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They explained it at some point, I believe. But I forgot what it was.
i found it weird we only went to the og poh worlds plus olympus and wreck it ralph... that was cool we got to see ralph in a kh game thats about to end. i hope they remake it cus i love the wreck it ralph world. i hope vanellope is a poh for phase 2.
 

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i found it weird we only went to the og poh worlds plus olympus and wreck it ralph... that was cool we got to see ralph in a kh game thats about to end. i hope they remake it cus i love the wreck it ralph world. i hope vanellope is a poh for phase 2.
We have new Princesses of Hearts now, Vanellope has a likely shot of being one of the new members.
 

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I was deep into this game the first few weeks it came out. I've been very on and off ever since (and unfortunately, having to make new data every time), but it's a real bummer to just hear about it being shut down. But reading these liner notes, I'm kind of confused: does the offline version of Union X only let you view theater mode up to the point you were in the story (that would be Story Quest no.86 😬for me), or the whole story? Also, is the functionality only limited to theater mode?
 

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I was deep into this game the first few weeks it came out. I've been very on and off ever since (and unfortunately, having to make new data every time), but it's a real bummer to just hear about it being shut down. But reading these liner notes, I'm kind of confused: does the offline version of Union X only let you view theater mode up to the point you were in the story (that would be Story Quest no.86 😬for me), or the whole story? Also, is the functionality only limited to theater mode?
Full story

You can still dress up your character and you can view your character's records
 

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Wait, again? Lol? Or are they just referring to the 2-part finale split they announced last month?
The latter. They're just super late in announcing this because they've abandoned the account lol

The previously announced delay to June 17th was just for JP. This one is for Global.
 

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I wonder why Global is still shutting down later than JP.
I can't really see a reason why that'd be the case when updates are being delivered simultaneously now.

Also I foresee some confusion about how many updates are left. They didn't make it clear that the last update was Part 1 already.
 

