Square Enix has announced that development is underway for Kingdom Hearts IV, the next installment in the long-running Disney RPG series. The news came as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and included the release of the very first trailer, which you can watch below.
Kingdom Hearts IV kicks off a new storyline for the franchise, the Lost Master Arc. Sora returns, but as you’ll see in the trailer and screenshots, he has a new look. The KHIV portion of the trailer kicks off around 4:05:
The trailer shows a brief glimpse of the gameplay as Sora takes on a giant shadow monster in the middle of a city street. This new location is Quadratum, which Square Enix describes as a “big, sprawling city in a beautiful, realistic world like never seen before” in Kingdom Hearts.
No further details were shared about Quadratum or the overall gameplay or story. Donald and Goofy will both return in KHIV, and a new “mysterious” new character called Strelitzia will also be introduced.
There’s no word on which platforms KHIV will be available for, though Kingdom Hearts 3 eventually released for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, the latter being a cloud streaming version. Likewise, no release date has been shared either.
In addition to talking about the next core entry in the series, Square Enix used the anniversary event to announce a new mobile game called Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link for iOS and Android, which can also be seen in the trailer montage above.