In a move that surprised many around the world, Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts 4 earlier this year, showcasing a new trailer full of teasers and even some gameplay. This will mark the fourth main line Heart Kingdom game, with Sora returning as the protagonist. While we don’t know much about the release date, some games were shown. That seems to be a completely different story, with more realistic settings and increased combat flexibility.
We’ll probably hear more later this year, but for now Square Enix are keeping pretty quiet about Kingdom Hearts 4. Until then, the fan base is actively raving about speculation, with forums exploding with new-world conjectures and eagle-eyed gamers busy unraveling clues. terminator in the new trailer. We’ve got less than a trailer to go on for now, but there have been some interesting reports about some possible hints at upcoming themes that will be central to the new game’s story.
To help you stay up to date with everything related to Kingdom Hearts 4, we’ve rounded up all we know for this guide. We will collect all official information as it is released, and review rumors and reports being made as we get closer to a possible release date. Remember to check back often, as this page will be updated whenever new details are unearthed.
Kingdom Hearts 4 release date
First things first, there is currently no release date for Kingdom Hearts 4. With other franchises, it is easy to speculate and guess about a possible launch window, but Heart Kingdom never really played by the rules. Kingdom Hearts 3 was in active development for five years prior to launch, with even more time spent between major releases. As such, we will need to see more KH4 before we can hypothesize a possible release date.
Although not giving much information in the initial reveal for Kingdom Hearts 4, Square Enix Shown some games. In the trailer that can be viewed below, we see Sora use the Keyblade, grappling towards a heartless giant, and plunging between cars floating in the air. It seems to be fast and agile, Sora can move quickly through the air during combat.
The reveal trailer showed off a very realistic looking Sora, who is now campaigning for a different design and much smaller shoes. In fact, the reveal seems to be placed within Quadratum, in a more grounded context when compared to previous games. This setting is featured in the secret ending of Kingdom Hearts 3and in the Re:Mind DLC.
At the end of the trailer, we see Donald and Goofy walking through a dark landscape, before they are confronted by an explosive voice spewing blue flames. This flame turns red when the voice is angry, like Hades. There’s still no official word on who the explosive voice belongs to, but it certainly brings out Hades’ emotions. Finally, the only other piece of information in the trailer is a mention of ‘The Lost Master Arc’. This suggests a whole new story and a new era after the events of Kingdom Hearts 3.
Is it possible to have Star Wars and the Marvel world in Kingdom Hearts 4?
Since then Kingdom Hearts 3 ending, fans were wondering whether or not Star Wars and Marvel Possible worlds on cards for future games. Disney obviously now own both properties, so it’s all fair game in the future. In fact, some people believe they have discovered evidence of a Star Wars area in the trailer. About 30 seconds later, you can see a forest that looks a lot like Endor. There are even what look like AT-ST pins hidden in the background. Star Wars is a reasonable choice for a new world, although it remains to be seen whether it will appear in Kingdom Hearts 4.
Unreal Engine 5
Immediately after the reveal, Famitsu (translated by VGC) reported that Kingdom Hearts 4 will use Unreal Engine 5. The trailer is already running in Unreal Engine 4, but with the new version currently being released we could see KH4 Launches with improved lighting and textures. According to the announcement: “The entire game will be made with Unreal Engine 5, the lighting quality and detail will be several levels higher.”
That’s all we know so far Kingdom Hearts 4. As more information is revealed, we will definitely add it to this page. Hopefully we’ll see more of a Star Wars early level and if we are dreaming, some MCU very good. In the meantime, be sure to check out our flashback to 20 years of Kingdom Hearts.
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