Marvel And Star Wars Being Considered For Kingdom Hearts III

In an interview with Kotaku in London, Tai Yasue, co-director and game designer on Kingdom Hearts III, revealed that Marvel and Stars Wars character and worlds were being considered for inclusion in the long-awaiting video game sequel.

Yasue, at first, spoke generally about the breadth of material offered by the Disney license. When asked more specifically about the inclusion of Marvel and Star Wars properties, Yasue confirmed 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 the Japanese action-RPG video game series, created by Tetsuya Nomura, where the player takes control of a young protagonist, usually Sora, and travels through a multiverse made of worlds from Disney properties and the Final Fantasy videogame franchise. The player wields a unique weapon, called a Keyblade, against dark creatures called the Heartless.

The first game in the series was released in 2002. While many thought the idea to bring together such different and entirely unrelated properties as Disney and Final Fantasy was a recipe for disaster, the game proved to be a breakout hit, leading to a sequel, Kingdom Hearts II, in 2005. The series has seen several spinoffs and remakes since then, but it was only at E3 2013 that the much anticipated third main game, Kingdom Hearts III, was confirmed to be in development, with new footage shown one year later, at E3 2014.

Disney’s corporate kingdom has expanded greatly since Kingdom Hearts II was released, so many wonder how many of the megacorporation’s acquisitions will appear in Kingdom Hearts III. We’ll have to wait and see, though, without an official release date, there’s no telling for how long.

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  1. Not Marvel on Kingdom Hearts III? I am not even sure about Star Wars. 

  2. We can have Marvel and Star Wars but no Pixar?!

  3. I think Star Wars would be fine, but not Marvel. Star Wars universe isn't as big as the Marvel Universe, at least to my knowledge it isn't. Plus, KH has already introduced Lightsabers with Xemnas and Mysterious Figure (Young Xehanort). So I think it would be cool to tie in Darth Vader with it and Darkness and what not...etc. So yeah. 

  4. I like Marvel, and Star Wars , but I think that would be a TERRIBLE idea for Kingdom Hearts. If you are going to incorporate anything and stay true to KH, then I would have expected Pixar and what not, NOT Marvel  Star Wars. I don't even see how they would even coincide together properly. I love how they added Final Fanasy and such like that but....I think adding Star Wars and Marvel, just wouldnt be right, in my opinion of course.

  5. Same here

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