Disney Rejected Nintendo the Rights to Sora in Smash Bros. Ultimate
During a recent Kinda Funny Gamecast, Imran Khan revealed that Disney rejected the request for Sora to be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Khan was formerly a Game Informer employee and he apparently was notified that Nintendo was actively pursuing the Kingdom Hearts protagonist for Smash Bros. Ultimate until their request was denied by Disney Japan. Considering how many third party characters have joined Super Smash Bros. over the years, Sora wouldn’t have felt out of place on the fighting game. Smash Bros. Ultimate is available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch now.
Although Imran Khan may just be spreading rumors on the Kinda Funny Gamecast, he’s a credible source with his Game Informer background. We aren’t surprised that someone would rumor a character as renowned as Sora from Kingdom Hearts but the idea that Nintendo was actively pursuing him until they were rejected is an interesting addition. It would be interesting to discover which character took his place in the first fighter pass but we hope to see him later down the line.
It’s unclear whether Square Enix would have any say in the character dispute between Nintendo and Disney but we think that if they’re able to play the middle man in this situation, Sora would end up on the fighter considering Final Fantasy’s Cloud Strife is in the game. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a second season of fighters in the works, so it isn’t impossible that Sora still ends up in the game if Masahiro Sakurai is dedicated to the character.
Would you like to see Kingdom Hearts’ Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Which character do you want to see make it to the Nintendo fighting title? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Gaming Bolt