Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is adding Sora from Kingdom Hearts. You probably know this already, but just in case, take a second to collect yourself after the sudden shock. Now, in your hazy, frenzied state of mind, surely you can recall that the Kingdom Hearts series has some of the best goddang music ever made for video games, and are wondering which sonorous songs are being added to Smash Ultimate. Well, nine classic tracks are being added in original form — with no new arrangements.
Well, there is kind of a new arrangement of “Hand In Hand” that plays as Sora’s victory jingle (arranged by the OG Yoko Shimomura herself, no less), but all of the stage music for the brand-new Hollow Bastion level is as it is originally. Now, Kingdom Hearts music was already godly, and being able to listen to the likes of Destati or Night of Fate in Smash Bros. is itself pretty incredible, but it’s hard to deny that the lack of any arrangements at all is a little disappointing. This likely has to do with whatever tangle of legality Sakurai had to cut through to get the partially Disney-owned Sora into Smash in the first place, as notably none of the added tracks are based on Disney songs (like many of the world themes in KH are). Regardless, I’ll be down to pummel buddies as Scherzo Di Notte slams in the background when Sora releases October 18th.
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