Kingdom Hearts IV Officially Announced, Story Details Shared
Square Enix has announced Kingdom Hearts IV with a brand new trailer today. They also shared some information on a brand new mobile game.
Kingdom Hearts III was the first mainline game in the series that was released after more than a decade. Fans had to wait for a long time to see the story of Sora, Donald, and Goofy continue in a new game and had to settle on the various spin-offs. Kingdom Hearts III was released back in January 2019 and its story continued in the Re Mind DLC.
The ending of the DLC had hinted at a brand new game and it appears to have been announced with the release of the Kingdom Hearts IV trailer today. This was released during the 20th Anniversary event for Kingdom Hearts series.
In addition to the announcement trailer for Kingdom Hearts IV, there is a brand new mobile game in development as well. This is called Kingdom Hearts Missing Link and it is supposed to get a closed beta test on iOS and Android in 2022.
Square Enix is also concluding the long-running mobile Kingdom Hearts game, Kingdom Hearts Union Dark Road later this year with the launch of the final chapter. They shared information on the new story content along with the trailer for Kingdom Hearts Missing Link and Kingdom Hearts IV.
Here is the outline of the story as shared in the 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.
No further details have been shared on the new game including its platforms for now. It is reportedly using Unreal Engine 4 but the developers might shift to Unreal Engine 5 in the future.