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Masahiro Sakurai's gameplay showcase for Pyra and Mythra is dropping next week for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

But will they be available the same day too?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 24, 2021 at 6:42 a.m. PST • Comments: 11

Last week the world learned that Rex would not be Xenoblade Chronicles' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate representative but instead the duo of Pyra and Mythra.

Nintendo announced this morning that the new Mr. Sakurai Presents gameplay showcase video for the DLC fighters is coming just over a week from now.

The presentation itself is scheduled to go live next Thursday, March 4, at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET, and Nintendo confirmed that the video will be about 35 minutes long.

To quell any further speculation, the publisher also confirmed that there will be no further announcements about the remaining Smash DLC during the event, which isn't too surprising considering it's not something they've done with the game up to this point.

Pyra and Mythra will serve as Ultimate's first fighter swapping character since Zelda and Sheik along with Samus and her Zero Suits were all split into their own individual slots after Brawl.

Together the upcoming RPG heroes look something like a more modern approach to Zelda and Sheik's previous design where they can freely swap between their two movesets on the fly — except this time it's a lot faster.

From what we saw in the trailer, Pyra is the heavy-hitter of the team with stronger attacks powered up by her fire while Mythra has a lot more speed and agility, including what looks like a special command dodge.

On top of showing off what the pair can do in battle, Sakurai will also reveal the release date for the Xenoblade characters, which is likely to come within a week of the broadcast if we look to previous DLC launches.

The previous character to be released, Final Fantasy 7's Sephiroth, officially was added to the game five days after his presentation although players could access him early by easily defeating his special boss fight mode made specifically for him.

Minecraft's Steve was released 10 days after his blocky showcase though notably, he too was unleashed to the world on a Tuesday. Min Min had a Monday release while Byleth also hit the Smash scene on a Tuesday.

With Tuesday seeming to be the most popular time to release the most recent batch of DLC fighters, the likely assumption is that they could start seeing matches on March 9 though that's just speculation based on Nintendo's previous patterns — which has been pretty consistent at least.

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