Star Wars characters in Kingdom Hearts 3 would be 'great,' says game director
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 9, 2013 10:05AM PDT
Disney's recent trend of snatching up beloved licenses has made the House of Mouse much bigger. Since the company now owns Star Wars, it's only natural to wonder if those iconic characters will be inducted into the ever-rotating cadre of Kingdom Hearts worlds. Game director Tetsuya Nomura certainly seems to hope so.
"We've been talking about Star Wars itself since it became Disney's content recently. 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 3], 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."
One of those potential restrictions, no doubt, is EA's exclusive licensing agreement for Star Wars games. A cameo appearance in Kingdom Hearts might not violate the agreement, but it's still the sort of thing that could take a while for the various parties to work through. That means we have no guarantees of Sora meeting Darth Vader, but at least we know Nomura is open to the possibility.