Kingdom Hearts 4 is a 2023 action role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Disney Interactive Studios. It is a sequel to 2019’s Kingdom Hearts 3. Haley Joel Osment reprises his role as Sora in the next chapter. But unlike the previous games, Pooh and Piglet will be Sora’s new companionships, more than Donald Duck and Goofy. It is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2023. Six sequels were confirmed; Kingdom Hearts 4.5 Keyblade War is confirmed for a 2025 release, Kingdom Hearts 5 is confirmed for a 2026 release, Kingdom Hearts 5.5 Cycles of Time is confirmed for a 2028 release, Kingdom Hearts 6 is confirmed for a 2029 release, Kingdom Hearts 6.5 Order of Shadows is confirmed for a 2032 release, and Kingdom Hearts 7 is confirmed for a 2035 release.
4 years after Xehanort’s defeat, Sora thanked Donald and Goofy for helping him defeat Xehanort. They said their good-bye to Sora so happily, and went back home to Disney Castle, along with Mickey. Now the Disney Castle was brought back to peace once again. But at 100 Acre Wood, Sora met Pooh and Piglet again, who wanted to join him to travel from world to world, like Donald and Goofy did.
TO BE CONTINUED…
- Sora (Haley Joel Osment)
- Riku (David Gallagher)
- Kairi (Hayden Panettiere)
- Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings)
- Piglet (Travis Oates)
- Aqua (Willa Holland)
- Terra (Jason Dohring)
- Ventus (Jesse McCartney)
- Roxas (Jesse McCartney)
- Naminé (Meaghan Jette Martin)
- Xion (Alyson Stoner)
- Lea (Quinton Flynn)
- Ienzo (Vincent Corazza)
- Tigger (Jim Cummings)
- Rabbit (Tom Kenny)
- Eeyore (Brad Garrett)
- Kanga (Kath Soucie)
- Roo (Tara Strong)
- Lumpy (Amelia Stanger)
- Maleficent (Susanne Blakeslee)
- Demyx (Ryan O'Donohue) (Unlike the previous games, he is now revealed as Maleficent’s minion, more than Pete)
- Xigbar (James Patrick Stewart)
- Neverland (Peter Pan 2: Return to Neverland)
- Agrabah (Aladdin and the King of Thieves)
- Pride Lands (The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride)
- Toy Box (Toy Story)
- Ancient Kingdom (The Emperor's New Groove)
- Castle of Dreams (Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True)
- Spotty London (101 Dalmatians)
- Metroville (The Incredibles)
- Riley's Head (Inside Out)
- MU Campus (Monsters University)
- The Caribbean (Pirates of the Caribbean)
- Wild Jungle (The Jungle Book)
- Land of the Dead (Coco)
- Pandora (Avatar)
- Swamp of Frogs (The Princess and the Frog)
- A Galaxy Far, Far Away (Star Wars Trilogy)
- Todayland (Meet the Robinsons)
- Hollywood California (Bolt)
- Destiny Islands
- 100 Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh) (replacing Disney Castle, unlike the previous games)
- Twilight Town
- Traverse Town
- Radiant Garden
- End of the World
- Unlike the previous games where Donald Duck and Goofy are Sora's companionships, Pooh and Piglet will be Sora’s new companionships instead in the fourth game. So the Winnie the Pooh characters replace the Mickey Mouse characters, who will not return in more Kingdom Hearts games, and 100 Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh) will replace Disney Castle, which is not returning to more Kingdom Hearts games, either.
- Like Donald Duck and Goofy, Pooh and Piglet do travel with Sora from world to world. So Pooh has the same battle movesets from Goofy, and Piglet has the same battle movesets from Donald Duck.
- Xehanort will not return, but he can only be mentioned.
- This is the third time Chernabog became a boss fight, after Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
- This is the first Kingdom Hearts game to be released in June.