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The Fifth Smash Ultimate Fighter Is… Byleth?

Not what many expected

The fifth and final character of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass is Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Apparently this fighter was prepared with utmost secrecy that even many at Nintendo didn’t know who it was going to be. The Smash reveal trailer gave it away pretty quickly, made within the Fire Emblem: Three Houses engine.

Many in the stream’s chat were salty to say the least. Some spoke of their frustrations about how strongly Fire Emblem is represented in the games roster, while others were fearing the addition of yet another sword-based character. As if knowing this would happen, Sothis teases that there are too many swordsmen in Smash and how you (Byleth) are going to deal with it, showing off that the character can use not just a sword but a bow and an axe tied to the directional buttons. The new stage is based on the Garreg Mach Monastery and cycles through the market place, reception hall, bridge and cathedral. Eleven sound tracks are being added with a new spirit board. Byleth wont be available straight away unfortunately, releasing on January 28.

The Mii Fighter costumes being added are Altaïr, a Rabbids hat, Megaman X, Megaman.EXE, and a big surprise, Cuphead with a music track (similar to Sans as it’s a full costume).

Six more fighters are on the way in a second fighters pass, with all the characters to be released by the end of 2021. The second fighters pass will be available for purchase on January 28, with the line up of new characters already decided. If you purchase the second fighters pass you get an ancient soldier Mii fighter costume from Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a costume only attainable through the purchase of the fighters pass.

You can watch the stream below if you missed it:


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When Eleanore isn’t trying to figure out how the Earth works she’s trying to pay off her loan in Animal Crossing, complete her Pokedex or finishing one more RPG or platformer. She is a lover of great characters, cute or creative art styles and awesome game soundtracks.


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