As part of the series’ 20th anniversary celebrations, Square Enix just used a Sunday night presentation in Japan to unveil two new collections. Kingdom Hearts Games, one of them Kingdom Hearts IV.
Held in Tokyo, the show featured live music, art performances, and “a stage appearance from series director, Tetsuya Nomura, series creator, Yoko Shimomura, and other development members.” The big news, though, was Kingdom Hearts IV The announcement, along with the unveiling of a new one Kingdom Hearts This game is for mobile.
Both clips are embedded in the video below, and can be viewed after a short sequence of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road Final story update. Why three videos in one?
The first new game called Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link, and the trailer runs from 1:53 to 4:05. A closed beta will be available for it on iOS and Android later this year, although only in “select regions.”
The Kingdom Hearts IV The trailer begins right after that, featuring the expected mix of Square Enix and Disney characters, only this time “set in the fantastic and realistic world unlike before in the KINGDOM HEARTS series.” It has Japanese audio, but there are English subtitles baked into this version:
There is no information on platforms or release date for Kingdom Hearts IV.
Here’s some additional information from the press release:
In the announcement trailer, Sora triumphantly returns with an updated look at the beginning of a new epic saga, “Lost Master Arc”. Beginning with Sora facing off in a boss battle against a gigantic enemy, players are introduced to Quadratum, a large and vast city set in a fascinating and realistic world unmatched before in the KINGDOM HEARTS series. Fans will be excited to see the return of Sora’s well-known companions Donald and Goofy, as well as the debut of Strelitzia, the mysterious new character who appeared before Sora in this strange new setting.
Fans can also look forward to Kingdom HEARTS Missing-Link, an all-new game for iOS and Android that allows players to embark on adventures from the world of Scala ad Caelum into the real world. Players will be able to engage in exhilarating battles against Heartless and discover a new and original story. Closed beta testing is planned for 2022*.