Kingdom Hearts Is at It Again With Bizarre New Character Names

Kingdom Hearts Is at It Again With Bizarre New Character Names


I just don't know where to start with this. Kingdom Hearts Dark Road has revealed the names of its four leading characters, and they're… well, a choice.

These four characters that will be leading Dark Road can all be seen just below. There's Bragi on the right, Vor (yes, you read that right) on the bottom right, Urd in the middle on the left, and Hermod in the middle on the right.

Meet Hermod! | Square Enix

The other two characters you can see in the image are Xehanort (in the middle below), and Eraqus (on the left). Dark Road focuses on Xehanort's fall to the darkness, so it seems as though these four brand new characters will be accompanying the pair on their journey.

Vor certainly is a choice. | Square Enix

I remember thinking Dark Road was a relatively normal name for a franchise that's given us the gifts of Dream Drop Distance and Birth By Sleep over the years. Square has lulled us into a false sense of security with Dark Road, and they've now sprung all these weird character names on us, each of which appears to derive from Norse mythology.

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road was first revealed earlier this year in March. We still know relatively little about the project from Square Enix, but we do know that it's a prequel to Sora's adventures in the main games, and will only be releasing on mobile whenever it does launch.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Hirun Cryer

Staff Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

In other news

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity's First Chapter Is Available Now in an eShop Demo

Transfer your save when the full game comes out! You can't lose, hero.

Hitman 3 and Control Are Coming to Switch Via the Cloud

Cloud gaming is rolling out on more Switches.

Ubisoft Merges Uplay and Ubisoft Club Into One Cross-Progression Platform

Connect will bridge the gap between consoles and generations.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's DLC Roadmap Includes Trips to Ireland and France

Valhalla's Vikings set their sights on two new lands for future expansions.

Need help?

GTA 5 Cheats

Discover all the GTA 5 cheats with this handy GTA V cheats PS4, GTA 5 cheats Xbox One, and PC guide for free GTA money and more. Plus get all the Grand Theft Auto 5 cheats for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Mods That You Should Download Now

RDR2 just released for PC players and that means more and more mods are coming in every day. Here are the best mods available right now for Red Dead Redemption 2.

10 GTA 5 Secrets That You Won't Believe

GTA 5 is a massive game, filled with brilliant secrets and Easter eggs. We've rounded up the 10 most amazing GTA 5 secrets.