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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Sora from Kingdom Hearts

Nintendo debuts newest episode of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct and reveals Sora from Kingdom Hearts as final DLC character.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Sora from Kingdom Hearts

Ever since an announcement was made for final DLC fighter of 2018 crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal last month during Nintendo Direct stream, fans have been sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation.

Weeks ahead of an official unveiling, rumor start spreading online regarding Sora from Kingdom Hearts series being final DLC character joining Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which is confirmed by game director Masahiro Sakurai.


Nintendo broadcasts final livestream for "Mr. Sakurai Presents" today at 7:00 AM PDT/10:00 AM EDT.





Kingdom Hearts series protagonist Sora arrives to SSBU as latest add-on fighter and 82nd for a Smash Bros. game. His iconic Keyblade is a tool to fight darkness that is primarily used as melee weapon that resembles a lot like a giant key.

Sora will be having outfits from Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts III and Timeless River. He is set to make his appearance in Challenger Pack 11 on October 18, 2021, priced for $5.99 only.


Nintendo includes a brand-new stage for Sora named Hollow Bastion and features tracks from original Kingdom Hearts. Players who have a save file on Nintendo Switch for Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory can unlock an extra song.

In terms of control scheme, Sora is pretty straightforward for anyone playing but an expert in airborne combat. His attacks mostly takes inspiration from Kingdom Hearts series and has a few classic spells; Firaga, Thundaga, and Blizzaga.

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Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtracks


Sakurai took a moment to introduce latest lineup of Mii Fighter costumes, starting with highly-requested Doom Slayer from Doom series. Then he made an announcement for Octoling from Splatoon and a cat named Judd as new recruit.

Masahiro Sakurai looks back at 2015 when he discussed with Nintendo chief executive Satoru Iwata about not revealing the result of a ballot poll for Super Smash Bros. fighter for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, which was clearly won by Sora.


Fighters Pass Vol. 2 bundle added Kazuya Mishima from Tekken series back in June, preceded by Min Min from Arms, Steve and Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII as well as Pyra and Mythra of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate final DLC character reveal wraps up a three year-long development and post-launch content cycle. Masahiro Sakurai says goodbye to a long saga that was work of art, which is entirely dedicated to fan-service.

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