Here's a heartbreaking rumor for both Smash Bros. and Kingdom Hearts fans, and it comes from former Game Informer editor Imran Khan.
On a recent episode of the Kinda Funny Gamescast, a discussion of Smash Bros. Ultimate comes up. According to Khan, Nintendo "approached Disney" about adding Sora from Kingdom Hearts to Smash Bros. Ultimate. You'd think the inclusion would be a match made in heaven, but apparently that's not the case.
While we don't have specifics on why the deal didn't go through, Khan speculates that Disney Japan was specifically responsible for blocking the character's inclusion. That's definitely a shame to hear, but hopefully Disney comes around some day.
If you want to hear the segment for yourself, you can listen in at the 26:50 mark below. The discussion goes on until about the 29 minute mark.