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  1. Zootopia medals and avatar outfits come to Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ NA

    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!

  2. Walkthrough for Castle of Dreams finale in Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ now translated in English

    The Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ has reached the ending for Castle of Dreams. With that, Everglow has fully recorded and edited in English translations for the story, which can be seen below. The walkthrough goes from quests 646-660 in-game. Thanks goes to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com) for translations.


    The story for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will continue at a later date.

    Are you looking forward to playing Castle of Dreams in the English version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Feb 21 2017 12:49 PM
    • by Jake
  3. The official Kingdom Hearts website has updated to promote Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ

    As of April 4th, 2016, when we learned of the North American release date for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, the official Kingdom Hearts website has updated to promote the release. A large reminder of the April 7th, 2016 release date appears at the top of the page above a link to the Kingdom Hearts Facebook post of the announcement. Lastly, the site includes the announcement trailer that was first shown at E3 2015.

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    As of right now, there is nothing more to view on the official site, but it may update again once the game is released.

  4. The Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] launch trailer has been released

    The launch trailer for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] has been released. The trailer can be viewed below:


    For those of you who don't know, Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is an updated version/rebranding of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ[chi] which includes multiplayer gameplay and new story updates.

    If you'd like to see more details of the Union χ[Cross] update, click here.

  5. The Beast's Castle introduced to international version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ with 25 new story quests

    On August 25th at 12:00 AM (PT), 25 new story quests were added to the international version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. With this new story update, a new world is also introduced starting with story quest 426: The Beast's Castle. Players also obtain the Divine Rose Keyblade after quest 433.

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    While meeting up with your favorite characters from Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast, don't forget you'll receive receive Orichalcum after completing these 25 quests.

    Are you excited to explore this new world? Let us know in the comments!

  6. Tetsuya Nomura writes message for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ reveal

    Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the Kingdom Hearts series has written a message for the reveal of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, the port of the web browser game, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] for iOS & Android devices. Nomura explains the reasoning behind the title "Unchained" and confirms the web browser version will continue to run. You can read it below thanks to misomilk from Tumblr.

    Dear Users of the Keyblade, it has been a while.
    This time, we have announced the smartphone app 『KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ』.

    Since we've adjusted it for smartphone applications (smartphone usage), you'll notice you can enjoy it in a shorter time, and much more freely [than in browser format]. That's how in calling it "Unchained", we've put in a feeling/meaning/sense of "release".
    It also connotes how you can take it out with you on your phone, but you'll see this [release] sense in the story, too.

    『χ』 and 『Unchained χ』. These two 『χ』, in terms of world and story, have both similarities and differences they share. Your meeting and parting with Ephemera, the hints of mystery surrounding Chirithy may already come to your mind. Then there's also the Foretellers starting to move according to their own [convictions].

    Be that as it may, it will still take some time until 『Unchained χ』 comes out. Of course, 『KINGDOM HEARTS χ[chi]』 will keep running its course. I'd like to extend my thanks to those who keep playing it.

    Please expect that there will be more events linking to 『Unchained χ』. It will please us well that you, already Users of the Keyblade, and also those who are to become (will become) Users of the Keyblade, continue to enjoy 『KINGDOM HEARTS χ[chi]』.

    Kingdom Hearts Series
    Director
    Tetsuya Nomura

    • May 13 2015 11:44 PM
    • by Sora96
  7. Tetsuya Nomura writes a message regarding the Kingdom Hearts III & Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ news from E3 2015

    Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the Kingdom Hearts, has written a message for fans regarding the Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ news from E3 2015. The message from Nomura has him presenting all of the announcements to us, and interestingly mentions that not all the assets/information available were revealed – just a snippet. The message also says that there will be more news soon, so stay tuned!

    You can read the full message below:

    After we announced KINGDOM HEARTS III, we went through some redesigning associated with the change in the game engine. Since we were prioritizing those tasks, we were not able to reveal much new information, but this time, we premiered footage that shows the game in action on the new engine.

    The video is just a snippet, but I believe you can get a glimpse of all the challenges that the development team is taking on.We leaned toward the flashiest of scenes due to the limited length of time, but I hope that viewers can sense that this new world of KINGDOM HEARTS is something that players can enjoy, not only during the powered-up battles, but even when you’re just traversing the map.

    That being said, the true nature of KINGDOM HEARTS III is still to come, so please stay tuned for further information.

    Also, we just made the announcement that KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi], a PC browser game that was previously only available in Japan, will be coming to North America as KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ.

    It is meant to be a handy way to enjoy the world of KINGDOM HEARTS more deeply, so I hope that you try out KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ, and imagine your new journey in KHIII.

    KINGDOM HEARTS Series
    Director
    Tetsuya Nomura

    • Jun 17 2015 02:33 PM
    • by Jake
  8. Tetsuya Nomura sends Holiday Greetings to all the Kingdom Hearts fans

    Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura sent out a message to all Kingdom Hearts fans, wishing everybody a happy holiday season! Despite being ashamed of his bed hair and wearing a hat to cover it, Nomura talked about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, the 15th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (which Nomura almost mistakenly called 1.8), and a possible new development in Kingdom Hearts Unchained x.



