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Maybe this will make the wait for Kingdom Hearts III a little more tolerable.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, a mobile game based on the popular series that combines Disney worlds and characters with role-playing mechanics and recognizable faces from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise, will come out in the U.S. on April 7 for iOS and Android devices, the publisher announced today. This is the first mobile entry in the series to come out in the U.S., which gives it a much better chance to take advantage of global mobile market that was worth $34.8 billion in 2015, according to market research firm Newzoo. Square Enix has made an effort to infiltrate that industry with original apps like this and Final Fantasy: Record Keeper while also releasing classic games on mobile, such as Final Fantasy IX.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is actually the mobile version of a browser game, Kingdom Hearts χ, that came out in Japan in 2013. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ released in Japan in September of last year. It takes place before the events of any other Kingdom Hearts game and allows players to customize their own avatars.
Square Enix is also working on Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, a PlayStation 4 collection that includes Dream Drop Distance (originally for the 3DS) and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, a series of cinematics that tie into Unchained χ. Final Chapter Prologue also includes Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage (yes, this series has some ridiculous names), a short, playable episode that will lead into the anticipated Kingdom Hearts III.
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