Kingdom Hearts IV Has Been Announced

Kingdom Hearts IV Has Been Announced
Screenshot: Kingdom Hearts IV

As part of the series’ 20th anniversary celebrations, Square Enix just used a Sunday evening presentation in Japan to unveil two new Kingdom Hearts games, one of them being Kingdom Hearts IV.

The show, held in Tokyo, had live music, artwork presentations and “on-stage appearances from Series Director, Tetsuya Nomura, series’ composer, Yoko Shimomura, and other development members”. The big news, though, was the Kingdom Hearts IV announcement, alongside the reveal of another new Kingdom Hearts game, this one for mobile.

Both trailers are included in the video below, viewable after a short sequence for Kingdom Hearts Dark Road’s final story update. Why three videos in one clip?

The first new game is called Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link, and its trailer runs from 1:53 to4:05. A closed beta for it is coming to iOS and Android later this year, though only in “specific regions”.

The Kingdom Hearts IV trailer begins right after, and features the expected mix of Square Enix and Disney characters, only this time “set in a gorgeous, realistic world unlike anything ever seen before in the KINGDOM HEARTS series”. It has Japanese audio, but there are English subtitles baked into this version:

There’s no word on platforms or release date for Kingdom Hearts IV.

Here’s some additional info from the press release:

In the announcement trailer, Sora makes a triumphant return with an updated look at the beginning of an epic new storyline titled the “Lost Master Arc.” Beginning with Sora facing off in a boss battle against a giant enemy, players are introduced to the Quadratum, a large, expansive city set in a gorgeous, realistic world unlike anything ever seen before in the KINGDOM HEARTS series. Fans will be excited to see the return of Sora’s well-known companions Donald and Goofy, in addition to the first appearance of Strelitzia, a mysterious new character who appears 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 devices, which allows players to embark on adventures from the realm of Scala ad Caelum into the real world. Players will be able to engage in exhilarating battles against the Heartless and discover a new, original story. A closed beta test is planned for 2022*.


    • Agree! Got it cheap for my PS4 (luckily) was an uninspired dreadful slog. Gave up at the level where you are in a toy store.

    • Agreed, at this stage the story is a complete mess and looking at the anniversary trailer there would be two mobile games people will have to play if they want even the faintest idea of what’s going on.

      At this stage the KH franchise is well and truly being squeezed for every $

  • I predict that they will release this game focused on PS5 (good luck having access to one tho), then release DLC (just like KH3), and then end up on the Epic store to just farm more money in general at thier overpriced rate.

    • Don’t forget the eventual cloud version as well that won’t work properly, and a pay to win model like chocobogp

    • I’ve had a ps5 since launch and have bought a couple for other people too. They’re totally findable if you have some patience and a plan.

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