KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ Sheds New Light on Narrative for KINGDOM HEARTS III
LOS ANGELES — The next KINGDOM HEARTS chapter in the beloved series begins today as SQUARE ENIX and Disney launch KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ (read as Unchained “Key”). This free-to-play app (with in-app purchases) allows players to embark on a journey that will uncover story elements from the highly anticipated KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and KINGDOM HEARTS III, as well as the earliest parts of the series’ epic history.
For the first time in the series, players can create their own Keyblade wielder using the Avatar system. The detailed customization system will provide a variety of unique character costumes based on seasonal events, Disney themes and blockbuster films, including outfits based on Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit film, Zootopia.
“We wanted to thank all the KINGDOM HEARTS fans for patiently waiting for the launch of KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ in North America. We would love for everyone to dive into the world of KINGDOM HEARTS not only through this title, but through the upcoming titles, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and KINGDOM HEARTS III,” said franchise director Tetsuya Nomura. “As an origins story, there are many elements in the game that new players can enjoy. The game can also be easily picked up and played, so it would be great if fans new and old, take the opportunity to play the game.”
As players traverse the unique worlds of Disney, they will collect, fuse and evolve hundreds of medals that contain the power of Disney heroes and villains. Keyblades can also be discovered across the iconic worlds and strengthened using items found throughout their adventures.