Fire Emblem's Corrin is Joining Super Smash Bros.

Fire Emblem's Corrin is Joining Super Smash Bros.

Corrin, the main player character from the Fire Emblem Fates/Conquest will be the next DLC fighter to hit Super Smash Bros.

Today's Nintendo Direct saw the highly anticipated reveal of Bayonetta as the winner of the Super Smash Bros. character ballot, and the final fighter to be added to the game. But Nintendo has also revealed that one more fighter will be released before Bayonetta: Corrin, from the Fire Emblem series.

Specifically, Corrin is the main player character from the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates/Conquest. Just like Robin, while promotional material mostly depicts the character as male, the player can actually choose Corrin's gender via alternate costumes. Check her/him out in the video above.

Corrin will retail for $4.99 on one platform, or $5.99 for both Wii U and 3DS versions. Just like Bayonetta, he is currently scheduled for a February, 2016 release date.

Corrin's inclusion brings the number of Fire Emblem characters in the game up to six, beating out Zelda (five) and equaling Pokemon.

Those of you who were worried that Super Smash Bros. wouldn't have enough anime sword fighters for your liking can rest easy.

Source: Corrin.

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I don't get the hate for him. Corrin has a really nice move set from what I've seen and it seems to be quite technical similarly to Bayonetta and Ryu. I'm really interested in him.
And people compare it to Zelda.
Well yeah, Zelda has the same 3 character in all the games + a few extra relevant character.
FE has 10-20 new relevant character with each game. The FE cast is far more diverse than Zelda's. It's really not a surprise to see it have more character. I did hope we would get some non-sword user and Corrin does seem to fill in that role kinda. While he has a sword, his dragon form is more similar to a lance user.
Basic A moves are sword attacks, all special moves are dragon form and not sword at all. Calling him just another sword user is doing him a disservice. Same like people called Robin just another anime sword user.

Definitely new for the FE characters. Admittedly the problem is almost all the Lords use swords and there are only so many different styles to that. With Corrin being a Manakete, they mix things up

Well, it could've been worse. At least the didn't have the gall to charge us for another clone of Marth... again.

EyeReaper:
Well, it could've been worse. At least the didn't have the gall to charge us for another clone of Marth... again.

They've actually done an excellent job of de-cloning most of the clones. Roy's entirely a different creature from what he was before, Ike was pretty different from Marth in both Brawl and Smash 4, and the decision to make Lucina an outright new character rather than just a costume (same for Dr Mario and Dark Pit) is... well, they didn't charge us for them, either, so I'm actually not upset about it anymore, since otherwise those slots wouldn't have existed at all.

Robin and Corrin are admittedly far more welcome, having much more on them than just "a dude with a sword", but even Ganondorf is better than just "Heavy Captain Falcon" now. They've done a good job of avoiding the attack of the clones.

FillerDmon:
Super Snip bros.

Eh, I'd rather have a smaller roster with each character unique. I don't see Dr. Mario and Lucina and think "Wow, look how expansive the cast is!" All I can see is "Wow, how redundant" and maybe a little of "It's worth it to get a Doctor amiibo". Quality over quantity you know?

I also don't think that Roy/Lucas should be sold for the same price as completely original characters like Ryu when Sakurai admitted that clones and semi-clones are really easy to make.

How about they release the new FE in English before they try to sell us the PC in Smash :/

Fappy:
How about they release the new FE in English before they try to sell us the PC in Smash :/

To be fair, Roy's and Lucas's game never came out in Japan and that didn't stop either of them from being heavily requested to return as DLC.

OT: Eh, Sakurai does seem to have a huge love for Fire Emblem and Corrin is distinctive enough both mechanically and visually that I really can't be mad about this. Plus, as a huge Fire Emblem fan it's great to see this series be represented this much.

EyeReaper:
Eh, I'd rather have a smaller roster with each character unique. I don't see Dr. Mario and Lucina and think "Wow, look how expansive the cast is!" All I can see is "Wow, how redundant" and maybe a little of "It's worth it to get a Doctor amiibo". Quality over quantity you know?

I also don't think that Roy/Lucas should be sold for the same price as completely original characters like Ryu when Sakurai admitted that clones and semi-clones are really easy to make.

