Square Enix just announced game development on Kingdom Hearts IV, the latest title in the long running series, during the game's 20th Anniversary Event over the weekend.
The trailer for Kingdom Hearts IV was included in a compilation video which also featured two KH-related titles for mobile phones: Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, and Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link.
As for Kingdom Hearts IV, no specific platforms or release date have been indicated yet, but that's expected from a game title this early in development.
According to the official Square Enix press release, Kingdom Hearts IV will launch Sora, along with friends Donald Duck and Goofy, onto a brand new adventure titled the “Lost Master Arc.”
The game's synopsis goes: 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. 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. 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].
Details on two other titles were included. Mobile game Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link is an original title for iOS and Android devices. As the first ever location-based action RPG in the Kingdom Hearts series, the game will bring places like Scala ad Caelum into the real world.
Meanwhile, Kingdom Hearts Dark Road for Kingdom Hearts Union χ Dark Road will be released in August 2022 as a free update to the app.