Tetsuya Nomura wants to add Star Wars characters in Kingdom Hearts III

Game director says that there will be a lot of restrictions to go through with Disney to make this addition possible.

Square Enix game director Tetsuya Nomura said that he would like to add Star Wars characters and settings to the upcoming action-RPG Kingdom Hearts III.

If Square Enix plays their cards right, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo may be new additions as new Kingdom Hearts NPCs.

According to fansite Finaland, during an interview held at the Japan Expo event last week, Nomura said that the company had been talking about including the famous franchise since it came under Disney's ownership due to the Lucasfilm buyout earlier this year.

He said: "When I heard the news, I was like "Wow! Wow!" Yeah, obviously it's going to be great if we could add it [in Kingdom Hearts III], but there are a lot of restrictions and rules by Disney. So we don't know what's going to happen, but yeah, we'll see."

Kingdom Hearts III was announced during Sony's E3 2013 press conference. The game is slated to be out for both the PS4 and Xbox One. There is no release window or date announced at this point in time.

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261 comments
strikeback1247
strikeback1247

Star Wars would fuck Kingdom Hearts up so bad :(

AccursedGamer
AccursedGamer

D: 

Please... Just stick to Disney cartoons.

T-Sub96
T-Sub96

Haha, this actually sounds like it would be kind of neat. People take this too seriously, as long as Kingdom Hearts doesn't become a cameo-fest, I will be okay with this. Star wars seems to fit into the fantasy universe, it is only a little more sci-fi. Just don't put the Avengers in KH and we'll be good XD

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

Xemnas is Darth Vader's secret apprentice--not Starkiller! lololol xD

mrtupins
mrtupins

Fuck no. Star Wars does not belong in this game..

Detrikus
Detrikus

Maybe we'll also get a Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke World. Ha.

Detrikus
Detrikus

Will there also be Marvel comic-characters?

Dakey87
Dakey87

Did know one pay attention to how mickey mouse fought in kh2........they already have yoda

theKSMM
theKSMM

Fanboys all across the world are wetting their pants over this news.

MotRFalcon
MotRFalcon

To all the people saying no to this can I just ask, wtf is wrong with you? Final Fantasy vs Star Wars scene anyone? 

And for the people pulling the it would be to realistic looking BS. Tron and Pirates weren't animated and they turned out just fine...

Also KeySaber!

Earth2023
Earth2023

That would be awesome to have Luke & the villians from Star Wars on KH3. I mean they got swords too right? lol but yeah it would be cool. 

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

If they use the models from the recent Clone Wars TV series and just dash em up for KH, I think that'd be pretty cool. If they grab realistic crap a-la Pirates I doubt it'd work well.

Didn't Xemnas have a lightsaber at the end of KHII?

NTM23
NTM23

Yeah, that can happen now, as well as Marvel characters, but really, as cool as it may be in the end, it also seems very awkward, but then again, putting Disney characters with Final Fantasy characters at the beginning was weird already.

Sarg1010
Sarg1010

Please, for the love of Khorne, don't add more real-life (as in actual actors, not animation) movies into the KH series. We all saw how cheesy the Pirates level was in KH2, I can only imagine how a Star Wars level would end up... Plus it just wouldn't seem right, considering there aren't really any... melee-style enemies in the Star Wars universe (besides the Sith) that would actually fit into the game.


It's one of those "awesome in theory, terrible in practice" sorts of things.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

If I had to guess a location, I'd say Endor. Who knows. Maybe they'll have you go planet hopping to different locations.

If Star Wars characters end up being allowed they better be incorporated in a fucking awesome way. That's all I'm saying.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

Sora I am your Father! No, that's impossible!

gewlosh
gewlosh

Can't wait to use the Keysaber

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

I can see it now.  Luke Skywalker vs. Sephiroth.  Darth Vader vs. Cloud Strife.

truegamer22
truegamer22

why is it going to be on Xbox One,first Final Fantasy now Kingdom Hearts what's next Dragon Quest 

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

To be honest, I would rather they stick with original disney creations. It would fits much better with KH, they still have a lot of pixer movies they haven't used like toy story, the incredibles, monsters inc. tc.

truegamer22
truegamer22

that would be really cool to have Star Wars in Kingdom Hearts 3,but if he doesn't get the permission to use the Star Wars name,He should try and get permission to use some of the Marvel Comic licenses in the game

hadlee73
hadlee73

My expectation is they would use the droids somehow. Those two can just about fit into any side story.

m_kiehl
m_kiehl

The light side vs dark side theme of Star Wars could easily be put in Kingdom Hearts. Have Luke helping Sora, Donald, and Goofy with Darth Vader or Emperor Palpatine becoming a heartless.   

nephili232
nephili232

Pixar is all you need to add for KH3. If Star Wars then why not the much richer Marvel characters... and then it's just an entirely different game.

theKSMM
theKSMM

@NTM23 I don't see many Marvel characters as being a good fit for KH, but Star Wars characters seem like a natural fit (e.g. they're natural swordfighters, they already use "magic," etc.)

justinka777
justinka777

@Sarg1010 guess you never heard of the clone wars cartoon series. and considering it was on the PS2, the pirates level looked really good, heck the whole game looked amazing for its time.

Lost-to-Apathy
Lost-to-Apathy

@truegamer22 

Because Square-Enix can make more money by releasing it on multiple platforms. It's that simple. Sony doesn't care because they already have a ton of system sellers. 

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

@truegamer22 Because Microsoft paid Square Enix to make it non exclusive than Sony did to keep it exclusive.

Downloadpilot
Downloadpilot

@Drilbit777 Heheh, I can see the Toy Story puzzles already: climb building blocks to get to the door, ride Rex to get to another location, arrange those old foam letter matts in Andy's closet to form words to make a message, etc, etc.

Plus, fights/sparring with the toy soldiers :D

truegamer22
truegamer22

@Drilbit777 I would have to agree,It would be better if they stuck with original Disney creations, since there is a lot of movies they haven't used yet.


Drilbit777
Drilbit777

@truegamer22 Marvel wouldn't work in my opinion. We already have had capcom crossover with marvel.

onizumax
onizumax

Captain America's shield for Goofy, Dr. Strange is magic as is Thor. What is wrong with going to a world with Superheroes that are now fighting Super villains using the Heartless or Nobodies. It makes more sense than Star Wars where Star Wars is a number of different worlds instead of one distinct one. SW would be harder to explain Wookies Ewoks Hutts and all the other main aliens under one roof.

Sarg1010
Sarg1010

@justinka777 I've never watched the cartoon, no, so I guess that style could work. And I didn't mean how the Pirates level looked (although there wasn't much of a colour pallet), I meant how cheesy the Cap'n Sparrow/Barbossa/Will Turner voices sounded.