(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – As many of us already know, Square Enix recently announced Kingdom Hearts III at E3.
Aside from the obvious characters the game will feature (Sora, Donald, Goofy, etc.), we have to wonder if the company will bring new characters into the mix thanks to Disney acquisitions that have occurred since Kingdom Hearts II was launched back in 2006.
Rewind to 2009 when Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment; 3 years later, the company added Star Wars maker Lucasfilm. Both buyouts came with a $4 billion price tag.
The trailer of Kingdom Hearts 3 could simply be described as a “teaser” – not featuring too much gameplay.
So will we see Star Wars and Marvel characters in the new Kingdom Hearts? Game creator Tetsuya Nomura recently touched on the subject in a report from IGN. “Whenever I hear of the news, I always say, ‘woah…they’ve done it again,” Nomura stated when pressed about Disney’s acquisitions.
“The first thing I do when I find out this news is contact Disney and see if it’s something I can use [in Kingdom Hearts],” he told IGN.
So what’s the final verdict? A solid answer was not provided. Nomura continued, “Disney’s companies are all very different. Sometimes the answer is ‘absolutely no,’ and sometimes the answer is, ‘…hmm, we don’t know…’”
The Kingdom Hearts series is made possible via a partnership between Square Enix and Disney Interactive. Kingdom Hearts III is set to be released for Xbox One and PS4.