Pyra/Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 now available as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A brand-new update and additional content are now available for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Read on below to learn more:

Team up with the newly added two-in-one fighter Pyra/Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate later today

Later today, Pyra/Mythra from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game will officially join the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch system. The fighter is part of the Challenger Pack 9 DLC, which also includes a new stage and a selection of music tracks from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. In a video released this morning hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the Super Smash Bros. series director walked through the newly added fighter’s move set, including a detailed look at the new Cloud Sea of Alrest stage. To view the video in its entirety, visit https://www.smashbros.com/en_US/.

Challenger Pack 9 is part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which can be purchased for $29.99 and also includes Min Min from the ARMS game, Steve & Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth from the FINAL FANTASY series and two more yet-to-be announced fighters as they release. Challenger Pack 9 can also be purchased separately for $5.99.

“With the addition of Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, fans are getting a two-in-one fighter that adds new layers of strategy to their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gameplay,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And since Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is also on Nintendo Switch, fans who love the fast-paced action of Pyra and Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can dive into that sprawling adventure to learn more about the origin of these unique fighters.”

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Pyra is a legendary Blade, a living weapon for main character Rex. After a sequence of dramatic events in the role-playing game, Mythra is introduced as another personality sealed inside of Pyra. The two characters, connected by fate in the game, are also connected on the battlefield of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game.

Pyra and Mythra are technically one fighter on the selection screen, but players can alternate between them at any time during battle. Pyra specializes in power, while Mythra excels in speed. By changing between the two fighters, players can juggle attacking with powerful abilities using Pyra and swiftly leaping around the battlefield with Mythra. This strategic dual dance makes Pyra/Mythra a unique fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lineup.

The new stage that players will receive in Challenger Pack 9 is called Cloud Sea of Alrest, based on one of the most recognizable settings in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The stage is set on the back of Azurda, a massive creature that swims through the Sea of Clouds. As Azurda travels through the world, players will see familiar characters and sights from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, including flying ships, Titans and vast kingdoms. Characters from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will make appearances as well, so fans of the game should always be on the lookout to see who will pop up.

Currently, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features three songs from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but after downloading Challenger Pack 9, that number jumps up to a whopping 19. Additionally, launching alongside Pyra/Mythra are new paid Mii Fighter costumes, including Arthur’s Armor and Helm from the GHOSTS ’N GOBLINS series, the Rathalos Armor and Helm, and the Hunter Armor and Helm from the MONSTER HUNTER series.

For more information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate visit https://www.smashbros.com/en_US/, or https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/dlc/ to purchase the game’s Fighters Pass DLC.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

Source: Nintendo.com

How to Update Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Applies to:  Nintendo Switch Family, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite

In this article, you’ll learn how to update Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch.On March 4, 2021 a new software update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the Internet.
Note
  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.
  • A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the game’s online features.
  • All players must be using the same version of the software to participate in Local Wireless Battles.
  • Replay data from previous versions is not compatible with the newest version. Be sure to convert your replays by going to Vault in the main menu and selecting Convert to Video before updating the software.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • If the system is connected to the Internet, the update will download and install automatically.

Complete these steps

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.
  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
    • Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update history

If you see “Ver. 11.0.0” in the top right of the title screen, then you’re already up to date. Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates. For information about older updates, read the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update History.

Ver. 11.0.0 (Released March 4, 2021)

  • Offline
    • The following spirits will appear in the Shop on the Vault menu:
      • Lora
      • Amalthus
      • Jin
      • Malos
      • Pneuma
    • You can now enhance Rex’s spirit.
    • When multiple controllers are connected, unused controllers can now be disconnected using other controllers in the fighter-selection screen in Smash.
      • This can be done by pressing the A Button over the player bracket of the controller you want to disconnect.
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Pyra/Mythra Challenger Pack
      • Arthur’s Helm + Armor
      • Felyne Hat
      • Hunter’s Helm + Mail
      • Rathalos Helm + Mail

      Note: You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).

    • The Toad Power-Up Band (amiibo) is now supported.
      • If you go to amiibo in Games & More and tap the Toad Power-Up Band, you can receive a reward. The Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, and Yoshi Power-Up Bands can be used as Figure Players.
    • Game-balance adjustments have been made. Please see the details of fixes and changes to fighters.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

Source: Nintendo Support

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