Byleth Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on January 28

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 7:26 am

Six more fighters will be released as part of Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

In a video presentation Thursday, Nintendo revealed the next fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Byleth is the fifth and final character in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass, which gives players access to five extra fighters for a single price of $24.99. Joker, Hero, Banjo & Kazooie, and Terry Bogard were previously released as part of the Fighters Pass. Byleth can also be unlocked by purchasing Challenger Pack 5 on its own at a price of $5.99.

The Byleth DLC pack includes the male and female versions of Byleth, as well as a new Garreg Mach Monastery stage and 11 music tracks from the Fire Emblem franchise.

In addition to this news, Nintendo announced that a second Fighters Pass, called Fighters Pass Vol. 2, is also in development, which will give players access to six more unannounced fighters for $29.99. These fighters will be released one-by-one, with each one coming with a new stage and multiple music tracks.

Players who purchase the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will receive a new costume for the Mii Swordfighter character: the Ancient Soldier Gear from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This costume won’t be available to purchase on its own, so you’ll need to buy the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 if you want it. Anyone who has purchased the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will receive the costume starting January 28.

Source: Nintendo

Plus, five new Mii Fighter costumes will also be available to purchase beginning January 28. The costumes are based on Cuphead, Ubisoft’s Rabbids characters, Altair from the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Mega Man X, and Mega Man Battle Network. Each costume will be available for $0.75 each. The Cuphead costume will also come with a new song for the game.

Finally, two new Super Smash Bros. amiibo figures will be released on January 17: Dark Samus and Richter.

Are you excited about the addition of Byleth to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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