It’s been five years since Square Enix and game director Tetsuya Nomura announced Kingdom Hearts 3. While the man behind the blend of Square Enix and Disney magic says his perspective on the game hasn’t wavered, he’s also been one step ahead of players since the beginning.
While Nomura didn’t have the entire series planned out, he was always looking ahead to the next chapter in what has become a sprawling saga. So while he didn’t necessarily know where the path would lead Sora, Riku, and friends at the start, he’s always planning.
Persistence pays off, though. Fans have delighted in the new “Toy Story” and “Monsters, Inc.” worlds. It wasn’t an easy task to convince the powers that be to let Woody, Buzz, Mike, and Sully join the “Kingdom Hearts” universe.