Square Enix announced the Kingdom Hearts 3 voice cast earlier today. The lineup is loaded with big names set to reprise their roles from various Disney and Pixar films.
The below list isn’t a comprehensive detailing of the Kingdom Hearts 3 voice cast. Instead, it’s more a who’s who of bigger named talent. In addition to the names below, Square Enix states that “many more talented actors will also be lending their voices to Kingdom Hearts 3, making it the most star-studded game of the franchise yet.” Here are the names comprising the Kingdom Hearts 3 voice cast that the publisher is promoting today:
- Josh Gad as Olaf from Frozen
- Kristen Bell as Anna from Frozen
- Idina Menzel as Elsa from Frozen
- Jonathan Groff as Kristoff from Frozen
- Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider from Tangled
- Donna Murphy as Mother Gothel from Tangled
- John Ratzenberger as Hamm from Toy Story
- Wallace Shawn as Rex from Toy Story
- Tate Donovan as Hercules from Hercules
- Kevin R. McNally as Gibbs from the Pirates of the Caribbean series
- Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck
- Bill Farmer as Goofy
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Square Enix also confirmed that Haley Joel Osment is back to reprise his role as Sora in the game. Osment has been the voice of Sora in every game of the series dating back to 2002’s original Kingdom Hearts.
You can get an idea of where the game is taking us based upon the various Disney and Pixar properties mentioned above. The developers have previously confirmed that we’ll be visiting the Kingdom of Corona from Tangled. San Fransokyo from Big Hero 6. We’ll see something set within the world of Toy Story too, however based on the above it looks like Tom Hanks and Tim Allen aren’t involved.
The game will be taking us to Monstropolis from Monsters, Inc. and Arendelle from Frozen. Square Enix also said we’ll be returning to Olympus from Hercules and The Caribbean from (obviously) Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End. Other locales mentioned by the developers include Yen Sid’s Mysterious Tower, the Realm of Darkness, Twilight Town, and the Destiny Islands.
Kingdom Hearts 3 has been a longtime coming for Square Enix. It was originally announced via teaser trailer at E3 2013 and likely was in some form of development long before that. It’s release is one of the most anticipated in gaming. And fans will finally get their wish when it lands for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29th.