While the details of third Kingdom Hearts installment have been a well kept secret, director Tai Yasue has revealed what won’t be in the new games. In an interview with Yasue, he stated, “We’re not adding any Final Fantasy worlds.” While this may disappoint some fans, the Kingdom Hearts team uses the worlds to try out new gameplay mechanics and combat. While they will be exploring both old and new worlds, like the possible Tangled world we see in new combat, they will be including some of their own creations as well.

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In the past, Disney worlds have included everything from Nightmare Before Christmas to Beauty and the Beast along with original worlds Hollow Bastion and Traverse Town.

“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.”

Whether this means there will be no new or returning Final Fantasy characters in Kingdom Hearts III has yet to be revealed.

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About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!