Since the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in 2018, Bandai Namco developers enticed a number of developers and publishers to work together to help grow the game by lending one of the well-known video game heroes for a roster of fighters. This way to Super Smas Bros. Ultimate – published by Nintendo – has found its way, for example, Mega Man, Bayonetta, Banjo & Kazooie, Steve or Alex from Minecraft or Sephiroth from Final Fantasy. The very last to stop the expansion of the list of fighters at number 86 will be Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series, who will enter the crazy arenas of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on October 18. This was confirmed by Development Director Masahiro Sakuraj, who added that Sora will be part of Challenger Pack 11, which also includes a new battlefield inspired by the Hollow Bastion location and musical accompaniment from individual parts of Kingdom Hearts.
“Including a favorite character like Sora is the perfect way to close the entire Fighters Pass,” said Nich Chavez, Nintendo’s director of marketing and communications. “With dozens of fighters added to the game after its launch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate boasts 86 fighters who cover the entire history of video games. It provides players with an unprecedented number of game options and choices, “added Chavez. If you’re not very familiar with the Kingdom Hearts series, Sora is a young boy who uses his iconic key-sword to traverse the worlds of Disney and Pixar, fighting enemies and trying to outwit the darkness to bring peace back to the realms of each movie and game world. His iconic movements and ways of fighting are then, of course, in combination with the valid rules and mechanisms, transferred as faithfully as possible to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and should primarily serve as a great service for fans who want to stand out Keyblade also a little different than usual for Kingdom Hearts.
The individual parts of Kingdom Hearts on the Switch will only be cloud versions, so you can only play them within reach of a stable internet connection.
And if you want a traditional experience, Nintendo has a message for you. Definitely not bad, but certainly not as good as might be expected. Kingdom Hearts is finally heading for Switch as such, which after all these years may at first glance sound like a dream come true. It’s actually astonishing that this will be the first time that Sora has set out on her adventure on a hybrid console from Nintendo, but don’t rejoice prematurely. Individual parts of Kingdom Hearts – HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter of the Prologue and finally Kingdom Hearts 3 + Re Mind will be only cloud versions. In other words, you can only play them within range of a stable internet connection, and you will almost certainly not work your way to the experience as if the games were running in the standard way directly in the console. Considering that the first part in particular – regardless of its HD ReMIX version – dates back to 2002, it is a very special decision, which we could still understand in the case of a three-year-old trio, but the decision has already been made and so far For an unspecified date, players will only receive this described option.