You obviously know by now, but the last playable DLC character for Smash Ultimate is none other than Sora from Kingdom Hearts. He was a highly requested character to join the game’s roster for many years, but Sakura explained in today’s Smash presentation just how much fans wanted him to be in the game.
Sakurai explained on the Smash presentation that “six years ago, there was a poll called the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot. The top choice for the most requested new fighter was Sora. While this ballot was happening, we spoke with Mr. Iwata, who was still with us then, and we decided not to reveal the results”.
Not only that, but it was discovered that, when Bayonetta was announced for Smash on Wii U and 3DS in 2015, she was revealed as “the winner”. However, they noted that she placed 1st in Europe, Top 5 in America, and she was the 1st worldwide on the ballot “among the negotiable and realizable characters”. With today’s character reveal, we know now why they said that.