Kingdom Hearts III goes peak Disney, includes Big Hero 6 world


Inflatable Keyblade to follow?

Let's face it: Kingdom Hearts III has been in development for so long that it's practically associated with a now bygone period of Japanese game development, dominated by the dread spectre of Square Enix at the height of its power and arrogance. As such, one wouldn't think that a game associated with that era would reflect much more recent bits of culture, like this last year's holiday smash Big Hero 6.

And yet it is, as Sora, Goofy, Donald and whatever else strange spiky-haired creations crash into the world of San Fransokyo in search of...probably Keyblades or something. According to Disney at its D23 2015 event, the Big Hero 6 world players will encounter in the game will be set after the events of the movie, and reflect its events. Naturally, there will be encounters between players and Big Hero 6, including Baymax and all the rest. Check out a message about the crossover from Disney producer Roy Conli below.

In a related tale of cross-company collaboration, Disney Infinity 3.0, the next in Disney's toys-to-life series, will also contain Kingdom Hearts homages. Whether that means stages, new figures, or other in-game features, wasn't elaborated on. 

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