On the 5th of October 2021, Super Smash Bros. Game Ultimate Director Masahiro Sakurai ended months of speculation when he revealed that Sora is the last playable character in the game. The Kingdom Hearts star has been one of the most sought-after fighters in the series’ history, with fans begging to see him added to the Nintendo Switch game. A year after the announcement, many Kingdom Hearts fans have taken to social media to share their memories of the announcement and how they feel about the character’s execution. It’s rare to see an ad for a universally loved video game, but Sora’s reveal went really well!
A year after Sora’s announcement, it’s still unclear what the future might hold for the Nintendo Super Smash Bros. series. It’s a safe bet that we won’t see a new entry in the series until the Switch successor is released, and that could take several years. Sakurai hinted that he may have finished working on Super Smash Bros. Then climaxBut it’s hard to imagine the series without him! For now, Nintendo fans will have to be happy with what they have.
Keep reading to see what fans have to say about Sora!
He has literally sold out some players in the game!
I’ve always said Sora in Smash would be the only time I’d buy an Ultimate. And boy did I run as fast as I could to pick up the game and dlc lol. https://t.co/JLG2CZmY3W
– Chef Ty Nedyk (@vSaucePineapple) October 5 2022
It was a great day for Kingdom Hearts fans.
I can’t believe TODAY marks the first day Sora was revealed in a crush that literally shook everyone. I’m glad I love KH 😭😭❤️
– 《BigGorlEnergy💕 | (GrayWolfWG) October 5 2022
Many fans thought this would never happen!
Happy 1 year anniversary of the time Sora was announced on Smash! I’m still glad that this really happened and the dream came true! I still play like him when I play Smash and will always be grateful to Sakurai for making it happen! 😁😆 pic.twitter.com/SheG7NkrXM
– Diana // Pinned! (@ignitethereason) October 5 2022
The internet pretty much exploded that day.
If I could relive the Sora Smash ad again
– youweremyghost (@BreezyMontclair) October 5 2022
Kingdom Hearts fans were in their glory.
I watched the Sora Smash Show and The Man I Cried Again You made it work. Smash Ultimate is really the best
– Shotanuki (@chotanuki235) October 5 2022
However, not every Smash fan gets their wish.
So still disappointed. A year ago, they announced that Sora is the last character in Smash. I was sure it would be a Uniracers unicycle. 🙁
– Yanya (Banballow) October 5 2022