Another Fire Emblem character is making the choice to join Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS–it’s Corrin from Fates!
Since there weren’t nearly enough Fire Emblem representatives in Super Smash Bros, it seemed only fit that a representative from the upcoming installment in the series, Fire Emblem: Fates, join the fray. During today’s
, it was revealed that one of the last two fighters to be announced would be Corrin, the protagonist of Fates:
In spite of his appearance as yet another pretty-boy swordfighter, Corrin actually brings some interesting and unique moves to the Smash roster. Corrin’s sword is the final form of the weapon Yato, called Omega Yato, which incorporates spinning blades to do extra damage over time. Though he appears as a swordfighter, the Direct made clear that this is not his primary fighting style.
Corrin can transform into a dragon either partially or fully to unleash different attacks. Notable especially are his Side Smash, Dragon Fang, which is a spear-like attack with a very long reach, and his Standard Special, Dragon Fang Shot, is a projectile attack that paralyzes an opponent from a distance and can be charged. It also turns his hand into a dragon head that can bite opponents who are too close. Dragon Lunge is his Side Special that thrusts in a direction and pins foes in place, allowing them to be kicked. Corrin’s Final Smash is Torrential Roar, which engulfs the field in a watery vortex.
Both male and female versions of Corrin are available, as well as several different palette swaps. He does not come with an exclusive stage (and as such is a bit cheaper than the other new fighters), but purchasing Corrin will unlock two new music tracks–the Fire Emblem: Fates theme song, Lost In Thoughts All Alone, and a remixed version. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game will also unlock trophies of Ryoma and Xander from Fates.
Corrin will be available sometime in February of 2016, and will cost $4.99 for purchase on either system, or $5.99 for both systems.