According to Square Enix, the English-language release of Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is coming to North America on April 7. The game was released in Japan last year.
The free-to-play RPG is set prior to the franchise’s Keyblade War and stars a player-created Keyblade wielder, and is based on the Kingdom Hearts χ browser game. Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ also features a cast of new characters, as well as appearances from well-known Disney characters.
Narratively, Unchained χ ties into other Kingdom Hearts games, specifically those in the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue collection. There are also connections to Kingdom Hearts 3, the series’ third core game.
“I would love for people who have not yet played Kingdom Hearts to take this opportunity to casually jump in with a blank slate.”
-Tetsuya Nomura, Kingdom Hearts series director