Kingdom Hearts 4 and Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link were officially announced at the series’ 20th anniversary event.
While no platforms or release dates/windows have been announced for Kingdom Hearts 4, we get a glimpse of Sora in the new world of Quadratum, a sneak peek at gameplay, and a final teaser featuring Donald and Goofy.
The footage provided to us shows an art style very similar to the previous games, but this time it looks much more realistic. Square Enix has also confirmed that the game is in “early development” so it can be difficult to wait.
You can watch the Kingdom Hearts 4 trailer at 4:06.
The trailer begins with this being the “Lost Master Arc,” with the narration, “if this isn’t the ending you wanted — if it brings your despair — then leave this world for another.”
The footage starts in a forest and then transitions to a large city. Sora also wakes up in an apartment and we are then introduced to Strelitzia, a character who first appears in Kingdom Hearts Union χ.
While all appears peaceful for a moment, a menace resembling a massive Heartless manifests in the sky.
In the short gameplay teaser, we see Sora and his legendary Keyblade flying through the sky, climbing buildings, surfing the walls and even using his weapon as a kind of grappling hook.
Kingdom Hearts 4 announcement trailer screenshots
Donald and Goofy appear without Sora at the end and appear to be looking for their boyfriend when Donald asks “I wonder where he is?” Then a mysterious off-screen figure startles her by saying, “Hey! Donald and Goofy scream in shock and the video goes black with the phrase “Magic in the Making.”
Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link is a new 3D action iOS/Android game familiar to the mainline entries and a closed beta test is scheduled for later in 2022. Set in the Scala ad Caelum realm, it will allow players to engage in exciting battles against the Heartless and discover a new, original story.”
It was also announced that the final chapter of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road will be released in August 2022 as a free update for Kingdom Hearts Union χ Dark Road app.
Kingdom Hearts 3 was released in 2019 and in our review we said it’s “a fulfilling advancement and conclusion to the franchise that shows it’s still full of heart”.
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