The star of Xenoblade Chronicles finally joins the fray! Get ready for Shulk, the Monado Blade-wielding hero, who is tested by some of Smash’s greatest veterans to see if he can handle the Smash mantle.
Shulk’s Monado Blade has five different settings, which will change how his sword operates in battle. You can change these modes via neutral B press. Sword users will feel right at home with Shulk, who also has a counter as his down-B. Shulk will also feature a swim trunks alternate costume, which seems to strip him of most of his recognizable outfit. Like many newcomers, he arrives with a flashy, cinematic Final Smash, as well.
\”From Xenoblade Chronicles, Shulk joins the battle!! He’s not the type of character that would usually appear in the Smash Bros. series, but we worked really hard to make it happen. We\’re very happy with how he turned out.\”
\”Shulk’s sword, the Monado, slashes enemies with a beam when activated, so it can strike from long range. What really makes this weapon unique is that when the Monado Arts is activated, it can change Shulk’s features and abilities! Emerge victories in battle by changing your abilities strategically!\”
[List of Monado Arts]
? (Jump): higher jumps, lower defense.
? (Speed): faster movement, weaker attacks.
?(Shield): higher defense, slower movement.
?(Buster): stronger attacks, weaker launch ability.
?(Smash): Stronger launch ability, weaker attacks, lower defense against launching.
A few updates were made to the official Smash Bros. website, as well. You can now access three additional sections of the \”How to Play\” area, including Items, Assist Trophies, and Pokemon. Here, we can see new additions like Zoroark as a Poke Ball and some new assist trophies.