The previously-announced browser-based game, referred to by fans as ‘Kingdom Hearts PC’, has been dubbed an official title. Unsurprisingly, it’s got one of those loopy Square-Enix-y titles; named ‘Kingdom Hearts X[chi]’, the game’s title follows nutty traditions such as ‘Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days’ and ‘Infinite Undiscovery‘ — because really, if you think about it, Infinite Undiscovery doesn’t actually make a bit of sense.
Instead of the usual Roman meaning of X meaning the number 10, the title is apparently based on the Greek letter ‘chi’, although intended for the purpose of the game to be pronounced ‘key’ as opposed to the common ‘kai’ — making the title technically ‘Kingdom Hearts Key’, I suppose.
Anyone pre-ordering Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMix (oh look, another crazy name), set for release on March 14th, will receive bonus items for Kingdom Hearts X.
Personally, I don’t think these multiple various platform Kingdom Hearts ‘spin-off titles’ is good for the series. Other than for hardcore fans of the franchise (of which I used to sort-of consider myself to be when I was younger with the first two numbered titles and the first DS title) these games are unlikely to appeal to anyone — the game’s plots are entirely in-universe and mildly complicated and convoluted. If Square-Enix want the series to appeal to be a broader, more general audience as opposed to just the hardcore fan unit then their best bet is to pump out Kingdom Hearts III already.