Kingdom Hearts 4: Trailers, gameplay & everything we know so far

Sam Comrie
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Kingdom Hearts 4 has finally been announced as part of the franchises’ 20th anniversary. Here’s everything you need to know about the next Kingdom Hearts game. 

Kingdom Hearts have spanned multiple sequels over the years, becoming one of gaming’s touchstones for RPG adventures. With the magic of Disney propelling players into fantastical worlds, many have wondered whether a new installment would arrive following 2019’s Kingdom Hearts 3.

As part of the franchises’ 20th-anniversary celebrations, Square Enix has announced that a new Kingdom Hearts game is in the works. So, here’s what you need to know.

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Is there a Kingdom Hearts 4 release date?

Developers Square Enix have yet to announce a release date for Kingdom Hearts 4, but it is likely that the game won’t hit shelves until 2023 at the earliest.

For reference, Kingdom Hearts 3 was released six years after its initial announcement. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Kingdom Hearts 4 doesn’t take quite as long to come out.

Kingdom Hearts 4 platforms

The announcement of the next Disney-orientated RPG didn’t specify any platforms, but it is likely the next installment will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S | X, and PC.

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It will be interesting to see if the latest game will release on the Nintendo Switch as a native port, following the highly divisive cloud port of the original game.

Kingdom Hearts 4 trailers

The fourth installment of Kingdom Hearts was announced through Square Enix’s 20th-anniversary announcement trailer, depicting the return of fan-favorite characters and some incredible visuals.

Kingdom Hearts 4 gameplay

Apart from the brief debut of gameplay shown in the 20th-anniversary announcement trailer, there are no extensive gameplay breakdowns of the next Kingdom Hearts game to enjoy just yet.

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It looks like combat will be similar to previous entries in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, with Sora wielding the Keyblade, firing magic against opponents, and using parkour skills to get around.

We’ll be keeping our eyes on any and all new gameplay reveals, so be sure to check back in with us as we’ll keep this article updated with more details as and when they’re available.

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About The Author

Sam Comrie is a former Dexerto journalist based in South Yorkshire, UK. He has an MA in Multimedia Journalism and joined Dexerto in 2021 after producing content for NME and Red Bull Gaming.