Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] Still Has Chance of Western Release

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Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]

If you haven’t heard of Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] (pronounced “kee,” as it’s actually the lowercase Greek letter χ), it’s because the game is a little strange. Taking place during the Keyblade War, the game was released in Japan for the PC in 2013…as a browser game. The game features rather adorable 2D graphics and a battle system similar to Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. In it, you create an avatar and become a Keyblade Master.

Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] | Battle

But why hasn’t Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] been given a Western release? According to Siliconera, Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] was on track for localization, but the company handling it, Playdom, was closed earlier this year. As the game takes place before Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and, as part of its story, weaves into the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III, it is safe to assume that Square Enix and Disney aren’t ready to give up on it yet. After all, the game is still live in Japan, and events for the game are still being held.

Video courtesy of Kingdom Hearts Insider

What do you think about Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]? Would you play it if it were localized?

Also, in that trailer we clearly see Aladdin. Just how old is he when you meet him in the regular Kingdom Hearts games?


About Antonin Kořenek

Antonin has been playing video games since before he could read. Once he did, he fell in love with their stories and worlds. He spends most of his gaming time with either story-based or strategy games. As an aspiring novelist, he blames games like Earthbound and Final Fantasy Tactics for getting him started. Antonin graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a degree in English Literature. When not gaming, he can be found reading, obsessing over something on Twitter, or researching strange folklore.