Earlier today, Nintendo revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s final DLC fighter is Sora, the protagonist from Disney and Square Enix’s mega-popular Kingdom Hearts franchise. The fighting game will feature a number of callbacks to the Kingdom Hearts series, and that much is evident from the costumes Sora will have available. Players will be able to select from a number of alternate designs that Sora has worn in the games, with eight included in total. These eight designs include costumes from the first game, as well as Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], and Kingdom Hearts III. The full list can be found below, and images of all eight can be found at the bottom of this page.
- P1- Kingdom Hearts Design
- P2- Kingdom Hearts II Design
- P3- Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] Design
- P4- Kingdom Hearts III Design
- P5- Timeless River Design (Kingdom Hearts II)
- P6- Kingdom Hearts II Valor Form
- P7- Kingdom Hearts II Wisdom Form Design
- P8- Kingdom Hearts III Ultimate Form Design
Nintendo and director Masahiro Sakurai seem to have done a nice job selecting designs from the series! While most of these costumes are just slightly different in color scheme, they also pay tribute to Sora’s history. The Timeless River design is bound to be a favorite based on its classic, black and white style, but it might be hard for longtime Kingdom Hearts fans to choose which one they prefer.
According to Sakurai, Sora was the most highly-requested character in the history of Super Smash Bros. The character’s appearance comes after years of requests from fans, and apparently took a lot of effort to make happen. Fans have already noticed the glaring absence of Sora’s companions Donald and Goofy, as well as any music originating from Disney films. This might have been a requirement on the part of Disney, but even with these elements missing, there are still plenty of wonderful callbacks to the series, which should make Kingdom Hearts fans quite happy.
Keep reading to see all of Sora’s costumes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!