Kingdom Hearts Series

News covering the general Kingdom Hearts series, including merchandise and other miscellany.

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GameInformer recently got a chance to chat with series director Tetsuya Nomura to discuss Kingdom Hearts IV (and the series in general as well). Topics discussed include the reasoning behind the lack of Final Fantasy cameos recently, expanding on Quadratum's role in KH4, and how Nomura was hesitant at first in allowing Sora to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Check out 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!

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

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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.

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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):

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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):
An event commemorating the Kingdom Hearts series' 20th anniversary has finally been announced, scheduled to take place in Tokyo on April 10th! The event will have a mini-concert, a Q&A session with the development team, an exhibition, and other unannounced surprises! A video of the event will made available for all to view at a later date.