Kingdom Hearts

Tai Yasue, co-director and game designer of Kingdom Hearts III, revealed in an interview with Kotaku that the Marvel and Star Wars properties (characters and worlds) are being considered to be included in the long-awaited video game sequel. The first game in the series was released back in 2002, and many thought it sounded like a conceptually bad idea mixing together unrelated properties such as Disney and Final Fantasy properties. However, it turned out to be a huge success, warranting a sequel in 2005 and also several spin-offs and remakes. It wasn’t until E3 2013 that the third game was confirmed to be in development, and test footage was shown at E3 2014.

Early on in the interview, Yasue spoke about the scope of material that was being offered by the Disney license. When probed further about how extensive the material was, Yasue revealed that Marvel and Star Wars character and worlds were being considered for the release of the long-awaited video game sequel. He spoke about the possibility of the inclusion of the properties revealing that they were within the realm of possibility:

“Well, yeah. They’re all under consideration,” Yasue said. “Nothing’s off-limits, we’re considering all of the worlds. There are so many wonderful concepts. We’re happy about that, but at the same time it’s really tough to choose.”

Kingdom Hearts is a Japanese video game series created by Tetsuya Nomura. It’s an action-RPG, where the player takes control of a young protagonist called Sora, who travels through a multiverse made of worlds from Disney Properties and the Final Fanstasy franchise (who the hell came up with this concept I don’t know), but alas, people dig it. Oh, the player also has a unique weapon called a Keyblade, which they use to attack dark creatures called the Heartless (sounds lethal).

Since the release of Kingdom Hearts II, the Disney Corporation has gobbled up a lot more real estate including Star Wars. The question is, …how many of the megacorporation’s newer ventures will appear in Kingdom Hearts III.  We will have to wait for now as there is no official release date as of yet, but we will be sure to keep you posted on any updates.

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