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Nintendo will hold a 35-minute live stream for Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next DLC fighter, Pyra/Mythra, on March 4, it’s announced.
The stream will offer “an in-depth look” at the new fighter, as well as a confirmed release date, Nintendo said, but there will be no further new fighter announcements.
Nintendo announced the dual character – the fourth of Ultimate’s second Fighters Pass – last week, with a release window set for March.
The Xenoblade Chronicles 2 heroes follow Smash Bros.’ last fighter, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7, which was announced during The Game Awards in December. Before that, Steve from Minecraft was revealed in October and caused Twitter to crash.
Writing in his regular Famitsu column last summer, Sakurai indicated that following the completion of the current DLC pipeline, “continuous Smash development from Smash for 3DS/Wii U will finally come to an end.”
Sakurai previously said he feels there’s “no way” the series will be able to have as many fighters or series represented again in future games.
He said “If Smash Bros. continues in the future, then there’s no way this many fighters and series can be represented again. There are still requests from all over the world for new fighters in Smash.”