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Pyra and Mythra's appearances are a bit censored in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but they still look gorgeous in these official game stills

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. PST • Comments: 50

During last Wednesday's first full Nintendo Direct in quite some time, the makers of Mario revealed the next DLC character en route to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it happened to be something of a twofer as we got Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Pyra and Mythra.

Players can transform between the two halves of the duo throughout the battle, and join Shulk as the next guests from the Xenoblade universe. Nintendo has made it a fairly consistent point over the years to make Smash as family friendly as possible, and indeed both of these characters are wearing a bit more covered up than usual as developers added some tights over both fighters' traditionally more exposed legs and completely censored Mythra's chest. Even so, their Smash designs came out stunningly good, and we've got a few stills from Smash Ultimate's homepage for you to appreciate today.

You'll quickly notice that Rex, Xenoblade's main protagonist, appears in a few of these. This is because Pyra is technically a weaponized life form (a "Blade") who is tethered to Rex as he is her "Driver."

As you may have been able to deduce by her name, Prya has incendiary abilities and can scorch foes with powerful flame-based attacks. We this highlighted directly in the fourth image as she summons a fiery wave that spins around her and singes Nintendo's poster boy.

Pyra was actually created by Mythra, who is also a Blade linked to Rex, which is why the pair are interchangeable. While Pyra uses fire, Mythra is much more about light and speed, though the pair have fairly similar abilities when it comes to Smash Ultimate.

Check out the beautiful images via the gallery below and let us know in the comments how excited you are for these Xenoblade Chronicles characters to join in on the fun. If you haven't seen their trailer yet, you can do so right here.

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