Super Smash Bros Ultimate creator Masahiro Sakurai popped up on Japanese show Washa Live to chat about the inclusion of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 characters Pyra and Mythra in the legendary fighter. Some fans have expressed disappointment that additional sword fighters have been added to the game. Mr. Sakurai says that ultimately those kinds of decisions aren’t up to him. The Super Smash Bros Ultimate stream for Pyra and Mythra begins today at 2pm UK time.
Nakamura: Is there anything you want to announce?
Sakurai: No, nothing in particular (laughs) … But on the other hand, there is something.
Nakamura: What would that be?
Sakurai: I want to say that tomorrow or the day after that will be my special video on how to use Pyra and Mythra.
Kajita: Oh, the one where you show the in-depth look? That’s exactly what I wanted to know!
Nakamura: It’s those sword fighters again that have you [Sakurai] racking your brain, right?
Sakurai: Sword fighters…? Hey, it is what it is!
(everyone bursts into laughter)
Sakurai: Like it or not, it’s not up to me whether another sword fighter goes in the game.
Nakamura: You’re right. But even the players talk about it, you know? Like, “Agh! Why another sword fighter?!”
Sakurai: Well even if it is another sword fighter, it will be fine as long as we balance them properly.
Nakamura: You’re right about that.
Sakurai: And in contrast, sword fighters are easy [to implement].
Nakamura: What do you mean?
Sakurai: Compare that with Steve.
Kajita: Is it really okay for you to talk about stuff like this?
Sakurai: Not really!
(Nakamura, Kajita burst into laughter)
Nakamura: You’re right, especially here.
Sakurai: I’m sure if I go a little further, I will get something from Nintendo…
Kajita: How about signing some kind of contract with us? That should help…
Nakamura: As if such a thing exists! … Anyhow, thank you for joining.
Sakurai: My pleasure, thanks for having me.