Kingdom Hearts Dark Road Update Delayed Again

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road Offline Update

The update for the offline version of Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road has been delayed again. The official Japanese Twitter account announced that the patch would require “a little more time.” The 5.0.0 update was initially slated to release during Winter 2021 and will now release at an unspecified date.

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According to Square Enix, one of the reasons for the delay is the large number of new scenarios coming with the new update. Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road is a prequel story that follows antagonist Xehanort, starting with the character’s youth. The announcement tweet includes various images from the game.

The upcoming 5.0.0 update is the final story update for Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road offline. Square Enix initially planned to release the update in September 2021. However, due to various issues, the company had postponed the update indefinitely. Prior to the most recent delay, Square Enix had announced the aforementioned Winter 2021 window.

Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road originally released globally in June 2020 as part of the existing Kingdom Hearts: Union x mobile app. A year later, Square Enix announced that it would shut down the Union x app. After the shutdown, players would be unable to access Dark Road via Union x. Players would instead be able to enjoy the story through a new, offline version of the game.

Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road is available to play offline on iOS and Android devices. There is no confirmed release date for the final 5.0.0 update.

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