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Sora from Kingdom Hearts revealed as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's final character

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 5, 2021 at 7:06 a.m. PDT • Comments: 71

To kick off the Final Mr. Sakurai Presents broadcast, series creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed that the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character is Sora from Kingdom Hearts.

A cinematic trailer was shown featuring the entire roster and a look back at everyone who joined the fight over the years. Sakurai also ran through each of Sora's attacks, which you can find information about below.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sora fights wielding his trademark Keyblade. According to Sakurai, adding this fighter into the game's playable roster was a huge undertaking.

However, it seems like it was one worth pulling off as Sakurai notes that Sora was the most requested character in the Smash Bros. character poll.

Sora excels at airborne fighting. His controls are more simple than what we've seen from other DLC characters, meaning everyone should be able to pick him up and play.

The magical contender is floaty in his movement and he is even lighter than Isabelle.

During the showcase, Sakurai revealed some of Sora's color options. His first four colors actually take after his designs from different games (which you can see below).

The Keyblade gives Sora great reach on his attacks. He can keep opponents out with big swings, and mashing on A allows him to perform a 3-hit combo.

When it comes to specials, Sora utilizes his magic. With neutral special, he can wield fire, thunder, and blizzard attacks, and which one is being used is determined by which is selected on screen at the time.

The spells start with Firaga, then cycle through in order to Thundaga, and finally Blizzaga.

Side special is Sonic Blade, a sliding move that can be used multiple times and is great for recovery. Aerial Sweep is up special and sees Sora spin around with his Keyblade, very similarly to Link's up special.

With down special, Sora is able to counter oncoming attacks. He can stop attacks in front of him really well, but is vulnerable to attacks behind him.

This counter can also deflect projectiles, but they will be sent flying behind Sora. The counter when stopping a projectile won't hit opponents if they're far away, but up close the swipe of the Keyblade will make contact and knock them back.

Sora's stage is called Hollow Bastion and is a simple battlefield with one platform. When time is running out or stocks are low, the stage will transform to bring up a magical background that displays a "familiar world inside the heart."

Sora, along with the new Mii costumes, will be released on October 18th. You will be able to purchase him individually for $5.99 USD.

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