Shulk, the protagonist of the Wii title, Xenoblade Chronicles, has been confirmed as a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. release. The announcement, which was made on the Miiverse on Friday, comes in the wake of a huge string of leaks that sprang up over the Internet at the beginning of the week.
The video, released by Smash Bros. director, Masahiro Sakurai, is titled “Looks like we don’t have a choice,” which may allude to the leaks’ existence, though no official confirmation has been announced. The swordsman’s moveset does match what was showcased in the videos as he uses a ground whirlwind attack and his weapon, the Monado, has a beam that extends beyond the blade’s normal length.
Japanese smashers will be ahead of the crowd as usual as the game is slated for release on September 13 in the land of the rising sun. With this, smashers across the globe will await spoilers of the game’s final roster shortly after its debut and official validation of the recent leaked videos can finally be put to bed.
- For more on Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and Wii U, check out our Leaky Road to Release piece.