I really did not expect that announcement for the latest fighter joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The latest Nintendo Direct started with a drawn-out cutscene from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It build-up to a sudden revelation that the character Pyra has officially joined the Super Smash Bros. game’s second character pass. Not just that but the trailer also confirms that you will be able to play as Mythra. You have the ability to switch between both characters at any time during combat, so they aren’t just separate skins.
A long time ago, the game’s director Masahiro Sakurai did confirm that they originally wanted to include a character from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as the original game’s roster. So, it looks like he was finally able to accomplish that task. It is a bit strange to follow-up Sepiroth with another anime-styled sword fighter. Their addition has been a long-running joke for many that enjoy the iconic game.
Still, she looks like a fun addition and could bring something unique to the table, especially as you can switch between two unique characters throughout the combat. Here’s hoping that the leftover fighters will embrace more of gaming’s history. I hope to see Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Ninja Gaiden’s Hayabusa join the fray at some point. There is a wide variety to choose from in gaming history that it must be difficult to choose the right characters to include. Let’s be honest, at this point anything is possible with the iconic Super Smash Bros. franchise.