Gamers everywhere are excited to see Sora’s new journey unfold next year on the PS4 and Xbox One. But the question remains; what new worlds will Sora and company visit? The new Disney worlds in each Kingdom Hearts installment are one of the most exciting aspects of the series. Will they follow the same plot as the films or will they create a new adventure using the existing world as a backdrop? Whatever the case, Disney has a very large library of films and television series — even more so after their recent merger with 21st Century Fox — that would make great new worlds in the upcoming game. Gamers are always excited to see how the new worlds will be introduced and what the story and gameplay will be like, and a recent leak has disclosed the newest world to appear in Kingdom Hearts III.
Yes, Kingdom Hearts III will have Sora and the gang venture into a Monsters, Inc. themed world. Adding to the current list of confirmed Disney worlds including; Mount Olympus and Olympus Coliseum from Hercules, the Kingdom of Corona from Tangled, San Fransokyo from Big Hero 6, and a world based on the Toy Story franchise. The screenshots above show Sora, Donald, and Goofy along with Mike, Sully, and Boo inside the Monsters, Inc. factory. Sora has taken the form of a tiger-striped monster with horns and purple scales for hair. Goofy has taken the form of a green lizard-like monster with bulbous protruding eyes and Donald has taken the form of a blue monster with one large eye, a spiked tail, and purple dragon wings. The screenshots also show Sora using fire based magic and the gang facing off against the Unversed. The Unversed are the main enemies of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and have not appeared in any other Kingdom Hearts game thus far. They will join returning enemies the Heartless and Nobodies. Considering that doors that connect to other worlds play an important part of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, Monsters, Inc. is a worthy and quintessential inclusion.
Kingdom Hearts III is due to hit the shelves Q4 2018.