Tetsuya Nomura offers a new interview in which he gives details of Kingdom Hearts IV and not all of them are good.
One of the bombshell ads of 2022 was Kingdom Hearts IVa new installment of the saga of Square Enix and directed by Tetsuya Nomura, which seems that it will not go through several spin offs between deliveries numbered for this occasion. However, since its official presentation no new details have been known about what this new chapter will propose for the saga, beyond some theories about a world based on Star Wars or the plot twist focused on the new group of villains, since the Xehanort saga is over. Now, Tetsuya Nomura has granted a new interview and has left worrying statements for the most purists of the license.
On this occasion, Nomura has spoken with the colleagues of Game Informer and, although at first it may seem that he does not offer much information about Kingdom Hearts IV and its next installments, reading between the lines a very definite future for the saga is ventured and that aims to break with the usual trend that has followed so far. Among the details that can be appreciated from this interview, two stand out above the rest: what will happen to characters like Roxas, Xion, Axel, Aqua, Terra and Ventus and on the other hand, the presence of Disney worlds from here on.
Kingdom Hearts IV will be based on the disappearance of Sora and there will not be room for many more characters
One of Nomura’s most controversial statements in this interview is based on the appearance of disney worlds in the fourth installment. Although he confirms that they will be present, he also assures that with increasingly realistic graphics it is more difficult to include them naturally, so they will be more limited. On the other hand, given the argumentative importance of the trios of Twilight Town and Land of Departure (Roxas, Xion, Axel, Aqua, Terra and Ventus, respectively), assures that he knows the popularity of these characters, but he doesn’t know for sure if there will be room for them in this installmentsince Kingdom Hearts IV will focus on Sora’s disappearance, mainly.
Below you can find all the relevant data that Tetsuya Nomura revealed in this interview with Game Informer:
Square will work like a hub to return to after each visit to the worlds. In Quadratum you will be able to appreciate a daily chore routine for Sora in the “real world”. historia de Kingdom Hearts IV will focus on sora’s disappearance.not confirmed the presence of characters like Roxas, Xion, Axel, Aqua, Terra and Ventus in Kingdom Hearts IV.The number of Disney worlds will be limited compared to other installments of the saga.It will be difficult to include more Final Fantasy charactersdue to the number of Kingdom Hearts characters. There are no plans to have another protagonist other than Sora in the future. Nomura himself was the main obstacle to Sora’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Disney always liked the idea.The augurs will be the new villains and they will be a hindrance to Sora’s purposes.
Missing Link, the mobile game, will also connect with Kingdom Hearts IV
Finally, Tetsuya Nomura did not want to miss the opportunity to promote Missing Link, the new video game in the saga for mobile devices. According to the Japanese creative, It will be key to understanding many details of what will happen in Kingdom Hearts IVso all those who want to play the fourth installment must take into account the events of this title.
“Compared to our previous mobile releases, it’s much closer to the series and also connected in many ways to Kingdom Hearts IV. The easiest way to get more information and clues about this new chapter would be to play Missing-Link first.. It is also possible that some characters will appear in ML that are seen in the new installment, “Nomura himself assured in the aforementioned interview.
The 7 darknesses and the 13 lights that will define the future of Kingdom Hearts IV
Kingdom Hearts IV is coming sometime in the future to current-gen consoles at some point to be determined and is being developed at Unreal Engine 5.
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