KINGDOM HEARTS IV is in development!

Sora’s next adventure starts with the ‘Lost Master Arc.’ A brand-new mobile game is on the way: KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link! Plus, the final chapter of KINGDOM HEARTS DARK ROAD is coming!
By Duncan Heaney

Attention all Keyblade wielders: KINGDOM HEARTS IV is on the way!

The newest instalment in the beloved RPG series was officially announced as part of the 20th Anniversary celebration of the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise and sets Sora and his friends Donald and Goofy on a brand-new adventure, titled the ‘Lost Master Arc.’

As well as KINGDOM HEARTS IV, the team also announced a brand-new action RPG mobile game, KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link, which features an original story of its own, and the final chapter of KINGDOM HEARTS DARK ROAD for the KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road app.

There’s a lot to discuss about both new projects and the latest chapter reveal, so let’s dive into the heart of the matter.

KINGDOM HEARTS 20th Anniversary Trailer


The next mainline game in the KINGDOM HEARTS series is in development now… and it launches fans into a thrilling new action-packed experience.

After the climactic events of KINGDOM HEARTS III and its Re Mind DLC, fans have wanted to know: ‘What’s next for Sora?’ As the trailer reveals, the Keyblade wielder is back - and in a new setting we’re all excited to learn more about.

Sora battling a giant foe in the Quadratum

In addition to catching Sora’s stylish new look, you’ll see him face off in a dramatic boss battle against a giant enemy in the Quadratum. This large, expansive city is set in a gorgeous, realistic world that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before in the KINGDOM HEARTS series.

Donald and Goofy in KINGDOM HEARTS IV

Sora’s iconic and much-loved companions, Donald and Goofy, make a brief appearance, and the trailer also features Strelitzia - a mysterious new character to the mainline games, first introduced in KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross].

That’s all we have for now - so let the speculation begin!



We also announced a brand-new mobile game in the series: KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link!

This original title for iOS and Android devices is the first location-based action RPG in the KINGDOM HEARTS series, bringing iconic worlds like Scala ad Caelum into the real world.

KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link screenshot
KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link screenshot

You’ll take on fast-paced exciting battles against the Heartless, on your own or with friends, in a completely original story. There will be a Closed Beta in 2022 (limited to specific regions) - so keep an eye on KINGDOM HEARTS on social media for more details.

KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link screenshot
KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link screenshot


Finally, we also announced the long awaited final chapter of KINGDOM HEARTS DARK ROAD for KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road will be released in August 2022 as a free update to the app. Again, watch the KINGDOM HEARTS’ social media channels for more details.

KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road screenshot
KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road screenshot

All these announcements were made at the KINGDOM HEARTS 20th Anniversary event, held in Tokyo - and what an event it was!

Fans and creators came together to celebrate the past two decades of this amazing series - and to take an early sneak peek at what’s still to come. The event was packed with highlights, including a live music performance, a showcase of stained-glass artworks and on-stage appearances from Series Director, Tetsuya Nomura, series’ composer, Yoko Shimomura, and other development members.

Fans can enjoy photos from the event on the official social channels and look forward to a recording of the event which will be shared at a later date.

We also recently unveiled a range of 20th anniversary-themed KINGDOM HEARTS merchandise - check it out on the Square Enix Store:

As you can see, there’s a lot for KINGDOM HEARTS fans to be excited about. KINGDOM HEARTS series Brand Manager, Ichiro Hazama himself said it best:

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary with the announcement of two new KINGDOM HEARTS titles. We’d like to thank the fans for all of their support over the years, and we can’t wait for them to experience all that’s to come for Sora and his friends.”

Nana Gadd, Director of Walt Disney Games added: “Sora is an original Disney video game hero like no other, beloved by our team, and fans across the world. We’ve been honored to work with Tetsuya Nomura and his team for two decades to introduce these original stories of discovery, courage, and friendship. This glimpse into Sora’s next adventure is just the beginning – we can’t wait to show more when the time is right.”

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