After more than half a year without any kind of news, Tetsuya Nomura has finally given us an update on Kingdom Hearts: Missing Link, promising that recruitment will begin “soon”.
Back at the Kingdom Hearts 20th-anniversary showcase, there were several different projects shown off for fans to look forward to. Although one of those has already been and gone and another seems like it’s not going to happen for quite some time, Kingdom Hearts fans have been waiting on news for Missing Link for quite some time, as it was promised to be going into closed beta testing at some point in 2023.
That was promised way back in April and it’s looking like it won’t be coming true now that we’re in December, with Square Enix remaining pretty quiet about Missing Link over the past few months. Thankfully, series creator Tetsuya Nomura has stepped in to give an update on Missing Link, giving an update on the game’s development and asking fans to wait a little longer for more information.
As translated by KH13, Nomura’s message reads, “We apologize for the long absence. Due to an unforeseen situation, we were unable to open up the official account for Missing Link. Therefore, we will keep you informed through this account. The first Closed Beta Test will be for synchronization verification purposes and, therefore, will be limited to Japan only for the time being. However, recruitment will begin soon, so I ask that you please wait a little while longer.”
Alongside the message, Tetsuya Nomura also shared a mysterious symbol that’s somehow related to Missing Link. Without any context, it’s not really clear what the symbol could be hinting at, but there are some things noteworthy about it. One of the most obvious elements of the design is that it features the typical Kingdom Hearts heart in the middle, but some have actually likened it to the design of Xigbar’s long-ranged weapons, which could imply a connection between the two.
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