Disney “Super Excited” for Next Kingdom Hearts Game

Disney “Super Excited” for Next Kingdom Hearts Game

Outlet Axios recently spoke to Disney’s head of gaming, Sean Shoptaw, discussing the company’s growth with the medium. Several topics and specific games are discussed, including upcoming projects and established partnerships.

Some upcoming Disney video games are the Microsoft-exclusive Indiana Jones, the Iron Man and Black Panther titles by Electronic Arts, Star Wars Outlaws by Ubisoft, and the Blade game by Arkane.

Even Kingdom Hearts is mentioned, with Shoptaw saying they are “super excited about the next game.” They’re likely talking about Kingdom Hearts IV, though Missing-Link is also possible. He also describes Kingdom Hearts as an “incredibly successful partnership,” which makes the franchise’s future seem even more promising than ever.

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On working with SquareEnix on the long-running Kingdom Hearts series, which has a fourth mainline game forthcoming: “That’s been an incredibly successful partnership. There’s no other way to look at it,” Disney’s Shoptaw said. “We’re super excited about the next game.”

You can view Axios’ full interview for additional details. Thanks to HMK for sharing this news.

Kingdom Hearts Missing–Link will launch for mobile devices via iOS and Android in 2024.

Check out our extensive coverage of this upcoming title.

Check out the latest trailer.

Kingdom Hearts Missing–Link is set after the events of Kingdom Hearts Union χ [Cross] but before the events of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road. It was announced alongside Kingdom Hearts IV. The story is seemingly set to follow the original player character from the Chi titles on a mission after the tragedy of Daybreak Town to ultimately script the events of Dark Road.

The game will play out similarly to Pokémon Go, with particular functionality also allowing players to enjoy the game in a stationary fashion.

Players explore a map linked to the real world and become stronger through battles and by collecting items called Pieces. By carrying your smartphone, it will be connected to the in-game player’s movement, with battles and pieces that can be automatically collected.

You can also access anywhere in the world without having to move and enjoy the game both on the go and at home. Furthermore, players can also enjoy multiplayer raid battles for up to six players and challenge powerful bosses.

Kingdom Hearts IV will launch at an unknown time.

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