    What do you guys think about this video? Let us know in the comments!

    • Dec 27 2016 01:00 AM
    • by Leamax
  9. Tetsuya Nomura describes the types and amounts of quests found in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ

    A new development communication has been posted to the Square Enix Bridge website by Kingdom Hearts series director, Tetsuya Nomura. This communication goes into detail about the types and number of quests you will see in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, the updates they plan to make monthly, and how the story may tie into future of the Kingdom Hearts series.

    Translations can be found below, thanks to goldpanner!:

    KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ


    -A Message From The Director-

    A new Kingdom Hearts has finally begun.
    An event that has been spoken of many times so far: the Keyblade War.
    Players can personally experience the story leading up to it as a character in the world of KH by becoming a Keyblade Wielder in Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] for PC browsers, which is currently in-service, and now in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ.
    First, so that you may grow as a Keyblade Wielder, we have prepared 200 main quests for you.
    These main quests are added every month, so please continuing to clear them and come closer to the truth about the Keyblade War.
    In the preceding Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], this month we will approach a development story-wise.
    We will approach that development in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ too anyway, but I think you will come even closer to the truth when the two χ's overlap.
    Also, influencing the world of χ are new characters such as the Foretellers, Chirithy and Ephemera. Exactly how will they exist in the main KH series after this? This too is why I think experiencing the world of χ for yourself will allow you to enjoy the KH series even more.
    We have plans to add various content in the future in order for you to enjoy a rich in variety, KH-esque game, so I hope that you will stay with us for a long journey.
    The latest information is currently being announced as necessary by the people managing the official twitter. They are not answering questions, but I do recommend following them. I also appear there to give informal content, on the rare occasion.

    Kingdom Hearts Series Director Tetsuya Nomura

    -About Future Updates-

    [About New Main Quests]
    Regarding main quests, we plan to add 50 stages each month until around Jan 2016.
    Even on weeks that a new main quest isn't added, we will aimi to update with things each week for everyone to enjoy, such as additional incredibly challenging event quests.
    [About Content That Will Be Renewed Each Month]
    The Coliseum and Raid Bosses will be renewed into new seasons at the start of each month.

    Each new season will see some adjustments when it begins, so that you may push yourselves to aim higher each month and feel the joy of working together.

    [Other]
    We still can't give details, but we are planning to add a very large function once it becomes necessary for added stages. Also, we plan to add events and avatar items that match with the season of the year.
    Other than that, we aim to improve the quality of the game by adding highly-requested improved functions and features that are even more useful.
    We look forward to your continued support of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ.

  10. Tetsuya Nomura confirms that Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will deviate from Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] midway & discusses direction of storyline

    Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series, was recently interviewed by Dengeki PlayStation. In the interview, Nomura discusses the storyline for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. For fans wondering whether or not the ending for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] will also go down the same path in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, he confirms that the ending was only meant for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], and that Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will be deviating to an original story midway.

    Furthermore, Tetsuya Nomura talks about some of the future features coming to Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, such as the confirmed multiplayer features and the first new world for the game, Castle of Dreams.

    For those also curious, Nomura reassures that Luxu is not the Master of Masters, and that there are two different cloaked men. Luxu & Masters of Masters have a relationship that will be explained in Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover.

    You can view a translation of the relevant portion of the interview below. Thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com) for providing us with this translation!

    --Let me ask about things connected to [KH X], too. First, the browser game [KH X] ended its service at the end of September, but what are your thoughts on that three years of continued service?

    Nomura: It's too bad that service ended so early, but I think having continued for three years served as a great amount of strength to us. Looking at the user number, there were more people playing the smart phone app [KH Unchained X], so we will now focus on that. As we've already announced, we are planning a season two of [KH Unchained X], so we are continuing its service. In October there will be new worlds available, and we are working on the planned multiplayer function for January release, so please look forward to it.

    --You laid out the last scene of [KH X] to us, but will [KH Unchained X] develop in the same way?

    Nomura: That was only the development for [KH X]. The story for [KH Unchained X] will deviate midway to a different story.

    --In the latest trailer of [KH X Back Cover], there was a figure wearing a black cloak, separate from the five Foretellers, but...?

    Nomura: As we've already revealed in [KH X], that is a character named Luxu. Since he's wearing that black coat, it seems like a lot of people mistook Luxu for the Master of Masters, but they're two different people. The one holding a dandelion on the package art and in the trailer is the Master of Masters, and the other person wearing a black cloak is Luxu. Their relationship is more clearly drawn out in [KH X Back Cover].


    What do you think of the direction that Square Enix is taking the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ storyline?

  11. Tetsuya Nomura comments on Ventus, Lauriam, and the continuation of the story of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] in Kingdom Hearts III

    Series director Tetsuya Nomura revealed some background information on Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] during the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night held at Square Enix Café Osaka on October 13th, 2017.

