The Kingdom Hearts director was “choosy” about Sora in Smash Bros.


The Kingdom Hearts director was "choosy" about Sora in Smash Bros.

A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshot showing Kingdom Hearts protagonist Sora cheesening with his Kingdom Key around his right shoulder.

Sora, the hero of Square Enix Kingdom Hearts series, was added to Nintendo’s mash-up brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last October, which deserves the distinction of being the latest addition to the game’s massive roster. It was a heartwarming announcement for a fighter that’s actually pretty cool to play. While many found it surprising that Disney agreed to the crossover, it was actually Nomura, not the House of Mouse, who had reservations about Sora’s inclusion. Maybe the big feet were cold.

in the a game informant interviewsaid Nomura about Square Enix Kingdom Hearts IVThe missing of final fantasy Personalities in the game, the popularity of the original Kingdom Hearts Characters and how Sora ended up in them Ultimate.

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Nomura was asked about his feelings Kingdom Hearts‘ Rise in popularity after adding Sora Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year. Nomura said he was “very happy” that the hero with the big shoes showed up in the fights Game, he had actually been “very picky” about Sora’s inclusion.

“Of course I was very happy that we could have Sora with us Smash Bros. Ultimate‘ Nomura said. “The most feedback came from Sora [announced] to the Smash Bros. Ultimate was, ‘I can’t believe Disney agreed to him in this game.’ Actually, behind the scenes, I was the one who was very picky about who he appeared in smash bros. Disney was the one who said, ‘Go on! It’s a great opportunity.” I thought it would be difficult to pull off because it might clash with established lore Kingdom Hearts and the Disney worlds, so it was an opportunity that I had to weigh very carefully. After seeing how happy everyone was about welcoming Sora Smash Bros. UltimateI feel like the end result was really great.”

This contradicts what many suspected.was the biggest hurdle to getting Sora to do it smashed: Disney itself. Many assumed that given Disney’s tight grip on its intellectual property, there would be no way for the Keyblade wielder to fight alongside Nintendo icons like Bowser and Mario. Even smash bros said creator Masahiro Sakurai an October 2021 issue of him Weekly Famitsu pillar that the barriers to Sora in the brawlers were “pretty high”. But here we are. Sora is in and regularly ranks at the top the ranking list.

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Nomura also touched on other aspects of Kingdom Hearts in the long interview. He admitted he was blown away by how popular characters from entries were 358/2 days and birth by sleep were and said it was possible their stories would be continued “in future occasions”. Just not now that Sora is the main protagonist of both Kingdom Hearts IV and the franchise as a whole. He also explained the lack of final fantasy personalities in recent times Kingdom Hearts Games and explains that this final fantasy Characters were included in previous entries primarily because they helped fans learn about and understand the original Kingdom Hearts characters better.

“Well, there are so many original characters from Kingdom Hearts that are so popular, and people want to see more of those characters,” Nomura said. “With Kingdom Hearts IIIbecause we had so many originals Kingdom Hearts characters, it was hard to find room for more final fantasy Characters. We’re trying to find a good balance for that. I know some fans were concerned about this and weren’t too happy and wanted to see more final fantasy Characters. We’re definitely thinking of that. But just with the sheer number of original characters we have now, it’s hard to say what the exact balance will be and how it will develop Kingdom Hearts IV.”

There were a few other details Nomura shared Kingdom Hearts IVincluding the ability to view Sora’s “daily routines”. Kingdom Hearts 2‘s reaction command system coming back, confirmation that there will be Disney Worlds in the upcoming game, and his favorite cliffhangers. (It’s OG Kingdom Hearts‘ ends and Luxus revelation enters Kingdom Hearts III.) Nomura also said fans want to know more about it Kingdom Hearts IVthey should consider checking out the mobile game Kingdom Hearts Missing Linkwhich will receive a closed beta for Android and iOS this year.

“The easiest way to get more new information and clues Kingdom Hearts IV would play first Missing link‘ Nomura said. “There will also be some other unrelated mysteries Kingdom Hearts IV specifically, but only in the entire series. Also some numbers that appear in Missing link are bound Kingdom Hearts IV. That’s all I can really say right now.”

If you are a fan of Kingdom Hearts and want to know what the next entry is about, you should read this game informant interview. It’s pretty fascinating.

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