Believe it or not, Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that Sora from Kingdom Hearts is joining Super Smash Bros Ultimate as the game’s final DLC fighter. The grand reveal trailer follows a staggering lineup of characters that spans across the game’s strong initial roster and Fighters Passes that included the likes of Kazuya from Tekken and Steve from Minecraft. The Disney crossover icon might be a divisive pick among some Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans, but there is no doubt that the inclusion provides a grand sendoff for an impressive roster. Plus, it’s hard to ignore how nice it will be to hear classic Kingdom Hearts tunes joining the game’s already-colossal tracklist.
Today’s announcement presentation is far from the first time Sakurai has gone over new DLC additions in detail, but it does seem to be the last. That means this Sora-focused presentation was made to be especially exciting, with Nintendo already revealing that the character will join the roster on October 18 with an epic trailer.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched all the way back in 2018 as an unofficial celebration of the franchise. The all-star brawling game’s first DLC Fighter Pass included long-time fan-favorites, such as Banjo & Kazooie and an assortment of characters from the Dragon Quest series. Then, Fighter Pass 2 was announced to bring six additional fighters, which were eventually revealed to be Min Min from ARMS, Steve, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, Pyra & Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Kazuya, and now, Doomguy. No matter how you feel about Doom’s drop into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we can all probably agree that anything is better than seeing PETA’s mascot join the battle.
For a better look at Sora and how he will (and won’t) reference the Kingdom Hearts series, you can watch the final Super Smash Bros Ultimate presentation below.