Kingdom Hearts III director would love to have Star Wars in it


During Japan Expo the French Final Fantasy fansite, Finaland, got a chance to sit and chat with Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura about the upcoming release of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMix, Kingdom Hearts 3, and other things including a small conversation about Hideo Kojima. One big highlight of the whole interview was a small chat about Disney owning the rights to both the Marvel and Star Wars franchise, and how that could impact the highly-anticipated Kingdom Hearts 3.

Finaland & FFDream: With the acquisition of Marvel and Lucas Arts by Disney, could you imagine adding some kind of stuff from these licenses in the game?

Tetsuya Nomura: (laughs) Of course it would be great if we could add those licenses as well. But there are lots of rules and restrictions by Disney so we can’t actually put everything people want, so it’s a quite difficult decision but we’re gonna prepare some surprises for you so, just wait for the informations.

Finaland & FFDream: Because you know that Kitase-san (Yoshinori Kitase) is a big fan of Star Wars! So you have to do that!

Tetsuya Nomura: (laughs) We’re not going to decide it whether Kitase-san likes Star Wars or not but 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 gonna be great if we could add it, but like I said there are a lot of restrictions and rules by Disney so we don’t know what’s gonna happen but yeah, we’ll see.

It’s a great interview for Final Fantasy fans, including a conversation about Hideo Kojima, who would love to see a remake of Final Fantasy VII and more.

Finaland & FFDream: Okay, one question Tetsuya Nomura, very important for us, and for Hideo Kojima because Hideo Kojima said he’d love a remake of Final Fantasy VII, but what about you? Would you like to play a Metal Gear Solid 1 Remake?

Tetsuya Nomura: To play?

Finaland & FFDream: Yes, to play.

Tetsuya Nomura: Of course I’d like, if he were going to do an MGS remake.

Finaland & FFDream: And what do you think about the differences between the Fox Engine and your own Luminous Engine?

Tetsuya Nomura: I think the Fox Engine and Luminous Engine are totally different engines because they each got different kind of abilities and skills and stuff that we could use in a game. One engine can do certain things the other engine can’t for example. It depends on what you want to do, but I think they totally are two different kind of engines.

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