Kingdom Hearts 3 will include Big Hero 6 characters

Aside from all of the television and film announcements that Disney had planned for the D23 Expo in California this year, the company also had quite a few gaming announcements to share with fans.

One of the more popular announcements came from SQUARE ENIX and Disney Interactive, the two companies announced that the beloved characters and world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning film Big Hero 6 will make their debut in the ever-expanding narrative of KINGDOM HEARTS III.

The much-anticipated addition to the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise will take Sora and a cast of Disney companions to the urban setting of San Fransokyo, home of lovable robot Baymax, continuing the events of the animated film.

At D23 Expo 2015, Academy Award-winning producer Roy Conli delighted fans with the announcement that Big Hero 6 characters will be an integral part of KINGDOM HEARTS III. In a video message for D23 attendees, Conli draws parallels between core elements of the animated film and the overarching KINGDOM HEARTS story, remarking: “Big Hero 6 is such a special film for me – and we always made sure that each action sequence had a very special meaning. The themes in KINGDOM HEARTS and Big Hero 6 match very well. For instance there’s friendship, really important to both stories, and then of course light over darkness.”

It was confirmed earlier this year that KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will be a continuation of the popular KINGDOM HEARTS role-playing series created through the collaboration of Disney Interactive and Square Enix.

Since the first KINGDOM HEARTS was released in March 2002 for the PlayStation 2 system, the series has expanded several additional entries. The series celebrated its 10th anniversary in March 2012, and has shipped over 21 million units worldwide.

The game is available for pre-order on both systems.

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