“At long last, we are excited to open up the Kingdom Hearts universe to include the world of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story,” said Tetsuya Nomura, Director of the Kingdom Hearts series. “I’m sure fans have been anticipating the inclusion of this world for many years. The narrative will be an original story exclusive to Kingdom Hearts III, and the gameplay will feel characteristic of the Toy Story style and aesthetic. Please stay tuned for more details to be revealed soon.”
“Featuring a brand new storyline that brings together beloved Toy Story friends with the heroes of Kingdom Hearts, the Toy Story world in Kingdom Hearts III successfully mirrors the level of quality that we strive to achieve with every Pixar film,” said Jason Katz, Story Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios. “Kingdom Hearts III will undoubtedly be an experience that fans will not want to miss.”
You’ll see that at the end of the trailer we’re getting our first release date for sometime in 2018.
I’m curious if we’ll see the inclusion of more than one Pixar world considering that two Disney Animation Studio films — Tangled and Big Hero 6 — have been confirmed. I would love to see The Incredibles included mostly for a scene with Edna Mode helping create costumes for Sora and the gang.
As for the 2018 release date, I’m crossing my fingers. We’ve all been waiting (not so) patiently for nearly 12 years so it’s nice to finally have some sort of finish line.
Kingdom Hearts III will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.