Kingdom Hearts 3 is certainly a long-awaited sequel, after multiple remakes and remasters have kept the franchise alive since its last proper release - which some fans may be surprised to realize was nine years ago (and it'll be over a decade by the time the game comes out). Since then, there have been a couple of noteworthy purchases that Disney has made that could change the face of the Disney/Square-Enix mashup action RPG series.
Kotaku UK reports that c-director and game designer Tai Yasue told them those purchases, most notably of the Marvel Comics and Star Wars properties, are not considered “off-limits” to them in what they could build Kingdom Hearts 3 from.
”I can’t go into specifics, but there’s a LOT of new Disney stuff and we have our plates full,” said Yasue. “Theres a lot to consider - we’re looking at all of Disney, the new ones as well, they have a lot of pull and draw. They’re all under consideration. Nothing’s off-limits, we’re considering all of the worlds. There are so many wonderful concepts. We’re happy about that, but at the same time it’s really tough to choose.”
Disney Interactive similarly teased that Star Wars characters and concepts could join Marvel and Disney in a future iteration of Disney Infinity, most likely “Disney Infinity 3.0” in 2015. John Vignocchi told Newsarama back in August, “2015 is not so far, far away (emphasis his) anymore, is it?”