Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Final DLC Character Is Sora from Kingdom Hearts
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s last-ever DLC character will be Sora from Kingdom Hearts.
Announced by series creator Masahiro Sakurai in a ‘Final Presentation’, a new trailer referenced the original Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal. It showed Mario throwing a fireball that opened a portal, bringing Sora into the world of Smash Bros.
Sakurai says Sora’s controls are “relatively straightforward”, but he will remain distinct from other characters. He’s built for airborne combat, but his weakness is weight – he weighs less than Young Link or Isabelle, meaning you’ll want to avoid hits. Sora’s base design is modelled on the original Kingdom Hearts game, but his other costumes reference other games in the Kingdom Hearts series.
Tekken’s Kazuya, was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate back in June. Along with Xenoblade’s Pyra and Final Fantasy 7’s Sephiroth, it’s been an exciting 12 months for new fighters. These iconic characters were also joined by Devil May Cry’s Dante and Skyrim’s Dovahkiin in June, who joined in the form of Mii fighter costumes.
While this might mark the end of Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sakurai himself has made clear that he won’t be quitting game development anytime soon. It will be very interesting to see what Sakurai makes next – not least because the much-loved director has only made a single non-Smash Bros. game – Kid Icarus: Uprising – since 2008.
Other announcements in the showcase included a Splatoon Mii Fighter costumes (Octoling, Judd) and a Doom Slayer Mii costume.