Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Announces the Addition of Bravely Default 2 Spirits

Fans of Nintendo’s crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have a lot to look forward to these days. Not only was the addition of Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 recently announced, but it appears that Bravely Default 2 spirits will be added to the game as well, as confirmed by Nintendo.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s official Japanese Twitter account recently announced that the new Bravely Default 2 spirits will go live on February 26, 2021, which is when the game itself is set to release. After its release, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players will be able to come across these additions on the in-game Spirit Board, where they can unlock the artwork via battle.

If previous additions are anything to go by, we expect that these Bravely Default 2 spirits will only be available for a limited time, just like the spirits for Paper Mario: The Origami King back in August 2020. However, these should eventually be available permanently via the in-game shop at some point after.

The official announcement showcases four different characters from Bravely Default 2. However, the description itself states that only two spirits will be added to the Spirit Board. In other words, each spirit will contain two characters—namely Adelle and Elvis for one spirit, and Seth and Gloria for the other one.

This kind of format is reminiscent of the Octopath Traveler spirit event released in 2020, which also makes a lot of sense given the fact that the developers of Octopath Traveler also developed the first two games in the Bravely Default series.

Following the first announcement, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Twitter account went on to further discuss what these new spirits entail. Apparently, Seth and Gloria are considered to be a 3-Star “Ace” spirit that is specifically categorized into the Blue/Defense class. Players who make use of this spirit will be up against Mii Swordfighter and Zelda, with the battle stage being the Delfino Plaza.

For now, however, it appears that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has yet to reveal more details about the Adelle and Elvis spirit. But from what we could glean from the spirits’ design, Palutena and Robin may be the ones to represent the duo.

Nintendo announcing new spirits could be exciting news for one set of fans, while being deflating to another. While it’s great that Bravely Default 2 will be featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in some form, the fact that the characters will only be available as spirits means that they most likely won’t be released as playable fighters.

The same thing happened with Impa from Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, who only received a spirit event. Nevertheless, some fans will still be delighted by the fact that Bravely Default 2 characters will be included in the fighting game to some capacity.

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