Kingdom Hearts Dev Has ‘No Plans’ To Release Trilogy On Nintendo Switch
We’ve some unfortunate news for those hoping to see the Kingdom Hearts Trilogy get ported over to the Nintendo Switch. While the recent reveal of Melody of Memory had fans hopeful that the trilogy would receive a proper port onto Nintendo’s portable console, it’s been confirmed that Square Enix has ‘no plans’ to release any other Kingdom Hearts games onto the Switch.
The disheartening news comes by way of a recent interview between Nintendo Enthusiast and Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura, wherein the latter confirmed that there are currently no plans to release any additional Kingdom Hearts games on the Switch. According to the interview, Square Enix had at one point considered creating ports for the games, though the Japanese publisher found it to be too technologically difficult to pursue.
The technological issues likely revolve around Nintendo Switch cartridge size limitations. Switch cartridges can hold up to 32GB of data with only 29.8GB of it being usable (H/T: DualShockers), and the PlayStation listing for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix clocks in at around 48GB. As such, some changes would certainly need to be made in order to get the trilogy onto the Switch with the core experience still intact. That’s not to say it’ll never happen, it’s just unlikely.
Though it’s certainly no replacement for the entire Kingdom Hearts Trilogy, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory can certainly be used as a stopgap in the meantime. The Nintendo Switch version also comes with an exclusive game mode, so if nothing else at least the Switch is sporting what appears to be the ‘definitive edition’ of the game.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is slated to release on November 13th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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