- Aug 25, 2020
Min Min from Arms will be the latest Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter. She will become available on June 29 for $5.99 (and is included as part of a purchase of Fighters Pass Vol. 2). Announced by series creator Masahiro Sakurai from his own home, the spring-armed fighter will be able to use both of her extendable limbs for a variety of attacks. Unlike most characters, the A and B buttons are mapped to one each of Min Min's arms, rather than for regular and smash attacks. As in Arms itself, Min Min's arm attachments can be swapped, offering a variety of different effects. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/22/super-smash-bros-ultimate-min-min-official-trailer"] Arm attacks can be bent in mid-air to adjust your angle of attack but, as a downside, Min Min is built for longer range combat, with attacks easy to dodge from close range. Min Min's Final Smash move summons every member of the Arms cast to deliver a barrage of punches to any unlucky recipients. Arms' Spring Man will also join the game as an Assist Trophy and uses a similar (if less powerful) move when activated. Spring Stadium is the game's newest stage to fight across, and features bounce platforms on either side, as well as an arched ceiling that can ricochet flying characters back toward the arena. Arms drones will also periodically carry items across the stage, too. New Mii Fighter costumes include Ninjara from Arms, Heichachi from Tekken, Callie and Marie from Splatoon, and Vault Boy from Fallout(!). All of the costumes will also be available on June 29. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/22/super-smash-bros-ultimate-mii-fighter-costumes-6-trailer"] Sakurai also announced that Persona 5's Joker and Dragon Quest 11's Hero will be released as amiibo this Fall. The director reiterated that the team plans for all DLC charcaters to recive amiibo figurines. Min Min and the rest of the announced content makes up Challenger Pack 6, the first of six new fighters being added to Smash Bros. Ultimate before December 2021, and part of Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Min Min marks a change from the plethora of sword-using characters, particularly from Fire Emblem - even Sakurai himself has admitted there are too many Fire Emblem characters in the game, so we're hoping Min Min marks the start of a variety of more imaginative characters in Fighters Pass Vol. 2. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=min-min-announcement-trailer-images&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected].