Good news for Kingdom Hearts fans: Kingdom Hearts IV has officially been announced by Square-Enix.
The catch? There’s no release date. And if it’s anything like previous Square-Enix teasers, it could be years until we actually see the game on store shelves.
Two new KINGDOM HEARTS games have been announced: KINGDOM HEARTS IV and KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link! Here’s everything you need to know! https://t.co/dD3jqDBiz0 pic.twitter.com/re9Qhl8rnJ
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) April 10, 2022
Details are sparse, but KH4 has been announced as part of Kingdom Hearts’ 20th Anniversary celebration, along with another game, Kingdom Hearts Missing Link.
Here’s more information on both games via the official press release…
In the announcement trailer, Sora makes a triumphant return with an updated look at the beginning of an epic new storyline titled the “Lost Master Arc.” Beginning with Sora facing off in a boss battle against a giant enemy, players are introduced to the Quadratum, a large, expansive city set in a gorgeous, realistic world unlike anything ever seen before in the KINGDOM HEARTS series. Fans will be excited to see the return of Sora’s well-known companions Donald and Goofy, in addition to the first appearance of Strelitzia, a mysterious new character who appears before Sora in this strange new setting.
Fans can also look forward to KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link, an all-new game for iOS and Android devices, which allows players to embark on adventures from the realm of Scala ad Caelum into the real world. Players will be able to engage in exhilarating battles against the Heartless and discover a new, original story. A closed beta test is planned for 2022*.
The teaser shows a more photorealistic Sora in what appears to be “the real world.” This style is very similar to more recent Final Fantasy games like Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy VII Remake. However, some fans on social media aren’t a big fan of the style change.
Others are pointing out how confusing the Kingdom Hearts plot has become, and it would appear that this new arc will be just as confusing as previous arcs.
Still relevant pic.twitter.com/xX5GiXeC4w
— Meech (@MIRELLIAchan) April 10, 2022
Kingdom Hearts debuted on March 28, 2002 for the PlayStation 2 and was a collaboration between Final Fantasy publisher Square-Enix and Disney. The action RPG featured Final Fantasy and Disney characters side-by-side and went on to become insanely popular. According to Wikipedia, the Kingdom Hearts series has shipped more than 35 million copies worldwide as of November 2021.
[Hat Tip: Polygon]
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