Easy-to-Miss Kingdom Hearts 3 Text May Set Up Lore for Kingdom Hearts 4
An incredibly dark piece of text in Kingdom Hearts 3 may give a few clues concerning the arrangement’s fate. While it’s not difficult to excuse this piece of text as filler from the start, a few significant signs demonstrate that this could put things in place for Kingdom Hearts 4.
The mysterious completion of Kingdom Hearts 3 uncovers that Sora isn’t exactly dead after the second when he disintegrates during the game’s ordinary closure. All things being equal, he has shown up in a city that looks a lot like Tokyo. As he meanders the city, he is watched by Yozora, a puzzling newbie with obscure inspirations. The DLC epilog Re Mind gave Sora a savage fight against Yozora; however, whether he wins or loses, Sora doesn’t realize why Yozora is focusing on him. Later on, during the completion of Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, Riku discovers that Sora is in a strange world named Quadratum.
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The content is referred to shows up on the rear of the Verum Rex computer game box, which highlights Yozora and shows up in the Toy Story segment of Kingdom Hearts 3. The crate makes them delight subtleties that bring out exemplary Final Fantasy games. Notwithstanding assumed in-game screen captures that take after those found in games like Final Fantasy 7, the game is distributed by Square Enix. This amusingly affirms that Square Enix exists inside Sora’s universe, adding one more wrinkle to Kingdom Hearts’ tangled narrating.
The back of the box mentions that robots play an important role in Quadratum, but humans will have their “KARMA” accelerate as a result. It’s unclear whether “KARMA” in this case is literal karma or some other in-universe term. If literal, karma could be a new framing for the Kingdom Hearts series’ discussion of light and darkness. After all, Sora and friends have evolved as people at this point and could be said to have accrued good and bad karma. Alternately, “KARMA” could be a new game mechanic, like Final Fantasy 7‘s Materia.
Robots’ focus may call back to one of the more confusing plot points in the Kingdom Hearts series, namely data and artificial beings. A major plot point in Kingdom Hearts Re: coded for the Nintendo DS was that a digital clone of Sora, known as Data-Sora, grew his own heart, signifying his person-hood. While the box art evokes pilotable mechas rather than sentient robots, robots may be become major characters, helping players better understand how data works in this universe.
Finally, much of the text evokes Sora’s journey, suggesting that perhaps Sora was always fated to meet Yozora at some point. Phrases like “what is [an] eternal bond” and “a journey without a place to return” speak to the challenge Sora currently faces. After all, he has never been farther from his friends than he is in Quadratum. While he will hopefully return home at some point in the future, for the time being, he certainly faces a journey without a place to return.