I think that for those who played all the games, the story is "easy" to understand. Everything is so well connected that it all makes sense. But I definitly agree that X Saga is very confusing.
Sep 10 2017 02:16 PM
Mostly because of how the story develops (in small parts that takes a lot of time to develop). Also DDD is a little confusing due to time travel and how it affects the whole series.
Sep 10 2017 02:17 PM
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The new version 2.3.1 of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] has gone live and has brought with it a great number of changes.
Firstly, the greatly anticipated pets feature has arrived which lets the player take a cute companion with them on their adventure which can have its appearance and name customised. They also provide a gameplay benefit in that they give a new attack slot to each Keyblade which can be improved by using medals to increase your pet's strength. The Pet System will unlock on the Home Screen after clearing Story Quest 14.
For more information on pets, full details can be seen below.
Version 2.3.1 Update Notes
In Version 2.3.1, we're introducing the Pet System, enabling you to take part in quests with your very own unique pet!
*The Pet System will unlock on the Home Screen after clearing Story Quest 14.
■ About the Pet System ・Equip your Pet with Medals to power them up, and use your Pet as your new 6th slot Medal in battle! ・Your Pet has a number of different Tricks that they can perform, which will activate during battle! ・You can name your Pet, customize their appearance, and power them up!
■ Equip your Pet with their battle Medal! ・When you press the blue button located on the top center of the "Equipment" screen, the Pet Medal Slot will appear and you can equip a Medal. ・You will be able to use this Medal in battle as your 6th slot Medal!
■ About Customizing and Powering Up your Pet ・If you tap your Pet, located on the top left of the screen next to your avatar, you will be taken to the Main Pet Screen where you can change your Pet's name and appearance, and also power them up!
★ Dress your Pet up however you like! ・Press the Outfits button on the Main Pet Screen. ・Here you can customize your Pet's appearance using avatar parts, and create our own unique and adorable Pet!
★ Power up your Pet! ・Press the Gear button on the Main Pet Screen. ・Here you can equip your Pet with Medals that make them stronger, separate from the Medal you can equip for use in battle. By doing this, you can increase your Pet's rank.
・Your Pet's rank is determined by the total points of the 6 Medals equipped on this screen. ・When your Pet's rank increases, their damage multiplier (for your 6th slot Medal) will increase and they will also learn a new Trick!
・Medals that you can use to power up your Pet will have their point value listed. This point value will differ from one Medal to the next. For example, Medals with Traits have especially high point values. If you tap the Optimize button, your pet will automatically be equipped with Medals that have the most amount of points.
・Your Pet's Tricks will activate in battle after fulfilling certain conditions. These abilities are super helpful, as your Pet will come to your aid and help you in different ways! You can confirm your Pet's Tricks on the Main Pet Screen by tapping the Tricks button.
*The Medals you use to increase your Pet's rank will not be deleted or used up, so feel free to change them up as you wish. *You can simultaneously use a Medal to power up your Pet and equip it on one of your Keyblades.
*The images used in this announcement are still under development. Text, stats, etc. may differ in the finished live build.
Besides the new pets system, there are other relatively big changes to the game. Firstly, the daily login jewels reward has been inreased, something fans of the game have been clamoring for. The Medal storage capacity by 100 for all players and has added support for iOS Game Center achievements and a 'come back' incentive quests which will trigger after a player has not logged in for 60+ days. There are also many quest changes in the early part of the game and many more other changes. For a full list, see below.
Version 2.3.1 Update Notes
Thank you for playing KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross].
The app was updated to Version 2.3.1 on Sept. 28, 2017 at 1:30 a.m. PT / 8:30 (UTC). Please see the below for a list of adjustments and bug fixes implemented with this update.
