KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link: How to get into the Closed Beta Test

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Following the teaser trailer for KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link, Square Enix is ready to invite users to try out the new GPS-based action RPG. The Closed Beta Test for Square Enix’s KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link is scheduled to kick off on iOS on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, followed by an Android testing period in January 2024.

For those of you interested in the upcoming mobile game, you may be wondering how to get into the Closed Beta Test. Well, unfortunately, you can’t anymore. The application period for both the iOS and Android Closed Beta Test ended on November 19. Only approximately 3,000 people total — 1,500 on iOS and 1,500 on Android — were allowed to apply.

If you did sign up and get selected, you’ll be notified via the email address you registered with. Invites for the Closed Beta went out on Tuesday, November 28, so be sure to check your email. Details on Android tester applications will be shared at a later date.

If you’re wondering, below are the recommended device and system requirements for iOS and Android devices:

  • iOS: iOS 15.0 or higher / Device: iPhone XS or later / Free space: 5GB or more
  • Android: Android 10 or higher / SoC: Snapdragon 845 or higher / RAM: 4GB or more / Free space: 5GB or more

Announced during Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary event in April 2022, KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link is a GPS-based action RPG. But unlike other location-based games like Pokemon GO, you don’t actually have to leave your home to explore the game world.

A recently released teaser trailer highlights some of the gameplay mechanics, which look like a mix between Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and your typical mobile action RPG.

The English-dubbed trailer introduces us to the game’s protagonist in Scala ad Caelum, a world built over the remnants of Daybreak Town, which fans of Kingdom Hearts 3 will likely recognize.

The trailer seems to set up the premise of the game, which involves Keyblade wielders traveling to the astral plane — a world connecting existence and non-existence — to defeat Heartless. In typical Kingdom Hearts fashion, it looks like we’ll be visiting Disney-inspired worlds and teaming up with beloved Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Pinocchio, Winnie the Pooh, Ariel, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, Woody and Baymax, to name just a few.

KINGDOM HEARTS Missing-Link is due out on iOS and Android in 2024, so even if you didn’t get into this closed beta, the wait for the full release hopefully won’t be too much longer.