    • Nomura stated that the character of Ventus from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is the "same person" as seen in Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross].
    • When asked if Lauriam from Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] and Marluxia are the same person, he replied, "Lauriam is Lauriam."
    • Regarding the story of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], he said, "[It] will not be completed in Kingdom Hearts III. (Not everything will be revealed in Kingdom Hearts III.)"
    Translations have been provided by KH13 translator Mio-chan.

    You can read more about the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night and view pictures of it here.

    The Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night at Square Enix Café Osaka is a campaign that precedes the joint campaign between Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, and ARTNIA, which is held to celebrate the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary as well. You can read more about this joint campaign and view pictures of it here. This collective campaign will run at ARTNIA until December 14th, 2017, and at both Square Enix Café Osaka and Square Enix Café Tokyo until November 10th, 2017.

    You can also keep in touch with the ongoing updates on our Twitter here.

  12. Summary of the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater event

    On November 3rd, Square Enix & Disney held an event dedicated to the Kingdom Hearts series called the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater. Throughout the event, new footage relating to the Kingdom Hearts series was shown to everyone who attended the event, along with a few extra surprises. While those who couldn't attend the event cannot view any of the footage from the event, Square Enix released a few screenshots from the new footage, along with fans sharing their impressions on all the events that took place at the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater.

    Below you can check out all articles, screenshots, and fan impressions from the event.


    Articles

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    - New images featuring attraction flow for Kingdom Hearts III, Riku and Kairi in Kingdom Hearts 2.8, and Beast's Castle in Kingdom Hearts χ
    - New Kingdom Hearts III trailer shown at D23 Expo Japan 2015
    - New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue trailer shown at D23 Expo Japan 2015
    - Beast's Castle Confirmed for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], and "Mickey Code Together" Event for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
    - Famitsu: Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater summary


    Screenshots

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    Square Enix officially released screenshots from the new footage shown at the event, which can be seen below.

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    Fan Impressions

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    Thanks to @kh_primavera, and translations by News Team member Rin, you can check out fan impressions on the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater.

    KH Theater - General Outline:
    Opening (CM videos of products that have been released)
    Greetings from Disney Japan, Justin Scarpone
    Greetings from Executive Producer Shinji Hashimoto
    Piano performance by Yoko Shimomura and Hiroyuki Nakayama
    Live performance of: [Dearly] Beloved, The Other Promise, Musique pour la tristesse de Xion
    Short talk by Shimomura and Nakayama
    Tetsuya Nomura presenting the latest information
    KH HD 2.8 new information: Ven, Aqua, and Terra’s voice actors appear in a guest movie
    KH3 new information: Sora, Kairi, and Riku’s voice actors appear in a guest movie
    New KH3 trailer presented (mainly battle scenes)
    Limited KH3 making video presented
    King Mickey in KH attire appears as a special guest
    Mr. Justin, Mr. Hashimoto, Ms. Shimomura, Mr. Nomura, and King Mickey photo session
    Ending (video with each character’s lines and Hikaru Utada’s “Hikari” BGM)

    Latest Information
    KHx - new world,“Beast Castle (from 11/5)
    KHUx - new stronger medals and avatars (from 11/3 18:00)
    KH HD 2.8 - latest trailer. King Mickey, Riku, Kairi, and Yen Sid must find Ven, Terra, and Aqua in order to gather the 7 Guardians of Light. From there, King Mickey says he met Aqua in the Ream of Darkness when he was there. Afterwards, battle scene with Aqua was presented.
    KH3 - latest trailer. Starts with the conversation between young Xehanort and young Eraqus previously released. There’s more to the convo this time than before (I feel like there were things I’d never heard before, like creating Kingdom Hearts out of competing lights…)

    After that, Sora’s battle scenes began to run. Worlds presented: Tangled, Twilight Town, Mysterious Tower, etc. Sora used BBS’s action system (shotlock command) and KH3D’s action system (free-flow action).

    About the new attraction flow: some of it is my own impression, but it kinda looked like it was based on Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blaster.

    There was one scene that showed the detailed motions of feet being soaked in a river.

    Sora, Donald, and Goofy’s new abilities were also shown (footage of the 3 of them sitting on Goofy’s shield and attacking was presented).

    Limited making movie - Olympus Coliseum (in production) was shown. In KH2 it was a world of spirits, in KH3, I’m not super positive, but it’s probably going to be made with heaven as the main. (Olympus Coliseum’s appearance in KH3 is unknown to begin with.)

    Also, a 3D Daybreak Town (in production) was shown. (Whether this world will be in KH3 or not is unknown.)

    The new Nobody’s bottom half looked like flower petals, and it used to a sickle to attack. (I remember Nomura said that people who have played KH will know who this Nobody is.)

    Some Heartless that look like advanced forms of Yellow Opera were also shown.


    Thanks to KH13 News Team member Kayla Copeland (nichiei.translations@gmail.com), you can read fan impressions from FF-Reunion.net.

    KH: [D23EJ] Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater Report!

