Today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai announced that Byleth from the Fire Emblem series will make his/her way to the brawler on January 28.
Coming to the game with a new Garreg Mach Monastery stage and 11 new music tracks from the Fire Emblem series, Byleth’s ranged playstyle is just the icing on the cake at this point.
“As Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to inspire friendly competition and heated matches on Nintendo Switch, the addition of Byleth from the beloved Fire Emblem series, along with the announcement of six more upcoming fighters, represents our commitment to supporting the game with new content that further enriches the overall experience,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will continue to welcome both newcomers and veteran players alike to enjoy the thrill of battle while exploring its unparalleled lineup of gaming icons.”
Byleth is the 80th playable character in the game and utilizes a balanced moveset full of defensive and offensive positioning. Players will need to make strategic choices in order to get the most out of the new character. Byleth uses a sword, ax, lance, and bow, which each can be used in various ways to gain the upper hand.
Garreg Mach Monastery is a stage full of Fire Emblem cameos from students including Edelgard from the Black Eagles, Claude from the Golden Deer and Dimitri from the Blue Lions.
Additionally, new Mii Fighter costumes were also introduced. Players can dress up as Cuphead, Rabbids, Altair, and Mega Man character on January 28. Those who pick up Cuphead will also receive a new music track, Floral Fury.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now on Nintendo Switch.
You can watch the full presentation below:
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