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[parsehtml]<p>Today, Square Enix and Disney have announced that K<span>INGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; Dark Road will cease service&nbsp;<span><strong>May 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (PDT) / May 31, 2021 1:00 (UTC)</strong>.</span></span></p>
<p>The team behind&nbsp;KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; Dark Road have written this message about the end of the service and how to transfer your data:</p>
<blockquote>
<h1 id="c01">[Important] End of Service Announcement</h1>
<p>Hello, Keyblade wielders.</p>
<p>Thank you for playing KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; Dark Road. We have an important announcement regarding the future of this title.</p>
<p>The&nbsp;<span class="alert02">KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; story will conclude this Apr</span>. Following this,&nbsp;<span class="alert_pow">KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; Dark Road will end service on May 30, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (PDT) / May 31, 2021 1:00 (UTC)</span>. An&nbsp;<span class="alert02">offline version of this app will be made available</span>&nbsp;so players can enjoy the entire story. KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; Dark Road will be playable offline and KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; will be available as a theater mode.</p>
<p>It is with a heavy heart that we make this announcement, and we sincerely apologize for the news. The entire KHUXDR team is deeply grateful for all the support and enthusiasm players have shared throughout the years, and we look forward to what the future holds.</p>
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<p>※ Please read the details regarding the offline version&nbsp;<a href="http://api.sp.kingdomhearts.com/information/detail/75152#c02"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a>.<br />※&nbsp;<span class="alert02">Players&rsquo; current data will transfer to the offline version</span>. Please understand that following the end of service, player data will not transfer if the app is reinstalled after being deleted or changing to a different device. Please read the details regarding transferring player data&nbsp;<a href="http://api.sp.kingdomhearts.com/information/detail/75152#c04"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here</span></a>.<br />※ An offline version will not be released for the Amazon App Store.<br />※ Services and support may be discontinued in the future.</p>
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<h1 id="c02">Schedule up to End of Service</h1>
<p>・End of service announcement (today&rsquo;s announcement)<br />Feb. 24, 2021 10:00 p.m. (PST)<br />Feb. 25, 2021 6:00 (UTC)</p>
<p>・Suspension of Jewel sales (same as today&rsquo;s announcement)<br />Feb. 24, 2021 10:00 p.m. (PST)<br />Feb. 25, 2021 6:00 (UTC)<br />※&nbsp;<span class="alert02">Any currently owned Jewels can be used until the end of service.</span><br />※ Google Play Points can no longer be used toward Jewel purchases from this date.</p>
<p>・End of service<br />May 30, 2021 6:00 p.m. (PDT)<br />May 31, 2021 1:00 (UTC)</p>
<h1 id="c02">Regarding the Offline Version</h1>
<p>Following the end of service, the online version of KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; Dark Road will receive an update and become the&nbsp;<span class="alert02">offline version of the app. This version will be available for free to download and install.</span><br />※The planned schedule and contents are subject to change. We ask for your understanding.</p>
<div class="alert01 big">■Offline version schedule</div>
<p><br /><span>・End of service (maintenance starts)</span><br /><span>May 30, 2021 6:00 p.m. (PDT)</span><br /><span>May 31, 2021 1:00 (UTC)</span></p>
<p>・Offline version (Ver 4.4.0) release<br />May 30, 2021 after maintenance ends</p>
<p>・Offline version (Ver 5.0.0) update<br />Planned for end of September, 2021</p>
<div class="alert01 big">■Offline version functionality</div>
<div class="alert03">【 Ver 4.4.0 】</div>
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<td class="td1 tdt" width="30%">KINGDOM HEARTS<br />Union &chi;</td>
<td class="tdl">◆Replay story in&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Theater Mode]</span><br /> - Watch the story from beginning to end<br /> - Customize player avatar<br />※ Most avatar parts will be available for use regardless of what was owned in the online version.<br /> - Change Keyblade<br />※ All Keyblades will be available regardless of what was owned in the online version.<br />※ Story Quests, events, Medal leveling and enhancement, and other playable parts of the game will no longer be available.<br /><br />◆Play Mini Games&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Classic Kingdom]</span><br />The 5 mini games that are currently available in the online version will transfer over to the offline version. There will be no rankings.<br /><br />◆View your Records&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Records]</span><br />You can view your records from the time of data transfer with the version update.</td>
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<td class="td1 tdt">KINGDOM HEARTS<br />Dark Road</td>
<td class="tdl"><span class="alert_pow">Unable to play with Ver 4.4.0 will not be playable.</span><br />It will be playable after the Ver 5.0.0 update.</td>
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<div class="alert03">【 Ver 5.0.0 】</div>
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<td class="td1 tdt" width="30%">KINGDOM HEARTS<br />Union &chi;</td>
<td class="tdl">Same as Ver 4.4.0.</td>
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<td class="td1 tdt">KINGDOM HEARTS<br />Dark Road</td>
<td class="tdl">◆Enjoy the story and the battles in&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Main Quest]</span><br />◆Replay the story in&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Theater Mode]</span><br />※ Story will be unlocked up to the ending.<br /><br />◆Earn BP and materials in&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[World Battle]</span><br />◆Level up and equip accessories in&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Stats]</span><br />◆View the enemies you&rsquo;ve defeated and Cards you own in&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Enemy Album]</span>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Card Album]</span><br />◆Buy items with BP in the&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Shop]</span><br />◆Craft accessories with the materials you&rsquo;ve collected in&nbsp;<span class="alert02">[Crafting]</span><br /><br />※ All Cards can be purchased with BP in the [Shop].<br />※ Missions, Events, PVE, Deals, and the Present Box will no longer be available following the end of service.<br />※ In accordance with the closure of Deals, Shop Points will no longer be available.&nbsp;<span class="alert_pow">It is recommended to use all Shop Points by the end of service.</span></td>
