Dante from the Devil May Cry series and Dovakhiin from The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim have finally joined the fight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, although only as costumes for the Mii Fighter character.
The latest Mr. Sakurai Presents video went live today and in traditional Mr. Sakurai fashion, it featured the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, breaking down the moveset, character presentation, and inspiration for the latest fighter joining the game’s roster.
Today’s showcased fighter was Kayuza from the Tekken series, who will join the roster tomorrow.
However, as is tradition, Sakurai also revealed the latest Mii Fighter costumes coming to the game and that’s where it was announced that both Dante and Dovakhiin would be added to the game as costumes. They will cost 75 cents and will be available for purchase starting tomorrow.
Shantae and Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia were revealed as Mii Fighter costumes as well, as you can see in the trailer above. Sometimes, songs associated with these costumes will be released and available for purchase to use in the game. Despite songs for Lloyd, Dante, and Dovakhiin playing in the trailer, only Shantae will have a song available for purchase.
Today’s announcement is probably exciting for some and disappointing for some. That’s because at least in Dante’s case, it’s been heavily rumored for months, if not years, that he’d be joining the game as a full-on fighter.
Now, these rumors weren’t necessarily based in any concrete evidence, but some in the Smash Bros. community had long speculated Dante’s arrival to the game. Alas, his arrival as a Mii Fighter costume essentially knocks him out of the running to become an actual fighter in the game.
On the other hand, those who were not as excited about the potential of Dante coming to the game — especially in light of the fact that only one more fighter will be released following Kayuza — are probably feeling better now that they essentially know the final fighter won’t be Dante.
Who that final fighter is, though, remains unknown. Kayuza was just revealed during Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct so it will likely be at least a few months until we learn who’s rounding out the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.
While waiting for that announcement, check out today’s news that Tekken’s Kayuza will hit the game tomorrow and then check out the full Nintendo E3 2021 Direct where Kayuza was officially revealed. Check out this quick showcase of Kayuza’s moveset after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.