    Today from Maihama Ikspiari, we have a report of the [Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater]. The event programs are as follows:

    -Greetings from the higher-ups at Disney, Justin Scarpone and Mr. Hashimoto
    -Yoko Shimomura and Hiroyuki Nakayama held a piano performance (Songs: Dearly Beloved, The Other Promise, Musique pour la tristesse de Xion)
    -Comments from the voice actors: Megumi Toyoguchi, Ryotaro Okiayu, Koki Uchiyama, Miyu Irino, Risa Uchida, and Mamoru Miyano
    -New trailers for KH0.2BbS, KhxBackCover, and KH3, no new worlds shown. New heartless appeared, KH3 creation process opened to public.

    [KH Premuim Theater Opening]

    -After entering the theater, we were given wristbands. Mr. Hashimoto was also at the theater entrance. Inside the KH Premium Theater before the event began, the screen had the [KINGDOM HEARTS Premium Theater] logo!

    -There was a keyblade in front of the screen. Then there was an announcement. No recording the trailers, taking any video, or any photography was allowed during the event. According to the event's twitter, this was all in order not to ruin things for the second round of guests, and the ban would be lifted at 17:00.

    -First, Tetsuya Nomura opened, and Nakamura said, “I'll speak while looking at the cue cards.” It was revealed that on 11/5, Beast's Castle would be a new world for KHx, and that from 18:00, the “Mickey Coordinate” event would start, with a KH2 Mickey present on 11/4 at 4:00!

    -[Below are excerpts from the voice actor's comments about the PV]

    Toyoguchi: Aqua's last line “we're connected” did not go well, and we had to do a lot of takes for it. My heart was starting to break. Recording for 2.8 isn't finished yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

    Okiayu: The first time I met Uchiyama, I met him with the same way Terra felt: “He's Ven!” The line that left a lasting impression on me was what I said to Otsuka, “What did you do to his heart?!”

    Uchiyama: In regards to Roxas, despite not being able to feel that my own world was real, I felt at that time (as a middle school student) that just like me, Roxas was real. In regards to Ven, I went on to give out such cheerfulness that I don't really have. At first, recording felt more like playing around than work.

    -A new trailer for [KH0.2BbS]! The King, Riku, and Kairi stand before YenSid. He says, “The fight with Xehanort is near. We must assemble the seven wielders of light to protect the seven hearts of pure light. In order to do that, it is indispensable that we call back the three keyblade wielders who were lost to the tragedies of long ago: Ventus, Terra, and Aqua.” Then, the King says to Riku and Kairi, “I met (?) in the Realm of Darkness.” (Picture: Aqua from behind in the Realm of Darkness)

    -The [KhxBackCover] trailer was the team's logos on stained glass with voices only. A man said, “Lost (?? couldn't hear the dialogue) piece missing from the Foretellers will enter.” A woman said, “Someone has the full story of the Foretellers, and the person who has that is the traitor?” A second man said, “The darkness is indeed on the move. I can't think that there is a traitor among us.” A second woman said, “We're not for sure that there's a traitor among us, right?” The first man says, “The missing piece of the story tell us of the traitor.”

    -[KHDDD] trailer came next. It was the scene where Xehanort explains things in the dream world. The King and Riku take hands and the trailer said, “Someday, with your strength...” There was the scene with Tron falling, and the scene with Riku confronting Ansem (“Ansem! You've become a part of my heart...”). There was also the scene where Sora takes Namine's hand, only to have her face turn into Xion, as well as Riku fighting the person in the black coat. It showed Sora fighting Braig (“Our hearts are connected--that's my strength!”). The modeling for KHDDD was really pretty! It seems just like a remake, perhaps because it was taken from the 3DS to the PS4 in HD.

    -There was a new trailer for [KH3]. It was the full scene from the beginning of KH3 with young Eraqus and Xehanort! [The music was a piano version of [The 13th Side].)

    X: Do you know about the Keyblade war?
    E: Of course.
    X: Long ago, when keyblade wielders tried to steal away the light.
    E: I've heard it again and again from the Master.
    X: I wonder what they wanted to do, using the light they stole to summon Kingdom Hearts.
    E: Who knows...I can't understand the reason why the fight happened in the first place.
    X: Have you heard of the Lost Masters? They started the Keyblade war.
    E: Never heard of it, where did you hear that from?
    X: No, was it for their sake, I wonder...
    E: I don't get it.
    X: You know the truth, right?
    E: About what?
    X: That at that time, light was defeated by the darkness. I guess you as a candidate for Master wouldn't know.
    E: I guess.
    X: You can see it with your own eyes. It's already decided, the end of the world.
    E: It'd be boring if the end was already decided. If the darkness is supposed to win, I'll rewrite the ending.
    X: You're pretty confident. But aren't you at a disadvantage?
    E: Light is different from darkness, because it's not just something you can see. We won't know until the end.
    X: I'm looking forward to it.

