Sakurai Presents Pyra and Mythra for Smash Bros. Ultimate on March 4

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This month brought on the first general Nintendo Direct in over a year, and with it the reveal of the next fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Or, well, fighters! Hailing from 2017’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Pyra and Mythra will be joining the growing crossover cast of all-stars next month. Those curious to know how this stance change character works—or when the release date is—won’t have to wait much longer; a 35 minute-long “Mr. Sakurai Presents” on the Aegis sisters will arrive next Thursday, March 4, at 9am Eastern!

The Aegis awakens

Like previous Sakurai-hosted presentations, we can expect a complete tell-all on the dual fighter then. The legendary Blade pair’s full movesets and swapping mechanic? New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 spirits? A whole bevy of rocking new music, and hopefully some remixes, with their home stage set on the Titan Azurda’s back? The launch date? Sakurai will definitely dive deep into these, along with our first look at the next Smash Bros. amiibo if we’re lucky.

Maybe if we’re super lucky, we might see some wider Xeno representation in the Mii Fighter costume DLC… All I’m saying is Xenosaga and Xenogears could use some love these days, that’s all!

Pyra and Mythra were among my most wanted picks for Ultimate‘s roster since the game was teased. I couldn’t be more excited to finally see them in action, and watching Xenoblade Chronicles 2 climb back up in the spotlight has only been all the more validating, especially as the game is selling out quick since the best girls were revealed!

Are you looking forward to playing as Pyra and Mythra next month? Did their joining Smash push you towards picking up Xenoblade, or will you wait on Sakurai to convince you during the presentation? Who do you think we’ll see as new Mii Fighter costumes? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo

Jeffrey McDonell
I'm just a hobbyist freelancer who writes for fun, previously under Gamnesia and The Sonic Stadium. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube—with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood—and am especially fond of video game music and remixes.