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Super Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Pyra and Mythra are out today

Game director Masahiro Sakurai presents Ultimate’s new DLC

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai offered an in-depth look at the next character(s) coming to the Nintendo Switch fighting game on Thursday morning. The newest episode of “Mr. Sakurai Presents” covered Pyra and Mythra, the duo from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

During the presentation, Sakurai revealed the release date for Pyra and Mythra: The pair arrives today, March 4. They’ll be available as part of the Challenger Pack 9, which costs $5.99, and are included in Ultimate’s second Fighter Pass, which costs $29.99.

Sakurai also showed off new Monster Hunter- and Ghosts ’n Goblins-inspired costumes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Mii Fighters.

Nintendo revealed the addition of Pyra and Mythra during a Nintendo Direct presentation in February. The pair appear in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as main character Rex’s two-in-one ally, and they’re invited to Smash Bros. later this month.

Pyra and Mythra join recently added characters Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7, Min Min from Arms, and Steve/Alex from Minecraft. They’re the fourth of six new fighters promised as part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

Update: This story has been updated with Pyra and Mythra’s release date for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, along with additional details.