Square Enix has recently updated Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory to version 1.04. While previous game updates have addressed minor issues in simpler bug fixes, this latest update also interestingly changes an endgame scene, if ever so slightly.
Note that this is one of the scenes near the end of the game, so be warned about potential spoilers.
In the scene entitled ‘Arrival’ in the Museum function in the game, a short clip has been added which contains a short dialogue between Even, Ienzo and Ansem. A static screen appears, and the three researchers make quick remarks that things go wrong when they look at Kairi’s memories. This seems to relate to events that occur later in the game’s ending sequences, which we will not destroy directly.
In any case, here’s the actual scene, captured by our friends on KHInsider. The new clip can be found at about 30 seconds mark.
Myself: What’s going on !?
Ienzo: And just when it went well.
Ansem: Something is wrong. Turn it off!
As for why Square Enix added such a small, seemingly almost insignificant clip to the game, they may have felt that it contained important context in setting up later events, either within Melody of Memory or perhaps even future titles. Scenes are not added to games like this very often (unless your name is Final Fantasy XV), so even though this does not seem like a big deal, is it perhaps more important there? Or maybe not. it’s hard to tell with Kingdom Hearts sometimes.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in November 2020. A PC version is coming to the Epic Games Store this week.
You can check out our positive impressions of Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory in George’s review.
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