Fans of Pixar’s Big Hero 6 rejoice! lovable inflatable robot Baymax has joined the cast of Disney and Square Enix’s upcoming franchise mash-up, Kingdom Hearts 3.
Speaking to fans at the D23 Expo over the weekend, producer Ray Conli took to the stage to make the announcement, saying that the themes of Big Hero 6 and Kingdom Hearts have many parallels, making the addition of the film’s world and characters a natural fit.
“Big Hero 6 is such a special film me – and we always made sure that each action sequence had a very special meaning,” Conli said in an announcement video that you can watch below. “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.”
Kingdom Hearts 3 was first announced for Xbox One and PS4 back at 2013’s E3 conference, and its release will mark the first new home console installment in the series since Kingdom Hearts 2 debuted on PlayStation 2 back in December 2005. The third mainline game in the popular series will be first to appear on a Microsoft console.
Kingdom Hearts 3 currently has no release date, but is widely expect to launch sometime in 2016.