The Kingdom Hearts 4 trailer might tease the inclusion of a Star Wars segment.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed what an AT-ST walker’s foot might be during a brief scene in the trailer, indicating that Star Wars could be one of the Disney properties that could be included in the next game.
Images circulating on Kingdom Hearts’ Reddit (as noted by VGC) show side-by-side comparisons of the trailer and the AT-ST foot, with fans speculating that the jungle setting could be Endor from Star Wars.
Each game in the series offers multiple Disney themed worlds to play through, with Kingdom Hearts 3 including properties such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen and Toy Story.
Neither Star Wars nor Marvel – two of Dinsey’s biggest franchises – have appeared in Kingdom Hearts games before, and neither developer Square Enix nor Disney themselves have confirmed if they will in the future.
Series creator Tetsuya Nomura previously confirmed that the reason Star Wars and Marvel properties are not appearing in Kingdom Hearts 3 is simply due to contractual issues. If these were factored in well in advance for the new game, it’s entirely possible that brand new universes will appear in the future.
Fans probably won’t get confirmation for a while as the game was revealed just yesterday at the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary event. Square Enix also confirmed that the game is still in “early development” and that Kingdom Hearts 3 has infamously taken 13 years to produce.
While part of the gameplay has been revealed showing the protagonist Sora traversing what appears to be a pretty standard town (aside from the huge heartless monster), we’ve since learned that it was taken from a demo developed on Unreal Engine 4. The final game itself will be built on Unreal Engine 5, which means these sections may not be playable in the same way for some time.
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