It’s been a long wait for fans of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, but the big event has finally taken place. Many were hoping to see some kind of announcement on the franchise’s future after it took a vow of silence in 2021. Once the doors opened to the Japan-exclusive event, some have been sharing pictures from the event and it seems that the key art of the event gave us our first tease of a fourth entry in the franchise.
While some doubted if the visual is actually teasing the fourth entry, even if the placement and showcase of Sora counting down with his various costumes seemed like an obvious hint. Luckily, it seems an announcement was done behind closed doors, but luckily @aitaikimochi shared some insights into what the announcement included.
Shortly after, the official Kingdom Hearts account dropped the full trailer including all the announcements for the event, which offers our first glimpse at a very different version of the franchise taking place within Quadratum.
It looks like quite the departure from what we’ve seen from the franchise so far, especially with a completely revamped art style and the modern setting hinted at by the Re:Mind DLC’s secret boss. We even get a glimpse of combat that remains a bit flowing but with more interactive elements. It also seems like it might be moving away from visiting multiple worlds but focusing on one singular location. So, perhaps Kingdom Hearts 4 is an open-world game. For now, that is sadly all we know.