During a recent interview with Game Informer.com. Tetsuya Nomura has provided many new details on Kingdom Hearts 4 , the new chapter of the famous Square-Enix series announced last April 10 at the event for the twentieth anniversary of the game.
In our exclusive interview with Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura, we learn more about Kingdom Hearts IV, the future of Final Fantasy characters, and why he was hesitant to put Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: https://t.co/KwfGd4WlOR pic.twitter.com/9W8oXv152V
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First of all, Nomura has confirmed that the story of the new Kingdom Hearts will be centered on the disappearance of Sora . It will therefore be a very important narrative junction for the beginning of this new chapter.
The director also confirmed that the Disney worlds will return and carry the usual importance they have always had in the series. The city of Quadratum, on the other hand, the one seen in the reveal trailer, will apparently be a sort of main HUB. Here Sora will carry out his daily routine and after having explored the other worlds he will always return to you.
Nomura continued the speech by explaining that in Kingdom Hearts 3 he was forced to leave out the Final Fantasy characters due to the breadth of the cast, with too many stories and too many characters.
With Kingdom Hearts 3, since we had so many original characters, it was hard to find space to include other Final Fantasy characters. We are trying to find a good balance for this. I know some fans were worried about it, they weren’t happy and they wanted to see more Final Fantasy characters. It’s something we’re definitely thinking about. But we cannot give you a certain answer at the moment.
As for the gameplay , finally, Nomura reported that he has been developing ideas since the development of Kingdom Hearts 3. The author believes that being able to create an action combat experience that satisfies everyone is the real challenge to overcome. Speaking of the game ‘s combat system , Nomura explained that the part where Sora uses that sort of drill is basically a reaction command from Kingdom Hearts 2. The team decided to reintroduce this game mechanic as many fans have claimed. that he missed it in Kingdom Hearts 3.
- @gameinformer status 06/14/2022 (twitter.com)