Gamespot recently published an extensively detailed overview of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's new character inclusions since the game's initial announcement. In addition, several representatives from various partnered companies also provided comments, including Disney and Pixar Games' Vice President Luigi Priore and Kingdom Hearts series director, Tetsuya Nomura.
Priore stated that the company was delighted by the positive fan reaction to Sora's inclusion, with various online videos being continually spectacular experiences to watch.
Further, Priore provided the following statement on what brought about the decision to include Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:
Priore goes on to state how Sora is an "incredibly important character" to Disney, while also providing a heart-warming comment that replicates the reason why so many are endeared by Sora joining the title:
Moving on to Nomura, he admitted that they purposefully refrained from announcing any of the 20th-anniversary news prior to the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation since that would have initiated suspicion from fans.
Alongside stating how the fan reception has exceeded his expectations, Nomura said Sora's handshake with Mario "was an element [they] were insistent about including, so [he hopes] fans noticed and enjoyed it."
To close out the article, Nomura emphasized his gratefulness to having 3 of his characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:
You can read the entirety of the Gamespot article covering Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's many character inclusions here.
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