The first details for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III DLC have been unveiled.
Kingdom Hearts III was critically well received by fans and critics, but many felt something was missing in the story. Several of the developers promise that the game will have DLC, and some of that DLC will shed light on those missing story beats.
In a Kingdom Hearts Orchestra in Tokyo, Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura announced the first details for the KH III DLC.
According to a translation by Twitter user YanilynGaming, who was at attendance, the DLC is currently being titled as Kingdom Hearts III ReMind. It’s probably a temporary title.
Tetsuya Nomura just announced the upcoming DLC contents at the KH Orchestra.
The temporary title is “Kingdom Hearts III ReMIND”
-Additional Scenario “ReMIND”
-Limit Episode + Boss
-Secret Episode + Boss
-English VA Option
-New Keyblade + New Form
— Yanilyn ヤニリン ? Just went to KH Orchestra (@YanilynGaming) April 27, 2019
ReMind, which will be paid DLC, will be an additional scenario. A secret and limit episode will be a part of this paid DLC. Each episode will include a new boss.
It is unknown if these episodes work in the same function as Final Fantasy XV’s DLC. In Final Fantasy XV, the episodic DLC was where the player got to take control of a different character. They served as a side story for the main game.
The paid DLC for Kingdom Hearts III will also have the option for Japanese versions of the game to switch over to the English version. It is unknown if the English version will be getting the option to switch over to a Japanese version, or if it is just for the Japanese version of the game.
Also according to YanilynGaming, there will also be free DLC coming to Kingdom Hearts III. These free DLC will include a new Keyblade and a new form.
YanilynGaming says more information may come around the “rainy season” of Japan, meaning sometime around June.
KINGDOM HEARTS III SPOILERS
In my personal opinion, based on the temporary title of ReMind, I believe the upcoming paid DLC will be about the character Xion. Her inclusion in KH III came almost out of nowhere, and it was never properly explained. Before III, all memory of her was erased, so it was odd seeing her back and people suddenly remembering her (except Axel). The developers have admitted her appearance didn’t add up within the context of the game, and they plan to solve it with DLC.
Since Xion’s is a character that everyone forgot, it makes sense for a DLC called ReMind to be about her, as it will most likely be about how people were reminded of her presence.
But that’s just my two cents.