It’s been a while since a new Kingdom Hearts graced consoles, and since then Disney have been on quite the spending spree picking up Marvel and Star Wars respectively. We’ll be soon treated to a 3rd installment in the series and as anticipation picks up more press and interviews are coming out.
In an interview earlier today in London Tai Yasue (co-director and game designer on Kingdom Hearts 3 and the Kingdom Hearts 1.5/2.5 HD remasters) dropped some interesting tidbits on Disney’s acquisitions since the last Kingdom hearts game graced our consoles:
“Yeah, I can’t go into specifics, but there’s a LOT of new Disney stuff and we have our plates full,” sais Yasue. “Theres a lot to consider – we’re looking at all of Disney, the new ones as well, they have a lot of pull and draw.
“We have to come up with a world that has a lot of originality. We want variety in our new Kingdom Hearts, so we don’t want too many of one sort of world, that would look the same. For each world there has to be some meaning for it, in the plot; in Birth By Sleep, for instance, in the Cinderella scene, the characters learn something specific by relating to Cinderella. Also, gameplay-wise, is that world something that would make gameplay fun? There’s a lot I can’t say, but there’s so much to consider.”
When I asked whether I could safely infer that that Star Wars and Marvel are not off-limits, Yasue confirmed that they are being considered.“Well, yeah. They’re all under consideration,” he 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.”
So… Disney x Star Wars x Marvel RPG… Heck yes…