■ System Additions - Added the Pet System → Please check here for more details - Added support for iOS Game Center achievements - Added 'come back' incentive quests which will trigger after a player has not logged in for 60+ days - Added additional features to be implemented at a later date
■ UI Tweaks - Added the "Clear Deck" button to the Coliseum and High Score ranking screens so players can check the Keyblade set ups used by other players - Added the ability to sort by "Border Rank" on ranking screens in addition to "Me" and "Top 10". This option will display the players ranked in the tail end of a specific reward tier. - Added ability to sort Medals by "Special Attack Bonus" and "Traits" - Changed the Lux Ranking TOP 5 Crown display on the avatar details screen
■ Various Bug Fixes/Adjustments - Increased amount of Jewels received from the daily login bonus - Increased all players' Medal storage capacity by 100 - Improved the tutorial story quests (1-6) - Adjusted the following story quests to make them more enjoyable to play: 8, 14, 24, 34, 47, 54, 66, 76, 81, 96, 102, 120, 130, 160, 183, 200, 217, 230, 250, 275, 325 - Added one new avatar board, which will be available from the beginning of the game - Changed the special attack effect for all ★4 and lower rarity Medals - When using the Auto function during a raid battle, devices will no longer auto-lock due to a lack of input - Other miscellaneous bug fixes
Playing Card (Male), Alice in Black (Female), Gingerbread Boy (Male), & Gingerbread Girl (Female) will also be returning avatar boards for 1500 jewels. More information can be seen here.
So what do you guys think? Are you excited by all the new change? What excites you the most. Let us know in the comments below.
Square Enix North America has revealed this month's schedule for the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Tsum Tsum Event in a press release.
Firstly, four Tsum Tsum medals are available for purchase in-game and will include Sora and Riku, Mickey and Friends, Mickey and Minne, and Pooh and Friends. These are currently available from today until Sept 21 PT.
Next, running from Sept 11-24 PT will be new Union χ[Cross] Quests allowing players to earn Special Tsum Tsum Rewards like new avatar parts, Jewels, and more.
Following this will be Limited Time Raid Event which will pit players against the Heartless Tsum Tsum Raid Boss to earn even more Tsum Tsum Avatar items. This will be available Sept 18-24 PT.
And last, be certainly not least, Square Enix has revealed that the pets feature will be coming to the global version of the game late this September. After being recently teased for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], his next big update will allow the player to have a pet which will come in multiple varieties which can be customized and will be able to be equipped with its own medals. To celebrate the new feature, players will receive 3,000 Jewels as a login bonus, which is being touted as "one of the largest giveaways in the game’s history."
Hot Topic has revealed via Instagram that it will be selling a new Kingdom Hearts plushie of Sora in his Halloween Town outfit. The plush is part of the Funko Pop! line of plushies and will be exclusive to Hot Topic as shown on the product label. It is not available to purchase yet but it will cost for $16.90 when it is. Thanks to Twitter user @LuxbeyXIII for providing front and rear pictures of the plush.
Halloween Town Sora will join Mickey, Donald, and Goofy as part of the Disney/Kingdom Hearts Funko Pop! plushies which were recently revealed at the New York Toy Fair.
Does this plushie get you excited for Halloween? Will you get this to add to your merch collection? Let us know in the comments below.
UPDATE: Hot Topic has the Halloween Town Sora plushie available for order on their website at a discounted price of $10.90.
Square Enix revealed their games lineup and as of yet, it does not include any Kingdom Hearts appearances.
Along side this announcement, Square Enix has just revealed the revealed their merchandise lineup for Tokyo Game Show 2017. Among a bunch of Final Fantasy merchandise, Kingdom Hearts fans can find the Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - album available for purchase featuring an autograph from the series' composer Yoko Shimomura. The item will be exclusive for TGS attendants and will be limited to one copy per customer due to limited stocks and will cost 3,500 yen ($31.80 USD).
Square Enix will be open exclusively to the press from 10am to 5pm on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, 22 September JST. They will open to the public from 10am to 5pm Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24.
If you want to check out Square Enix's current TGS music lineup, click here, for its merchandise lineup, click here, and for its games lineup, click here.
UPDATE 1: Square Enix have released their TGS 2017 Booth Map. According to the map, Square Enix will have six game-centered booths and three other booths selling official merchandise including music. The full booth schedule will be released at a later date.
You can view the booth map below.
UPDATE 2: Dengeki Online has revealed via its Twitter account that Kingdom Hearts will be receiving more merchandise at TGS 2017. Firstly, a bath towel will be available with the Kingdom Hearts II cover art emblazoned on it. Also, there will be at least fifteen badges with various artworks from the series including in-game and CG renders as well as designs from Tetsuya Nomura.
You can view the items below.
Will you be attending the Japanese convention? If so, what is your wishlist of merch to pick up while you're there? Or are you simply going to observe the event from the comfort of your home? Let us know in the comments below. And to keep up with all KH13 news content, be sure to follow us on Twitter.
