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.
Also check out the new Kirby forms!
Will you be playing as these new fighters? Sound off below!
Understandably, fans are pretty frustrated with the news, considering Nintendo could keep a digital copy in the eshop. A limited amount of physical copies is fine, but it makes little sense to take away digital copies as well.
However, Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America President, assures us this won’t be a common practice moving forward. In an interview with Polygon, he stated, “it’s not strategy that we’re going to be using widely, but it’s one we thought was very unique for the actual anniversary.”
In the meantime, you can still enjoy titles like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. The Legend of Zelda series is also celebrating its 35th anniversary, so we’ll see if they too decide to snatch any games back up in the future.
What do you think about Nintendo’s decision? Sound off below.
Thought you’d seen the last of Hamilton? Think again! Animal Crossingjoins the long list of tributes for the Broadway hit musical.
First, the Muppets gave us their rendition of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s masterpiece. Now Animal Crossing fans get to see some of their favorite villagers (Especially Raymond) remaking their favorite tunes.
YouTuber Guitar_Knight14 has been successfully remaking every song from the musical. Currently, all of Act 1 is finished and can be viewed below.
Additionally, it looks like Guitar_Knight14 plans to release Act 2 as soon as possible, so be on the lookout for more from Nintendo’s favorite playground.
Meanwhile, if you’re an Animal Crossing player, don’t forget that Spring is just around the corner. Build those Snow boys while you still can and get ready to see green grass again. We survived winter!
***Please Note this is a Fan Fic. I do not own the copyright to any of the licensed characters or properties. This is simply for fun. Opening video is animated by Shiya Moegin***
If nothing else, Ganondorf knows how to persuade people. It
seems like he can build an army of mindless minions to support his cause in an
instant. It’s impressive, but I could never be someone’s servant like my other
half. He’s content with being kept on a leash by Palutena. It’s pathetic.
“Where are you going, Pittoo?” he asked when I decided to
head out on my own.
“What? You think I’m going to join up with the two of
you?” I said, “and stop calling me that. There’s only one copy here. It’s you,
the corny one.”
“Oh, come on!” Dumb Pit threw his hands in the air. “Our
universe is in danger, and you still wanna play the edgy, mysterious rival role
“He is pretty edgy,” said Palutena. “You could use some of this edge, Pit.”
“I’ve got plenty of edge where it counts,” said Dumb Pit.
“You two can argue about that stupid phrase all you
want,” I said. “I’m going to find a way to win this tournament without any help
from either of you.”
“He can’t be serious!” said Dumb Pit.
“Looks like it,” said Palutena. “I don’t know what you
were expecting. You know he isn’t fond of you.”
I’ll never be fond of a puppet, especially him. The gods
and goddesses think they can use us to fight their battles and win their wars.
I won’t be their tool.
I make my way further into the gathering so I that I can better make out what Ganondorf is saying. I end up standing next to a large, obese alligator thing with a golden stomach and bulging eyes. He’s got this silly crown on his head. I wonder what dimension he’s from.
“As you can see, many dimensions and worlds will crumble
today,” Ganondorf says, “but I have a plan that could save a select few of us.”
He looks around, surveying all who’ve gathered before
“My proposal is simple,” he says. “I will declare you a
part of my dimension during the tournament. This way, you won’t face the danger
of getting erased even if the other fighters from your world lose. I only ask
for one small favor.”
He pauses, and I think he’s waiting to see if anyone
disagrees with him. Nobody speaks up, so he continues.
“When I give the order, you must knock every hero off of
the stage,” he says. “Once you’ve done that, I will announce that you have
agreed to accompany me back to my world. You’ll then be transported to my
dimension once we’ve finished off the rest of the vermin.”
“And how can we trust you?”
The strange, purple dragon that came with evil Samus
speaks. I didn’t know that thing could talk! Honestly, I didn’t know Bowser
could talk either when I first saw him. I think he prefers to growl and roar
most of the time. He probably thinks it makes him seem more menacing. It works
for some, I guess.
“I am a man of my word,” Ganondorf says. “In my
dimension, there is a beautiful land called Hyrule that is protected by three
golden goddesses. With your help, we will conquer that land, and I will allow
you to take whatever else you want.”
There are murmurs amongst everyone. So, his world has
goddesses too? I stretch out my wings before folding them against my back. This
is disappointing. Another world full of beings who manipulate others into
fighting for them? This “Hyrule” doesn’t sound very appealing after all.
I don’t think it would be smart to object now, though.
Bowser’s son floats over next to him. He’s still riding around in that toy he uses to fight. I don’t think the kid could manage on his own if he got knocked out of it, but then I guess not all weapons have to be swords and guns. He is a toddler, after all.
