Any Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans out there? Well, Sora from Kingdom Hearts now joins the franchise.
Taken from Engadget … Nintendo has finalized the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster with the reveal of one last DLC fighter. Director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Sora from Kingdom Hearts is joining the ranks. Sora is nimble and a skilled airborne fighter, but he’s very light, so it’s easy to launch him. His special abilities include fire, lightning and ice magic attacks and a vertical spiral move that’s a bit like Link’s spin attack.
Before the stream, Sakurai noted on Twitter (per Google Translate) that the “new fighter may be a character you don’t know.” That dashed many fans’ hopes that the addition would be Waluigi or, as was previously rumored, Master Chief from Halo. But Sora isn’t exactly an unknown quantity. In fact, Sakurai said he was fans’ most-requested SSBU character.
Sora is the 89th playable character (depending on how you count them) to join the lineup since SSBU arrived in December 2018. The other members of the $30 Fighters Pass Vol. 2 bundle are Arms’ Min Min, Steve and Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth of Final Fantasy 7 fame, Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Kazuya Mishima, a staple of the Tekken series.