Kingdom Hearts III Director Warns Not To Expect Any Surprise Disney Worlds
After over a decade of waiting, the official release of Kingdom Hearts III is finally on the horizon, much to the delight of long-time fans of the series. As the release date gets even closer, Square Enix has begun to slowly lift the curtain and provide some last-minute details to tantalize the game’s massive fan-base. Unfortunately, these last-minute details will most definitely not include any surprise Disney worlds, according to the game’s co-director.
In a recent interview with Newsweek, game co-director Tai Yasue, who directs the game alongside Tetsuya Nomura, discussed the ‘why’ behind the inclusion of some of the newer Disney worlds in Kingdom Hearts III, while also discussing the potential (or lack thereof, in this case) of last-minute world reveals closer to the game’s release date. “There are a lot of good, logical reasons for picking new Disney properties, like appealing to a wider audience,” Yasue revealed. “But honestly, the main reason we picked new worlds such as Frozen and Tangled was because they excited us.” Yasue then went on to discuss the gameplay benefits of the newer worlds:
In terms of gameplay, there’s a lot of unique and crazy things you can do with a snowman that keeps on talking after having his head removed from his body, or a princess with super long golden hair.”
Unfortunately, it appears that all the Disney worlds that have been revealed thus far won’t be getting any last-minute additions closer to the game’s release date. It certainly wouldn’t be unlike Square Enix to save some of the juiciest details for the days ahead of the launch date, though this doesn’t seem to be the case this time around.
We’re not planning on revealing any surprise Disney worlds, but these new properties gave us a chance to come up with a lot of new and fresh ideas, that there will certain be a lot of surprises with the gameplay.”
The way Yasue chose to word the above statement is worth examining, though. Just because there aren’t any plans to reveal any surprise Disney worlds, doesn’t that mean that there may in fact be worlds they just aren’t talking about? This also doesn’t taken into account any Final Fantasy worlds, though that would be a truly unexpected step for the series. Not to mention the possibility of adding in more new unique worlds, such as Hollow Bastion. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Kingdom Hearts III launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019.
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