Kingdom Hearts Missing–Link Features an Elemental Affinity System & Elemental Heartless Variations

Kingdom Hearts Missing–Link Features an Elemental Affinity System & Elemental Heartless Variations

Throughout the Kingdom Hearts Missing–Link beta test on Apple devices, fans have discovered several gameplay facets worth noting. One of the most significant is how the game will feature an elemental type wheel, where each element either resists or more substantially inflicts another typing.

Adding to this feature is how there will even be Heartless with different elemental variations. This design choice will likely give Missing-Link further distinction in the gameplay department.

Elemental affinities are not unfamiliar in the Kingdom Hearts series, but they’ve never been pursued as much as they have here. The furthest the franchise has ever gone, aside from the Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] entries, which I’m largely unfamiliar with on a gameplay level, is the Emblem Heartless tied to specific elements (Red Opera, Blue Rhapsody, etc.)

Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage then added the Elemental Cores, which I had a more focused presence in Kingdom Hearts III since they highly benefitted from specific spell usage.

You can view images of the Kingdom Hearts Missing–Link elemental Heartless variations and elemental wheel via our gallery below:

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Kingdom Hearts Missing–Link is set after the events of Kingdom Hearts Union χ [Cross] but before the events of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road. It was announced alongside Kingdom Hearts IV. The story is seemingly set to follow the original player character from the Chi titles on a mission after the tragedy of Daybreak Town to ultimately script the events of Dark Road.

The game will play out similarly to Pokémon Go, with particular functionality also allowing players to enjoy the game in a stationary fashion.

Players explore a map linked to the real world and become stronger through battles and by collecting items called Pieces. By carrying your smartphone, it will be connected to the in-game player’s movement, with battles and pieces that can be automatically collected.

You can also access anywhere in the world without having to move and enjoy the game both on the go and at home. Furthermore, players can also enjoy multiplayer raid battles for up to six players and challenge powerful bosses.

Kingdom Hearts Missing–Link will launch for mobile devices via iOS and Android in 2024.

Kingdom Hearts IV will launch at an unknown time.

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