Sora is the last Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter to be added to the game.
Earlier today, Smash creator Sakurai hosted the final “Mr. Sakurai Presents” to reveal the last DLC fighter to join the Smash roster. Sakurai has been stressing that this is the last one for months now and even emphasized this throughout the presentation.
“This is the last one,” Sakurai said.
Luckily, the final Smash DLC fighter is someone that will please the majority of Super Smash Bros. fans. In a poll taken six years ago, Nintendo gathered that Sora was the game’s most-requested character. Sakurai apologized for keeping the results a secret, expressing that they didn’t want fans to get overly involved in the process.
Getting Sora into Smash took a lot more effort than other characters. This is most likely because Kingdom Hearts is a collaboration between Square and Disney, and Disney can be tough to work with when it comes to its creative properties. While this definitely took a lot effort to make happen, Sakurai said he was excited to bring it to fruition for fans.
Sora wields his signature Keyblade in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A lot of his moves are inspired by the Kingdom Hearts series. This includes his back throw, which swings enemies around before tossing them, and a counterattack that causes opponents to lose their balance.
Sakurai explained that the air is Sora’s domain. He has an incredible mid-air jump and recovery. Many of his aerial attacks are strong, but Sora’s real strength lies in his off-stage antics. Thanks to his Sonic Blade special, Sora can move in multiple directions through the air, attacking and recovering with ease. He can even use the Sonic Blade side special after using his Up B.
Sora will be available on October 18 along with a Doomguy Mii costume and a Kingdom Hearts-themed map featuring the beautiful Dive to the Heart transition.