    -There was a KH3 trailer (music: Rage Awakened). Sora, Donald and Goofy battled Heartless that looked like dandelions in front of Rapunzel's tower, then it cut to a new part with new Nobodies that look like flowers with about eight legs?, that would separate and lift into the air while spinning (I saw this during the making video, but the keyblade looked like Marluxia). Nomura said this about the new Nobodies: “These nobodies will make you imagine someone specific. People with good intuition might get it.” It showed a new weapon for Sora. In an area that looked like a valley, Sora was able to lock on to about 10 Heartless (the lock on speed is very fast, about 1.5 seconds!) and teleport around while attacking. It was really cool!

    -There was a new attraction flow for [KH3]! It showed a vehicle kind of like a space ship?, where all three had a launching pad. It was called “Shooting ride.” After invoking AF, it turns into FPS mode and you can attack the enemies! (When it turns to FPS mode, the outline of goggles appears on the screen, giving you the image of playing a FPS game with goggles on)

    -While fighting Heartless in [KH3], there were points where Sora would fall into the river and scream as he slid down. The river looked really pretty! It seems the Heartless can also chase you down the river. When attacking the Heartless that resemble bells (the ones well known in the KH series), they can affect the environment around you, and they can attack that way.

    -There was a [KH2 Making] video presentation by Nomura! He said, “We're developing each of the worlds. Since the developers are still working, we can't show you any new worlds, but I was able to bring this in-production (making) video here today.” When the new Nobodies (shaped like flowers? They resemble Marluxia) attack, they rain down red flower petals. (The drawing below is simplified, but this is the basic idea)

    -What Nomura showed us next in the [KH3 making] video was a 3D version of Daybreak Town that hasn't been used in KH so far, but they might use it in KH3 or something. I understand that the movement of light makes the buildings move.

    -Next in the [KH3 making] video was a making of [Olympus]. Olympus is set up in the heavens, and it looks very divine, with the buildings reflected on the floor it was very pretty! There were buildings in the clouds, and between the clouds were the buildings of Olympus hidden away, making it a very mysterious location! Perhaps because of the use of light, the shading makes it look very three-dimensional!

    -The other parts of the [KH3 making] were shots of different Heartless with no backgrounds (Heartless with hats, bell-shaped Heartless' effects) showing their movements, etc. Nomura said, “There will be other Heartless, but they are spoilers so I can't show them. Just by looking at them you'll be able to figure out the worlds.”

    -There was a [0.2BbS] making video. It was a great display of running around in the darkness and Aqua fighting off Heartless!

    -In [KH3], Sora, Donald, and Goofy can ride Goofy's shield. Riding the shield like that lets you fly! Also, there's going to be a large snake-like enemy to fight.

    -At the end, there was a special PV they showed us called “King Mickey Scene Mash-Up]! Just when I was thinking how it was cool just to hear the music full of the King...King Mickey came out on stage, as well as Nomura and Shimomura, and they walked around the theater greeting guests! They were shaking hands and giving hi-fives!

    -Everyone involved got on stage: King Mickey, Nomura, Shimomura, and Hashimoto looked full of energy!


    -The last PV was a mash-up of scenes from each game. Sora, Roxas, Namine, Xion, Riku, Axel, Kairi, Aqua, Terra, Ven...and so on were in the last scene and climax, showing their goodbyes, reunions, and connections in their hearts... Everything was connected in fragments, and it was beautiful and left an impression. It made my heart feel warm...and I cried.

    -It was a wonderful KH event! There were a lot of clips, and I'm surprised at the quality! It seems some of the trailers were ones only shown at this theater, but I hope they release the other trailers soon!


    Lastly, you can check out tweets from the event, thanks to KH13 News Team member Kayla Copeland (nichiei.translations@gmail.com) for the translations, and thanks to @aibo_ac7 for the original tweets.

    Spoiler


    With the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater passing by, as well as all of the D23 Expo Japan event, there are 2 major events left of 2015: Jump Festa 2016 and PlayStation Experience 2015. While Kingdom Hearts has not been confirmed for any of these events yet, there is a small chance of Kingdom Hearts appearing at these events. If any Kingdom Hearts news appears as these events are starting, we will let you know!

    • Nov 15 2015 07:28 PM
    • by Jake
  13. Square Enix is conducting an official Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ user survey

    From February 24th until March 3rd, people currently playing the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ can participate in a survey being conducted by Square Enix. The survey asks questions about your experience playing the game, what you feel could be improved, and what medals you would like to see in the future. Upon completion of the survey, players will receive 600 jewels to be used in-game. Also during this time, all AP costs for missions will be halved.

    You can fill out the survey here.

    If you plan on completing the survey, you can find a translation of the questions/responses below thanks to News Team member Katie Armstrong.

