Kingdom Hearts just released its latest edition which is named as Kingdom Hearts 3. Now, you must be aware that Kingdom Hearts is a game where role-based gameplay takes place. It is a game developed by Square Enix and it has become massively popular. Also, Kingdom Hearts is a collaboration between Square Enix and Disney. Since the game is a role-playing one, it needs to have as many characters as possible.
Recently, Square Enix expanded its Kingdom Hearts game by including Pixar characters into the game. This lets you select any of the Pixar characters inside the game. This is in addition to the Disney worlds Sora explores characters which were already available. However, fans have been asking a question from the developers of Kingdom Hearts. The question is regarding the no-show of ‘Star Wars’ or Marvel characters inside the game.
Now, the developer of Kingdom Hearts has given this hotly requested question’s answer. To the question of when Disney’s other big IP, like Marvel and Star Wars, will show up, Kingdom Hearts’ director said that he would love to expand to these universes. However, Director Tetsuya Nomura added that it’s not as simple as simply wanting to do it.
Tetsuya Nomura replied to this question in an interview given to Ultiminia book for its latest Kingdom Hearts 3. His detailed reply was that it is correct that Lucas Films and Marvel are now Disney properties.
“However, in order to change those [properties] into a game, contracts must be made with each company separately, and there are cases where other game companies already have contracts, so although the Disney Group has indeed added those [properties], incorporating them into Kingdom Hearts isn’t so simple. That’s also the reason Mickey is in only one scene in Kingdom Hearts 1. At the same time, another company was releasing a game that had to do with Mickey, so though we were denied his usage, we persisted and eventually got “as long as you only have one scene, from far away, as a silhouette, with him waving his hand or something”. Since we had to make the best of the biggest [and only] chance we had, that’s why that scene appears that way.”