There are many theories swirling online for what this could be – the focus on music might suggest it’s a rhythm game, but the yellow colour scheme and allusion to memory visually ties it to Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, a card-based spin-off that originally launched on the Game Boy Advance back in 2004.
Twitter user Vampirically pointed out that the K and the S in the leaked logo are extended, which within the history of Kingdom Hearts title art suggests that this alleged game will not use Sora as the protagonist.
There’s also a distinct chance that this isn’t a game at all – that musical theme could point to this being a new project for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. We have contacted Square Enix for comment.If there’s one thing that’s for certain though, it’s that the naming scheme for Kingdom Hearts games has always been an unknown quantity, so the game’s content is really anyone’s guess.
In other Kingdom Hearts news, a TV series based on the games is reportedly in development for Disney Plus. You can also check out our review of Kingdom Hearts 3, which we called “a fulfilling evolution” of the franchise.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN surprised at the tame name for this Kingdom Hearts game. Follow him on Twitter.