Square Enix made a surprise announcement today during the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary event – the next chapter of the Kingdom Hearts saga – Kingdom Hearts 4. The newest installment of the series sets Sora and his friends on a new adventure, called ‘Lost Master Arc.’
The Kingdom Hearts team also announced a brand-new ARPG mobile game, KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link, and the release date for the final chapter of KINGDOM HEARTS DARK ROAD, titled KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road for iOS and Android devices.
KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link will feature an original story. While KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road is set to release later this August. The free mobile game update is set to finally put an end cap on the story of Xehahort and show us the reason why he become the seeker of darkness.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary with the announcement of two new KINGDOM HEARTS titles,” said KINGDOM HEARTS series Brand Manager, Ichiro Hazama. “We’d like to thank the fans for all of their support over the years, and we can’t wait for them to experience all that’s to come for Sora.”
“Sora is an original Disney video game hero like no other, beloved by our team, and fans across the world. We’ve been honored to work with Tetsuya Nomura and his team for two decades to introduce these original stories of discovery, courage, and friendship,” said Nana Gadd, Director ofWalt Disney Games. “This glimpse into Sora’s next adventure is just the beginning – we can’t wait to show more when the time is right.”
KINGDOM HEARTS 4 Announced
KINGDOM HEARTS 4 is in early development.
Before Sora started 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 also be excited for the return of Sora’s close friends, Donald and Goofy. We saw them briefly in the trailer as they found themselves face to face with a certain blue-flamed baddie. Finally, fans get to see the first appearance of Strelitzia, a mysterious new character first introduced in KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross], who appears before Sora in this strange new setting.
KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link Announced
Fans can also look forward to KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link, an all-new game for iOS and Android devices. This new game 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 sometime in 2022.
So far, no release date nor platforms have been announced for the Kingdom Hearts 4. Considering what we saw in terms of visuals and performance, it is very likely that the next Kingdom Hearts game will exclusively be on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.