Kingdom Hearts Dark Road Delayed Due To Coronavirus

Published: May 19, 2020 9:12 AM /


A shot of mobile game Kingdom Hearts Dark Road

Upcoming mobile spinoff Kingdom Hearts Dark Road has been delayed. Square Enix says it'll announce more details regarding the delay in June.

This news comes via the official Twitter account for the game. A tweet on the account blames "current conditions" for Kingdom Hearts Dark Road's delay. This is almost certainly a reference to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, which has caused many delays and cancellations in the gaming industry. The devs apologize for the late update and say they were trying to find "some means of making a Spring release", but that this wasn't possible. Another announcement regarding Kingdom Hearts Dark Road is coming in June. We'll likely find out a new release date, or at the very least a new release window, then.

A battle scene in Kingdom Hearts Dark Road
A battle scene in the upcoming mobile game Kingdom Hearts Dark Road.

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road was originally announced back in January and bore the working title "Project Xehanort". The name Kingdom Hearts Dark Road was subsequently revealed on January 31st. Dark Road will revolve around series antagonist Xehanort and his origins and will offer players "exhilarating high-speed battles" which will depend on good reflexes. From currently-released screenshots, it looks like Dark Road will have a card-based battle system in which each card has a different type and different effects in battle.

When Kingdom Hearts Dark Road does land, you'll be able to access it via the Union χ app, but you don't need to play Union χ in order to enjoy Dark Road. We'll have to wait until June for more details regarding the game's release date. There's a chance we'll also learn more about the systems and narrative of Dark Road at that time. Stay tuned for more info on Kingdom Hearts Dark Road. In the meantime, if you're interested, you should probably start working your way through the KH back catalog. There's a lot to catch up on.

Read more about how the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is affecting the gaming world at our Coronavirus Gaming Convention Cancellations and Game Delays Hub.

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