Yes, we’re getting more sword fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
As of today, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 characters Pyra & Mythra join the fray as DLC. Both characters function similar to Zelda/Sheik in previous titles. Players can switch between the two fighters mid-battle and each have their own movesets/damage output.
Of course, fans previously criticized the abundance of sword fighters added to the game as DLC. Many feel Super Smash has more than enough sword wielders and is in need of variety.
Series creator Masahiro Sakurai addressed concerns during an interview on Washa Live. When asked about sword fighters, Sakurai said, “Like it or not, it’s not up to me whether another sword fighter goes in the game.”
He also elaborated on how easy it is to introduce sword fighters, stating “Well even if it is another sword fighter, it will be fine as long as we balance them properly. And in contrast, sword fighters are easy [to implement].”
So, like it or not, sword fighters aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Enjoy the variety of…swordplay?
You can nab Pyra & Mythra as part of the second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass or buy them separately for $5.99. The characters come with the Cloud Sea of Alrest stage and new songs from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
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