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Kingdom Hearts’ next crossover is with World of Final Fantasy

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Sora somehow has time for games that aren’t Kingdom Hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue screenshot gallery Square Enix

Sora, hero of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, is set to appear in World of Final Fantasy, marking yet another crossover that Square Enix’s popular, mash-up-heavy role-playing games is taking part in. Players will be able to summon the hero as part of a free downloadable content update, timed for release ahead of the next Kingdom Hearts game.

By that we mean Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue HD, coming early next year. The PlayStation 4 compilation of three games in the series — two remastered, one new — arrives Jan. 24, 2017, and Sora’s outfit for World of Final Fantasy will be modeled after what he wears in the upcoming collection.

Sora will be the first non-Final Fantasy character to appear in the cutesy, nostalgic World of Final Fantasy, which hit PS4 and PlayStation Vita earlier this week. The game boasts appearances from big-headed Final Fantasy heroes spanning the entire series, but Kingdom Hearts’ star should fit right in. Sora has tussled with characters like Cloud, Squall and Tidus in the past, as they and other members of Final Fantasy’s cast can be found throughout the Kingdom Hearts games.

Kingdom Hearts is all about mixing and matching characters from one series with those of another, particularly the Walt Disney Universe. Theres a a rather ... complicated storyline to support all of these crossovers, and it gets more and more so with each release.

Fans are still waiting on Kingdom Hearts 3 to wrap up some of the loose ends, but Square Enix has said little about when to expect Sora’s next big adventure. It’s expected for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While they wait fans can replay the first two games in the series with the recently announced Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, out next March ... for the third time.