Sora is finally available to download in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, along with a wealth of new Spirits, costumes, and gameplay updates.
Sora is finally live in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s Ver. 13.0.0 update, and its patch notes include the various Spirits, costumes, and fighter balancing tweaks that have arrived with the Kingdom Hearts protagonist. The spikey-haired, Keyblade-wielding hero of Kingdom Hearts fame was rumored to be the final guest character to come to the crossover fighting game for some time, with Nintendo making Sora’s arrival in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official earlier in October.
Although Sora has fought alongside many iconic Disney characters throughout the long-running Kingdom Hearts series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate hasn’t inherited any Disney references more overt than the Mickey Mouse-shaped keychain hanging from the fighter’s signature Keyblade. The likes of Donald Duck and Goofy won’t appear in Smash Bros. for presumptive copyright reasons, as the likenesses of Disney characters are completely absent from Sora’s dedicated Hollow Bastion stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, plenty of Sora’s non-Disney-associated friends came with him as Spirits in the latest (and possibly final) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update.
Late on Monday evening, Nintendo of America announced Sora had at last arrived in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2, capping off the game’s DLC character offerings. Nintendo Support‘s patch notes for Smash Bros. Ultimate’s 13.0.0 update also contains several other Kingdom Hearts characters like Riku and Kairi as helper Spirits alternate, as well as previously announced Mii Fighter costumes like DOOM Eternal‘s Doom Slayer. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 13.0.0 update features a wealth of various tweaks to existing characters’ attacks, with the full list of new content available below.
The final fighter has arrived. Sora is available now as a DLC fighter in Super #SmashBrosUltimate! Grab your Keyblade and jump into the next battle!
Receive him as part of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 or purchase individually:https://t.co/HB4S5aWGbf pic.twitter.com/u7LhZKmKfL
Fighter Balance Changes
Sora’s long-awaited arrival in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a bittersweet moment, as he is set to be the final guest character being released for Nintendo’s expansive crossover platform fighter. Shortly after Sora was revealed last month, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai thanked players and developers for their support in a heartfelt farewell video. The series and Kirby creator has been previously rumored to be prepared for retirement from game development now that work is done on the title he’s worked on for the past three years. However, this hasn’t been hinted at or confirmed from Sakurai himself since his final Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation.
It has been a long and exciting three years for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with the internet anxiously looking forward to every new guest character reveal and making wild guesses about which gaming icon would be the next to step into the arena alongside the likes of Mario, Kirby, and Pikachu. With Kingdom Hearts’ Sora finally joining the fight, that era is coming to an end, but the fun is only beginning for players adding him to their roster as part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s 13.0.0 update.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available for Nintendo Switch.
Sources: Nintendo Of America/Twitter, Nintendo Support
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