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.


How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.