Kingdom Hearts 4 – Everything You Should Know


Disney is a massive competitor, whether it’s on the big screen or on your gaming monitors. For the gaming crowd, get ready for one of their latest entries: Kingdom Hearts 4.

After Sora’s mysterious disappearance at the end of Kingdom Hearts 3, fans can’t wait to finally figure out what happened. The game is still pretty early in development though, so they might have to wait a little longer. Here’s everything you should know about Kingdom Hearts 4.


When Is Kingdom Hearts 4 Coming Out?

Sadly, Kingdom Hearts 4 doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet. The game was officially announced in 2022 during the 20th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, so it’s still a long ways away yet.

For comparison, Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced in 2013 and released in 2019. It took two years after that for the PC version’s release and another year for the Nintendo Switch version. Admittedly, working with Unreal Engine 5 should make the process considerably quicker. Still, Kingdom Hearts 4 is likely a couple of years from completion at the least.

Even though Kingdom Hearts 4 is still a long way off, Square Enix has another Kingdom Hearts project coming. Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link is a mobile game for iOS and Android. During a closed beta in early 2023, Kingdom Hearts co-creator Tetsuya Nomura stated that Missing-Link was around 50% done.


What Is Kingdom Hearts 4 About?

Contrary to its name, Kingdom Hearts 4 is the fifteenth game in the series. Complex and deep are major understatements when it comes to the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Strap in though, because Kingdom Hearts 4 might give fans a fresh start. Not through a reboot, but through a new arc. Kingdom Hearts 4 will mark the start of the Lost Master Arc.

The Kingdom Hearts plotline is basically split into two parts. The first part is the Xehanort saga which encompasses every game from the first Kingdom Hearts up to Kingdom Hearts 3. After Xehanort’s climactic defeat in Kingdom Hearts 3, it’s time for the series to move on to another phase.

Sora was shown fading away at the end of Kingdom Hearts 3 and transported to the city of Quadratum. To find him, Donald Duck and Goofy head over to Quadratum as well. Unlike the fantasy worlds from the previous Kingdom Hearts games, Quadratum feels more like the real world. The city is even based on real-life Tokyo. It’ll be interesting to see Disney characters like Donald Duck running around modern streets and buildings.


Which Platforms Will Kingdom Hearts 4 Launch On?

Being this early in the development stage, Square Enix hasn’t announced which platforms Kingdom Hearts 4 will launch on yet.

Its prequel, Kingdom Hearts 3, was released in 2019 on the PS4 and Xbox One, with ports following later for the PC and Switch. Now that there are newer models though, it’s likely that Kingdom Hearts 4 is coming out on PS5, Xbox Series X & S, and PC, and potentially whatever the Switch sequel will be.


Who Is Developing Kingdom Hearts 4?

Square Enix, specifically Square Enix Creative Business Unit I, is developing Kingdom Hearts 4. This unit houses the Square Enix Business Division 3, the same group that made Kingdom Hearts 3, The World Ends With You, and the SaGa series.

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