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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Final DLC Fighter is Sora from Kingdom Hearts

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Final DLC Fighter is Sora from Kingdom Hearts - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 October 2021 / 1,323 Views

Nintendo has revealed the final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series. The Sora DLC will release on October 18. 

Round 11 of the Mii Fighters costumes were also announced today and include the Doom Slayer, Octoling Wig and Judd Hat.

"Having a fan-favorite character like Sora join the ranks of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the perfect way to close out the Fighters Pass expansions," said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications.

"With a dozen fighters added since the game launched, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now boasts 86 total fighters spanning the entire history of video games, giving players an unprecedented amount of gameplay choices and options."

View the Sora trailer below:

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In a video hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the Super Smash Bros. series director revealed that Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series will be the final downloadable content fighter added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on October 18, completing an extraordinary, nearly three-year journey of new fighters across video game history joining the game’s roster. Sora is part of the Challenger Pack 11 downloadable content, which also includes a new stage and a selection of music tracks from the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The video presentation provided a deep dive into the new fighter’s move set, as well as a detailed look at the newly added Hollow Bastion stage.

Challenger Pack 11 is part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which can be purchased for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and also includes Min Min from the ARMS game, Steve & Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, Pyra / Mythra from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game, and Kazuya from the Tekken franchise. Challenger Pack 11 can also be purchased separately for $5.99.

The protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series is Sora, a young boy who wields the iconic Keyblade and traverses Disney and Pixar worlds, battling enemies known as the Heartless to overcome darkness and restore peace to the realms. His signature look and airborne moves from the Kingdom Hearts games transition perfectly to the battlefields of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, offering an approachable fighter with a unique feel that helps Sora stand out on his own.

Inspired by his moves in Kingdom Hearts, Sora excels at fighting in the air when playing him in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His jumps are high and his movements are light and soft. While he is easily launched by opponents, Sora’s powerful, combo-based attacks using his mighty Keyblade make him a formidable challenger.

Using a series of intuitive button presses, Sora can perform all types of different combos with his Keyblade, be it straight-on attacks, aerial moves or side smashes. He can also use Magic, just like in Kingdom Hearts. Fans will recognize the Firaga, Thundaga, and Blizzaga spells, which can be unleashed in various ways to cover the battlefield with a volley of impressive hits. Sora can also activate his Final Smash, called Sealing the Keyhole, to send his worthy opponents flying.

The new stage that players will receive in Challenger Pack 11 is Hollow Bastion. Fans of the Kingdom Hearts series will immediately recognize this familiar location, featured heavily in many of the franchise’s games. The dynamic stage contains one platform in its center, and, as the battle nears its close, players will travel to a special area inspired by Dive to the Heart with visuals featuring some familiar faces from the Kingdom Hearts series.

After downloading Challenger Pack 11, players will also receive nine music tracks from the Kingdom Hearts series. An additional music track, Dearly Beloved -Swing Version, will be added to this game for those who have played Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory. A new Spirit Board starring characters from Kingdom Hearts like Riku, Kairi, and Roxas will also be added.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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deerox (on 05 October 2021)

Nice to know that the character that won the ballot was eventually added to the game.

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gtotheunit91 (on 05 October 2021)

Very few characters would've been accepted by the overall Smash community as the final fighter, and Sora was definitely it. I remember that poll of requested fighters Nintendo did 6 years ago. I didn't choose Sora lol but that was a nice tidbit Sakurai did showing how he was the most requested.

Thank you for everything you've done Mr. Sakurai!!!

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Signalstar (on 05 October 2021)

Sora is a beloved character and great one to end on.

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gtotheunit91 Signalstar (on 05 October 2021)

And also Sora Ltd is the name of the company Sakurai runs lol what a coincidence.

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Eric2048 (on 05 October 2021)

Good final addition.

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PAOerfulone (on 05 October 2021)

That footage of the keychain probably cost more than Sora himself! XD

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CaptainExplosion (on 05 October 2021)

It's nice, but hopefully this won't be the final character period and we still get another Smash Bros. some day with new characters.

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SvenTheTurkey CaptainExplosion (on 06 October 2021)

Eventually definitely. Will it have all the characters? Hard to say.

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CaptainExplosion SvenTheTurkey (on 06 October 2021)

It might not even have room for all of the characters in Ultimate. Some might have to be swapped out for others.

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SvenTheTurkey CaptainExplosion (on 06 October 2021)

Yeah. That's what I was thinking. But maybe not. The "next" smash game might be smash ultimate deluxe or something.

Just depends on what they do for the next version.

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JWeinCom (on 05 October 2021)

I was hoping that Disney characters would be featured in some capacity but looks like not :(

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Rafie (on 05 October 2021)

So Waluigi wasn't the most requested character?

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Signalstar Rafie (on 05 October 2021)

I was hoping for Tyler Perry's Madea personally

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 05 October 2021)

it wasn't surprising

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ARamdomGamer (on 05 October 2021)


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Azzanation (on 05 October 2021)


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