Kingdom Hearts 3 Won't Feature Final Fantasy Worlds

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Kingdom Hearts 3, the highly anticipated final title in the longrunning series, won't be visiting any worlds from the Final Fantasy series, according to co-director Tai Yasue.

In each Kingdom Hearts game, protagonist Sora and his friend visit worlds based on popular Disney films and franchises. These worlds each have their own unique challenges and boss fights, and in the past have included characters and settings from everything from old Disney cartoons to The Little Mermaid and The Nightmare Before Christmas, to the first Pirates of the Caribbean and Tron films. But developer Square Enix has no plans to add worlds from the Final Fantasy series, despite the game featuring many of the franchise's characters.

"We're not adding any Final Fantasy worlds. A lot of the original [to Kingdom Hearts] worlds [Hollow Bastion, Traverse Town, e.t.c.] had Final Fantasy characters in them. At this moment, we are not really coming up with any plans for that, we're making original worlds and Disney worlds."

According to Yasue, worlds to include Kingdom Hearts games are chosen based on gameplay ideas they want to implement, they try to see which Disney World bets fits this style of gameplay. "The best thing would be to have Disney Worlds every recognize and are famous, but that are also distinct and unique," Yasue added. "We want the difference and variety, we don't' want a lot of the same thing."


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"You that thing we haven't done in any of the previous games? Yeah, we're not doing it here, either."

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Wow this is dissapointing they want variety yet they named 4 of the same disney worlds we have been to already

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@naruto945: as examples of worlds they HAVE used not going to use, reading comprehension

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Yeah Marvel or Star Wars would have been jaw dropping if they were included. I know that would never happen though, I can dream though.

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Whatever, it would of been nice but I was not expecting it. Anyways Square just give me my Gravity Falls world and I would be soo happy!

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Release date soon please?

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Meh, it's just a Tetsuya Nomura game with his characters and the Disney properties. Final Fantasy characters from FFI - FFVI & FFIX were not even part of this series and I don't think this series ever did had any FF Worlds, just original worlds with Nomura's characters in the game.

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If there is no plan for a world based on Talespin or Aladdin the animated series with Mirage showing up, I might pass.

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"The final chapter in Sora's story is sticking to Disney Worlds only."

The final chapter in Sora's story sure took its sweet ass time in getting here. I mean, the series is only 14 years old. Maybe SE should wait another 15 years for good measure? You know, maybe crap out another 10 stupidly named remasters and remakes? Just thinking out loud here.

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Ummm ok....? Was it ever expected? As long as they keep random FF characters it will be same ol same ol. KH's original worlds have all been very nice.

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It's always been like that.

Do they actually pay you for writing all the obvious stuff you can? Or you just never played Kingdom Hearts?

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Ironically this is exactly the sort of thing that I really wish they had tried in KH1+2. As much as I loved those games, I always thought it would have been badass to see Sora and friends go to Midgar and team up with Cloud...

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Well, that means Lightning is out, so that's a relief... On a personal note, I'd prefer if they also stay out of Marvel worlds.

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@Iostars: Why would that be good? If you can accept Squall and Cloud, I don't see how Lightning is worse than those two.

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@Iostars: No, she'll be there. Sadly.

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@Thanatos2k:

I rather take her than boring old Cloud who unfortunately will "Grace" us with his presence.

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@Iostars: It says FF 'Worlds', not characters. Oh and, Lightning WILL be there.

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"According to Yasue, worlds to include Kingdom Hearts games are chosen based on gameplay ideas they want to implement," For example Nightmare Before Christmas world was designed to make you want to puncture your eardrums when hearing "This is Halloween" for the billionth time.

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@catsimboy: No ability to play mp3s? I'd listen to Star Set through Steam's Big Picture mode if the games got released on GOG.

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@Jinzo_111887: Uh this article is about Kingdom Hearts, a game series that will most likely never see a PC release ever.

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I'm glad they aren't having us go to Spira or whatever the stupid planet was in FF13 (god knows Square loves to ram that monstrosity down our throats) but I do hope they continue with having the FF characters show up. That was some of the best parts of the original Kingdom Hearts for me.

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@justinc882: Its Gran Pulse and the planet itself was pretty gorgeous. Spira is the name of the world from FF10. Ivalice is FF12 and a bunch of the other FF's. Midgar is from FF7 and the only game it appeared in and it will be the last they said as they disliked the world after they released the game. They had been working on the entire universe of FF13 back since FF10 as the focus was around crystals. We've been dealing with those for quite a while now. You all need to drop your hate for the game just because you don't like reading.

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@justinc882: Gran Pulse. Do some research next time jerk.

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That's nothing new.

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When has there ever been a Final Fantasy world in any mainline Kingdom Hearts game? The non-DIsney worlds were all unique, original worlds to KH, so how is this at all new or disappointing? That's how it's always been, and it's been fantastic, why would they change that?

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Frozen world guaranteed. Probably the Jungle Book (remake).

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@Elranzer: Yea Frozen is a given. My curiosity is Pixar films, and if Wreck it Ralph would have a world.

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@ladymulti: Wreck it Ralph will be hard, since it was too dependent on other video game IP they'll never get permission to show.

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@Thanatos2k: Ye I know. But I having a Sugar Rush world with a build-your-own car mini-game and races as a mini-game in the game would be nice.

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@ladymulti: Dude I'd buy this game on a Wreck It Ralph world alone. I want a Q-Bert cameo!

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@justinc882: Crono from Chrono Trigger might be more likely in that world if you think about it.

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well that sucks :-(

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I remember the only positive I could get when Disney bought the star wars license was "Well at least we'll get a star wars world in kingdom hearts now!" So I hoooope they can do that.

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@Foxhound71: That's difficult, Star Wars games are licensed to EA, and EA only, so only EA can allow SE to use Star Wars in their game.

Marvel games on other hand, have no fixed license.

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@Sohereiam: That's not entirely true, actually. While EA does hold the license to Star Wars games, there are cases where other studios are allowed to use the IP as well. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for example, is being developed by TT Games and published by WB Interactive Studios; EA is not involved in that in any way.

So there's no way to say one way or another that Star Wars is off-limits to Square Enix. All we can do is wait and see.

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@chocobalt: Lego creates the game but they created because EA allowed and didn't charged nor demanded anything, same with TT Games, it can also happen with SE, its most likely that EA won't do a thing as long the character and story used aren't made based on EA sprites.

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@Sohereiam: Shit... I had forgotten all about that.

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