The collaboration between Square Enix and Disney continues, as Kingdom Hearts 3 meets Big Hero 6 in the upcoming game that will bring the franchise to a complete trilogy. Disney is not wasting any time in moving forward into the gaming market, and are now set to gather up another collection of their characters thrown into one world.
The fictional city of San Fransokyo will be the new setting of the action role-playing game, where crossovers are a thing of beauty and it’s one of the main aspects of the franchise’s charm. At D23 Presentation, it was announced that Oscar-winning animation Big Hero 6 will have a part to play in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3.
It holds a special place in the hearts of many, though it has not seen another game released since 2006, with Kingdom Hearts 2. But now they’re taking another step to develop the franchise into a serious series that will take the player adventuring through the fictional world, littered with famous Disney characters.
According to Square Enix’s Shinji Hashimoto, Sora will be teaming up with Baymax in a timeline that is set after the events occurring in the film, when Hiro and his friends have already gathered up their team of superheroes. The protagonist will likely be added to the fold of diverse characters and amusing quirks.
The villain had been given the understandable ominous description, only said that they would be using the “powers of darkness to manipulate the Baymax body that was left behind in the portal”. So, it might seem that Big Hero 6 might both be joining the forces of good, in part, and then another mirror of itself will be on the part of evil.
Both Kingdom of Hearts and Big Hero 6 are quite the epitome of Disney is all about: the endless battle between good and evil, where good will always win. It’s an optimistic adventure, during which the player can be set on the path of right decisions and all around fight for the good guys.
It’s what we’re always expecting, so it’s precisely what Disney and Square Enix are likely going to offer us in the upcoming game. It has been confirmed that the franchise, on a whole, has sold around 21 million units, and the new installment of Kingdom Hearts has been long anticipated.
There is no date confirmed or any more details released, other than the fact that players will only be able to enjoy the experience on next-gen consoles, meaning PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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