Square-Enix has unveiled Kingdom Hearts IV, stunning the world with a brand new trailer depicting Sora in a Tokyo-like metropolis. The setting is Quadratum, primarily based on Tokyo’s Shibuya district, however why does Kingdom Hearts IV have followers questioning whether or not it is primarily based on Square-Enix’s canceled Final Fantasy Versus XIII?
Quadratum initially appeared close to the conclusion of Kingdom Hearts III, through which Riku desires of it, and Sora is transported there. Kingdom Hearts III’s DLC includes a battle in opposition to a personality named Yozora, who was going to be the principle character of Versus XIII however now bears an unmistakable resemblance to Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis.
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Versus XIII was initially deliberate to be launched on Playstation 3, as a companion to Final Fantasy XIII. Square-Enix meant it to deal with themes pertaining to “a fantasy based on reality.” However, the undertaking was rebranded as Final Fantasy XV—being too late a launch for that technology and too sophisticated a manufacturing.
Given the unabashed realist aesthetic of Quadratum and the story implications of Yozora, it is inside motive to count on the universes of Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XIII are linked—however we will not wait to seek out out for positive.
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