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For a limited time, those playing the North American version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ can obtain outfits and medals inspired by the latest Disney animated movie, Zootopia.

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From 5/2 - 5/15, a new Event quest has been added. Simply go to Menu -> Quests -> Events to access this new event. The quest involves defeating the Queen Bee Raid Boss for event coins which you can then spend to unlock Zootopia snuggly accessories. They have also included a Raid Bonus Time; Every day during the duration of the event, from 7:00pm - 8:59pm PST, the appearance rate of the raid boss doubles, the AP cost of the quest is halved, and the Lux rewards for defeating the raid boss is doubled.

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Also from 5/2 - 5/15, two new avatar boards can be purchased for 3000 jewels each. The avatar boards are used to unlock Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde outfits, as well as new Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde medals.The boards can be purchased only between 5/2 and 5/15 but they will remain after the event if you purchase them.Obviously, as you would expect, the Nick Wilde avatar board grants the Nick Wilde medal, and the Judy Hopps board grants the Judy Hopps medal.

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What do you think of this event? Are you surprised to see such a recent movie in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ? Let us know in the comments!

Square Enix has just announced that rankings in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ have been suspended due to the recent hacking issues in the game. As the suspension is carried on for rankings, they are working to resolve the hacker issue, and handing out disciplinary action on those who have hacked the game. You can check out the information on the suspension of rankings below.
  • Weekly Solo Rankings starting from May 2, 2016
  • Weekly Party Rankings starting from May 2, 2016
  • Coliseum Rankings starting from May 1, 2016
An announcement will be made when rankings are restored.

While at PAX East 2016 last week, Senior Editor of The Koalition, Jakejames Lugo, was able to sit down and have a little chat with Hironori Okayama, the producer of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. Okayama discussed gameplay features, such as how he drew inspiration from other Kingdom Hearts games, the reasoning behind creating a turn-based battle system, and the process behind designing medals. He also mentioned wanting to implement real-time multiplayer battles over the current individual raid boss fights with shared HP reductions and rewards. Following up on Gamer Escape's interview also at PAX East 2016, Okayama reiterated that the game was created based on North American user feedback. He plans to use results from future user surveys to identify areas of demand in order to implement further changes. Okayama also pointed out that there are completion bonuses in the game that might yet have to be discovered.

You can watch the video posted by The Koalition and listen to the full interview below:


The official Kingdom Hearts YouTube account has posted a new video featuring a message from the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ development team. This video features the development team working on animations of Heartless as well as making final touches to some of the outfits you can unlock through Avatar Boards, various gameplay demos, and a group of players enjoying the game on their phones.

You can view the video below:


Update: Ticket information for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- have been announced. There will only be 150 VIP tickets per concert, and a VIP ticket will cost roughly $189. The VIP ticket also includes a meet and greet with the composer of the Kingdom Hearts series, Yoko Shimomura. Below you can view all of the ticket prices, as they vary from country to country. You can view the sales pages for the venues with ticket prices listed by clicking on the respective links below as well.

March 10, 2017
Tokyo International Forum Hall A (Japan)

N/A

March 18-19 2017
Salle Pleyel (France)

VIP - $193
Gold - $136
Category 1 - $79
Category 2 - $50

March 24-25 2017
Central Hall Westminster (United Kingdom)

VIP - $188
Gold - $131
Category 1 - $80
Category 2 - $57

May 6-7 2017
Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore)

VIP - $194
Gold - $143
Category 1 - $86

May 28 2017
Mercedes Benz Arena (China)

N/A

June 10/14 2017
Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

N/A

June 24, 2017
United Palace Theatre (New York City, NY)

VIP - $179
Gold - $134
Category 1 - $109
Category 2 - $79
Category 3 - $59


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The official Japanese Kingdom Hearts Twitter has just announced the first ever world tour for the Kingdom Hearts series. Official orchestrated music from the Kingdom Hearts series will be played all around the world. An official Facebook page for the world tour has been made as well, giving updates on the tour. Below you can check out the place and pre-sale ticket information for the world tour. You can also check out the official site for more concert information.

Japan –March 10, 2017 – Tokyo International Forum A (Tokyo)
More details to be announced this summer.

France –March 18 & 19, 2017 – Salle Pleyel (Paris)
Pre-sales and exclusive VIP tickets at shop.wildfaery.com starting April 30, 2016 (12pm Paris time).
Also available Starting May 14, 2016 at www.fnacspectacles.com (12pm Paris time)

United Kingdom –March 24 & 25, 2017 – Central Hall Westminster (London)
Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com start April 30, 2016 (12pm London time).
Also available starting May 14, 2016 at www.ticketmaster.com (12pm London time)

Singapore –May 6 & 7, 2017 – Esplanade Concert Hall
Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com start April 30, 2016 (12pm Singapore time).
Also available starting May 14, 2016 at www.sistic.com.sg(12pm Singapore time)

China - May 28, 2017 - Mercedes Benz Arena (Shanghai)
More details to be announced this summer.

USA –June 10 & 14, 2017 – Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles)
Available on May 14, 2016 at www.ticketmaster.com (12pm Los Angeles time)

USA –June 24, 2017 – United Palace Theatre (New York)
New York: Pre-sales and exclusive VIP tickets available at shop.wildfaery.com starting April 30, 2016 (12pm New York time).
Also available May 14, 2016 at www.ticketfly.com (12pm New York time)


Additionally, you can check out the messages from Testuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series and Yoko Shimomura, composer of the Kingdom Hearts series.

"The idea of a KINGDOM HEARTS concert has been in the works for several years, but even so, I was astonished to learn that our music would be performed by a full orchestra, in other countries no less. I’ve been given the opportunity to oversee the creation of the title, logo, and many other aspects of this amazing production, and as the director of the series, I am confident that what we’ve created will touch the hearts of our beloved fans everywhere.
The World Tour is slated for 2017, the same year as the KINGDOM HEARTS 15th anniversary. In the meantime, fans will get a chance to explore the world of KINGDOM HEARTS II.8, which is coming out later this year. I hope the excitement and joy they get from the experience will only increase their anticipation for the release of KINGDOM HEARTS III."

Tetsuya Nomura, Director of the KINGDOM HEARTS series


“Please have a KINGDOM HEARTS orchestral concert.”
I heard this quite often, and it echoed my own feelings. I’ve wanted to have a concert for some time, and I’m happy to announce that it’s finally become a reality. When I began composing for the KINGDOM HEARTS series, I couldn’t even dream this day would come. But it has, thanks to our beloved fans. This concert and the music of KINGDOM HEARTS could not have existed without their undying support. I can’t thank them enough. The concert will encompass my feelings toward the series and those dear to me around the world. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Yoko Shimomura, Composer for the KINGDOM HEARTS series


Thanks goes to wildfaery for providing the translations.

Gamer Escape was present at PAX East 2016 this week, and caught up with Hironori Okayama, the producer of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. In the interview, he stated that the North American version of the game will receive 50 new missions per month, and made an announcement that the promotional Zootopia medals recently released in Japan are planned for release in the North American version of the game on May 2nd. Okayama also discussed the choices made when Kingdom Hearts χ was being remade for mobile devices, how the team decides which medals to make, and the release of future content for both versions of the game.

The full interview can be read below:

Gamer Escape: Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ started out as a web browser game when it was released in Japan in 2013. Were there any big changes to the game when it made the move over to mobile devices?

Okayama: The game is actually completely different from the browser version. We decided to bring it to the mobile devices because there are a lot more users on smartphone devices now. I wanted as many people as possible to be able to play the game. The way that you want people to play the game would be different going from a computer screen to a smartphone touch screen and so we had to create the rules from the ground up for the mobile version.

Gamer Escape: More and more games are releasing globally these days, was there any reason why the game launched first in Japan before arriving in North America?

Okayama: People might think “aw Japan first again?” But our prototype was actually in English first. We brought it to the States to do a user test in America and that’s how we tested and built up the game. Now, the reason it released in Japan first well, we’re a Japanese team and so it was a lot faster to create that version first. But the prototype was in English so we always had the mentality of releasing in America.

Gamer Escape: As new content is released, is that global? or will it be similarly staged?

Okayama: One characteristic of a Kingdom Hearts game is that it has a really deep story. When you think about having the correct nuance in English, and we have an on-going discussion with Disney all the time – but if we have to do English and Japanese at the same time it would decrease the speed that the content would come out with and I don’t want that to happen as much as possible. I’d like to release it as simultaneously as possible, but there could be delays when it comes to story content.

Gamer Escape: Why did you decide on a game that’s free to download with micro-transactions instead of a game that you would pay once for?

Okayama: One big role that Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ has is to have players who have never touched Kingdom Hearts before to get into the series and now Kingdom Hearts. When I looked at the users on the mobile platform, the most popular monetization system was the Free to Play. So it was pretty much one choice for me.

Gamer Escape: What kind of end-game content is there in the game?

Okayama: As far as the main story line goes, there’s not really any end-content to it because it will be constantly updated. There are two things on the development side we consider end content. One is the Coliseum – which we used to call the infinite coliseum internally – but you figure out how high of a level you can challenge and it resets every month, but you challenge yourself to see how far you can get each month. The other is the raid boss that appears in the tutorial. The raid bosses you’d like to try and kill with party members because it gets stronger and stronger as you defeat it. This resets every month as well, and it can go up to level 99. So trying to defeat those raid bosses and gaining more experience points or “looks” as well call them, to raise your party ranking, that’s what we want people to enjoy as end content.

Gamer Escape: Was there a process for determining the characters that appeared on the medals?

Okayama: When we decide medals, the battle system comes first when we think about it. We think about what kind of skills are necessary to move through the story and quests and we decide which character might fit the kind of action or skills they want so it’s a bit of a reversed way of looking at it. For Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, we made it in a way so that any character that has appeared in the Kingdom Hearts series can still fit into this world. We hear alot from the medal team that they don’t know which character to use next because of how many there are to choose from.

Gamer Escape: Is there a lot of interaction with Disney for that at all?

Okayama: It’s a long running series and so we’ve always been in talks with Disney. It’s nothing new when it comes to this title.

Gamer Escape: Will we see any more worlds added in future updates?

Okayama: In regards to the stages in the quests, we do plan to release at minimum, 50 stages per month. There will also be seasonal events as well. As far as the worlds go, it is a Kingdom Hearts game so we do plan to maybe add more but we have nothing concrete now. It is very difficult to create a new world.

Gamer Escape: I saw online last week that new medals would be making their way into the Japanese version of the game for Zootopia. Is that something that North American players can expect to see?

Okayama: May 2nd.

Gamer Escape: That was a lot more specific of an answer than I thought we would get!

Okayama: We haven’t told anyone else yet. We do plan to release it on May 2nd, of course it is subject to change.

Gamer Escape: How many stages are there right now?

Okayama: It’s around 250 right now.

Gamer Escape: We have a lot to go then. How many quests are in the Japanese version right now?

Okayama: It’s 500 right now in Japan.

Gamer Escape: Is there anything you're excited for or something you’d like to share with our readers?

Okayama: There are actually hidden Mickeys in the stages that you can look for.

Gamer Escape: Like the shape?

Okayama: Yes, it might be very difficult to find them but they are in there. They’re not in every stage though.


In case you missed our tweet a while ago, the latest Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] story update is available and it begins with the player, Chirithy, and the newly introduced character, Skuld, on a search for Ephemera. Later meeting up with Master Ava, she begins to describe the looming Keyblade War and what it means for this world's Keyblade Wielders.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] and Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ share similar stories, and so this video can potentially contain spoilers for both games so please take caution before watching. The Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is also farther along in terms of story compared to the newly released North American version so please keep that in mind as well.

You can view the latest story clip thanks to Everglow, with translations provided by Kayla Copeland (nichiei.translations@gmail.com).


At 2 AM PDT on April 21st, 50 new story quests will be added to the North American version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ as announced by the official Twitter and Facebook pages. This update will focus on quests taking place in Wonderland as well as Daybreak Town.

The official Kingdom Hearts Facebook page also announced that more quests will be added in early May with even more content to follow soon after that.

What do you hope to see in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ in the future? Let us know in the comments!

The North American Square Enix Store has added a listing for a Chirithy plush to their website, following the announcement of the Chirithy plush for the Japanese Square Enix Store last month. The Chirithy plush is currently up for pre-order with a limit of one per customer and is expected to ship towards the end of August 2016.

You can find a few images of the Chirithy plush below, including all new stock images:

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Will you be pre-ordering Chirithy? Let us know in the comments!

Square Enix have announced their properties that will appear at the upcoming PAX East 2016 convention, and among these titles is Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. Square Enix claims that Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will have a "hands-on" presence at their booth (#4044), so it is unclear whether or not announcements for future updates to the game will be made at the event. PAX East 2016 is being held in Boston, MA from April 22-24, and badges necessary to attend the event are currently sold out.

Update: The Square Enix Booth at PAX East 2016 will be handing out Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ posters featuring the line "Have you heard of the Ancient Keyblade War?" from Kingdom Hearts III to attendees who play their demo of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ!
You can find images from the event below:

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If you plan on attending PAX East 2016, will you be playing Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ at the Square Enix booth? Let us know in the comments!