Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Releasing Thursday

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Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ


Yet another Kingdom Hearts spinoff is coming out, though this one is a bit different than others so far in the series. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ (pronounced “Unchained Key”) is a free-to-play role playing game for Android and iOS, a first in the series to come to the West. Unchained χ is the first chronological game in the series, taking place before the Keyblade War, a major pivotal moment in the series.

Based off a Japan-exclusive browser game, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ allows the player to create their own unique character and interact with various Square Enix and Disney characters, just like in the main series. Though Unchained χ is to contain many story elements to link the game to the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3, it is designed to be enjoyed by newcomers to the series, according to director Tetsuya Nomura.

If you do not want to play the mobile game and still want to see the story it contains, fret not, as the next compilation of Kingdom Hearts games will contain an hour of cinematic cutscenes to tell the whole story. Known as Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, it will be eventually be able to be seen in its entirety once Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue releases on the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2016.


Anthony Spivey loves his handhelds. Ever since getting a Game Boy and Pokemon Blue when they came out, he has rarely set down a handheld, usually to only pick up a console controller. He is frequently on the Hey Poor Podcast, which everyone should listen to. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Pokemon Silver, Sonic Advance 2, and Final Fantasy VI Advance.

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