Kingdom Hearts’ Sora Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Sora Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Image

Nintendo has revealed that Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series is the final downloadable content character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The iconic Keyblade wielder becomes the sixth Challenger Pack in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 to join Min MinSteveSephirothPyra and Mythra and Kazuya Mishima.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai revealed the eight costumes that players will be able to choose between:

  • P1: Kingdom Hearts design
  • P2: Kingdom Hearts II design
  • P3: Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] design
  • P4: Kingdom Hearts III design
  • P5: Timeless River design
  • P6: Kingdom Hearts II Valor Form design
  • P7: Kingdom Hearts II Wisdom Form design
  • P8: Kingdom Hearts III Ultimate Form design

Sora’s Final Smash is also known as Sealing the Keyhole, but Sakurai wants players to wait and see it for themselves.

It has been confirmed that Challenger Pack 11 will be made available on Monday 18th October 2021 – or early on 19th October 2021, for those in Europe.

The protagonist of the KINGDOM HEARTS series is Sora, a young boy who wields the iconic Keyblade and traverses Disney and Pixar worlds, battling enemies known as the Heartless to overcome darkness and restore peace to the realms. His signature look and airborne moves from the KINGDOM HEARTS games transition perfectly to the battlefields of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, offering an approachable fighter with a unique feel that helps Sora stand out on his own.

Inspired by his moves in KINGDOM HEARTS, Sora excels at fighting in the air when playing him in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His jumps are high and his movements are light and soft. While he is easily launched by opponents, Sora’s powerful, combo-based attacks using his mighty Keyblade make him a formidable challenger.

Using a series of intuitive button presses, Sora can perform all types of different combos with his Keyblade, be it straight-on attacks, aerial moves or side smashes. He can also use Magic, just like in KINGDOM HEARTS. Fans will recognize the Firaga, Thundaga and Blizzaga spells, which can be unleashed in various ways to cover the battlefield with a volley of impressive hits. Sora can also activate his Final Smash, called “Sealing the Keyhole,” to send his worthy opponents flying.

The new stage that players will receive in Challenger Pack 11 is Hollow Bastion. Fans of the KINGDOM HEARTS series will immediately recognize this familiar location, featured heavily in many of the franchise’s games. The dynamic stage contains one platform in its center, and, as the battle nears its close, players will travel to a special area inspired by Dive to the Heart with visuals featuring some familiar faces from the KINGDOM HEARTS series.

After downloading Challenger Pack 11, players will also receive nine music tracks from the KINGDOM HEARTS series. An additional music track, Dearly Beloved -Swing Version, will be added to this game for those who have played KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory. A new Spirit Board starring characters from KINGDOM HEARTS like Riku, Kairi and Roxas will also be added.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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