During a special presentation this morning, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai said that he had been working on the fifth downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in secret, and that only a few people at Nintendo knew about it. Viewers wondered: what kind of twist could that be? A Mario monster? Waluigi? Reggie Fils-Aime? Nope—it’s just another Fire Emblem character.
That’s right: the fifth downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, who will be out on January 28 for $6. You can play as either male or female Byleth and use multiple weapons from the most recent Fire Emblem game.
Here’s a full breakdown of how Byleth plays in the game:
Sakurai said in the presentation that they’ll be adding six new DLC characters to Smash this year. I have some guesses: