From the streets of San Fransokyo to the peaks of Mount Olympus.
Kingdom Hearts 3 includes eight Disney worlds — three returning (though two in a different form) and five franchises completely new to the Kingdom Hearts series.
Below, we break down each of those worlds, including the general story of each one. Be sure to check out the gallery below for world art and in-game screenshots from each location, or read on for info on each.
And, if you haven’t, be sure to read our Kingdom Hearts 3 review and watch the Kingdom Hearts series’ story told in, roughly, five minutes, as well as our breakdown of almost every major Disney character in Kingdom Hearts 3.
San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6)
Set after the events of the first Big Hero 6 film, Sora teams up with the titular team to help them improve their battle tech while also stopping an evil Baymax from tormenting the beautiful cityscape.
The Caribbean (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Roughly translating Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End into the world of Kingdom Hearts, The Caribbean sees Sora as the captain of his own ship. Players can travel from island to island, sailing the seas and fighting evil ships, while also docking and exploring on land for treasure. Plus, you can always stop into Port Royal to see how life on shore is going.
Monstropolis (Monsters, Inc.)
Sora’s adventure to the world of Monsters, Inc. takes him right into the inner workings of the Pixar film’s monster factory. But at this point, Sully and Mike have taken over and are pushing a focus on collecting energy from laughs rather than screams. Of course, unsurprisingly, trouble is afoot, and Sora, Donald, and Goofy must figure out why the Unversed are plaguing the factory.
100 Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh)
Pooh’s idyllic woods return as a world that offers a nice break from all the combat and drama. This time around, Sora is tasked with helping Pooh’s friends via a handful of minigames.
Sora explores the frozen tundra of Arendelle, including an icy palace, roughly playing through the events of the original Frozen film. Marshmallow the ice giant eventually joins as a party member, while the main trio also run into Anna, Olaf, and more.
Kingdom of Corona (Tangled)
Also essentially translating the events of the film Tangled into Kingdom Hearts, Sora helps Flynn Rider and Rapunzel on the latter’s quest to see the floating lights in person. You’ll travel from the hills of Corona to the kingdom itself.
Toy Box (Toy Story)
Sora, Donald, and Goofy become toy-sized players in the world of Pixar’s Toy Story, venturing from Andy’s room to the new, original location of Galaxy Toys. There, the trio, along with famous Toy Story characters, explore a huge, three-story toy store full of cute toys and deadly ones overtaken by the Heartless in the search for some of Buzz and Woody’s friends.
Mount Olympus (Hercules)
Sora, Donald, and Goofy help Hercules manage a destroyed Thebes, as the Titans are unleashed upon Earth. Then, you’ll actually get to adventure into the realm of the gods and fight amongst the clouds of Mount Olympus.