Fire Emblem’s Byleth joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in new trailer
The new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter has been revealed as none other than Byleth, the protagonist from Fire Emblem: Three Houses for the Nintendo Switch, IGN has confirmed. A reveal trailer introducing Byleth into the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate universe, beginning January 28, can be viewed now below!
Byleth will be “well equipped for distance combat” as they are a “distance demon” utilizing a bow and other long-range weapons. The character’s skills come from their Hero Relic, capable of transforming their sword into a variety of new forms such as the Sword of the Creator (Byleth’s standard weapon), the Areadbhar lance, the Aymr axe, and the Failnaught Bow. Byleth’s Final Smash is Progenitor God Final Heaven, where the fighter with team up with Sothis for an explosive attack.
Following tradition, there will be alternating color schemes for Byleth to choose from along with male or female versions of the character. Costumes inspired by the leaders of Fire Emblem’s three houses, Dimitri, Claude, and Edelgard, and costume changes from the Three Houses narrative are included.
Byleth also brings a new stage inspired by Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Garreg Mach Monastery which will see the three house heads and other favorite characters. Players can expect to hear 11 tracks from Fire Emblem: Three Houses accompanying the characters and the new stage, as well as a new Fire Emblem Spirit Board filled with popular characters, including Sothis as a Legend class.
The Challenger Pack 5 DLC will also include a few Mii fighter costumes. Altair from Assassin’s Creed and a Rabbid represent Ubisoft as Swordfighter and Hat types respectively. Megaman X, Megaman Battle Network’s MegaMan.EXE, and Cuphead will provide three new gunners.
In addition, IGN also reported that six new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC characters will arrive within the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, expected to launch before December 31, 2021. You can pre-purchase the Pass beginning January 28, though you won’t know what’s inside, and receive a Zelda: Breath of the Wild Ancient Soldier outfit that will not be available to purchase separately.