Square Enix has officially announced the music composer for the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One video game, “Kingdom Hearts 3.” According to a report by Enix Origin on Sept. 22, the company confirmed at this year’s Tokyo Game Show that Yoko Shimomura will be reprising her role in the upcoming sequel.
The music composer was responsible for scoring multiple video games in the “Kingdom Hearts” series, including the first two mainline titles. Her most popular track is the “Dearly Beloved” piano piece that usually plays during the main menu of the video games. In addition to “Kingdom Hearts 3,” she is also working on the upcoming “Final Fantasy XV.”
The third main “Kingdom Hearts” video game was first confirmed for the PS4 next-generation system during Sony’s media briefing at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Square Enix also announced that the Xbox One version is also in development a day later during the same convention.
Yoko Shimomura isn’t the only series veteran returning to work on “Kingdom Hearts 3.” The upcoming title is being directed by Tetsuya Nomura, the main director of the franchise. Tai Yasue, who has previously worked on “Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance” and “Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories,” is also helping to direct the project.
Square Enix did not provide a release date for “Kingdom Hearts 3” on the PS4 and Xbox One at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. You can check out some screens of the sequel from the slideshow on the top left-hand side of this article. You can pre-order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Kingdom Hearts 3,” PS4 and Xbox One