During the official Nintendo Direct presentation for February 2021, Nintendo revealed that both Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are heading to the game as the next new characters!
The characters will be able to switch between each other as a two-in-one fighter!
Super Smash Bros Ultimate x Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Mythra and Pyra are characters from the Xenoblade series. They made their debuts in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 where they quickly established themselves as incredibly powerful figures who played significant roles in the series’ extensive lore.
Interestingly, they’re also essentially the same character.
Why where they included?
Perhaps to boos interest even more for Xenoblade Chronicles as a series. The series by no means is doing bad but has not been the biggest success for Nintendo either. It could be debated that Nintendo decided to make it a late entry just to get more eyes on the titles.
Of course online people are not that happy that another anime sword fighter has been added, as the hopes for major third party characters has become immense since the inclusion of Banjo and Steve. But we are not done yet with entires to Smash. I even dare to say that Fighter Pass 2 might not be the end of the additions.