Sora, the protagonist of the Disney/Square-Enix mashup RPG series Kingdom Hearts, has been revealed as the 82nd and final character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch. He will be available October 18, per game director Masahiro Sakurai .
Sora comes after much fan speculation as to what the final character in the massive roster could be. Since its debut in 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate not only added dozens of characters from Nintendo franchise, but also characters from non-Nintendo games like Pac-Man and the Final Fantasy series.
Fans wondered if the last Smash Bros. character could be Master Chief from the Halo series, which also caused Master Chief to trend on Twitter. Other guesses included Goku (from Dragon Ball) or Viewtiful Joe.
It's tomorrow. You're waiting nervously for Sora or Masterchief or Doom Guy or Hollow Knight to appear as the next fighter, suddenly 2-6+(9*7) appears on the screen and you scramble to try and figure out the answer – then, our hero, finally appears.#SmashBrosUltimate pic.twitter.com/0p9vWUhpT8
— Nintendo Leaker – Nintendo Direct Leaks (@Hotgirlvideos69) October 4, 2021
So how does Sora play? Kotaku has more…
Sora is the latest in a long line of blade-based fighters in Smash Bros. He’s apparently lighter than Animal Crossing’s Isabelle, and can be launched easily as a result, intended to be a more accessible character. His basic attacks are a bit slower than other sword fighters, like Lucina or Marth, but you can hold down the basic attack button to perform multi-move combos. Also, his aerial combos look bonkers.
For special moves, Sora can cast magic. (The standard special attack cycles between fire, lightning, and ice spells, which you can see indicated above your damage marker.) He can also do a dash attack, Sonic Blade, which seems key (geddit?) for stringing together attacks. Crucially, he can dash after using his up-B—extremely helpful for getting back onto the stage. Finally, he has a counter, in case you didn’t have enough of those from all the Fire Emblem fighters.
But don’t expect any other Disney characters to show up in Smash Bros. Donald and Goofy have seemingly been nixed from a stained glass window image.
Absolutely losing it over the way they chose to censor Donald and Goofy out of this pic.twitter.com/uFGrdkGvqZ
— Gender Neutral Milk Hotel (@WendySnowRadish) October 5, 2021
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