Smash Bros. Is Getting A New Fire Emblem Character, Corrin

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Meet Corrin. The protagonist of Fire Emblem Fates will be joining the cast of Smash Bros.

Before y’all freak about yet another Fire Emblem character in Smash Bros., Corrin actually looks cool! Corrin can turn into a freakin’ dragon, for one.

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Not to mention, that’s a pretty fire costume that Corrin wears!

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And here’s how much Corrin will cost:

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DISCUSSION

I have no issues with the fighter itself as simply a fighter, because it looks fun. However there are a lot of things that don’t sit well with me.

1) I love Fire Emblem, one of my favourite games, but there are already 5 characters from the series, now with a sixth, FE is the second most represented franchise in Smash (tied with Pokemon and behind Mario). It’s not THAT popular.

2) It’s a character from a game that the vast majority of the world don’t even know yet! So clearly this is not a result of the Smash Ballot.

3) I’m sure the moves for this character and the reveal trailer have just spoilt a lot of Fire Emblem Fates for me - the game I am most looking forward to next year.

This is their final presentation and they should have went out with a bang - instead we only get 2 characters, 1 of which nobody can get excited about because we DON’T KNOW WHO HE IS.

I feel for Nintendo fans, the DLC has been a big slap in the face. We get 3 fighters from previous Smash games (Mewtwo, Lucas and Roy), 2 third party characters who have little to no connection to Nintendo consoles (Cloud and Ryu), a very niche character (though I guess being top of the Smash Ballot that’s not likely true - I’m happy for Bayonetta to be honest, I think jut less so that there’s no additional characters beyond that) and a fighter no one outside of Japan even knows.

Sweet.