The Japanese Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] twitter account recently revealed the upcoming features coming to the game. First, a new EX Medal is coming in the form of "KH2 Sora & Riku Illustrated EX Medal" drawn by Tetsuya Nomura himself. The medal is an illustration of the scene before Sora and Riku defeat Xemnas in Kingdom Hearts II. Secondly, Foreteller Master Ava is getting her own medal called "Ava HD EX Medal." This will make Master Ava the first Foreteller to get their own medal. Next, there a campaign competition to win a PlayStation 4 Pro with Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue. Also, there is a new challenge event for Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] "Worlds Memorial" as well as new 2nd Anniversary Union Cross challenge with Sora, Riku, Kairi, Donald and Goofy as prize medals. Finally, Sora and Kairi are making their way as Avatar Boards for male and female avatars respectively. Further information can be found in the in-game notices. Thank you to Mio-Chan and Lady Aleister for translating the information.
What do you guys think of these recent updates for the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]? Are you playing it? Which medal are you most excited for? Do you think all these features will come to the global version? Let us know in the comments below.
If you want to keep updated on the latest from both the Japanese and Global versions Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], be sure to follow KH13's KHUX twitter.
DLC with new cutscenes of Back Cover is the only way.
For example, the Case of Ava in Back Cover is incomplete as we see in Union X. They could add the rest of it which will lead to the whole Union X plot.
I like this idea of DLC for 2.8. Obivoulsy, it would be great if it were free like the recent theatre mode addition for 358/2 Days HD but would you be okay with paying $20 or less for these new cutscenes? Personally, I would but at this point, I feel it should be its own title
These are really helpful. Thanks guys. x[chi] is my only gap in lore in the x saga (and KH in general). I've seen Back Cover and I'm caught up in both global and Japanese versions of the game although I am still a little confused in some spots.
As the topic states, should I watch KH χ[chi] now (as in youtube clips)? I've been wanting to wait to experience the end of KHχ in KHUχ but it seems the latter is seriously diverging. From what I can gather, the recent stuff involving the new Dandelion leaders is new content as well as the player character having fun with friends. It seems after the battle with Aced, in KHχ the keyblade war starts but in KHUχ, never happens. Or is it just that KHUχ is doing some "filler" at the moment?
Basically, my question is will the Keyblade war seen in KHχ happen in KHUχ or should I go ahead now and watch the old browser game's conclusion? I don't mind if you use mild spoilers if you need to explain something. I know the gist of KHχ's ending.
I'm not sure of this has been a topic already but given the recent crazy events of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] with the union leaders assembling, would you want to see a follow up of Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover in some form? Maybe with some upcoming content coming in the next year or so, there will be more substance for a new movie and there's still the dangling question of "Who is the Union Leader traitor" to answer (it might be Lauriam since he is a Union leader now).
For me, I find it only necessary if it goes onto complete the χ[chi] saga including the Keyblade War itself. How and when it should be released it a question that is up in the air for me but still, I would like to see the saga completed and watch the drama unfold and rendered in the Unreal Engine 4.
The Union χ logo appears at the end of Quest 730 after the introduction of all five new Union leaders. This is just the intro and beginning.
I was just about to say that as i found it very interesting that it happened. I don't know what it means but colour me tantalized
As for how long, it's hard to say. For the story, I would imagine maybe two more arcs or so (Arc 1 Unchained x, Arc 2 Gathering the New Union Leaders, Arc 3 ????). However, KHUX is such a cash cow for Square, it's hard to imagine that they'd shut it down when the story ends. Maybe another 2-5 years after the story is done, Square will cancel the app like they did with the original KHx[chi]
Why am I talking about this? Well, here's where it gets interesting! Maybe Lauriam is the traitor in the story of Kingdom Hearts Union X!
I was thinking this just last night! Technically he is a union leader now and the prophecy did say that a union leader is a traitor, if I'm not mistaken. The first generation of union leaders were all loyal to the cause and each other despite the paranoia.
In terms of how Lauriam stays alive until CoM, maybe he is one of the first nobodies and he wondered the ages either as a Dusk or in a newly born Roxas-esque state until Xemnas show up or something. A little far-fetched but I've got nothing better at this point.