The next main game of Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 4, is now in development, Square Enix announced Sunday during a livestream for the franchise’s 20th anniversary. A new trailer for kingdom hearts 4 confirms the return of Sora, Donald, and Goofy for an all-new adventure, and what Square Enix calls “an epic new story” dubbed the Lost Master Arc.
kingdom hearts 4The first trailer features the Quadratum, which, while looking a lot like Tokyo, is described by Square Enix as an “expanding city set in a beautiful, realistic world unlike anything seen before in the Kingdom Hearts series.” The trailer also introduces Kingdom Hearts fans to Strelitzia, a new character.
Square Enix has not announced a release date or platforms for kingdom hearts 4.
The first screenshots of the new Kingdom Hearts are in the gallery below.
Square Enix also announced a separate game, Kingdom Hearts missing link, under development for Android and iOS devices. The mobile game features adventures set in the world of Scala ad Caelum from kingdom hearts 3 and fights against the Heartless. Kingdom Hearts missing link will feature a new original story, Square Enix says, but will almost certainly tie into the story of kingdom hearts 4. Kingdom Hearts missing link has no release date, but a closed beta test for the game is scheduled for 2022.
kingdom hearts 3 released in 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, then came to Windows PC in 2021 and Nintendo Switch earlier this year. The franchise’s third mainline game attempted to tie together years of complex storylines from multiple spinoffs and side stories, featuring protagonists Sora, Riku, and Kairi, and the dozens of Disney characters they’ve battled against over the years. over the past two decades.
In Square Enix’s announcement for kingdom hearts 4series brand manager Ichiro Hazama said, “We’d like to thank fans for all of their support over the years, and we can’t wait for them to experience all that awaits Sora.”
“We have been honored to work with Tetsuya Nomura and his team for two decades to present these original stories of discovery, courage and friendship,” added Nana Gadd, director of Walt Disney Games. “This preview of Sora’s next adventure is just the beginning – we can’t wait to show off more when the time is right.”