Kingdom Hearts 4 is an action RPG developed and published by Square Enix.
It is the beginning of the series’ new Lost Master Arc, after the conclusion of the Dark Seeker Saga in Kingdom Hearts 3.
Square Enix has announced the next mainline entry in its epic action RPG series. Check out some of its first details here.
The Disney-centric action RPG series is hard to predict. Nevertheless, the sequel is ripe with possibilities thanks to a new setting and story arc.
Along with director Tetsuya Nomura, series veteran Masaru Oka and Akiko Ishibashi (NEO: The World Ends with You) will write the scenario.
Tetsuya Nomura also confirms that while Sora will have a realistic look in Quadratum, that won't be the case when he's in other worlds.
Director Tetsuya Nomura says the development team brought back the mechanic after "a lot of requests" for its return.
It's also been confirmed that though the game is using Unreal Engine 5, its announcement trailer was rendered in-engine using UE4.
Fans seem to think they have found evidence of Kingdom Hearts 4 featuring a world based on Star Wars, which is also owned by Disney.
Kingdom Hearts 4 will kick off the new Lost Master Arc, taking Sora, Donald, and Goofy to new worlds, including a city called Quadratum.
The 20th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts will be celebrated through an event in Tokyo, and will entail a mini-concert, a developer Q&A and chat session, and more.
The game is on track for 2022 and the series' 20th anniversary.
The series has now entered its second phase.