Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Getting a Second Fighter Pass, Fire Emblem's Byleth Coming Soon

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Getting a Second Fighter Pass, Fire Emblem's Byleth Coming Soon

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Games discussed: , Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Six new fighters are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Nintendo's second Fighter Pass for the beloved game, but all of that comes later. For now, the next fighter has been revealed. Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Byleth, in both man and woman forms, is heading to the ever-expanding Smash roster next and you won't have to wait long to play it. Byleth arrives on January 28.

Along with the Fire Emblem character comes a new stage, Garreg Mach, and 11 new musical tracks from the Fire Emblem series. Byleth comes to the game for anyone who owns Challenger Pack 5 or the Ultimate Fighters Pass.

As for the new Fighters Pass Vol. 2, the new six-fighter roster expansion is now in development and, as usual, Nintendo is holding back on revealing any more upcoming characters for now. The pass will sell for $29.99 and each new fighter will come with a new arena and new music. Anyone who purchases the new expansion will also receive the Ancient Soldier Gear cosmetic for the Mii Swordfighter, inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

You can catch Byleth's debut in the reveal trailer below.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched on December 7, 2018 to nearly unanimous high praise. It sits on OpenCritic with a 92 average and of its 135 reviewing critics, it's been recommended by 97% of them. Its main attraction is an enormous roster that includes virtually every character ever to appear in the series.

Nintendo has since introduced many DLC characters that have been sought after for years, such as Banjo-Kazooie and Joker from Persona. With more fighters on the way in 2020, it will be interesting to see just how long of a tail the series has, and whether this all-encompassing roster will become the new normal for the series for future iterations.

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