Will there be a ‘Kingdom Hearts 4?’

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Kingdom Hearts is one of the most iconic and beloved gaming franchises of the 21st century. Kicking things off in 2002, the series has seen a ton of new iterations over many generations of consoles, most recently with Kingdom Hearts 3 in 2019. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a new player of the series, you’re probably wondering when a new installment will hit stores.

In standard Kingdom Hearts fashion, there’s no pattern to the games’ releases. So what does that mean for Kingdom Hearts 4? If you’ve been wondering about the future of the series, here’s everything we know that could indicate whether or not a sequel is inbound.

Will there be a Kingdom Hearts 4?

Breaking the silence, Square Enix finally announced Kingdom Hearts 4 and the franchise’s 20th Anniversary Event. During the celebration, footage from the game was shown, and it looks to be a big change from the previous mainline titles, bringing in a new art style and a seemingly darker tone. You can see the new footage at the 4:15 mark in the video above.

Right now, there is still no release date for the game, so fans will need to sit tight and wait for further news throughout the year.

According to a recent database leak, Kingdom Hearts 4 is allegedly set for release in 2023, but some of the releases in this leak have been proven incorrect, so there’s little point in taking this information with more than a grain of salt.

Kingdom Hearts 3 didn’t have the best launch, with both fans and critics feeling like it failed to live up to its hype. While that game looked to provide an experience similar to its predecessors, Kingdom Hearts 4 looks to be creating its own style and putting a fresh new take on this iconic series.