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Japanese Smash Bros. Ultimate fans choose Sora as their most-wanted roster addition

Sora you do

If Japanese fans had their way, Sora would be making his way to Smash Bros. Ultimate. Inside-Games ran a poll to see which characters people wanted in Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Sora lead the pack. See who else was requested in the poll results below.

Sora (Kingdom Hearts) – 290 votes
Dante (Devil May Cry) – 91 votes
Hunter (Monster Hunter) – 80 votes
Rex (Xenoblade Chronicles 2) – 74 votes
2B (Nior Automata) – 70 votes
Crash Bandicoot (Crash) – 65 votes
Waddle Dee / Bandana Waddle Dee (Kirby) – 64 votes
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII) – 59 votes
Arle (Puyo Puyo series) – 56 votes
Steve (Minecraft) – 55 votes
Saber (Fate series) – 53 votes
Kirito (Sword Art Online) – 50 votes
Hakurei Reimu (Touhou Project) – 42 votes
Goku (Dragon Ball) – 32 votes
Geno (Super Mario RPG) – 26 votes

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casey
Sat Feb 29 20 12:37am
Rating: 4

Sora's the pick for people who think the problem with all the sword users in Smash is that their swords don't look stupid enough.

I'll bet that's a rather different list from what North American players would vote for. Maybe a little bit of crossover.

I wouldn't mind Rex, Crash Bandicoot, Steve... okay, even Geno.

Sora is never happening because of Disney.

jd
Fri Feb 28 20 06:26pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 2 times)

Crap character from crap series that treats Nintendo like crap...

Also, what a mostly crappy list...

EDIT:
After looking up some of the characters I didn't know all I can say is "what a mostly very crappy list"...
Two of these characters aren't even game characters...
Two of them are from games that as far as I can tell don't even appear on Nintendo systems...

In my opinion, the only characters on this list worth a spot in Smash are Rex, Hunter and maybe Geno... also, I'd say Arle and Crash have good enough credentials, although I don't know if I'd call them worth adding...

The Japanese have always had bad taste. I mean, because of them, we got Hero.

jd
Fri Feb 28 20 10:36pm
Rating: 1

Erm... what's wrong with Hero? Dragon Quest is older than Final Fantasy, games have released consistently on Nintendo systems over the years, including the entire main series, most of which debuted on Nintendo systems... some are even exclusive...

I've never played a Dragon Quest game so I can't comment on game play or story... that service record however is very good... better than most other third party franchises in Smash really...

How the hell is it a crap series?

And treating Nintendo like crap? Last I checked; it had 4 entries on Nintendo consoles, so it wasn't neglected or treated like crap at all.

jd
Sat Feb 29 20 12:27am
Rating: 1 (Updated 3 times)

How the hell is it a crap series?

Having played KH 1 and 2, I'm of the opinion the series is okay... not amazing... it's thoroughly average and wouldn't have survived at all if not for the Disney elements to carry it...

And treating Nintendo like crap? Last I checked; it had 4 entries on Nintendo consoles, so it wasn't neglected or treated like crap at all.

Yeah, a whole four spin-offs... not a single main game in the bunch... meanwhile any game not exclusive to mobile in the series, including the entire main series, numerous additional spin-offs and extras, HD remakes of CoM and DDD and cinematic retellings 358/2 and Re:Coded, have been ported to the PS3, PS4 and XBone... we're lucky if we get scraps and the other guys get treated to everything...

DDD is arguably one of the most important games in the series, as is COM. DDD was pretty much of the same tier as Birth By Sleep so I’d consider that a pretty major title, which is more than I can say for Joker

jd
Sat Feb 29 20 01:59pm
(Updated 1 time)

And yet it's still not a mainline entry... from a series largely absent on Nintendo systems... while largely complete on other systems...

In no particular order, I want...

#41 Hornet - Daytona USA
Geno - Super Mario RPG
ST Falcon - Battle Clash
Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII
Marina - Mischief Makers
Bill & Lance - Contra

thedestructo94
Fri Feb 28 20 11:31pm
(Updated 2 times)

Out of that list I would only want Rex and Bandana Dee. Even then neither are very high picks IMO. Dante and Hunter would make decent picks as well I suppose.

The rest Idk who are or in the case of Crash just plain dont like and hope never gets added to the game.

Sora is not very likely and I dont support him but I know he would make a lot of people happy worldwide so why not.

Geno may be the most overhyped character in the entire Smash community/history. The guy appeared in one spin-off game 25 years ago. A lot of the same people who support Geno also dismiss Waluigi. Even though Waluigi is a spin-off character as well at least he has a steady track record and is much more recognizable...

Also can the Goku in Smash meme die already!? It was never funny and will NEVER be in Smash.

jd
Sat Feb 29 20 12:37am
(Updated 5 times)

First of all, Mario RPG is no more a spin-off than Paper Mario or Mario & Luigi games... or the whole Mario series, which originated as part of the Donkey Kong arcade series. The definition of spin-off is debatable and varied, but to compare a game of similar scope to Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy to a sports simulation that can be completed in a few hours seems ridiculously unfair...

Second of all, you dismiss Geno--a main character from a game with an endearing story and characters--but seriously want a goomba with a stick? A character whose biggest role is occasionally being the defacto player four?

And third, Waluigi is literally a filler character... he was created to be Wario's sidekick in sports games and superficially expand the roster, and that's all he's ever been. The only time he ever displays any sort of uniqueness is when the game demands character-specific super moves and such... otherwise he's no different from every other playable character on the roster... take him out of any game he's ever been in and the game is basically no different. Daisy is more important than he is and she's only in Smash because making her a clone of Peach was easy enough to do...

It's just ridiculous to me how you keep sharing your strong opinions about the characters when you already got K. Rool. Not that you're not allowed to do it, but it just seems ridiculous to me. I haven't even got my most favorite character that I've been hoping for over a decade, but I'm already so grateful for characters like K. Rool that I've just decided to shut up about it for the most part. Let them have their Gokus, whatever.

Call me Japanese because he is my top choice too! And Paper Mario

casey
Sat Feb 29 20 12:37am
Rating: 4

Sora's the pick for people who think the problem with all the sword users in Smash is that their swords don't look stupid enough.

kcst
Sat Feb 29 20 12:47am
Rating: 1

I don't put much faith into polls to begin with, I put even less faith in them when they have such a small sample size.

hinph
Sat Feb 29 20 04:44am
Rating: 1

Barely interested in any of the ones Japanese gamers want. Maybe it really is time to wrap this series up. We did it. The biggest gaming icons are already here.

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