This edition of the Geek News Brief includes stories about Sora joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Kingdom Hearts trilogy coming to Nintendo Switch, and Ubisoft's new free-to-play battle royale Ghost Recon Frontline.

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Sora from Kingdom Hearts is the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter

Nintendo has finalized the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by revealing the final DLC fighter, Sora from Kingdom Hearts.

Sora is nimble and a skilled airborne fighter, but he’s very light, so it’s easy to launch him. His special abilities include fire, lightning, and ice magic attacks and a vertical spiral move that’s a bit like Link’s spin attack.

The new stage that will arrive alongside Sora is Hollow Bastion, in which you can see Maleficent’s castle from the first Kingdom Hearts in the background. Rather than including music with close ties to certain worlds in Kingdom Hearts, the team decided to pick central themes from the series for the nine song list additions. Also, if you have Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory save data on your Nintendo Switch, you’ll get “Dearly Beloved – Swing Version” as a bonus song.

Sora, Hollow Bastion, and the song list will be available on October 18th. The content is part of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, but you can also buy it separately.

The Kingdom Hearts trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch

Square Enix has announced that all three Kingdom Hearts main titles will be making their way to Nintendo Switch.

In celebration of the iconic franchise’s upcoming 20th anniversary, Square Enix will be releasing cloud versions of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III + ReMind on the Nintendo Switch in the future. All three titles will be available to purchase individually or as an all-in-one Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece collection. No official release date or pricing has been confirmed as of yet, although fans will likely get more information as it gets closer.

It’s worth noting that since they’re cloud versions, you’ll be streaming the games, so an online connection is required to play.

Ubisoft announces free-to-play battle royale Ghost Recon Frontline

Ubisoft has announced that they’re working on a new battle royale game set within the Tom Clancy universe. Ghost Recon Frontline will be a free-to-play game that will pit you and two other teammates against more than one hundred other players.

Frontline will move the series away from its traditional third-person perspective to a first-person one. In its signature Expedition mode, you and your team will need to find three pieces of intel scattered across an island map. You’ll then later need to extract that information by calling in an airlift. Other teams can ambush you during this crucial moment and steal the data you fought so hard to obtain. Unlike other battle royales, the playspace won’t get smaller as the match progresses.

No launch date has yet been shared for Ghost Recon Frontline, but the game will release on Xbox Series S & X, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Stadia, Luna, and PC with full crossplay.

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Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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