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Kingdom Hearts is getting a new mobile game this spring, Square Enix announces

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Project Xehanort is the working title for "an all-new Kingdom Hearts experience" hitting iOS and Android mobile devices in Spring 2020.

Square Enix made the surprise announcement on the all-new Project Xehanort Twitter account. There's also a new hub on the Kingdom Hearts website for the game that asks, "Why did he become the seeker of Darkness?" The new mobile game will presumably explain Xehanort's fall to darkness and transformation into a main antagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series.

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Beyond the Spring release window, mobile format, and tagline, nothing else has been revealed about Project Xehanort yet. Square Enix has announced the 'Guess the Name Campaign,' which runs until Tuesday, January 28 at 6:59pm PT, and awards qualified winners for correctly guessing the permanent name of Project Xehanort.

To qualify, you'll need to follow the Project Xehanort Twitter account (opens in new tab), post a comment with your best guess, and include the hashtag #KHNameContest. You can check out the finer details for the contest over at the Square Enix (opens in new tab) website.

It's been a busy week for Kingdom Hearts, as we just recently learned more details about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 (opens in new tab): ReMind DLC pack, including the new "Data Greeting" custom photo mode (opens in new tab). We can't wait to learn more about Project Xehanort, including how much it costs, where it's positioned in the Kingdom Hearts timeline, and of course gameplay details.

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