Kingdom Hearts fans can finally get their hands on a new game from the Square Enix/Disney crossover when Kingdom Hearts Unchained X (or “Chi”), a mobile game for iOS and Android, finally releases on April 7. The game was previously released in Japan in September of last year.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained X shows the very beginning of the series, set in the “world of fairy tales” that is often spoken about in the game before the time of the Keyblade Wars. An interview with Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the game, was also conducted.
This is the story of the “beginning” of the Kingdom Hearts series; in other words, it falls into the earliest part of the narrative.
It takes place in the world of fairy tales talked about throughout the series, during an era before the Keyblade War.
There are many different keyblade wielders in the world, and you, the player, are one of them.
In the era of the first Kingdom Hearts games, there are only a few people that can wield Keyblades: the protagonist Sora, King Mickey, and a number of other characters on both the good and evil sides of the plot.
Keyblades are only wielded by people that have exceptionally strong hearts; otherwise they will remove themselves from someone’s hand and return to their original wielder.
There used to be many Keyblade wielders, who all killed one another during the Keyblade War and shattered the X-Blade, the original and most powerful Keyblade, that all others were modeled after. Its twenty remnants are wielded by many of the series’ major characters, both good and evil.
Kingdom Hearts Unchained X will be telling the story of what happens before the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, a collection of the prior Kingdom Hearts games Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover, and Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep-A Fragmentary Passage.
This collection will come before the highly anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3, which was announced at E3 2013 at the Sony conference.
For more information, you can find the interview with Nomura at this link.