'Kingdom Hearts 3' release date, news: gameplay rumors keep fans occupied as they wait for official details

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An old but good rumor and a brand-new one gain traction in the pool of theories and speculations for “Kingdom Hearts III.”

Baymax, the lovable and inflatable robot from “Big Hero 6,” and his cohorts have already been confirmed to appear in the upcoming action role-playing game. The announcement was made during the D23 Expo last year. Roy Conli, who is a producer at Walt Disney Animation Studios, broke the news via a video with a Baymax doll on his lap.

“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. The story will take place after the events of the film, after Hiro and the gang have formed a heroic team. Not only will this allow us to explore all new adventures focused on great action, but we’ll also get to see Baymax again,” he said, obviously exuding excitement with what is to come.

While most fans are excited to see the agreeable side of Baymax, there are theories that his not-so-nice alter ego may be appearing in the aforementioned title. The rumor is kind of old at this point, rooted from a concept art that was published last year. Needless to say, fans continue to dig the narrative as it fits perfectly with the “Kingdom Hearts'” theme of “light over darkness.”

On top of that, another rumor saying that the narrative will have the world under the control of one master is spreading online. Given that “Kingdom Hearts III” is a direct sequel to “Kingdom Hearts II,” Sora and his friends will be back in the lore, this time to gather the seven guardians of light.

No official synopsis or release date for “Kingdom Hearts III” has been released. According to a survey by Japanese magazine Famitsu, “Kingdom Hearts III” is one of the top 10 most anticipated releases in Japan alongside “Pokmon Sun” and “Pokmon Moon,” “Dragon Quest 11,” “Final Fantasy 7 Remake,” and “Yakuza 6.” This alone proves that as Square Enix continues to hold their silence over game details, fans continue in their eagerness to concoct their own version of the game in their heads, hence, the never-ending theories.