action-based as opposed to card-based. Not a whole lot is known on this one yet however, since Square Enix isn't releasing much information with its release still a ways off.

If you've had enough of my rambling, you can get to the meat of this update, which is news writer Chris Winkler's previews for each title. Linked below, they should bring you up to speed on both games if you need a refresher, or be a good introduction if you didn't know anything about them in the first place.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is due out November 11th in Japan, with a tentative North American release scheduled for late 2004. Kingdom Hearts II is expected to release in both Japan and North America in 2005.


Back
Mike Salbato





Coming Up on Twitch

Darksiders II
June 26 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Wild Arms 2
July 3 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Continues!
Every Monday • 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT

Grandia II Continues!
Every Wednesday • 2:00pm PDT/5:00pm EDT

Featured Content
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Review
Dreamfall Chapters Review
Dreamfall Chapters
Review
Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director E3 Interview
Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director
E3 Interview
Batman - The Telltale Series E3 Preview
Batman — The Telltale Series
E3 Preview
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II E3 Preview
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
E3 Hands-On Preview
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns E3 Interview Preview
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
E3 Interview Preview
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter