Since the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate three years ago in 2018, players have logged over 2.2 billion hours into the many modes the game has to offer, made up of 11.7 billion offline matches and 7.8 billion online multiplayer battles; making it an incredibly popular game, one that keeps on giving.
The game, available on Nintendo Switch, has also introduced many additional fighters to the fun-fuelled game, as well as levels and iconic music from throughout video game history; all of which is part of the incredible Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Fighters Pass DLC.
In a video hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the Super Smash Bro. series director, announced that beloved character Sora, from the Kingdom Hearts franchise, will be the last DLC fighter added to the game.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been adding characters to its game since its launch, and Sora will mark the end of almost three years of new fighters joining the roster for the game.
Sora will be part of the Challenger Pack 11 DLC (sold separately from the main game), which includes a new level as well as a selection of tracks from the Kingdom Hearts games.
The Challenger Pack 11 is part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which includes Min Min from Arms, Steve and Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, Pyra/Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Kazuya from the Tekken gaming franchise.
Sora is the main protagonist within the Kingdom Hearts franchise. He is a a young boy who wields the well-known weapon, Keyblade, and travels through both Disney and Pixar worlds, fighting enemies named the Heartless to ensure the realms are safe once again.
The character’s iconic look and signature moves from his own games translate incredibly to the world and stages of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, letting Sora stand out of his own accord with a fighting style than gives players an approachable, master fighter.
Sora can, with the usage of masterful button presses, perform a vast range of combos with his Keyblade, whether players choose to attack from the air, from directly in front of the enemy, or attacks from the side.
He also has the ability to utilise magic, just like Kingdom Hearts, where he came from. Fans will likely recognise the spells Sora casts, and use them to spread chaos over the battlefield. The new character can also activate his Final Smash move, called ‘Sealing the Keyhole’, which will send any opponents flying.
Kingdom Hearts’ own Sora will be standing next to the likes of Mario, Sonic, Zelda and Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from October 19th, 2021.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal