Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is confirmed to be coming overseas with new servers divided by language, testing already underway in North America
Yesterday, it was announced that a new Kingdom Hearts title known as Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is currently in development for Android and iOS, and will be released during 2015. The title is a port of the Japan-only web browser game, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], and today appeared in the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly with a 6-page feature.
This feature includes an interview with the director of the Kingdom Hearts series, Tetsuya Nomura, where he confirms that Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will be coming overseas, with testing already underway in North America. As a result of the testing, they have decided to change Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] cards into "medals", in order to appeal more to a Western audience.
The full translation of this interview question can be read below, thanks to our translator SkyKeybladeHero.
-- In [KHx], cards are used for the battle system, but in this game they have become medals?
Nomura: Since we are considering developing this game overseas, we have adjusted it accordingly. When our testing team in America had Smartphone users play it, if they saw cards as they appeared in [KHX], they tended to think of it as the so called "card games". Although after having they play it for a while we had good reactions, the first impression of the game wasn't good. Since the first impression of a game is very important, we tried something other than cards.
-- You are considering developing it overseas, but what about the server's configuration and segmentation?
Nomura: We plan on adding new servers. We are also taking into account the chatting element, so I think we will divide it by Language Versions.
- May 13 2015 11:51 AM
- by DChiuch
The latest issue of Famitsu Weekly has included an exclusive look at the mobile version of Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], titled Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ (pronounced as Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key) that was revealed yesterday. The feature reveals the game's logo and shows various screenshots of the new title.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is a port of the Japan-only web browser game, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] and will be free-to-play with optional in-app-purchases for iOS & Android devices. It is currently scheduled to be released this year in Japan.
You can view the article below, thanks to @bKvEBVAvUq for the find.
Update: You can view translations of the first page of the article below thanks to SkyKeybladeHero.
New Game Scoop
[Kingdom Hearts]'s first smartphone app. The story that connects to [KHIII] is told!
Kingdom Hearts X[chi], the browser game that tells the oldest tale in the Kingdom Hearts series.
Adapting its gameplay to smartphones along with some set up to the story, this new game was born: Kingdom Hearts Unchained X.
The player becomes the wielder of a key shaped sword, the Keyblade and sets out on a journey to the various worlds gathering LUX (Light).
First you need to choose and join a Union commanded by one of the 5 Foretellers.
It's said that in the Book of Profecies of the Foretellers are written the events a far away future.
It has ties to [KHIII] and will be a key to telling the story.
The mysterious creature that supports and teaches many things to the player, Chirithy. It's cute face hides a dreaded and unxpected fate.
- May 14 2015 04:15 AM
- by Sora96
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ announced for iOS & Android, a free-to-play title for smartphones releasing 2015
Square Enix Japan have announced that a new Kingdom Hearts title will be releasing for iOS and Android in 2015, known as Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. The title will be free-to-play with optional in-app purchases, the first smartphone title in the series, and an adaption of the PC browser game Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]. We will update as more information becomes available.
Thanks go to @htmk73 for the information (original tweet below, translated by goldpanner), and to @aibo_ac7 for sharing it.
'Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key' for iOS/Android, scheduled to release 2015, free to play (with in-app purchasable items), the gameplay of 'Kingdom Hearts Key' remade for smartphones, setup for the plot has also been prepared for this newest title in the series.
- May 14 2015 04:14 AM
- by DChiuch