Today, Masahiro Sakurai, the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, has announced the release date of Pyra/Mythra as well as some other new details. To start, the new stage that players will be fighting in the Cloud Sea of Altrest, which is based on the most recognizable settings in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The stage is set on the back of Azurda, a massive creature who swims through the Sea of Clouds and travels the world. As Azurda travels, players will see familiar characters and sights from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, including the flying ships, Titans, and other kingdoms.
Sakurai stated that Pyra/Mythra have the most complex designs in the game (speaking of visual design). The developers are happy with the designs, but there were some changes to fight in the Smash Ultimate world. Mythra is wearing the same outfit as the one her spirit wears in Smash Ultimate to keep it the same. You can press 'Y' to choose which fighter to start off with. There are like 16 different color combinations (8 sets of 2), so you'll eventually find something that you like.
Basically, Mythra hits faster while Pyra hits harder. There's a big difference in the movement speed between both characters. Pyra on average deals more damage because she hits a lot harder, but it isn't fixed--it depends on what exactly is occurring in the game.
Be sure to also watch the video of the reveal:
“With the addition of Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, fans are getting a two-in-one fighter that adds new layers of strategy to their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gameplay,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And since Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is also on Nintendo Switch, fans who love the fast-paced action of Pyra and Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can dive into that sprawling adventure to learn more about the origin of these unique fighters.”
Mythra's ultimate is for damage and it's called Sacred Arrow, and Pyra's ultimate is called Sacred Sword, which is meant for KO's. What this means is that you can use Mythra to rack up the damage and then Pyra to achieve a KO before switching back. If you had to know, Sakurai prefers Pyra over Mythra - as a fighter he insists.
The character on the victory screen will be the character who finished the battle. Kirby's ability gain will depend on which character's abilities he absorbs. Sakurai also shared that Kirby's version of an attack is stronger than the original base version.
16 new tracks will be added to the game, and three are new arrangements. The victory screen has the battle theme incorporated.
The 4 new mii fighter costumes are mostly inspired by Monster Hunter, with two different equipment being used and a Felyne (hat) being added. Ghost and Goblins' Arthur is also added into the game as a costume. They'll be available for $0.75 each.
The release date for Pyra/Mythra will be later today for $5.99 outside of the Fighter Pack Vol 2 for $29.99. The other two unannounced fighters in this Fighter Pack will be released by December 31, 2021. For more news on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.