    Q1: Please enter your User ID number

    Q2: Please select your gender
    -Male
    -Female

    Q3: Please select your age range
    -Under 13
    -13-15
    -16-19
    -20-24
    -25-29
    -30-34
    -35-39
    -40-50
    -Over 50

    Q4: Please tell us your occupation.
    -Company employee (i.e. full time, salaryman)
    -Manager
    -Government/public service
    -Self-employed
    -Part-time
    -Student
    -Housewife
    -Unemployed
    -Other

    Q5: If you answered 'Other' for Q4, please elaborate below. (255 characters max)

    Q6: Please tell us what OS you use to play.
    -iOS
    -Android
    -Other
    -I don't know

    Q7: Please tell us what device model you use to play. (255 characters max)

    Q8: What other hardware do you use to play games?
    -Smartphone
    -PC
    -PS4
    -PS3
    -PS Vita
    -Xbox One
    -Wii U
    -Nintendo 3DS
    -Tablet

    Q9: When did you start playing Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ?
    -Since the beginning (September 2015)
    -October 2015
    -November 2015
    -December 2015
    -January 2016

    Q10: How did you find out about Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ?
    -Saw it on a news site
    -Saw it on the official home page
    -Saw it on a social network or blog
    -Saw a magazine article
    -Heard from a friend
    -Saw a TV commercial
    -Saw it in the app store
    -Other

    Q11: If you answered 'Other' for Q10, please elaborate below. (255 characters max)

    Q12: Do you follow the official Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Twitter account?
    -Yes
    -No

    Q13: How do you get your Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ news?
    -In-game notifications
    -From the official website
    -From the official Twitter
    -Another news site
    -Other

    Q14: If you answered 'Other' for Q13, please elaborate below. (255 characters max)

    Q15: Do you know the people you play Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ with?
    -Yes
    -No

    Q16: Have you performed a data transfer?
    -Yes
    -No
    -I don't know how

    Q17: What aspects of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ do you enjoy? (You may select multiple choices)
    -The Kingdom Hearts story
    -The Disney worlds and characters
    -Collecting and evolving medals
    -Playing the main quest
    -Event quests
    -Customizing your avatar
    -Raid Bosses
    -The Coliseum
    -Individual Lux rankings
    -Party Lux rankings
    -Other

    Q18: If you also selected 'Other', please elaborate below on what you enjoy in the game. (255 characters max)


    Q19: Please choose how much you agree with the statement "I am a Disney fan".
    -Strongly agree
    -Agree
    -Disagree
    -Strongly disagree
    -No opinion

    Q20: What medals do you want to see? Please answer below. (255 characters max)

    Q21: What events do you want to see? Please answer below. ( 255 characters max)

    Q22: Do you want to see collaborative events with other apps?
    -Yes
    -No

    Q23: If you answered 'Yes' to Q22, which apps would you like to see collaborative events with? (255 characters max)

    Q24: Please tell us what aspects of gameplay you like. (510 characters max)

    Q25: Please tell us what aspects of gameplay you dislike. (510 characters max)

    Q26: Please leave any other feedback. (510 characters max)


    Feel free to discuss your answers in the comments below!

  14. Services for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ now online in Japan

    Services for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ are now officially online for both iOS & Android devices in Japan on the Japanese Google Play Store & Apple App Store. In order to play Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ you are required to go through some steps to get passed the region lock. You can view official guides here on KH13 on how to get passed the region lock and successfully download the game. Below are linked guide articles for both Android & iOS respectively.

    Android Guide


    iOS Guide


    Along with the services being pushed online, Tetsuya Nomura has shared another drawing piece which shows a drawing of Kingdom Hearts III Sora and Chirithy. You can view the drawing below.

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    Have you downloaded Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ on your Android/iOS device(s)? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Sep 03 2015 12:33 AM
    • by Jake
  15. Pre-registration Now Available on Android for NA version of KHUX featuring Zootopia outfits

    Pre-registration for North American version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is now open in the Google Play store. The size of the download will be 1.1 GB.

    The Google Play store features a few screenshots of the game, including a first look at new outfits based on Disney's latest film Zootopia.

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    Google Play also provided a summary of Kingdom Hearts Unchained and its features:

    Adventure across Disney’s magical and wondrous worlds in the first mobile app for the beloved KINGDOM HEARTS series!

    KINGDOM HEARTS is a tale about Light and Friendship overcoming the power of Darkness. Over the last 15 years, millions of fans have experienced the epic tale of King Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and more than 100 Disney characters joining forces with Sora, Keyblade warriors, and heroes from Square Enix’s popular FINAL FANTASY video game series as they battle to protect their friends and save all worlds from the Heartless.

    Become a hero at the very beginning of the KINGDOM HEARTS story in the era of the Lost Masters. Gather LUX—a mysterious form of light—and fight the Heartless as you explore beautiful Disney worlds. Meet familiar faces, strengthen yourself and your Keyblades!

    - Battle against the Heartless using your legendary Keyblades. Tap to attack, swipe to hit multiple enemies, and flick medals to unleash their special abilities.
    - Strategize to defeat enemies in fewer turns for greater rewards by using your special attacks and finding the right balance of power, magic, and speed medals.
    - Customize your hero by changing your avatar’s outfits to match your style of fashion. Be on the lookout for outfits based upon popular Disney, FINAL FANTASY and KINGDOM HEARTS characters, as well as seasonal clothing!
    - Collect and evolve hundreds of character medals, which contain the harnessed power of popular Disney and FINAL FANTASY heroes and villains.
    - Team up with friends to challenge and take down monstrous Heartless raid bosses for even greater rewards!
    - Survive the challenges in the Olympus Coliseum, where the strongest heroes can brave additional bosses and unlock the rare medals.


