Sora is the final fighter to be added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. He looks to be a great character for all players, with proficiency in the air and some added magical flair. Here's how to play as Sora, including Tips, Special Moveset, Final Smash and more.
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Sora Release Date
Sora will release in Super Smash Bros Ultimate on October 18. This will be part of Challenger Pack 11, which will also introduce 9 new songs and a Kingdom Hearts stage.
Tips For Using Sora
Sora looks to be a fairly straightforward addition to the Smash roster, focusing on aerial play and counterattacks. There's no special gauges to worry about and the magic attacks cycle automatically. Here's some tips to keep in mind while playing as Sora:
- Sora's main weakness is his weight. He's a light fighter that is launched easily.
- You can press and hold Neutral attacks in some cases, turning them into three-hit combos.
- You can use Neutral air to keep aggressive enemies at bay.
- Forward air is great for guarding the edges of stages as an opponent tries to recover.
- How far you launch an enemy will depend on whether you hot once or in the three-hit-combo variant. It's not always the best tactic to go for the full combo.
- A good starter combo to try out is down tilt into up tilt.
- Side smash is a powerful KO option.
- Up smash had good range, you don't have to land it directly.
- Back throw has high launch power, use it to get yourself some space and trigger magic attacks.
- Up air is perfect for juggling.
- Down throw is another great way to set up compos. It will bounce the enemy off of the ground slightly.
- Counterattack can be hard to trigger when attacked from behind.
- Projectiles can be reflected using counterattack but it will be directed behind Sora.
- Up and side Specials can be used to recover easily. Add in a midair jump to extend your range and buy yourself some more time when heading back onstage.
Sora's alt costumes are each based on a different game for the most part. Some are also special outfit variants from Kingdom Hearts. You can see the first four variants in the screenshot below, as well as the unique Timeless River design.
The Final Smash used by Sora is called Sealing the Keyhole. It throws opponents through a keyhole door, and does huge damage. there is a small cutscene that plays. You will need to land the initial hit to apply damage to a foe.
Neutral Special (B)
- A Magic attack that cycles between Firaga, Thundara and Blizzaga.
- The order of attacks cycles through in order, and does so automatically.
- You can see which one will be next in a pop-up over Sora's character gauge.
- Firaga can be fired repeatedly by pressing B multiple times in short succession
- Thundara drops three lightning bolts on stage in a row. Use this when an enemy is landing.
- Blizzaga freezes opponents and has a fairly narrow attack range.
Side Special (-> + B): Sonic Blade
- Similar to Pikachu's lightning dashes.
- Can be used multiple times to quickly change direction.
- Can be charged to change distance.
- Great for recovery.
Up Special (Up + B): Aerial Sweep
- A spinning attack that launches Sora upwards.
- Can be used in tandem with Sonic Blade for great recovery.
Down Special (Down + B): Counterattack
- Opponent loses balance, Sora returns attack with a hit.
- Can deflect projectiles
Kingdom Hearts Songs
In addition to Sora being added as a fighter, the following 9 songs have been added:
- Night of Fate
- Destiny's Force
- Shrouding Dark Cloud
- Hand in Hand
- Blast Away! -Gummi Ship II-
- Hollow Bastion
- Scherzo Di Notte
- Fragments of Sorrow
Bonus Track: Dearly Beloved (Swing Version)
If you have a save file from Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory you will get access to a bonus track. It's called Dearly Beloved.
That's all we know so far about Sora in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We'll be adding some more info once we get our hands on him for real, so stay tuned for an update to this page. If you're still wanting some more on Smash, be sure to check out our look at the Full Roster List.