Sora’s realistic look in Kingdom Hearts IV is due to the world he’s trapped in.
After the surprising announcement of Kingdom Hearts IV Last Sunday, fans of the series have not stopped analyzing, speculating and theorizing about its presentation trailer, in which we can see Sora with a much more realistic appearance than usual in a modern city inspired by Shibuya, Tokyo.
The Mystery of Quadratum
Now, Tetsuya Nomura, the creator of the series, wanted to give new details about what we saw in an interview with Famitsu. In it, he has confirmed that, indeed, Shibuya is part of Quadratum, the world that was shown to us in the video, and that the room Sora wakes up in belongs to Minami-Aoyama, another area of Tokyo.. Moreover, this room will be our base during the first stages of the adventure.
But what is Quadratum exactly? “From Sora’s point of view, Quadratum is the underworld, a fictional world that is different from reality. But from the point of view of the inhabitants of Quadratum, the world of Quadratum is reality., and the world where Sora and the others were is the other side, the fictional world. I think the main theme of this project will be to explore the contrast between those who are in different positions.”
Sora’s Appearance Debate
As for Sora’s realistic appearance, as you might guess, this is because its aspect adapts to that of the world in which it is, in this case Quadratum: “Donald and Goofy are looking for clues about Sora in the original world. All the worlds that appear in the trailer before the title appears are segments of Quadratum and so Sora has a realistic appearance, but if he manages to return to the original world, he will have a look like Donald and Goofy’s with shaders similar to theirs“.
Kingdom Hearts IV still has no confirmed release date and, in fact, we still do not know the platforms on which it will be released. What we already know is that it will be the beginning of a new plot arc.