Kingdom Hearts 4 was officially unveiled as part of the series’ 20th anniversary event, as well as a brand new mobile game.
Square Enix has officially revealed that Kingdom Hearts 4 is in development, and boy howdy does it look different to previous games. A seven-minute trailer has been released showing it alongside a new mobile game by the name Kingdom Hearts: Missing Link, but we’ll get to that in a moment. Also, a spoiler alert for the ending of the events of Kingdom Hearts 3, as that game’s ending is necessary for understanding the sequel.
The last time we saw Sora, he was in Tokyo in an alternate version of Shibuya, which eventually turned out to be a city called Quadratum. In the Kingdom Hearts 4 trailer, we see a very realistic looking Sora waking up in an apartment in the same town and wearing a brand new outfit to boot. He is greeted by a character named Strelitzia, who also died in the mobile game Union X.
Then a probably heartless giant appears, and Sora rushes over to save the day as usual, but now with a few new techniques. Equipping his trusty Keyblade, he uses a move that looks like a hookshot from the sword’s chain, along with a few other attacks. There’s plenty of wall running and jumping through collapsing sections of buildings, as action-packed as you’d expect from a Kingdom Hearts game.
The trailer ends with Donald Duck and Goofy exploring a dark cave looking for someone. Then a blue flame appears and someone asks the Disney duo where they are going. It’s hard to tell since there’s only a Japanese trailer, but it sounds like the Japanese voice actor of Hades from Hercules, so the two might be looking for him since he’s kind of a god of death.
Interestingly, a brand new mobile title is also in development called Kingdom Hearts: Missing-Link. This game will be set after the events of the previous Union X mobile game, but unlike the previous 2D game, this one will be fully 3D. It also appears to reuse worlds from Kingdom Hearts 3, and you’ll have customizable characters that may be able to play with others as well. A closed beta test is coming later this year.
In addition, the final for Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road was announced for August, having originally been expected to release in winter 2021. It’s safe to say that today’s reveals are a real feast for Kingdom Hearts fans.
https://www.vg247.com/kingdom-hearts-4-officially-revealed-as-well-as-a-new-mobile-game Kingdom Hearts 4 officially unveiled, as well as a new mobile game