Could the digital, Vocaloid pop idol have her next game made by the director of Kingdom Hearts III? Tetsuya Nomura's recent Hatsune Miku artwork is a step in the right direction.

According to Gematsu, Square Enix designer and director Tetsuya Nomura revealed his take on Hatsune Miku, the popular video game virtual idol (seen below). This version of Miku is in line with most of Nomura's previous designs. Her face, figure, outfit and the front part of her hair all remind us of how he drew Kairi in Kingdom Hearts II. In an interview with Famitsu, Nomura claimed there is the possibility of this collaborative project could evolve into a game.

“Of course, the possibility is there,” Nomura said. “There are various developments I’d like to do that I’m considering with [Square Enix producer Shinji] Hashimoto.”

Unfortunately, Nomura's schedule is pretty much locked-in for the next five years.

“My schedule is by and large mapped out until 2019 and I’m involved in a number of projects that will be more formally announced next year and beyond. This collaboration was a project that I took upon myself out of personal interest, but hopefully the next announcement for something I’m involved in will be for a game.”

If Square Enix took Nomura off of Final Fantasy XV to focus on Kingdom Hearts III and these new projects, we can't wait to hear what else he's working on.

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