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Gaming: Kingdom Hearts III hears Big Hero voices; RDR2 and GTA V rocket Rockstar sales

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Nov 7, 2018

We’ve looked forward for a while to the confirmed appearance of major Disney voices, like Kristen Bell as Frozen’s Anna and Zachary Levi as Tangled’s Flynn, when Kingdom Hearts III arrives early next year. But now the Final Fantasy-Disney mashup has revealed some new ones, and all we can say is... they’re bigly heroic

Via IGN, Square Enix has revealed that most of the Big Hero 6 cast, featuring actors from both the film and TV series, will lend their voices for KHIII’s romp through San Fransoyko. Those include Scott Adsit as Baymax, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Genisis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Jamie Chung as Go Go Tomago, and Khary Payton as Wasabi No-Ginger.

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Square Enix hasn’t yet revealed whether Big Hero 6 stars Damon Wayans Jr. and T.J. Miller — as Wasabi and Fred, respectively — will show up in the game. 

With or without them, though, the KHIII voice cast is beginning to look a whole lot like that of a big-budget Disney all-star movie lineup. In addition to Bell, Levi, and the new Big Hero 6 voices, the game also will feature the return of Haley Joel Osment as Sora, as well as Frozen stars Idina Menzel (Elsa), Josh Gad (Olaf), and Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Tangled’s Donna Murphy (Mother Gethel), and Toy Story’s John Ratzenberger (Hamm) and Wallace Shawn (Rex).

Kingdom Hearts III arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Jan. 29 of next year.


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With its record-setting release of Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as a new milestone from the long-lived Grand Theft Auto series, Rockstar Games is making money a whole lot faster than RDR2’s Arthur Morgan can scrape together robbing stagecoaches and trains.

Variety reports that it took RDR2 only eight days to eclipse the years-in-the-making lifetime sales of Red Dead Redemption, the sequel’s 2010 predecessor. The new adventures of Morgan and the Dutch van der Linde gang sold more than 17 million copies in just more than a week, with the game scooping up $750 million — that’s three-quarters of a billion dollars — in just its first three days of release.

But it’s not just the wild west that’s helping Rockstar print money; Grand Theft Auto V’s San Andreas continues to serve as a center of commerce as well. Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive also revealed (via Variety) that GTA V has just surpassed lifetime sales of 100 million copies over the course of its five-year run. In addition, the game continues to draw new fans hooked on cruising around San Andreas in Grand Theft Auto Online, which Take-Two said has surpassed expectations and isn’t going away anytime soon.

If you haven’t hopped on the RDR2 wagon yet, there’s no time like the present — but be prepared to lose yourself for a spell in the game’s sprawling outlaw world. Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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