Two modders have added Sora from the Kingdom Hearts franchise to Super Smash Bros., although it isn’t a fully realized interpretation.
Unfortunately, Sora plays exactly like Shulk, a character in the Smash Bros. roster hailing from Xenoblade Chronicles. Shulk, too, is a character with a sword, so it makes sense why his model was used as the basis for Sora. Because of the texture swap, Sora does not play exactly like fans remember him from Kingdom Hearts.
This is not KTH’s first mod. Recently Son Goku, from Dragon Ball Z, was added into Super Smash Bros. with a similar mod. Son Goku replaced Ryu’s model.
Much like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a dedicated community of fans have found ways to load texture hacks through the SD card. No modchips or soft mods are necessary. Multiple tutorials can be found on YouTube on how to load various textures, all to Nintendo’s chagrin.
While modifying games can be cool, it can take a harsh turn. Recently, a competitive Pichu player in Super Smash Bros. Melee was found to have a modified version of a game that was used during a tournament. This led to a major outcry from the community, as many tournaments require players to bring their own consoles.
The extent of Sora’s modification compatibility in Super Smash Bros. is still uncertain. Digital Trends reached out to KTH and Nibroc.Rock and will update this article upon reply.
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