She's not an "it"!
- Apr 9, 2007
Maybe it's because I'm way out of the demographic for FROZEN II, compared to when FROZEN came out, but it doesn't seem to be as hyped up as the original. I don't even see people as interested in "Into The Unknown" (which was apparently supposed to be the "Let It Go" of FROZEN II). With the way that Arendelle played out in KH3, I'm not sure if these CGI era films are really working in KH. There's something about the scenery that doesn't have that magic and doesn't stand out. Part of the fun of KH games was to actually explore iconic locations in the film. KH3 skipped out on Elsa's palace. FROZEN II didn't really have any location that made me immediately say "I want to explore there in KH!" I think I'm getting off the point, but I think world selection should really be about which worlds will actually be fun/interesting to explore and actually play through, rather than popularity of the film.Well, I'm sure Disney will definitely want it to be in the next KH game...but so, too, will Square Enix. The Disney properties help sell the game, and Frozen is the most popular animated property Disney owns right now--whether you're talking about WDAS or PIXAR. Frozen II is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, probably to be usurped by Frozen III in the next five years...
Even if we don't get to fight with Elsa, I hope we at least get to fight alongside Anna and Kristoff next time. Perhaps Elsa as a party member can be saved for its third appearance the way Hercules was.
Anyway, I really want Elsa to be a party member. Hopefully, we will finally get a KH game with more than 1 female Disney party member.
I think your idea could work. It'd be cool to see Sora use the keyblade to enter the Enchanted Forest or even defeat the spirits to get access.I wouldn't get to worried on Frozen II including the plot, and when compared to the other KH3 Disney worlds I'd say this and Toy Box are going to have the likely chance of returning to Kingdom Hearts IV.
As for story it be just like the movie with Sora, Donald and Goofy tagging along have it begin with them arriving to Arendelle for the first time either during the morning or at night, but I'd chose the former then later at night while they look at the night sky until they notice the Crystal spirits (Fire, Water, Wind and Earth) that Elsa awakens and also having a few Heartless causing chaos in Arendelle. This is soon followed with Sora, Donald and Goofy rescuing the Villagers and evacuating them from Arendelle similar to SDG saving the townsfolk in Olympus during the Heartless attack in KH3.
Then after the whole ordeal the rest of the movie happens (get advice from Pabbie, head into the Enchanted Forest, meet Mathias and the Northuldra, etc.) with SDG involved with Elsa, Anna and the others until the former separates from them and a few Heartless and Bosses popping up.
As far goes as Elsa being a party member to Sora, I'd say it's very likely. She is no longer the person who's afraid of using her powers when around others like the first film and KH3 as she managed to have better control over her Ice powers by the end of the first film going forward, plus imagine the team limits she can do with Sora when battling enemies, it's similar to how Hercules in KH1 and KH2 wasn't even in Sora's party before he officially became a party member for Sora in KH3. Even Anna could also be a secondary party member as well as she can wield a sword, don't know what else she can do besides using the sword (unless that was in the teaser). However, it could be another Rapunzel situation where by the time the see the ship wreckage and Elsa creates the Ice ramp and Boat for Anna and Olaf as well as SDG it's when she stops joining Sora's party and heads off to Ahtohallan and the rest of it would just be Anna as the sole party member for Sora until the end of the world's story, But who can say.
We don't know if Disney we will put more guidelines for Arendelle's return in Kingdom Hearts IV but I'm optimistic it won't be as restrictive compared to KH3's visit of the world.
Lastly, I do hope that Sora, Donald and Goofy see and witness Bruni the Salamander cause I was disappointed that in Kingdom of Corona they pay little to no attention to Pascal regardless if they saw him twice and just disregarded him. Just imagine if they saw the flame spirit and mistook it for a Heartless (which would be funny btw) was nothing but a little salamander.
Like I said above, I don't know how much impact FROZEN II has because even though did amazing at the box-office, it just doesn't seem like the massive cultural hit that FROZEN was... so maybe DISNEY won't be so strict with it. I can't even see DISNEY demanding a film musical recreation like "Let It Go" in KH3. Unless when we enter Arendelle, it's a KH remake of "Into The Unknown" where Elsa and the others go off and travel. Then Sora strolls in and hears the spirits' call.