She's not an "it"!
- Apr 9, 2007
I thought the rumours going around were that characters from Dark Road will appear in KH4. Whatever the "new direction" is for the series, Nomura could have just shoved it all in Dark Road (as Missing-Link).In addition to the timing not working out, it's possible that the form Dark Road took was the only way Nomura was able to get a game featuring Xehanort's backstory greenlit at all.
In theory Xehanort should be old news. He's the big bad of the Dark Seeker saga which was supposed to end with KH3. Missing-Link is part of the new direction the series is taking and will presumably feature new marketable concepts.
So under those circumstances it's possible that the choice wasn't between Xehanort's backstory getting told with 2D chibis or a game with a decent budget, but instead between accepting recycled KHUX assets or not getting told at all.
Well, I just hope that Dark Road gets a CGI film soon.