So remember when Kingdom Hearts III was announced at E3 earlier this year? I wouldn't hold it against you if you don't. We've heard little to nothing about this game since it's announcement; only that it's most likely going to be for next-gen (they were still called next-gen at the time) consoles only. Well now KH3 is in the news again, this time with some Marvel/Star Wars related news!
In a recent interview with video game focused blog Kotaku in London, Tai Yasue, the game designer and co-director of Kingdom Hearts III, talked about how him and the KH crew were considering putting Marvel and Star Wars characters in the long-awaited sequel!
When asked about the limitations of the Disney license, and if they were able to even include Marvel and Star Wars, 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.”
And he's right. After all, I don't know about Star Wars, but Marvel still has a say in this. The fact that he mentioned that they're considering it might mean that Marvel is okay with it, but they can still revoke certain characters from appearing in the game should any appear at all.
For example, if Marvel and Disney do let Tai and the KH crew include some of their characters in the game, I doubt we'll see the likes of Wolverine or Mister Fantastic dishing it out with Sora. The X-Men and FF have their film rights currently owned by 20th Century Fox. And though Marvel technically has the ability to include these characters in a VIDEO GAME, I seriously doubt it seeing as how Marvel is doing everything in their right to DESTROY FOX!! (<--read more about that in the link.)
But still, just think about how awesome it would be to play as Wolverine in that type of game!
But even if we don't get Wolverine or the FF, there's still a TON of Marvel characters we could see in this; and Star Wars characters too! Just think about how much fun it would be to journey across the galaxy and all of a sudden get attacked by an imperial ship! Don't worry though, Han Solo's there to help you out! But what's this? MORE IMPERIAL SHIPS?!
Don't worry, here come the Guardians of the Galaxy to lend some helping hands!
Point is, the game would make so much money! I'm seriously afraid that society would collapse from everyone calling in sick to play this game! On the other hand, the economy would skyrocket! I sincerely hope this KH3 becomes a reality, how amazing is it that we live in a time where we could actually get a Disney game with a Final Fantasy art style, with Marvel and Star Wars characters and worlds?! And not get looked at funny for wanting such a thing?! My dreams of wielding a keyblade lightsaber could legitimately become a reality!
"Keyblade Lightsaber? That's ridiculous!" you say?
So what do you guys think about this? Do you want this to become a thing?
Do you want Marvel/Star Wars characters in KH3?
And if you do want Marvel and/or Star Wars in KH3, tell me in the comments what character(s) you want the most!