Square Enix has just released the mobile game Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X on both Apple’s AppStore and Google Play. This is the first Kingdom Hearts game to be released on mobile platforms outside of Japan.
Set in the very beginning of the series’ story, this new entry allows you to create your own character and learn more about the events before the Keyblade War.
The game has a simplified, ‘cute’ art style that has elements of a role playing game, as well as slashing enemies with touch controls.
Originally released in Japan as a browser-based game in 2013, it was not available on smart devices until a mobile version was released last fall in Japan.
With the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 still far on the horizon, and the interstitial Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue scheduled to be out soon, it is nice to see something to hold over Kingdom Hearts fans until their release.
Series creator, Tetsuya Nomura, had this to say on the game’s release:
“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!”
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