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Disney blocked Sora from being in Smash Ultimate according to new report

Published: 8/Feb/2020 1:13

by Bill Cooney


Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series is one of the characters some fans want to see most join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, but a new report claims Disney prevented Nintendo from doing just that.

Sora is the main protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series and has come to represent the games as a whole for some fans with his iconic Keyblade.

Nintendo hasn’t been shy about adding characters to Smash who aren’t originally from their IP, like Sonic the Hedgehog, Snake, Cloud, and others, but according to a new video from Kinda Funny Games on YouTube, they also wanted to add Sora as well.

Sora seems like a perfect fit for Smash, but hasn’t found his way to the game just yet.

Imran Kahn, a senior editor for Game Informer and one of the hosts of Kinda Funny, claimed in the video that Nintendo had attempted to get Sora into Smash Ultimate, only to be shut down by Disney.

“They absolutely approached Disney about [getting Sora as a Smash Bros. character] once,” Khan said, before confirming Disney were the ones preventing it from happening. “Yes, Disney Japan specifically.”

Though he didn’t completely rule Sora out from appearing in Smash in the future, Khan did suggest there were other characters that could cause more hype if they were added to the game.

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While Khan thought it would be cool to see Sora come to the game, he did say that Halo’s Master Chief could potentially generate more excitement as a Smash fighter.

“[Smash and Kingdom Hearts] are two fan bases that invest emotionally very heavily into these two franchises,” he said, defending the idea of adding Sora. “Master Chief is just more popular in general.”

Nintendo is definitely planning on adding more fighters to Smash Ultimate, but so far other than some very compelling rumors, we don’t have any solid evidence on who they’ll be.

Smash fans are hard at work speculating on who the six new fighters could be.

One recent leak claims that Crash from Crash Bandicoot will be one of the new fighters, but as with all leaks like this, it’s impossible to tell whether it’s legit or not.

So while Sora might be a popular pick for Smash, Kingdom Hearts fans may be out of luck unless Disney decides to change their minds.


Smash Ultimate voice files hint at upcoming DLC fighter

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:54

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Ultimate still has four characters yet to be announced for the Fighters Pass Volume 2, and a new theory may help narrow down their identities.

When looking at the voice files in-game, there are five empty slots. Looking back at the first Fighters Pass, after Terry Bogard’s release, there were two spots remaining, which ended up going to the male and female forms of Byleth.

Upon Steve’s release, the voice files didn’t change, suggesting that something similar could be happening with a future fighter.

As Andree123 explained on the SmashBoards forums, “there are currently 5 empty voice slots in the voice clip section of the sound test menu as of 9.0.0.”

Smash Ultimate voice files
Voice theory was first suggested prior to Byleth’s release.

“This means we are most likely getting a fighter with a different character/opposite gender alt with a different voice in the Fighters Pass vol. 2,” they added, but noted that it’s still possible we don’t end up getting one at all.

Of course, it’s actually even a possibility that another fighter ends up being just like Steve and doesn’t take up a voice file. This could eventually result in two fighters having female and male variants or even a fighter with three variants.

Really, there are a lot of different outcomes based on this theory, but the fact it has a proven record make it nothing to scoff at or dismiss.

Male and female Byleth
Many fighters have female and male variants.

If we are in fact getting a future fighter with female/male alternate costumes or maybe even two male/female voices, Resident Evil could be a good fit.

Leon S Kennedy with either Claire or Chris Redfield as an alternate costume would certainly work given the franchise’s history on Nintendo consoles.

Another option, given how Crash Bandicoot has been rumored, is that we get Coco from Crash 4: It’s About Time as an alternate costume.

Crash Bandicoot in his 4th game
Crash in Smash? It’s about time.

On the flip side, although unlikely, this could suggest there will be another DLC release after Fighters Pass Volume 2.

Only time will tell if this theory holds up, but it certainly raises some interesting questions about future downloadable content.