One of the most requested DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series. Compared to a lot of other suggestions, this character actually seems like quite an appropriate fit for Nintendo's all-star brawler.
What are the chances then of Sora being added to the game, and why hasn't Nintendo already made it happen? In the latest episode of the Kinda Funny Gamescast, former senior editor at Game Informer and industry insider Imran Khan revealed how Nintendo had "absolutely approached Disney" about the possible inclusion of Sora in Smash. When asked if Disney was the problem, Khan explained how it was "Disney Japan specifically" who had supposedly prevented any deal from going ahead.
You see, the Kingdom Hearts series is a collaboration between Square Enix and Disney – meaning it's not as simple as just adding the character to the game with Square's permission alone, as Disney outright owns this IP. Therefore, it's nothing like adding Cloud from the Final Fantasy series, who is entirely owned by Square Enix.
Even if this is true, it doesn't necessarily rule out the Kingdom Hearts protagonist altogether. Khan thinks there's still a chance, but would be surprised if it did go ahead. Are you still hopeful to one day see Sora in Smash? Share your thoughts below.