Kingdom Hearts IV revealed, in early development

At the Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary event, Square Enix and Disney announced Kingdom Hearts IV, the latest numbered title in the series, has begun early development. In the trailer below, several titles shown, including the finale chapter of Kingdom Hearts Union χ Dark Road, a new smartphone title named Kingdom Hearts Missing Link, and finally the debut of Kingdom Hearts IV.

In it, we see Sora awaken in a world that seems little different than our own, and with an updated appearance that seems more photo-realistic than previous entries. He has found himself in the city of Quadratum, a place unlike any other in the series past. Here, he meets Strelitzia, a girl seen in Kingdom Hearts Union χ, and Donald and Goofy are seen looking for Sora after his disappearance.

No platforms have been announced at this time.


Disembodied Voice: If this isn’t the ending you desired-if it brings you despair-then leave this world for another. Your options are endless.

The heart resides within the soul,
which in turn is guided by fate to its rightful place.
The choice is yours once more.

Strelitzia: You’ve been asleep since you arrived in this world seven days ago. This is Quadratum. It’s a world full of life – but for you and I, it’s similar to an “afterworld,” I suppose.

Disembodied Voice: However – if you do leave this world behind, don’t expect to return to the one from which you came.


Donald: I wonder where he is.

Goofy: I don’t know, but I sure hope he can help!

Off-screen Voice: Hey! Just where do you think you’re going?

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