Taryn on 29 May 2012 11:04 pm
Taking a moment to sift into the past, has anyone ever wondered where the idea of Kingdom Hearts — combining a Final Fantasy-like world with Disney, of all things — came about? Nomura explained to Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, that when the possibility of Disney working together to create a game with Square came about, he offered himself to the challenge; it wasn’t a smooth start at first, for when Nomura introduced to Disney his image of the main character, Sora, they were somewhat appalled. Rather than the keyblade we have become accustomed to Sora wielding today, the original weapon Nomura had in mind was a chainsaw.
See the pictures below for some of the ideas Nomura had for Sora.
On the left is Sora with his chainsaw; of course the idea of a character massacring enemies with a saw wasn’t going to fare well with Dinsey.
Going on to speak of Kingdom Hearts 3D, Nomura delved into the details of where the Dream Eaters derived from. As it turns out, Nomura was inspired by two things: pets he had as a child and Nintendogs. That’s right, Nintendogs – apparently, though the concept on virtual pets itself was amiable to Nomura, in the back of his mind he always wished his pets could battle with others they met.