Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fan Mod Brings Kingdom Hearts’ Sora to the Fight
While not in the game officially, this fan mod for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings the long-requested Kingdom Hearts' Sora into the mix.
While it’s now over two years old, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has continued to bring some of the most iconic characters from numerous gaming franchises into the mix through new DLC additions. Though there are still a few fan favorites like Kingdom Hearts‘ Sora that haven’t made it into the game just yet, one fan mod has finally brought the long-requested Keyblade wielder into the game.
Modder Mastaklo shared footage of their mod that brings Kingdom Hearts‘ Sora into the game as a playable fighter, which is available now through their Patreon and will be released to the public on February 19, 2021. In this instance, Sora is an Echo Fighter with the moveset and abilities of Xenoblade Chronicles‘ Shulk and featuring his appearance from Kingdom Hearts 3.
Sora has long been one of the most requested characters to be added to the Super Smash Bros. series, though his appearance in the fighting franchise has unfortunately never quite panned out. A few rumors from last year suggested that Nintendo had possibly approached Disney about bringing Sora into the game as a playable fighter. However, given the likely involvement that Disney would require to approve adding him into the game, it isn’t too surprising that we haven’t heard anything official on Sora’s inclusion.
When it comes to official Smash Bros. fighters, the latest addition to the game is Final Fantasy VII‘s Sephiroth, who was added as the third new character in Fighters Pass Vol 2 in December. At the moment there are three more characters remaining in the second Fighters Pass; while it seems unlikely, that at least gives three more chances that Sora could maybe wind up being in Smash Bros. after all. Until then, Mastaklo’s unofficial mod is at least a good substitute to swing a Keyblade at Mario: that plumber gets what he deserves.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch.