He’s Finally Here
Yesterday the last character for Super Smash Bros Ultimate was Sora, completing fighter pass 2. Sakurai announced him on October 5th, stating this is the last character for Ultimate. Of course, that hasn’t stopped people from questioning that statement. Regardless, here are some first impressions playing as Super Smash Bros Ultimate Sora.
As stated prior, Sora is the “last” fighter to join Ultimate’s roster. Akin to the last few DLC fighters, The key blade warrior feels just like he does in his home series. It’s as if Sakurai ripped him straight out of the game.
Sora is definitely an air-dominant fighter. He has many opportunities for combos in the air and has great recovery. Sora is also very floaty, similar to in his home series. When fighting an opponent it almost mimics fighting a boss in Kingdom Hearts and getting combos in the air.
His ground game, however, is alright. He doesn’t hit as hard as most on the ground, dealing around 10-12 percent for most attacks. He also has a counter which doesn’t hit hard nor launch very far. Sora has an amazing aerial game and an okay ground game. Imagine the complete opposite of Little Mac.
No single attack of Sora’s hits amazingly hard, it’s the opportunity for smooth combos and air game that really sets Sora apart and gives him an advantage.
Similar to the other fighters, Sora has seven alternate costumes, giving him eight total outfits. These come from multiple games in the series including Kingdom Hearts One, Two, Three, and Dream Drop Distance. Here’s an article from GameRant that provides a full explanation for each outfit.
With a new fighter comes a new stage, this time being Hollow Bastion. Hollow Bastion is a colossal castle that towers above the rest of its world, Radiant Garden, once being quite beautiful in appearance, but since then had one side modified with machinery that caused it to look warped. This appeared in Both Kingdom Hearts One and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.
When low on stock or time, the area will turn into Dive into the Heart, the stained glass-laden dark void that starts off the series. Here different windows will appear with various Kingdom Hearts characters in the background.
According to Sakurai, Sora was the top requested character in the 2014 Smash Ballot. It’s great to finally have him here. For all things Smash, keep it here at The Game Haus.