Kingdom Hearts IV may have “a good balance” of Final Fantasy characters, says director Tetsuya Nomura

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Kingdom Hearts IV was formally introduced just a few months in the past, and followers have been questioning precisely what the subsequent mainline game will provide — particularly when it comes to characters. Kingdom Hearts III didn’t embody many Final Fantasy cameos, particularly when in comparison with earlier video games. There are loads that we’d wish to see within the subsequent one, however don’t count on it to be loaded with visitor stars. Director Tetsuya Nomura is aiming to discover a center floor.

In an interview with GameInformer, Nomura was requested about extra Final Fantasy buddies doubtlessly showing in Kingdom Hearts IV. “One thing I want to clear up is that a lot of fans are saying that Kingdom Hearts is this collaboration between Disney and Final Fantasy characters,” the director started. “That’s not exactly what Kingdom Hearts is.” That is smart: unique characters like Sora, Riku, and Kairi have been created as automobiles for the participant to discover varied Disney-themed worlds.

In truth, that’s precisely why the primary game particularly had so many cameos. “I felt nobody really knew these new characters, so it was harder for them to stand their ground just yet,” Nomura continued. “And so, we had a lot of Final Fantasy characters involved to lend a hand for everyone to get to know these [original] characters better.” Now that Sora and his buddies are firmly established, the builders don’t should depend on fan service a lot.

“We’re trying to find a good balance for that,” Nomura concluded. “I know that some fans wanted to see more Final Fantasy characters. That’s something we definitely are thinking about. But just with the sheer number of original characters that we have now, it’s hard to say what the exact balance is going to be and how it will play out in Kingdom Hearts IV.” Clearly it’s not so easy to simply shoehorn in Final Fantasy staples like Terra or Noctis, and Nomura’s workforce is actively fascinated by please followers with out going overboard. Balancing the roster is one in every of many classes Kingdom Hearts IV can be taught.

As for when the game will launch, the discharge date may be very a lot up within the air. Platforms haven’t been confirmed but both, though current-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles really feel like a given. There are a lot of Disney worlds we’d like to see every time the game does get round to releasing.