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Square Enix announces Kingdom Hearts 4

Kingdom Hearts 4 Announcement Sora
Kingdom Hearts 4 Announcement Sora (Image credit: Square Enix)

What you need to know

  • During the 20th anniversary event for Kingdom Hearts, Square Enix revealed Kingdom Hearts 4.
  • There's no release date or release window for Kingdom Hearts 4 right now.
  • Square Enix also did not announce platforms for the game.

Square Enix isn't closing out Sora, Goofy, Donald, and the rest of the gang just yet.

During the Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary event, Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts 4. The announcement trailer shows protagonist Sora waking up in a mysterious city, with Donald and Goofy also making appearances. You can take a look at the trailer below (skip to around the 4:00 minute mark for the Kingdom Hearts 4 announcement):

No release date or release window has been announced for Kingdom Hearts 4, but given the series' history, hopefully fans will have less of a wait than from Kingdom Hearts 2 to Kingdom Hearts 3, with the former game launching in 2005 and the latter game having been revealed in February 2013, then launching six years later, for a 14-year gap in total.

No platforms were announced during the event, so it's unclear where you'll be able to play this next adventure. Kingdom Hearts 3 first launched on Xbox One and PS4 in January 2019, with a PC port coming later in March 2021. In 2022, the series would jump to Nintendo Switch through Cloud gaming. Given the nature of game development right now, we wouldn't be surprised to see this end up as a current-generation exclusive, coming only to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5 consoles.

The Kingdom Hearts franchise has sold over 35 million copies across its long history, with Kingdom Hearts 3 selling five million copies in the first couple of weeks after launch.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • Square, that Sony minion. I couldn't carw less about KH or any of their games.
  • I tried them. Couldn't get into them. Partly because KH3 has like 5 title sequences. Also because it took forever to get to the actual game and the accompanying story just wasn't that interesting. Compared to Yakuka LAD, which had similar mechanics and a far more interesting plot. I'm sure there are people excited by this. I'm just not one of them.