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Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 were announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during the most recent Nintendo Direct, and director Masahiro Sakurai will now be giving us a deep dive during a 35-minute presentation. We should be getting some news as well including a release date, more Mii Fighter costumes, and perhaps other bits. The fun begins at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM in the UK / 3 PM in Europe.

Today’s presentation can be viewed as it happens below. As always, we’ll have coverage during and after the event.

Nintendo has released the latest Switch Online bonus for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Members of the service can now download Spirits Set 1, which can be accessed from the eShop.

It includes the following:

Masahiro Sakurai

During the latest episode of Washa Live hosted by writer Mafia Kajita and voice actor Yuichi Nakamura, Masahiro Sakurai stopped by for a chat. Given the popularity of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate it’s only natural that he was asked about the game.

Pyra/Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will soon be joining the Smash Bros. roster, and there have been all sorts of reactions to the reveal. Some fans have been disappointed to see another sword fighter being added to the game. However, as part of the conversation, the Smash Bros. director reiterated that those kinds of decisions aren’t up to him.

Here’s the full translation from Nintendo Everything:

Nintendo has announced this week’s event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’ll be a Pokemon tournament, featuring fighters, stages, and items from the series. It’ll be held for three days starting on March 5.

In other news, Nintendo says that a new 11.0 update is coming soon for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players are advised to back up any replay data they have by converting it to video. Mythra/Pyra are releasing this month, so version 11.0 should be dropping at the same time.


Nintendo will air a Mr. Sakurai Presents “Pyra/Mythra” presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on March 4, the company has announced. The broadcast will be roughly 35 minutes long, and there will announcements regarding additional fighters.

Fans can tune in at the following times:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is celebrating this week’s launch of Bravely Default II with a new Spirit Board event. Spirits based on the game will be up for grabs later this week, Nintendo has announced.

The Bravely Default II Spirit Board event begins on February 26. It’ll last for a total of five days.


Another batch of screenshots are in showing off Pyra and Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, who were announced for the game last week. Director Masahiro Sakurai shared the images on social media.

Here’s the full set:

Nintendo has shared a special piece of art for Pyra and Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which comes from original character designer Masatsugu Saito. Give it a look above.

Nintendo has shared a few screenshots of Pyra and Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Check out the full set below.

During today’s ongoing Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo shared the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news. The broadcast announced that Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are joining the game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be unveiling and releasing two more characters later in 2021 as part of Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Min Min, Steve & Alex, and Sephiroth are already available through the season pass. Fighters Pass Vol. 1 featured Joker, Hero, Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth.

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