Kingdom Hearts Union χ

From Kingdom Hearts Wiki: A world of information not accessible by Gummiship
(Redirected from Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ)
Jump to: navigation, search
Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
Kingdom Hearts Union X Logo KHUX.png
キングダムハーツ ユニオンクロス
Kingudamu Hātsu Yunion Kurosu
Developer(s) Square Enix
SUCCESS Corporation
BitGroove Inc.
Publisher(s) Japan Square Enix
Release date(s) Japan September 3, 2015[1]
Flag of the United States.png/Flag of Canada.png April 7, 2016[2]
Europe/Flag of Australia.png June 16, 2016
Flag of Taiwan.png January 25, 2018
Genre Smartphone RPG
Game modes Single-player, multi-player
Ratings CERO: N/A

ESRB:Everyone 10+Everyone 10+

Platform(s) iOS, Android
"To discover the end, a journey must start at the beginning."
—Tagline

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], previously named Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ (キングダムハーツ アンチェインドキー Kingudamu Hātsu Ancheindo Kī?), is a Kingdom Hearts game exclusive to the iOS and Android smartphone platforms. It features plot and gameplay elements from the Japan-exclusive web browser game Kingdom Hearts χ, and it is free to play but contains in-app purchases. It is the first Kingdom Hearts game to be released on smartphone platforms.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ was first announced on May 12, 2015.[3] During Square Enix's E3 Conference on June 16, 2015, a trailer for the game was released showcasing gameplay. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ was released in Japan on September 3, 2015 and in North America on April 7, 2016.

In April 2017, the game was rebranded with the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] content update, featuring multiplayer and a theater mode.[4]

Development[edit]

While there were rumors of a localization for the web-browser based Kingdom Hearts χ, the smartphone game wasn't publicly referenced until April 14, 2015, in an interview with Tetsuya Nomura.[5] The game was officially revealed on May 12, 2015, with the official title revealed in Famitsu magazine the following day.

On December 7, 2015, Version 1.1.0 was released. It raised the maximum level of Keyblades, added Adamantite Ore and matching quests, added Upright and Reversed Keyblade slot bonuses, and Special Attack Bonus.

On March 31, 2016, Version 1.2.0 was released. It raised the maximum Player level to 300.

On April 7, 2016, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ was released in North America, starting at version number 1.0.0.

On August 4, 2016, Version 1.3.1 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, it was called Version 1.1.2, and released on September 1, 2016. It added a Perks system for Avatar Parts, a daily Lux Boost function, and the ability to set up to three decks per Keyblade.

On November 2, 2016, Version 1.4.0 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, it was called Version 1.2.1, and released on November 10, 2016. It added the Nova system.

On March 23, 2017, Version 2.0.0 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, the update was released on April 6, 2017. It renamed the game to Kingdom Hearts Union χ, and added Union Cross multiplayer mode, Theater Mode, Medal Traits, Tutorial Quests, raised the cap for buffs and debuffs to 7, and the cost cap for Medals to 20.

On July 13, 2017, Version 2.2.0 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, the update was released on July 20, 2017. It added completion percentage and icons to the Quest screen, MVP rewards for Union Cross, and a Perk filter feature for Avatar Parts.

On September 21, 2017, Version 2.3.1 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, the update was released on September 28, 2017. It added the Pet System, increased the amount of jewels obtained as login bonus, made adjustments to several Story Quests, and changed the special attacks of all 4★ and lower Medals to match the 5★ version.

On November 2, 2017, Version 2.4.0 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, the update was released on November 8, 2017. It added Booster items, the Mission feature, and added Auto battle to quests.

On January 18, 2018, Version 2.5.0 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, the update was released on February 1, 2018. It added a low resolution option, and the option to display draw odds for Medal deals.

On March 23, 2018, Version 2.6.0 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, the update was released on March 25, 2018. It added PvP Mode, 7★ Medals, Keyblade subslots, an optimize button for Keyblades, allowed players to skip certain Story Quests, and reduced the required materials for upgrading Keyblades, while removing some materials and matching special quests.

On July 12, 2018, Version 2.7.0 was released for the Japanese version. For the English version, the update was released on July 19, 2018. It added the option to flee from Raid battles, made damage indicators easier to read, and made some adjustments to the UI in PvP.

For a full list of updates and changes, visit the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ / Union χ page on the Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Wiki.

Story[edit]

Prior to the Keyblade War, Strelitzia, a member of the Dandelions selected to be one of the new Union leaders once the war ends, attempts to convince Player to join the Dandelions, Quest 726: Daybreak Town Heartless Hunt Pt. 1 but she was eliminated by an unknown individual, who then steals her rulebook and takes her place as Union leader. Quest 730: Target: Silver Hammer Frame Pt. 2

After being saved by Ephemer and Skuld following the conclusion of the Keyblade War, Player is brought to another realm, where the Dandelions have assembled, as per Ava's instructions. Upon entering this new realm, everyone loses all their memories of their previous world, with the exception of the five wielders chosen to become the new Union leaders.

Following Ava's orders, Ephemer, Skuld, Ventus, Brain, and Lauriam gather at the Keyblade Graveyard to meet with their fellow Union leaders, with Lauriam being the last to arrive. Quest 730: Target: Silver Hammer Frame Pt. 2 Together, the five enter the Foretellers' Chamber in Daybreak Town, where Brain looks through a copy of the Book of Prophecies that he finds. Ultimately, they decide to keep the Unions united under a Union χ to prevent future conflicts between Keyblade wielders. Brain decides that in order to celebrate, they should make creating new Spirits their first task, sending Ephemer, Skuld, and Ventus to collect the supplies while he and Lauriam prepare to synthesize the materials. Quest 735: The Shiny Hammer Pt. 5

Meanwhile, Player resumes their missions, initially reliving through the events leading up to the Keyblade War, and later making use of the newly created Union χ, joining a party of fellow Dandelions and traveling to new worlds. Soon, Player begins having nightmares of the Keyblade War. Chirithy, concerned of the frequency of Player's nightmares, reports this to Ephemer and Skuld, who encourages Chirithy to protect Player from the truth. Afterwards, Ephemer and Skuld begin to investigate a new impending darkness in the world. Quest 670: Target: Chill Ripper Pt. 5

Changes from Kingdom Hearts χ[edit]

Worlds and Characters[edit]

Daybreak Town
Dwarf Woodlands
Wonderland
Agrabah
Olympus Coliseum
Beast's Castle
Enchanted Dominion
Castle of Dreams
Other

Gallery[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. KHUx's Official Japanese Release Date Confirmation
  2. KHUx's Official North American Release Date Confirmation
  3. Kingdom Hearts Unchained X[chi Announced For Smartphones]
  4. Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Smartphone Game Rebrands as Union X in April
  5. Famitsu interview, April 14, 2015 KHInsider report
  6. Famitsu Interview; 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."
  7. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ Twitter: As the aforementioned Itou-chan is the papa, now it's possible to switch genders at any time in character customization. It's possible to change hair color and the face and such too at any time during the game. With this, when you start, there will be no need to stress about taking your time, right?

External links[edit]


Ads keep the KHWiki independent and free :)