Kingdom Hearts 4 and Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link Announced at the Series’ 20th Anniversary Event



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Kingdom Hearts 4 and Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link were officially announced at the series’ 20th anniversary event.

While no platforms or release date/window for Kingdom Hearts 4 was revealed, we do get a glimpse of Sora in the new world of Quadratum, a quick look at gameplay, and an ending tease complete with Donald and Goofy.

The footage we were given shows an artstyle that very much resembles the previous games, but it has a much more realistic look this time around. Square Enix has also confirmed that the game is in “early development,” so the wait may be a tough one.

You can check out the Kingdom Hearts 4 trailer at 4:06.

The trailer begins by saying this is the “Lost Master Arc,” with narration saying, “if this isn’t the ending you desired – if it brings your despair – then leave this world for another.”

The footage begins in a forest and then transitions to a large city. Sora is also seen waking up in an apartment, and we are then introduced to Strelitzia, a character that first appears in Kingdom Hearts Union χ.

While all seems peaceful for a moment, a threat manifests in the sky that resembles a massive heartless.

In the quick tease of gameplay, we see Sora and his iconic keyblade flying through the sky, climbing buildings, surfing on the walls, and even using his weapon as a grappling hook of sorts.

Donald and Goofy appear at the end without Sora, and they look to be on the search for their friend, as Donald asks, “I wonder where he is?” Then, a mysterious figure off-screen startles them by saying, “Hey! Just where do you think you’re going?” Donald and Goofy scream in shock and the video cuts to black with the phrase, “Magic in the Making.”

Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link is a new iOS/Android game that features 3D action familiar to the mainline entries and a closed beta test is planned for later in 2022. It is set in the realm of Scala ad Caelum and will allow players to “engage in exhilarating battles against the Heartless and discover a new, original story.”

It was also announced that the final chapter of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road will be released in August 2022 as a free update to the Kingdom Hearts Union χ Dark Road app.

Kingdom Hearts 3 was released in 2019 and, in our review, we said that it “is a fulfilling evolution and resolution of the franchise that shows it’s still full of heart.”


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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.



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