Here's all the biggest news from the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation.
Nintendo aired its final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation on Oct. 5, and the stream contained some major announcements. The big reveal was the game's final DLC fighter, Sora from Kingdom Hearts, but we also got our first look at the last wave of Mii Fighter costumes and learned that three Kingdom Hearts games are on the way to Nintendo Switch via cloud streaming. Here's a recap of all the biggest news from the Smash Bros. presentation.
If you missed out on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stream as it happened, you can watch the entire 40-minute presentation below.
The headlining news from the stream is that Sora is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the game's final DLC fighter. The Kingdom Hearts protagonist joins the roster on Oct. 18. Those who purchased the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will receive Sora at no additional cost, but everyone else can pick up his individual challenger pack, which also includes his accompanying stage, music tracks and new Spirit Board, for $6 USD.
According to Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, Sora was the most requested character during the Smash Bros. challenger poll that Nintendo ran back in 2015. Sakurai says Sora's move-set is largely based on the original Kingdom Hearts, and he excels at aerial combat. Alongside Sora, Nintendo is adding the Hollow Bastion stage, which includes the following nine tracks from the Kingdom Hearts series:
In addition to Sora, Nintendo is releasing one final wave of Mii Fighter costumes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This batch includes two pieces of Splatoon-themed headwear -- an Octoling wig and a Judd hat -- as well as a Doom Slayer costume for Mii gunners. Each outfit costs 75 cents and will be available starting Oct. 18.
Beyond giving fans their first look at Sora, Sakurai also revealed that three Kingdom Hearts games are coming to Nintendo Switch soon via cloud streaming. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Kingdom Hearts III will all be playable on the system. An exact release date will be announced at a later time.
Finally, Sakurai shared some more information on upcoming Super Smash Bros. Amiibo. This spring, Nintendo will release Amiibo figures of Min Min as well as Steve and Alex from Minecraft. Sakurai also confirmed that Sephiroth, Pyra, Mythra and Kazuya Amiibo are also planned, though those don't yet have release windows.