Big Hero 6 Voice Actors Reprise Roles in Kingdom Hearts III
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts game franchise announced on Wednesday that the voice actors for five characters from the Big Hero 6 franchise will reprise their roles for the Kingdom Hearts III game.
The voice cast joining the game includes:
- Ryan Potter as Hiro Yamada
- Jamie Chung as Go Go Tomago
- Scott Adsit as Baymax
- Khary Payton as Wasabi No-Ginger (reprising role from television series not film)
- Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon
The official Instagram account for the franchise previously revealed on September 26 other cast members returning from Disney franchises, such as Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Jonathan Groff from Frozen; Wallace Shawn and John Ratzenberger from Toy Story; Tate Donovan from Hercules; Kevin R. McNally from Pirates of the Caribbean; and Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy from Tangled.
Square Enix will release Kingdom Hearts III on January 25 in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on January 29 in the West. Confirmed worlds include Big Hero 6, Toy Story, Tangled, Monsters, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen, and the returning Olympus Coliseum world.
Music producer Skrillex, singer Hikaru Utada, and record producer Poo Bear are collaborating on the opening theme song "Face My Fears." Utada is also performing the ending theme song "Don't Think Twice" (the song with Japanese lyrics is titled "Chikai" or "Oath").
Game series director Tetsuya Nomura said during Tokyo Game Show in September that Kingdom Hearts III is "most definitely not the end of Kingdom Hearts. I'd like to continue Sora's story." Nomura again confirmed that the game will be the final game with Xehanort as the main enemy. Nomura also revealed during the event that the game will have a secret movie, but the staff are still deciding on how to implement the secret movie into the game.
The franchise is getting a Kingdom Hearts VR Experience game this winter. The VR Experience will launch in English this holiday season for free. Additionally, Sony will release a VR experience for two songs by Hikaru Utada this winter. The experience will be from Utada's tour this year.