“Just think about it, dad,” Bowser Jr. says. “A world
without Mario and his annoying little helpers? Do you really want to go back to
our dimension and have to deal with them again?”
“You have a point, son,” Bowsers says. He turns to
Ganondorf and smashes his claws together. “Ganondorf, count us in.”
“Do you think Peach will come with us?” Bowser Jr. asks.
“I’ll work on that,” Bowser says. “Once I knock Mario and
the others out of the ring, she’ll have no choice if she wants to live.”
“Oh boy!” Bowser Jr. spins around as his dad lets out his
trademark laugh. It’s a mixture of a roar and a lion heaving up a moldy zebra.
I’m not sure why he thinks it sounds cool.
Besides, what is with Bowser’s obsession with Peach? He
needs some kind of binding spell that prevents him from getting anywhere near
her. That would solve Mario’s problems.
I shake my head. I’m not here to solve anyone else’s
problems but my own.
“I can-a help you take dem out,” Wario steps towards the
duo. “Peach is-a off-limits, yes, but Daisy?”
This guy is one I’ll need to keep my eye on. He’s like
some twisted version of Mario. I don’t think he works for Bowser, but they definitely
have it out for that annoyingly cheerful plumber. Bowser finally stops his
bloated T-Rex laugh and turns to face Wario.
“I don’t care about her,” he says. “If you want to save
her, you can.”
“I don’t,” Wario says. His usual frown creeps up into a
grin, revealing his giant, bulbous teeth. “She’ll be-a de first I knock outta de
Well, that’s pretty brutal. I hope Daisy stays far away
from that guy. He’s a creep.
“It doesn’t seem like your world has advanced
technology,” this time Wolf speaks, “but it’s no matter. As long as Star Fox
isn’t there, I can make do.”
Ganondorf grins to himself, almost as if what Wolf is
saying is ironic. I’m not sure I like it when he grins. Actually I’m very
certain that I don’t.
“Same goes for me,” the purple dragon speaks again. He
turns to Evil Samus, who nods in agreement. What exactly is that thing?
“Count me in as well.”
Heads turn to see who’s spoken up this time. Meta-Knight
descends from above, his bat-like wings flapping against the current. I was
never a fan of the demonic-looking wings. They’re ugly, and they make gross
sounds when they’re flapping. It sounds unnatural.
Once Meta-Knight reaches the ground, his wings transform
into his usual cape. He looks over at me, and our eyes lock. I’m sure he’s
capable, but I’ve never seen Meta-Knight blink before. He just stares at you
with this intense, yellow gaze all the time.
I sense a growing power emanating from his presence, and
his cape starts to billow as we continue to glare at each other. Is he trying
to intimidate me? I’d better ready to stand my ground if he tries something. As
I begin to unfold my wings, he ends our staring contest to address Ganondorf.
“I’ve grown tired of Dream Land,” he says. “It’s a lazy world full of coddled peasantry. They can all get erased.”
Ganondorf nods but quickly looks through the crowd. Who
is he searching for?
“Where is your king?” he asks. I assume he means that weird,
fat penguin thing. He’s a king? King of what? There can’t be much to rule over
when your greatest nemesis is a fighting wad of gum.
“He is a buffoon,” Meta-Knight says. “He doesn’t deserve
a place here with us.”
“That is…unfortunate,” Ganondorf shakes his head but maintains his smirk. “He could have been quite useful.”
“He will be the first I knock out of the ring,”
Meta-Knight responds. “Then, it will be Kirby.”
“An ambitious plan,” Ganondorf says. He glances towards the rest of the crowd. “I can assume I have the rest of your allegiances as well?”
The others either speak, grunt, or make some strange otherworldly noises in agreement. How can they follow him so easily? Even a complete idiot knows Ganondorf is only out to help himself. He wants power, and he’ll do anything to get it. He’ll even pretend to work with a band of villains who, if they ever decided, could turn against him and eliminate his entire dimension themselves.
Ganondorf nods as he acknowledges everyone who shows support of his scheme. His eyes finally fall on me, and I realize I’m the only one who hasn’t said anything.
“Well?” he says. “What say you, Dark Pit?”
He’s got his army now. I can’t single-handedly take them
all out in the ring when they’re this coordinated. I’d expend too much energy
and probably take too much damage, which would make me easier to knock out.
For the time being, I’ll have to work with them. I’ll help them knock the others out of the ring, and then I’ll make sure they get knocked out too. I’ll even wipe that smirk off of Ganondorf’s face, but I may need Dumb Pit’s help in the meantime. We can settle our score later.
I will never be someone’s servant.
“I’m in,” I say. “There’s a copycat I need to get rid