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Following the major reveals last weekend during the Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary event regarding the future of the series, Famitsu conducted an interview with Tetsuya Nomura, who shares some information on 'Kingdom Hearts: Missing Link' and 'Kingdom Hearts IV', such as the confirmation that Reaction Commands will be returning in KH4, hinting that Quadratum may be the "tutorial world" of KH4, and providing a sneak preview for a new gameplay mechanic called "Scrap & Build". Check out the translated interview below (courtesy of KHInsider):
An expanded version of the interview will be available in the May 12-19 issue of Weekly Famitsu (which goes on sale April 28th). We'll be sure to update the article with the additional information from Nomura once the expanded interview is available.


The extended version of the interview has been released (and translated once again by KHInsider), where Nomura provides some additional info, such as confirmation that the Foretellers/Lost Masters are the main villains in KH4, work on KH4 with Unreal Engine 5 has already started, and giving some insight on the setting of Missing Link. Check out the rest of the interview below:

Following the major announcements regarding the future of the series (including the confirmation of Kingdom Hearts 4!!!), the development staff conducted a Q&A session with fans in attendance, providing some interesting pieces of information. Several Twitter users who attended the event posted what was discussed, and KHInsider was able to compile all the answers, which can be viewed below:
During today's 20th anniversary event for the Kingdom Hearts series, some major announcements were made in regards to the future of the series!

First off, 'Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road' will finally get its long awaited finale this upcoming August for free!


Secondly, a new game for mobile devices called 'Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link' was announced, and appears to be a sequel to 'Union X[cross]', allowing players to embark on adventures from the realm of Scala ad Caelum into the real world! A closed beta release of the game will be available in 2022 for iOS/Android devices.

Lastly, the announcement that everyone was most likely waiting for... Kingdom Hearts IV has been officially announced! The trailer shows off Sora's new look in the game, as well as gameplay in Quadrarum where Sora is battling a massive Heartless on his own! While it hasn't been stated which platforms the game will be released, it most likely will be for the PS5/XBOX Series X. Check out the trailer for these three games below:

To celebrate the occasion, Tetsuya Nomura provided the following message on Twitter for fans:

Lastly, artwork that Nomura was working on for the 20th anniversary event was revealed, and includes Sora in his new KH4 look (credit to @tm_bonist for getting a photo of the artwork):

On this day twenty years ago, the Kingdom Hearts series was officially born with the release of the original Kingdom Hearts game in Japan! Series director Tetsuya Nomura took the opportunity to post a message on Twitter, giving us a preview of artwork he is currently preparing for the upcoming 20th anniversary event scheduled on April 10th:

The tweet translates to the following (credit to @RyujiBlades for the translation):
The final update for mobile game Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road has been delayed from its previously-announced winter 2021/2022 release. No new release window has been announced.

This upcoming update is slated to make Dark Road offline-only, as well as conclude the game's plot in one last go. Specifically, the announcement cites a significant addition to the game's scenario as the delay's primary cause. The game remains unplayable in the interim.

Dark Road's Japanese Twitter account released a few new screenshots from this final update to tide fans over. KH13's Ryuji has translated those screenshots, as seen below: