Since the release of Kingdom Hearts 3closing the Dark Seeker saga in 2019 that fans have been waiting for Kingdom Hearts 4. The upcoming installment in the franchise will be the first main entry in the Lost Master arc, and its first trailer was released back in April, along with trailers for mobile titles. Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road and Kingdom Hearts: Missing Connection.
Even if it may have taken a long time Kingdom Hearts 3 After the official announcement to release in 2013, fans of the series usually didn’t have to wait long for games. Based on what previous titles announced about their release dates, Kingdom Hearts 4 will likely come out a lot sooner than some fans might think.
How long does it take for Kingdom Hearts games to be released?
not how Kingdom Hearts 3, the development of most games did not take long. The original game began development in 2000 and was released a few years later on March 28, 2002 in Japan and September 17, 2002 in North America. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories was announced a year later and released on November 11, 2004 in Japan and December 7, 2004 in North America. The next game in the series was Kingdom Hearts 2was in development at the same time as chain of memories and would be released on December 22, 2005 in Japan and March 28, 2006 in North America to mark the fourth anniversary of the series.
The next three games in the series Kingdom Hearts: Coded, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 daysand Kingdom Hearts: Birth of Sleepwere all announced simultaneously in September 2007. Kingdom Hearts: Coded was the first to be released, an episodic game on mobile, released monthly from June 2009 to January 2010. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 days was released on May 30, 2009 in Japan and September 29, 2009 in North America, and Kingdom Hearts: Birth of Sleep released on January 9, 2010 in Japan and on September 7, 2010.
the next game Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance was announced at E3 2010 and the game itself was released on March 29, 2012 in Japan and July 31, 2012 in North America. After that, the series was re-released through collections and some mobile prequels were made both before and after Kingdom Hearts 3. The last console version released was Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memorywhich was announced in 2020 and released worldwide in November of the same year.
When could Kingdom Hearts 4 be released?
Based on when Square Enix started developing previous games, when they were announced, and when they finally released, it’s very likely that’s the case Kingdom Hearts 4 could come out next year, and the latest it will release is ideally 2025. As seen Kingdom Hearts 4The first trailer of showed a lot more than the first trailer of previous titles, revealing a lot of gameplay and showing some cutscenes. It seems that the game is significantly more advanced in development than some games before it, notably Kingdom Hearts 3.
It should also be noted that while Kingdom Hearts 3 Starting development in 2013, Square Enix decided to switch engines and later had to start over, which was a big reason the studio took so long to finish it. Since Kingdom Hearts 3It also became known that four separate teams are currently working on games in the franchise, that is, developing other games, such as Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, Kingdom Hearts: Dark Roadand the coming Kingdom Hearts: Missing Connectionshould not affect the publication of Kingdom Hearts 4. Unless something unexpected happens, players should look forward to seeing how Sora’s journey in Quadratum continues over the next three years.
Kingdom Hearts 4 is currently under development.
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