Sora from Kingdom Hearts announced as the final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Since the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch in 2018, players played the game for more than 2.2 billion hours, including 11.7 billion offline battles and 7.8 billion online multiplayer battles. The game has also welcomed a slew of additional fighters, levels, and legendary music tracks from world-renowned games and franchises as part of its jam-packed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Fighters Pass DLC.
On October 19th, the next fan-favorite hero from the video game world will enter the battlefield as the latest addition to the epic lineup, taking on the likes of Mario, Zelda, PAC-MAN, Sonic, Snake and Cloud.
In a special video hosted by Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai, it was announced that Sora from the KINGDOM HEARTS series will be the final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be. Sora’s arrival will also mark the end of an extraordinary three-year journey of new fighters from a variety of game worlds added to the roster.
Sora is part of the DLC Challenger Pack 11, which also includes a new level and several music tracks from the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise. The video presentation took a comprehensive look at the new fighter’s attacks, as well as the new Forgotten Castle level.
The main character of the KINGDOM HEARTS series is Sora, a young lad who wields the iconic Keyblade. He travels through various Disney and Pixar worlds, battling enemies known as the Heartless to defeat the darkness and restore peace to the worlds. His familiar look and attacks from the KINGDOM HEARTS games lend themselves perfectly to the battlefields of Super Smash Bros. Ultimatecreating an accessible and unique fighter with its own style.
Sora used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate attacks based on those from KINGDOM HEARTS and is especially good in the air. He can jump high and his moves are light. Although he can easily launch himself, Sora is very strong. Combos with his mighty Keyblade make him a formidable fighter.
Through a series of button combinations, Sora can perform all sorts of combos with his Keyblade, whether it’s direct attacks, aerial attacks or side smash attacks. He can also use Magic, just like in KINGDOM HEARTS. Fans will instantly recognize the spells Firaga, Thundaga, and Blizzaga, which can be used in a variety of ways to wreak havoc on your opponents. Sora can also use his ultimate smash “Keyhole Seal” to defeat his opponents.
The new level that players get into Challenger Pack 11, is the Forgotten Castle. Fans of the KINGDOM HEARTS series will instantly recognize the location, as players frequent it throughout the many games in the series. The dynamic level features a single platform in the middle, and as battle approaches, players travel to a special place based on Dive to the Heart, featuring visuals of some of the familiar faces from the KINGDOM HEARTS series.
After downloading Challenger Pack 11 players will also receive nine music tracks from the KINGDOM HEARTS series.
The ones who KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory have played also receive an extra music track, Dearly Beloved -Swing Version-. In addition, a new spirit board will be added featuring characters from KINGDOM HEARTS, such as Riku, Kairi, and Roxas. In addition, new paid in-game costumes for the Mii fighter will be available, including Doom Slayer, Octoling (wig), and Judd (hat). These are for sale separately.
From October 5 to October 24, 2021, players will receive double Gold Points on a digital purchase of Super Smash Bros. Ultimatethe Fighters Pass, Fighters Pass Vol. 2 or one of the individual Challenge Packs (also for the fighter Piranha Plant).
As a surprise, the presentation also announced that several games from the KINGDOM HEARTS series will be coming to Nintendo Switch as cloud games**, including KINGDOM HEARTS – HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX – Cloud Version, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version and KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind Cloud Version. More information about these games, including release dates on Nintendo Switch, will be revealed later.