Kingdom Hearts 4 is a game that’s definitely going to happen, especially after that shocking ending from Kingdom Hearts 3 that still has players talking today, not to mention the DLC that added even more goodies.
While no release date or news has been given, the fact that we got Kingdom Hearts: Memory of Melody, a rhythm game that is somehow canon to the main story, there’s no doubt in our minds that Kingdom Hearts 4 will eventually come out.
Kingdom Hearts 4 - Everything You Need To Know
Of course, fans are wondering when we’ll be getting Kingdom Hearts 4 and what the story will be like now that this whole Xehanort saga is over.
It would be too much to expect a simple story that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but that’s the appeal to some Kingdom Hearts fans so we won’t judge you for it.
Plus, it’s always exciting to think about which Disney movies will end up appearing, especially since they own Marvel and Star Wars now.
Here’s everything we know about Kingdom Hearts 4.
What Happened to Sora?
At the end of Kingdom Hearts 3, Sora used The Power of Awakening to save Kairi, sacrificing his life in the process.
The extra scene, in the end, revealed that Sora was in an alternate version of Shibuya seen in The World Ends With You, with Yozora from the Verum Rex game seen in the Toy Story world somehow involved.
In the ReMind DLC, Yozora and Sora fight atop the 104 building seen in the true ending, which probably involves a scheme from the Master of Masters.
Our guess is Sora will have to play The Reaper’s Game from The World Ends With You while Riku and the others search for him.
Will Kingdom Hearts 4 Come Out In This Generation?
If we’re being honest, probably not, though we’d love to be proven wrong. Kingdom Hearts creator Tetsuya Nomura stated in an interview that we wouldn’t be seeing an official entry in the series, stating that he wants to make something that can compete with the current generation of gaming.
Hopefully, this is just some trolling from Nomura but when you consider the long wait from Kingdom Hearts 2 to Kingdom Hearts 3, the wait will be a long one.
Are We Going to See Marvel and Star Wars Characters?
This is a question that was asked when Kingdom Hearts 3 was coming out, and though the answer to that game was a no, we’re not so sure about Kingdom Hearts 4.
Nomura did state previously that getting the rights to these characters isn’t as simple as fans think, since Square can’t just talk to the heads of Disney, but the heads of Marvel and LucasFilm as well.
This is the process they went through when asking Pixar if they could use Toy Story and Monsters Inc so it’s a coin toss if we’ll see Marvel or Star Wars.
Will ‘NEO: The World Ends With You’ Have Connections to Kingdom Hearts 4?
Spoiler alert, but the true ending to Kingdom Hearts 3 revealed that Sora was in an alternate version of Shibuya that looks just like the setting of The World Ends With You.
Add how we actually got characters from The World Ends With You appearing in Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance and the connection between both games is pretty apparent.
It’s doubtful that NEO: The World Ends With You will have direct ties to Kingdom Hearts but it would be cool, is all we’re saying.