Tetsuya Nomura: “Kingdom Hearts 4 Quadratum is a kind of afterlife”
Kingdom Hearts 4 director Tetsuya Nomura reveals more about the new world Quadratum in an interview with Famitsu.
Nomura reveals that the game will include some well-known Tokyo locations. For example, there is a replica of the Shibuya Hikarie skyscraper, and Sora wakes up in a room in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyame district.
Also, Nomura reveals that Quadratum acts like an alternate world and your perspective influences how you perceive something and that is the theme of the game. The Master of Masters described the latter perfectly in Kingdom Hearts Union χ. That character declared there:
“From Sora’s point of view, the Quadratum is a fictional world different from reality. But from the inhabitants of this world, the Quadratum is real, and Sora’s world is like a fictional world.”
According to Nomura, Sora looks realistic thanks to his presence in the Quadratum, but it won’t stay that way throughout the game.
Finally, he reports that the “Reaction” button in Kingdom Heart 2 has returned to Kingdom Hearts 4 and that the combat in the trailer is based on “scrap and build”.
Developer Square Enix announced game last weekend, and a few minutes later, the developer announced that Kingdom Hearts 4 is in development on Unreal Engine 5.