Square Enix revealed kingdom hearts 4 during the series’ 20th anniversary event, with a trailer appearing by surprise at the end of four minutes of publicity for an upcoming mobile game. The Kingdom Hearts 4 trailer begins by briefly setting the scene for Quadratum, a modern city that looks like Shibuya, interspersed with a few slow cookers over an idyllic forest. How noticed by avid Star Wars fans (opens in new tab)hidden in the upper-right corner of one of these photos is an out-of-focus metallic object that looks like the foot of an All Terrain Scout Transport from Return of the Jedi.
Take a look at a trailer detail alongside the rear view of this AT-ST model walker (opens in new tab), and the similarity is hard to deny. Time for Chewbacca to become a keyblade master, I think.
Since Disney owns the rights to Star Wars, there’s nothing stopping Kingdom Hearts 4 from having a themed world around it and giving Sora a lightsaber keyblade to fight Darth Maul. And why not? These are games that began as crosses between the various Final Fantasy game worlds and Disney films, and with Kingdom Hearts 3 extended across Disney’s Pixar properties, including excursions into Monsters Inc’s Toy Story and Monstropolis. certainly be weird, but weird is what Kingdom Hearts is.
Disney’s ownership of Marvel could bring up some really shocking possible scenarios, like Asgard, Wakanda or Spider-Man’s New York. Pixar movies like Onward and Coco, as well as Disney productions like Encanto, Zootopia, Moana and Wreck-It Ralph might be more likely inclusions, but think about the possibilities: Donald Duck versus Howard the Duck at last. And with Disney’s acquisition of Fox, we’re going to play The Simpsons and King of the Hill too.
The trailer ends with Donald and Goofy exploring a dark and ominous place that looks like the underworld of Disney’s Hercules, a film that was used in several Kingdom Hearts games, with its version of Hades as a recurring villain. Now, I’m not saying that Kingdom Hearts 4 will definitely feature Spider-Man and Lando Calrissian joining the cast of Final Fantasy 7 Remake to punch Hades in the face, but I’m saying it’s a possibility.