Isabelle from the Animal Crossing series announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

She's here to assist you to your doom

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 13, 2018 at 3:39 p.m. PDT

Isabelle was announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during today's Nintendo Direct stream from the Animal Crossing series as a newcomer fighter using a variety of tools and objects to assist her in battle.

She is listed as character number 68 meaning that she is not an Echo Fighter of Animal Crossing's Villager, so she has her own unique move set though she still has many similar items that are used in different ways.

Isabelle's running attack causes her to trip and drop a pot, down Smash looks to be tossing a bucket of water side-to-side, side Smash appears to be a party popper with quite a bit of kick to it and she has a fishing rod to pull enemies closer to her. Her up Special appears to be a pure recovery move, as she's shown sitting on a swing tied to balloons.

Her first appearance came in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS in 2012 where she served as the player character's assistant and secretary as mayor. She quickly became a fan favorite among players of the series to the point where she became a DLC character for Mario Kart 8 and used as costumes for other titles.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS saw her introduction to the Smash series as an Assist Trophy that would throw fruit for players to help heal them. Isabelle was also featured as a Mii Gunner costume in Smash 4 as well.

Rumors / leaks arose earlier this Summer relating to Isabelle's inclusion in Ultimate which have now come true, so Vergeben's other statements appear to have even more credibility now including recent posts about another Square Enix representative and Street Fighter's Ken. You can check out Isabelle's artwork and screenshots in the gallery below plus her full reveal trailer along with her Smash Bros. character trailer showing off more of her move set and Final Smash after the jump.

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