Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura says he was actually the one being very picky about Sora’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, not Disney

Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura has expressed his hesitation about adding Sora to the roster of playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Read on below to learn more:

Another area where we saw Kingdom Hearts’ popularity surge was seeing Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Can you talk about your feelings on having Sora involved?

Nomura: Obviously, I was very happy that we were able to have Sora make an appearance in Smash Bros. Ultimate. Most of the feedback when Sora was [announced] for Smash Bros. Ultimate was, ‘I can’t believe Disney okayed for him to be in this game.’ Behind the scenes, I was actually the one being very picky about his appearance in Smash Bros. Disney was the one that was like, ‘Go ahead! This is a great opportunity.’ I thought it would be tough to pull off because it might clash with the established lore in Kingdom Hearts and the Disney worlds, so it was an opportunity I had to consider very carefully. After seeing how happy everybody was in welcoming Sora to Smash Bros., I feel like the end result was really great.

Source: Game Informer

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