Kingdom Hearts touched our little gamer hearts for the first time back in 2002, giving us the whackiest combination of Final Fantasy and Disney animation, and it strangely worked. Now, fourteen years, seven games, and four remakes later, us Kingdom Hearts fans are squirming impatiently in our chairs as we wait for more information to drop for Kingdom Hearts III, especially on what worlds from the Disney universe will be included.
We've already seen screens and footage of worlds inspired by Tangled, Big Hero 6, Hercules, and the game-original Twilight Town. Here are some other worlds from the Disney universe that have never been featured in a Kingdom Hearts game before, but we can almost definitely expect to see in Kingdom Hearts III.
Let it go, guys. You know this one is going to be in the game. With Disney marketing the heck out of the franchise (even going as far as to not making Anna and Elsa a part of the Disney Princess franchise so that they have an excuse to sell them separately), it would be a huge miss for them to not include our favorite Frozen characters.
2. TOY STORY
Whether we're exploring Andy's Room or the frantic Sunny-Side Daycare, we can almost 100% expect this popular Disney•Pixar film to receive some sort of recognition in the game. There were even unfinished models of Buzz Lightyear and Woody summon characters in the data files of Kingdom Hearts II.
We've been long overdue for a Toy Story-themed world in Kingdom Hearts. How awesome would it be to shrink down to toy-size? Plus think of the plastic-y aesthetics they could add to Sora, Donald, and Goofy to make them look like toys!
3. THE JUNGLE BOOK
The Jungle Book was actually planned to be a world in Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, but was scrapped in mid-production. Remnants of the world can be found in the data files, and you can even traverse through what seems to be King Louie's temple with a little bit of hacking.
Also, The Jungle Book was just in theaters (in live-action form), and Disney's been marketing the animated The Jungle Book in quite a few instances since then, including the release of a Baloo figure in his classic form for Disney Infinity 3.0.
4. STAR WARS
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. Star Wars has very protective fans, but we've seen what Disney could do with it when we received Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I actually would not be surprised if we do get a Star Wars-themed world, that it would be loosely based off the events of Episode 7. Imagine how cool it would be to have Sora face off against Kylo Ren in an epic Keyblade / Lightsaber duel! Plus, having an awesome sidekick like Rey, Finn or Han Solo would be ridiculously amazing!
The main reason I can't see this happening is because of the reoccurring "all worlds are connected" theme. Star Wars takes place "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" and I don't really think it fits in to be a part of these connecting universes.
5. WRECK-IT RALPH
This almost seems like a no-brainer. Wreck-It Ralph is a Disney animated classic that follows the story of a video game villain who wants to become a hero. In fact, Sora even made a cameo appearance in the bar scene of the movie:
I could almost see Wreck-It Ralph be a level within a level (much like 100 Acre Wood or Space Paranoids). For the sake of an example, Fix-It Felix Jr. (the game from the movie) could be a Heartless-corrupted game machine in the arcade that Hayner, Pence, and Olette often go to in Twilight Town, and Sora goes in to set things straight. The hub would be Game Central Station, and as you progress through Kingdom Hearts II, you collect new games within the world, like Hero's Duty and Sugar Rush.
There are so many potential worlds that we could see in Kingdom Hearts III. Some honorable mentions include Princess and the Frog, Brave, Monsters, Inc., and Pocahontas.