The Arms fighter is available as part of the game’s Fighters Pass 2 or individually for $5.99 USD / £5.39. Mii Fighter costumes have also been released today based on Arms, Tekken, Splatoon and Fallout.
In a video recorded in early May but broadcast this month, game director Masahiro Sakurai demonstrated the new character from his home and explained that he chose Min Min because Mr Yabuki, the producer of Arms, had said he wanted her to join Smash Bros.
Min Min is a long-range specialist and can change her arms mid-battle, gaining new attacks depending on which limbs she has equipped.
Spring Stadium is the latest stage to be added to Ultimate, themed on Arms. The level features jumping platforms on either side, which propel characters to the top of the arena and damage any opponents in the way.
The DLC adds almost all the stage music from Arms, which comes to 18 tracks in total.
Released in June 2017, Arms features an unconventional fighting system where every playable character fights with long-range attacks. Up to four players can battle using a variety of extendable, customizable arms.
Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass 2 was announced in January and contains six new DLC characters – one more than the first Pass – originally set to be released before the end of 2020.
However, in March Masahiro Sakurai claimed that work on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC had been affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.