    NOTE: An additional download of about 700MB will be required after installation of this application, so please make sure you have access to a stable internet connection. The download will expand in size during installation, and you will need a total of about 1.1 GB free in order to play this game.


    All of the screenshots provided on Google Play can be found below:

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

  16. Pre-registration for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ in Japan now open, releasing in September for Japan

    Pre-registration for the upcoming iOS & Android game, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is now open for Japan. Those who pre-register will be treated to some special smartphone wallpapers featuring artwork of the game. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will launch during September 2015 for Japan. Along with the announcement of opening pre-registrations, an official Twitter account was created for Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ via @KHUX_PR.

    You can view all the smartphone wallpapers below.

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    Additionally, some new images concerning the game were also released, you can view them below.

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    • Aug 06 2015 08:32 AM
    • by Sora96
  17. Players team up with Hercules & Cloud to defeat Hades in new Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ story update

    Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ in North America will be receiving 25 new story quests in a new story update being released by Square Enix! In the new story quests, you will be able to team up with Hercules and Cloud to finish off Hades and advance along in the story even further. With these 25 new quests, you will receive an Orichalcum upon completion. The new story update will be released on June 16th, 2016 at 2:00 AM USA PDT.

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    Are you excited for this new story update? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Jun 15 2016 10:10 PM
    • by Jake
  18. Obtain Sleeping Lion Keyblade with Proud Mode quests; releasing at 12 AM USA PT in English version of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ

    Square Enix has just announced that on January 26th, 2017, at 12 AM USA PT, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ will receive Proud Mode quests for the English version of the game. Proud Mode quests are filled with challenging objectives and tougher enemies. As you fight through these difficult quests, you will be able to have a chance at obtaining the Sleeping Lion Keyblade, which will be available after a certain amount of quests/objectives have been completed.

    Check out a preview of Proud Mode below.

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    Will you be going for the Sleeping Lion Keyblade? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Feb 21 2017 12:54 PM
    • by Jake
  19. Nomura discusses the Kingdom Hearts III trailer with Dengeki, explains Attraction Flow & more about the conversation scene

    In an interview with Dengeki Online, Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the Kingdom Hearts series, has shared more details about the opening scene of the Kingdom Hearts III E3 2015 trailer with Young Xehanort and Young Eraqus. Nomura explained that their conversation helps connect to the story of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. He also explained that their conversation is much longer in the full scene, but that this small part was extracted for the trailer.

    You can view a full translation of Nomura's answers from the interview below, thanks to Siliconera!

    [About Attraction Flow]

    That is called the ‘Attraction Flow,’ and it’s one of the featured elements of the game. After meeting certain requirements, you’ll get the option to activate it, and as far as visuals go, it’s pretty elaborate. As a matter of fact, the UI shown in the trailer is a temporary one, and once you actually get to use the Attraction Flow, it will also change the UI while active.

    Also, as far as ledges, elevation differences, and slopes go, Sora’s actions will automatically change as part of the introduction of the “Free Run” feature, which will give it a more dynamic sense of action

    [About the conversation between Eraqus and Xehanort]

    Yes, that is [the opening scene for Kingdom Hearts III]. The game will start with the conversation between the two,” says Nomura. “It’s actually a much longer conversation scene, but we’ve extracted that part to show in the trailer. As you may have noticed from seeing them, it’s a scene that takes place a very long time ago, and that’s where the story of Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi] connects [with the game].

    • Jun 17 2015 02:00 PM
    • by Jake
  20. Nomura discusses Kingdom Hearts III & more in group Kingdom Hearts fansite interview

    E3 2015 has concluded, and we can imagine that all of you are still recovering from the massive amounts of Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ news, interviews and media that we received. Stay tuned though, there's more– we're very excited to announce that we, along with many other fansites in the Kingdom Hearts space, had the chance to interview the director of the Kingdom Hearts series, Tetsuya Nomura!

    Churro, representing KH13, along with Mike & Andy from DisneyExaminer, Alex from Kingdom Hearts Destiny, Branden from Kingdom Hearts Union, and Cecily, Sophearum and Arielle from KHInsider all participated in a roundtable discussion with Nomura, and were able to ask him a number of questions about Kingdom Hearts. With a big thanks to Square Enix and Tetsuya Nomura, here it is!

    --How did magic evolve for Kingdom Hearts 3?

    Nomura: When it comes to magic in Kingdom Hearts 3, we really wanted to try to leave an effect on the surrounding environment. In the trailer when Sora would cast Blizzard, the blast would leave behind a sheet of ice for Sora to slide on, and when he cast Aero in a field, the wind would make an impression in the grass.

    We are hoping to achieve those types of lasting effects in the world with the new magic skills, so please look forward to them.

    --Are there any plans for further communication with fans online as a means of delivering news, such as through livestreaming (example: Final Fantasy’s Letter to the Producer / Active Time Report) or the Message to the Kingdom blog?

