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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Is Out Now! (Only For North America) & Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Services Will Be Terminated In September!

Hi everyone it's Xebs, today on the 7th of April 2016, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is officially out to download now in North America, however there has been no indication on whether it'll be out for European and Australian audiences.

In sad news, SQUARE-ENIX have announced that the service for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] (the Japanese-exclusive PC browser game) will be terminated in September, 2016. Some adjustments are planned for users while the game is still online.

Here are the links to download Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ on your smartphone or tablet devices:

iOS (App Store): Click Here!

Android (Google Play): Click Here!

My personal opinion, if you're living in Europe or Australia. The best option to play Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. Is to create a US based account to access the North American version of the game.

I'll keep you guys and gals updated, whether there is more information about the European and Australian localisation.

Update: A special message from Tetsuya Nomura.

Nomura - We wanted to thank all the KINGDOM HEARTS fans for patiently waiting for the launch of KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ in North America. Ever since the launch of the Japanese version, we’ve received many inquiries about when the North America version would become available. Because this is the first KINGDOM HEARTS title that we are providing operation support for outside of Japan, I’m afraid the preparations took longer than expected; but at last, we are ready to begin services for the North American version of KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ.

KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ falls into the earliest part of the KINGDOM HEARTS series chronology, and it is also the story of new beginnings. The main story may progress slowly, but part of the narrative experience is to take the time to tangibly feel other players existing in the same world as you do. By unraveling the mystery behind the era of “fairytales”, and experiencing the truth leading up to the Keyblade War, we believe players will be able to enjoy KINGDOM HEARTS II.8 even more, which is expected to launch this year. And it goes without saying that it will link not only to KINGDOM HEARTS III, but also to what lies beyond.

The gameplay will be much different from what you may be used to in previous KINGDOM HEARTS titles; in this game, the players would aim for a “one-turn triumph” which focuses on providing players with an exhilarating gameplay experience in a short amount of time on a smartphone. The battle mechanics were designed by the main programmer of The World Ends With You and the Co-director of KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ, Hiroyuki Ito, so if you’ve ever played The World Ends With You, you can expect a similar kind of enjoyment there as well. While we have various elements included, such as collecting and strengthening medals, avatars with a broad range of customization, communication between party members, a ranking system and much more, it is also a game that feels right at home within the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise.

We hope KINGDOM HEARTS fans can dive into the world of KINGDOM HEARTS not only through this title, but through the upcoming titles, KINGDOM HEARTS HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue and KINGDOM HEARTS III. At the same time, as an origins story, there are many elements in the game that new players can enjoy, and the game can also be easily picked up and played, so players in Japan are enjoying the game even if they’ve never experienced the KINGDOM HEARTS series before. So, it would be great if fans new and old take the opportunity to play the game!

Tetsuya Nomura

KINGDOM HEARTS Series Director
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