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<h1 id="c04">How to Transfer Data</h1>
<p>From Ver 4.3.0 to the release of Ver 4.4.0 (offline version), a&nbsp;<span class="alert02">portion of a player&rsquo;s data</span>&nbsp;can be saved onto their device. Please do so by tapping [Save User Data] on the title screen.</p>
<p>※ This data will be saved onto the player&rsquo;s device and&nbsp;<span class="alert_pow">uninstalling the app or deleting the data will result in not being able to transfer so please proceed with caution.</span></p>
<div class="alert01 big">■ Transferred data</div>
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<td class="td1 tdt" width="30%">KINGDOM HEARTS<br />Union &chi;</td>
<td class="tdl">- Name<br />- Title<br />- Union<br />- Records<br /><br />※ Name, Title, and Union can be changed after the offline version releases.</td>
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<td class="td1 tdt">KINGDOM HEARTS<br />Dark Road</td>
<td class="tdl">- Level<br />- Earned BP<br />- Main Quest progress<br />- Album (Enemies + Cards)<br />- Owned Card details<br />- Owned Accessory and Material details<br /><br />※ Passive Effects will transfer with the Album and can continue to be obtained in the offline version.</td>
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<p>We thank you, our players, again for your support and enthusiasm. A short time remains before the end of service on May 30, 2021, but we would love to see everyone continue to enjoy KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; Dark Road until then.</p>
<p>May your heart be your guiding key.</p>
<div align="right">Feb. 24, 2021<br />KINGDOM HEARTS Union &chi; Dark Road Management Team</div>
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<div style="text-align: left;" align="right">Further information was released about various services within the game:</div>
<div style="text-align: left;" align="right">&nbsp;</div>
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<p><span class="alert01 big">● Draw</span></p>
<p><span class="alert0">You'll be able to draw until the end of service, and will open Spirit Blind Box.</span></p>
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<p><span class="alert01 big">● Moogle Shop</span></p>
<p class="alert0">Various items have been added.<br />You'll be able to purchase Gem, Skill, Trait, Subslot Medals.</p>
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<p><span class="alert01 big">● WJE and Enhancement Quests</span></p>
<p><span class="alert0">You will not be able to purchase after Feb. 24, 2021 10:00 p.m.(PT)<br />*There will not be any bonus jewels or VIP Quests after March 1st, due to the cancellation of selling jewels.<br />*Any already purchased perks can be used normally until it's expiration date.</span></p>
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<p><span class="alert01 big">● Limited VIP Board</span></p>
<p><span class="alert0">Everything will end on Mar. 7, 11:59 p.m.  <br />*Limited VIP Coins will not reset.  <br />*You will not be able to use Limited VIP Coins anymore, so it's recommended to use them all up.</span></p>
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<p><span class="alert01 big">● Gem Boards</span></p>
<p class="alert03">Boards listed below has ended along with the maintenance on Feb. 24</p>
<p><span class="alert_pow">Enhancement Set+: Power Gems board</span><br /><span class="alert_spe">Enhancement Set+: Speed Gems board</span><br /><span class="alert_mag">Enhancement Set+: Magic Gems board</span><br />Permanent Avatar Boards except for Gem Boards will continue until the end of service.<br />Raid Boards and Cross Boards will still be available. However, there are no more new boards except them.</p>
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<p><span class="alert01 big">● Various Events</span></p>
<p class="alert03">Events listed below will continue on until the end of service.</p>
<p class="alert03">Weekly Lux Ranking</p>
<p>Will continue until end of service.<br />Weekly LUX ranking near the end of service cannot be rewarded due to maintenance reasons on the end date.</p>
<p class="alert03">Weekly Raid Event</p>
<p>Will continue until the end of service.<br />The event may be held for more than a week at the end of the month and the beginning of the month.<br />Raid events and raid boards near the end of service will change due to maintenance reasons.</p>
<p class="alert03">Union Cross</p>
<p>Will continue until the end of service.<br />There will be one union cross event that will continue on after March 1st.</p>
<p class="alert03">PvE</p>
<p>Will continue until the end of service.<br />You will not get ranking rewards on the month of end of service.<br />You will be able to receive current board rewards and Tier rewards until the start of the maintenance. </p>
<p class="alert03">PvP</p>
<p>PvP will be available until May 28, 2021 11:59 p.m. (PT)<br />* The timeframe will be shorter during the last week of May, 25th to May 28th.<br />* There will be no radient rewards for the week.</p>
<p class="alert03">Daily Mission</p>
<p>Will continue until the end of service.</p>
<p class="alert03">Weekly Mission</p>
<p>Will continue until the end of service.<br />Weekly missions will change due to maintenance on end of service date.</p>
<p class="alert03">Limited Mission</p>
<p>Final limited mission will start after the maintenance. Player will be able to receive the last commemorative title.</p>
<p class="alert03">Tutorial Quests</p>
<p>Will continue until the end of service.</p>
<p class="alert03">Training Stage</p>
<p>Will continue until the end of service.</p>
<p class="alert03">The Keyblade War</p>
<p>Will continue until the end of service.</p>
<hr />
<p><span class="alert01 big">● Story Quest, Proud Mode Quest</span></p>
<center><img src="https://cache.sqex-bridge.jp/img/5b342f02021d74685002804e8468cbb2f8f1664f7cd6c5d0470df3362b629cd5" alt="logo" width="60%" /></center>
<p class="alert03">Planning on adding up to the final episode of the scenario.<br />Players will be notified soon as the quest is added.</p>
<hr />
