During today’s Kingdom Hearts 20-year anniversary event, Square Enix fully announced Kingdom Hearts IV, the next mainline entry in the franchise. Sora has found himself in Quadratum with Strelitzia, a prominent character in Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. Additionally, this new saga has been titled the Lost Master Arc.
Some combat footage is showcased, with Sora performing Keyblade transformations against a giant entity that seems to be a Heartless? We don’t know for sure.
“The heart resides within the soul, which in turn is guided by fate to its rightful place” is a crucial phrase used at the start of this trailer for the upcoming mainline game.
This new trailer is viewable below:
Staff comments regarding this game were released, viewable below:
“We’re thrilled to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary with the announcement of two new KINGDOM HEARTS titles,” said KINGDOM HEARTS series Brand Manager, Ichiro Hazama. “We’d like to thank the fans for all of their support over the years, and we can’t wait for them to experience all that’s to come for Sora.”
“Sora is an original Disney video game hero like no other, beloved by our team, and fans across the world. We’ve been honored to work with Tetsuya Nomura and his team for two decades to introduce these original stories of discovery, courage, and friendship,” said Nana Gadd, Director, Walt Disney Games. “This glimpse into Sora’s next adventure is just the beginning – we can’t wait to show more when the time is right.”
Series composer, Yoko Shimomura, shared a statement regarding the tracks used throughout this trailer, translated below:
“Thank you to everyone who came to the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Event! As you saw, a new arrangement of “Dearly Beloved”, as well as new songs for Kingdom Hearts IV were all shown: Composed by yours truly! Please check the PV if you haven’t yet!”
Brand new official screenshots are viewable below:
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