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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "Mr. Sakurai Presents ???" - blog recap

All aboard the hype train!

Momentarily, Masahiro Sakurai will be providing all the details on the fifth and final character in the first DLC Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Who will be joining Joker, Hero, Banjo, and Terry? Watch the official live-stream above or read the live-blog below for all the latest Smash information!

- Character has been kept under wraps at Nintendo. Very few people know who it is

- Challenger Pack 5 is Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses

- Female Byleth will also be joining the battle

- Releasing January 28th, 2020

- Sakurai discusses the history of the Fire Emblem series

- Explanation of who Byleth is

- Sakurai played Fire Emblem: Three Houses before the games release. He did the same for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (beating the game in 2 days)

- The "Sakurai Presents" video was recorded 2 months in advance of the live stream

- Byleth's moveset gets an in-depth overview

- Character color variations shown off

- New stage revealed "Garreg Mach Monastery"

- Stage areas are Marketplace, Reception Hall, Bridge and Cathedral

- Guest stage appearances by Dedue, Dimitri, Ingrid, the gatekeeper (Blue Lion House), Edelgard, Dorothea, Petra (Black Eagle House), Claude, Hilda, Lorenz (Golden Deer House), Seteth, Rhea, and Flayn (Cathedral)

- Song collection includes 11 new tracks (remixes of the Japanese and English main themes)

- Fire Emblem Three Houses spirits revealed

- New Classic Mode route for Byleth

- Mii costumes revealed: Altair (Sword Fighter), Rabbids (Hat), X from Mega Man X (Gunner), MegaMan.EXE (Gunner)

- Cuphead (Gunner) includes music track!

- Dark Samus and Richter Amiibo shown

- Fighters Pass 2 revealed, with 6 additional DLC fighters!

- Pre-purchase available on January 28th, future DLC already decided

- Bonus "The Ancient Soldier" costume (Mii Swordfighter) from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild free for purchasing Fighters Pass 2

- Sakurai not sure if Smash is "just a fighting game", but rather a "celebration of gaming"

- Sakurai will not be taking a break, and will continue developing new fighters

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reynard
Thu Jan 16 20 09:36am
Rating: 5 (Updated 1 time)

Fire Emblem, another god damned Fire Emblem character I don't give a good god damn about... thanks Sakurai.

So that's 2 of 5 DLC characters I'm happy with. Last time I ever support a season pass before everything is revealed.

Big shocker, at least it's a Nintendo character. Hopefully the next round of fighters will appeal more to non JRPG fans.

reynard
Thu Jan 16 20 09:36am
Rating: 5 (Updated 1 time)

Fire Emblem, another god damned Fire Emblem character I don't give a good god damn about... thanks Sakurai.

So that's 2 of 5 DLC characters I'm happy with. Last time I ever support a season pass before everything is revealed.

Lol the salt around the internet tastes great. Im super excited for Byleth. Love Three Houses cant wait to own a Byleth amiibo. The Garrag Mach Monastery stage looks awesome. Three Houses music in Smash! Best of all it finally confirms that first party characters are back on the table!

Banjo and Byleth will be the only 2 DLC characters I have bought/will buy.

Also CUPHEAD in Smash with a music track! HYPE it will be the only Mii Costume I purchase.

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