<p><span class="alert01 big">● Spirit Training Campaign</span></p>
<p class="alert03">★ Spirit Training Campaign!<br />Replace weaker Special Traits with stronger ones!<br />Campaign will run until the end of service.</p>
<div class="alert01 ">■Special Traits</div>
<span>・There are different types of Special Traits which are listed below.</span><br /><span>・You have the option to replace your Special Trait if your Medal already has one.</span><br /><br />
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<tbody>
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<td>Special Trait</td>
<td width="25%">Unlock Rate</td>
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<tr class="tr2">
<td class="tdb">Extra Attack: 120% Power</td>
<td class="tdb">6.00%</td>
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<tr class="tr2">
<td>Damage in Raids +100%</td>
<td>6.00%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>Poison Resist 100%</td>
<td>6.60%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>Sleep Resist 100%</td>
<td>6.60%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td class="tdb">Paralysis Resist 100%</td>
<td class="tdb">6.60%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>STR +2000</td>
<td>6.00%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>Aerial Enemy DEF -70%</td>
<td>7.05%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>Ground Enemy DEF -70%</td>
<td>7.05%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>STR +200</td>
<td>10.00%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>STR +400</td>
<td>9.00%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td class="tdb">STR +500</td>
<td class="tdb">7.70%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>Max Gauges +3</td>
<td>6.80%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>Damage in Raids +20%</td>
<td>7.70%</td>
</tr>
<tr class="tr2">
<td>Damage in Raids +30%</td>
<td>6.90%</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
<hr />
<p><span class="alert01 big">● KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road</span></p>
<p><span class="alert03">Draw</span><br />You will be able to draw until the end of service.<br /><span class="alert03">Event / Mission</span><br />It will continue on until the end of service.<br /><span class="alert03">Tower Of Trials</span><br />Tower Of Trials will continue until the service ends.<br />It will be added 3 times below.</p>
<p>Mar. 8, 2021 12:00 a.m. to Mar. 21, 2021 11:59 p.m. (PT)  <br />Mar. 29, 2021 12:00 a.m. to Apr. 11, 2021 11:59 p.m. (PT)  <br />Apr. 19, 2021 12:00 a.m. to Apr. 25, 2021 11:59 p.m. (PT)</p>
</div>
</blockquote>
<div style="text-align: left;" align="right">A message from Tetsuya Nomura was also released about the end of the service:</div>
<div style="text-align: left;" align="right">&nbsp;</div>
<blockquote>
<div style="text-align: left;" align="right">
<div class="alert01 big center">- A Letter from the Director -</div>
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<p>To our KINGDOM HEARTS fans,</p>
<p>Firstly, I&rsquo;d like to thank you all very much for taking this journey with us for over 5 years.<br />As previously announced, the final chapter of KINGDOM HEARTS Union&chi; has been written and the story will be coming to a close.<br />The story for Dark Road will continue for a bit longer and can also be enjoyed in the offline version of the app, so you can enjoy that story at your own pace as well.</p>
<p>For me personally, I remember getting excited the first time I saw the game playing smoothly on a smartphone screen in 2D when Unchained&chi; was first made into an app.<br />That was 6-7 years ago now, but the series has continued to evolve through multiple versions, beginning with the browser version, &chi;, which became the mobile version Unchained&chi;, which in turn became Union&chi;, leading to the start of Dark Road.<br />There are only a few months left but I would be happy if you stayed with us until the end.<br />I&rsquo;d also love to see those who have yet to experience the game journey with us to its conclusion.<br />The excitement and intensity of the remaining chapters is really going to ramp up, and I think you&rsquo;ll all enjoy what we have planned.</p>
<p>I&rsquo;m looking forward to the not so far-off day when I can meet you all again.<br />You have our heartfelt gratitude for being a part of the KINGDOM HEARTS series.<br />Thank you all very much.</p>
<div align="right">Director of the KINGDOM HEARTS series<br />Tetsuya Nomura</div>
<div align="right">&nbsp;</div>
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</blockquote>
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I can't play Kingdom Hearts after the end date!
 

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They delayed it again well thats annoying, although as annoying as it may be as long as they actually get around to releasing it some point this year I’m fine with it
The last delay only pertained to JP. Prior to this announcement, Global was still on track to end service on the original date of May 30th.

In any case, the final part of the story is still releasing sometime this month.
 

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The last delay only pertained to JP. Prior to this announcement, Global was still on track to end service on the original date of May 30th.

In any case, the final part of the story is still releasing sometime this month.
I just wish they'd give a good reason for the delays. Both are just "split into two parts, so delayed"
 

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I just wish they'd give a good reason for the delays. Both are just "split into two parts, so delayed"
The reasonable assumption is that the finale is so big/requires so much from the animators/etc. that it could not be completed by April 30th.
They're not making money from the game any more so there's no real business incentive to delay. Only good reason is that it's not done.
 

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I just wish they'd give a good reason for the delays. Both are just "split into two parts, so delayed"
The amount of work required for the finale was more than anticipated and their only 2 animators needed more time. That's all there is to it.

Like The_Echo said, they're not extending service for shits and giggles. Monetary transactions were disabled months ago so they're not profiting from this at all.
 

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Wait so are we getting The End pt 2 this month, or is that scheduled for late June?
 
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