At last summer’s E3, it was revealed that a third Kingdom Hearts game was in development for next-gen consoles. That’s about all we know as very little has been revealed since then. Now speaking with with Kotaku UK, the game’s co-director and designer Tai Yasue has revealed that they have plenty to choose from for the game:
“I can’t go into specifics, but there’s a LOT of new Disney stuff and we have our plates full. 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 questioned further about whether Marvel or Star Wars specifically were being considered:
“Well, yeah. They’re all under consideration. 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.”
What would you like to see in Kingdom Hearts III? How about Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Guardians of the Galaxy, and some Star Wars for starters?
The first games in the series was released in 2002. Since then the series has had seven games across multiple platforms. Most of the games in the series have been both critically and commercially successful. As of October 2013, the Kingdom Hearts series has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
Kingdom Hearts III will debut for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.