Square Enix and Disney Interactive today 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.”