- Aug 25, 2020
Square Enix has revealed that upcoming mobile game Kingdom Hearts Dark Road has been delayed due to "current conditions," most likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kingdom Hearts Dark Road is a mobile spin-off which was revealed back in January and was slated for a Spring 2020 release. The official Kingdom Hearts Dark Road account issued a statement apologizing for the late update, noting that this is due to the team "trying to find some means of making a Spring release." The statement didn't include a revised release date but revealed that another announcement related to the game is set to arrive in early June, and we'll be sure to update you when that lands. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/01/24/kingdom-hearts-3-review"] Square Enix revealed some details about the game in February alongside some screenshots, noting that the game will offer "exhilarating, high speed battles that depend on reflexes." The game was originally known as Project Xehanort and will live within the popular Kingdom Hearts Union χ [Cross] app as a standalone experience. Players will be able to uncover Kingdom Hearts villain Xehanort's past and learn why he became the seeker of darkness. It appears to be an action-card game of some kind. While you don't have to play Union χ [Cross] to play Dark Road, there will be benefits for trying both: "The more complete your KHUX Medal Album is," reads a news post, "the more points you can earn in KHDR to trade in for Cards to be used in battle". The game will land on iOS, Android and Amazon devices when it launches inside Union χ [Cross] later this year. For more on Kingdom Hearts, check out our review of the long-awaited third full instalment, Kingdom Hearts 3. Here's how to help and stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.