Smash Bros. started incorporating the series back on the Wii U and 3DS with Xenoblade Chronicles 1's protagonist Shulk. Sakurai said the team considered adding Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Rex alongside Pyra as an Ice Climbers-type team, but ultimately decided it was too complicated. Rex will instead only be playable in the game via his Mii Fighter outfit from the original Fighter Pass.


Four other Mii Fighter outfits are getting added today as well. Three are from Monster Hunter in preparation for the release of Monster Hunter Rise. A fourth is Arthur from Ghosts ‘n Goblins. These will be sold separately from the Fighter Pass Vol. 2, which has two more fighters coming in addition to Pyra/Mythra before the end of the year.

Correction - 10:58 a.m. ET, 3/4/21: updated info about Mii Fighter outfits.