Square Enix has revealed a new Kingdom Hearts mobile game called Kingdom Hearts: Missing-Link and it’s going into a closed beta test sometime this year.
Revealed in a new 20th anniversary announcement trailer released today, Missing-Link feels more like a console Kingdom Hearts experience than a standard mobile Kingdom Hearts (in terms of gameplay, at least). It features 3D environments, many of the familiar Heartless we’ve been fighting for decades, this time in completely free-for-all battlefields and combat, just like the main series. You can see it in action below, around the 1:55 minute mark:
As you can see from the trailer above, it looks like we might even be able to create and customize our own Keyblade Master, or at least, we’re not playing like the Keyblade Masters we know from the rest of the series. A handful of previously visited worlds are also shown, including Disney ones, such as the Tangled world from Kingdom Hearts III, and also the original Kingdom Hearts worlds.
If you’re excited to see Missing-Link, you might get a chance to do so sometime this year because Square Enix says that in 2022 it will hold a closed beta test for the mobile title on iOS and Android devices in specific regions of the world. . Square Enix didn’t reveal where, but presumably, Japan will be one of them considering that’s where the company is based.
In terms of what’s going on in Missing-Link, all we have to do right now is the voiceover that’s featured in the trailer. This is what is said, in full:
“The light and the dark produced the beginning, and the hearts fed it. Life was passed down again and again, until the land was filled with prosperous people. This is a city for light and darkness, dreams and distortion, the remembered and the forgotten: Scala ad Caelum. The missing link. Here, people came together to be part of a whole, in societies that spread and branched like veins through the city. The night you woke up in this world, the stars shone contorted in the pitch-black sky.
While the closed beta test is taking place this year, Square Enix did not reveal when Missing-Link will launch on iOS and Android devices.
Square Enix also revealed in today’s trailer that the “long-awaited finale” to the long-running Kingdom Hearts Union X story, which is happening in the Kingdom Hearts Dark Road mobile game, will be released for free this August.
While you wait for that and the Missing-Link beta test, read about the Kingdom Hearts IV reveal that happened in the same 20th anniversary announcement trailer where Missing-Link was announced, and then read from Game Informer’s Kingdom Hearts III review.
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