Kingdom Hearts Union X Dark Road Is Shutting Down, But Will Be Made Available Offline
Square Enix has revealed that it is shutting down its mobile title Kingdom Hearts Union X Dark Road, but an offline version will be made available, so players can still enjoy the story.
You can read the End of Service Announcement on the Union X Dark Road website. The game’s story will conclude in April, and the servers will shut down on May 30, 2021. As of February 24, players will no longer be able to purchase the in-game currency Jewels, though any that have been purchased prior will be available to use up until the end of service.
A message from KINGDOM HEARTS series director Tetsuya Nomura: pic.twitter.com/ENWyoRBbyN
— KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] (@kh_ux_na) February 25, 2021
It’s not going away forever though, as an offline version of the game will also launch on May 30, and this will then be updated to include the Dark Road content later in September 2021. “KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road will be playable offline and KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ will be available as a theater mode,” the announcement reads. Players can also transfer their data to the offline version to continue their progress.
In a tweet from the Union Cross Twitter account, Series Director Tetsuya Nomura thanked fans “for taking the journey with us for over 5 years,” and said that they will be able to enjoy the story at their own pace in the offline mode. “The excitement and intensity of the remaining chapters is really going to ramp up, and I think you’ll all enjoy what we have planned,” his statement reads.
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