    Nomura: Unfortunately, that is not possible for us. The reason for this is because of the risks involved when we actually do livestreaming for Kingdom Hearts. While we are able to hold livestreams frequently for Final Fantasy, it is a much more different process with due consideration to Disney. Even participating in Square Enix Presents here at E3 is a very delicate situation due to the risk of revealing information accidentally.

    --What was your inspiration for Chirithy in Kingdom Hearts X[chi]?

    Nomura: When we were developing Kingdom Hearts X[chi], the development staff really wanted to introduce a guide for the Player character that would aid them throughout their journey. I thought a lot about how this character would appear as. This all took place before I acquired my own cats, but I had always wanted a Scottish Fold and decided to create Chirithy based off of that breed.

    --How do you select which attractions to use for Attraction Flow, and which rides do you like the best?

    Nomura: We look at all the attractions in the Disney parks worldwide, particularly the ones that appear to be popular. We revealed a new Attraction Flow in the latest trailer based off of the Mad Tea Party with Sora, Donald and Goofy spinning around in teacups, but I was actually very surprised by the overwhelming positive feedback from the Western fans for them, as they are not as flashy as the other rides.

    As for my favorite rides, I really like Disney World’s Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

    --In Kingdom Hearts I & II we were used to have a Disney character joining our party in each new world Sora and his friends visit. Will this mechanic be present in Kingdom Hearts 3?

    Nomura: Right, the idea of having a Disney character joining your party was an important part of KH 1 & 2, so, yes you will be able to have Disney characters joining your team across the game, not just as a temporary party member in the worlds, but also as summons.

    --How is the Kingdom Shader being used in Kingdom Hearts 3?

    Nomura: The goal of the Kingdom Shader is to evoke the feel of the brush paintings in each unique Disney world, just as we had always aimed to do. We are working to accomplish all of these different styles so that they will be properly reflected in each world in order to do the Disney properties justice, and we also have to decide if we will use them or go for a more realistic shader in certain worlds. The original worlds, however, will continue to use the same style.

    --How was your time at E3? Were you able to check out any other games?

    Nomura: Unfortunately I was too busy with interviews and was not able to see the other games being exhibited. I did, however, watch the first party press conferences online. I particularly liked Guerrilla Game’s Horizon: Zero Dawn and Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’sGhost Recon.

    --Was Kingdom Hearts 3 always planned to be released for the new generation of consoles?

    Nomura: To be honest, it was not. It just so happened that the timing happened to work out in this situation. When the time came that we were ready and able to begin work on Kingdom Hearts 3, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One had just been introduced, so the best decision for us was to develop KH3 for the new consoles.


    Don't forget to visit our friends on their websites:

    DisneyExaminer | Kingdom Hearts Destiny | Kingdom Hearts Union | KHInsider


    Lastly, Churro was also lucky enough to get his KH13 press badge signed by the man himself! This can be seen below.

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  21. New videos of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ gameplay mechanics released

    Square Enix has uploaded several new promotional videos to the Japanese Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ website, showcasing the new gameplay system of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ. These clips take place in a variety of different worlds and show off the core mechanics of the games, such as conversations, medals, raid boss battles, and touch screen functions. All the gameplay videos can be watched below:




    The game is scheduled to be released next week in Japan for iOS & Android devices for free with optional in-app-purchases. Will you be playing the Japanese release of KHUχ?

  22. New video message from Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Development Team

    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:

  23. New story update in Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

    A new story update for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] was implemented on October 1st. Along with a new story update, the annual Halloween event for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] players has also begun, and to celebrate the announcement of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, players have received a SR+ Meow Wow card.

    The story update for Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] appears to reveal some interesting details. Such details include what Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Kingdom Hearts series, meant by having Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ not being the exact same as Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], however they are related. Master Ava, the foreteller of the Vulpes union, reveals that Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is part of an opened state, in which Ephemera is conversing with the player from another dimension.

    In this story update, you will fight Ava and test your skills. After 4 turns in the battle, the battle will end. You only use 1/4th of your strength during the battle.

    Translations of the story update will be provided as soon as we receive them. You can check out images from the Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] maintenance update as well as the story update below.

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    • Oct 04 2015 11:07 AM
    • by Jake
  24. New Story Quests Added to Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] JP

    Fifteen new story quests were added to the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[cross] following maintenance on July 8th (JST). These quests further progress the story taking place in Enchanted Dominion. Can the player protect Aurora from the evil clutches of Maleficent? Both untranslated and translated footage have been made available and can be viewed below, courtesy of Everglow.

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    Where will we go in the next update? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

  25. New story quests added to Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ

    With the launch of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] in Japan, five new main story quests have been added. The newest story update introduces the concept of "Union Cross", and the characters within say that it would be good for the player character to do missions with their fellow Keyblade wielders. You can view an untranslated video of the new quests below, courtesy of Everglow. A translated version of this video will be available soon.


    UPDATE: The translated video of the new quests by Everglow is now out! Watch the video below:



    Are you excited for the launch of the multiplayer update? Let us know in the comments below!