I should have known that in an effort to further slice the Kingdom Hearts series into increasingly obscure spin offs, someone would have eventually thought to make a Free-to-Play Kingdom Hearts game. Low and behold the announcement of Kingdom Hearts X (pronounced chi) has shown us that someone has indeed ventured down that path.

Those of you hoping for a game with combat similar to the Playstation 2 or recent PSP title are unfortunately out of luck. According to a blog post on the official Japanese Square Enix site, the new game will be browser based and appears to use some form of the card combat system found in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. The post talks about players using strategic battle cards acquired in game in order to confront enemies.

If you happen to pre-order Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix (what a complicated name for a game), you will be awarded some in-game items for Kingdom Hearts X including a Sora (R+) card, 20,000 munny and 4,000 draw points. The cards are obviously used in battle while munny is used to synthesize cards and draw points can be traded in for new cards. The game itself is being developed by Success Corporation, whose previous titles include Operation Darkness, Metal Saga, and Tokyo Beat Down. I keep telling myself one of these days they will actually announce Kingdom Hearts 3. One of these days…

Thanks Siliconera for the news.

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  1. Xemnas on June 1, 2013

    Namelessguy a Kingdom hearts MOBA would be pretty cool if done correctly, I’m talking Organization XIII as playable characters, but not crappy like in days, and sora, riku, kairi, terra aqua ventus and all of the xehanorts as well as heartless and nobody bosses like twilight thorn ( smaller obviously) and darkside( same)

  2. blade breaker on April 8, 2013

    i played re:com and i liked it. but i perfer the combat style of kh2 or kh:bbs. multi-blade wielding fits the need for sora’s fight against stronger and stronger heartless and nobodies. he seems to gain new abilities when and loses them when he don’t(well don’t that seem familiar).

    p.s.: even on easy mode i still can’t beat seforoth

  3. xiondgm on March 30, 2013

    Besides graphics, game storyline is very important. I don’t want to play games like a machine. Age of Wushu is different. It has unique sandbox gameplay system.

  4. anip on March 6, 2013

    Wait… what?

    Is this going to be another “Camon Hero” thing where 50%+ of gameplay is based around cards?

  5. xcr00k3dx on February 23, 2013

    I haven’t really played the other KH games, but I played the SHIT out of CoM. I loved the combat system, it was fresh & unique.
    If they pull it off, you can bet that I’ll be playing it.

  6. CoolCat on February 23, 2013

    Lame, I will rather wait for a console based game instead of a browser based with probally crappy graphics

  7. Mystika on February 23, 2013

    If it’s the card based system from CoM, then it’s most likely NOT going to be along the lines of a trading card game. People are jumping to conclusions just because they saw the word “card”…in fact I have a feeling most people here have never played CoM.

    My reservations however are due to the fact that this is SE’s first attempt at a F2P MMO (if you don’t count the FFXIV fiasco).

  8. peacefull53 on February 22, 2013

    omg………. ITS KINGDOM HEARTS!!! YES!! I’VE BEEN DAYDREAMING (long… time ago) THIS!!!! but i would like if the battle system is like Dragon Nest ._. but i kinda like battle card system

  9. Alothil on February 22, 2013

    i got really happy ._. then i read about it an went what the hell are they doin to my game D:<

  10. ZhaoYun on February 22, 2013

    This is how it was for me

    First i read Kingdom Hearts goes f2p and i am like WOHOO NIIIIICE

    then i read the article mentioning its card game and i was like “oh well too bad another p2w mmo”
    i mean i really hope it wont be p2w but most card f2p mmos i’ve played so far(1 of em is yugioh for example)are p2w and i really dont like card games anymore just cause of the “p2w’ factor in them but we will see what happens with this one

  11. rentherose on February 21, 2013

    am i the only one how jest went *sigh* and moved on.

  12. Ero-Shinigami on February 21, 2013

    Trying really hard to not jump into precipitated conclusions but the last years of the mmo market keeps yelling in my ear “And they find another way to ruin a promising idea for a mmo by using means where they will be able to loot the pockets of retards who just want to win”.

  13. Vieric on February 21, 2013

    A free to play, card based, browser MMO? if this ends up not being p2w at least slightly I will be very surprised for lack of better wording. I mean, good on them if they manage it, but the odds are astronomically low.

  14. Namelessguy on February 21, 2013

    They never get tired of sucking every penny out of those stupid fans. Seirously… What are they going to do next? Kingdom Hearts MOBA?

  15. nnn on February 21, 2013

    f2p kingdom hearts but browser based with cards? shouldve been ps2 combat+ fully downloadable game, so not gonna bother with this one

    • AznDragonX on February 22, 2013

      We all wanted that. Companies should start listening to their players about their series.

  16. jdrew2000 on February 21, 2013

    I would rather see kingdom hearts 3

    • echan_xxx on February 21, 2013

      same here..

    • nekodeus on February 22, 2013

      You, me and everyone else. The other games haven’t been bad though, they all have good stories and gameplay.

      • Zale on June 15, 2013

        Hey….they announced it 😉

  17. ShinZz on February 21, 2013

    MMO Free-to-play about Kingdom Hearts … Bullshit … I can’t believe it !

  18. dagudman on February 21, 2013

    Another card game…. It’s not like we had enough of those.

    • Feyman on February 22, 2013

      I don’t even like all the other online card games out there so its still a part that needs more and better ones, so I’m gonna see if this ones got any innovative strategies then all the others. Looking forward to this but not very high expectations because i think it’ll just be the same card games on the net that i’ve seen so far.

  19. phyniex on February 21, 2013

    i think this could be pretty good i personaly liked KH:CoM

    • Tio_Z/frealms on February 22, 2013

      I wouldn’t mind, except “free” to play card-games are usually a pay to win festival.

  20. Cacalips on February 21, 2013

    Kill Square Enix with fire

  21. nekodeus on February 21, 2013

    Kingdom Hearts<3 why the hell have I not heard about this? o:
    CoM combat doesn't sound too bad, I enjoyed that game too.

    • FUUU on February 21, 2013


  22. Agitated on February 21, 2013

    Hmmm? Am i first???