During a deep dive into the newest fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sephiroth, director Masahiro Sakurai announced the Sephiroth DLC will be released on December 22. Sakurai also revealed the next wave of Mii Fighter costumes which include Tifa, Aerith, and Barret, as well as a Chocobo hat and Geno from Super Mario RPG.
As part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass, Nintendo releases several skins for Mii Fighters, standard fighters categorized as Gunner, Brawler, and Swordfighter. These Mii Fighter templates can wear different skins based on popular characters. In the past, Nintendo has released Mii Fighter skins for characters like Sans from Undertale and Travis Touchdown from No More Fighters. Now, three Final Fantasy 7 character skins will join the roster.
Barret (Gunner outfit), Tifa (Brawler outfit), and Aerith (Swordfight outfit) will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of Round 8 of the Mii Fighters skin line. You can check out the skins in action below.
Sakurai also announced two additional Mii Fighter outfits, a Chocobo hat, and Geno (Gunner outfit). Geno is actually from the Super Mario RPG which was developed by Square in partnership with Nintendo for the SNES back in 1996. Geno was a unique character created for the Super Mario RPG and has been a popular request from fans to be added to the Smash Bros. roster.
Geno was actually previously released as a Mii skin in Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U. Sakurai once said he considered Geno to join the Smash Bros. roster in an interview with Nintendo Dream back in 2016, which helped fuel the fan movement to get the character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Sephiroth is the eighth DLC fighter to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the third character in the latest Fighter Pass, which means there are still three more DLC fighters yet to be announced. Along with the character, players will gain access to a new Final Fantasy 7 stage as well as nine new music tracks from Final Fantasy, remixed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The tracks include:
- Opening – Bombing Mission
- Those Who Fight (AC Version)
- Those Who Fight Further (AC Version)
- Aerith’s Theme
- Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII
- Cosmo Canyon
- One-Winged Angel
- Advent: One-Winged Angel
Additionally, a limited-time Sephiroth Challenge mode has been announced. From December 17th to 22nd, players can face Sephiroth and play him and the new stage early if they defeat him. Players must own Challenger Pack 8 or the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 to participate.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.
Source: IGN Video Games All