But in Smash 4, they went with the "Por Que No Los Dos?" route. They were originally going to just be alternate costumes, and rather than do a Capcom and take that time to make them on disk dlc or something, they went "Yo, let's turn these guys into outright characters!" I'd sooner reward the mindset of "give the players more good options" than "give the player few good options" or "give the player lots of crappy options". Those 3 things look rather similar, but are actually quite different to anyone who knows how they work. Likewise, while Dr Mario, Dark Pit, and Lucina look and feel like wasted time and energy to the untrained eye, anyone who plays the game can tell you that even their most subtle differences are enough to keep things fresh (and in the case of Mario vs Dr Mario, those differences sure as hell aren't subtle. o.o)

Again, considering that the alternative is that they outright don't exist at all, I'm rather happy to have the choice. Though I'm a bit biased because I prefer the plumber with the PHD, and the Angst Winged Angel over the vanilla versions.

Considering how much -VASTLY- upgraded Roy and Lucas are from what they were, and how they did have to put in work to adapt them, not to mention in order to make them worth buying in the first place (especially considering how many people still have the "Clone" stigma), we'd probably have to agree to disagree.

Fappy:
How about they release the new FE in English before they try to sell us the PC in Smash :/

Funny story: in Melee, Marth appeared in Smash before he appeared in an English Available Fire Emblem. And Roy outright debuted in Smash before he even appeared in Japan, if I remember right. That just be how Fire Emblem do some times.

Fappy:
How about they release the new FE in English before they try to sell us the PC in Smash :/

I'd be happy with a release date for Europe at this point, do not want this turning into another SMT4 (also by Atlus)

Initial I just thought he/ she is just a Robin clone (the avatar in FE) but he/ she does got some unquie moves and he/ she doesn't have the tome like Robin.

Also the decision part of the trailer was pretty funny!

Maybe if I dye my hair a wacky color and carry around a ridiculous looking sword, I could get into smash also!

The salt when that Geno costume appeared, though...

Oh boy... ANOTHER Fire Emblem character. I was desperately hoping we'd get Simon Belmont, but because Konami has gone batshit fucking crazy, there's no way that'll happen. Ugh. I mean... why not one of the various Capcom characters? Like Arthur, or Dante, or Tron Bonne or something?

Props for the optional genders and all, but I bet there won't be a female Amiibo, just like there wasn't for Robin.

Sheo_Dagana:
Props for the optional genders and all, but I bet there won't be a female Amiibo, just like there wasn't for Robin.

Even if there was a female robin Amiibo it wouldn't be my Robin. Not a fan of the twin-tails and almost chibi-like appearance. (Mine was a lot more mature and regal looking).

BiH-Kira:
I don't get the hate for him. Corrin has a really nice move set from what I've seen and it seems to be quite technical similarly to Bayonetta and Ryu. I'm really interested in him.
And people compare it to Zelda.
Well yeah, Zelda has the same 3 character in all the games + a few extra relevant character.
FE has 10-20 new relevant character with each game. The FE cast is far more diverse than Zelda's. It's really not a surprise to see it have more character. I did hope we would get some non-sword user and Corrin does seem to fill in that role kinda. While he has a sword, his dragon form is more similar to a lance user.
Basic A moves are sword attacks, all special moves are dragon form and not sword at all. Calling him just another sword user is doing him a disservice. Same like people called Robin just another anime sword user.

Because basically, they fixed Marth by making a new character entirely.

Seriously, a ranged tipper? Marth and Lucina are pretty much obsolete now.

Fire Emblem Characters I would've preferred;

Cordellia (Lance Wielding Pegasus Knight)
Carmilla (Axe Wielding Wyvern Rider)
Hector (BIG AXE MAN)
Virion (Archer)

Josh123914:

BiH-Kira:
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Because basically, they fixed Marth by making a new character entirely.

Seriously, a ranged tipper? Marth and Lucina are pretty much obsolete now.

How did Marth need any fixing? Few tweaks here and there and that's it. His moveset is good as it is. Lucina on the other hand is a clone so she could use some change. But Sakurai said he wanted Lucina to be like Marth, just slightly different so the change wouldn't have happened.

And I don't know about obsolete. We still don't know how powerful Corrin will be and he doesn't seem to be as fast as Marth or Lucina so it's all about balance. The only really obsolete character are most of the heavy character.

Sheo_Dagana:
why not one of the various Capcom characters? ...Dante

So the Bayonetta vs Dante match would finally happen. I've seen Dante suggested many times and it would be awesome even if just to face him against Bayonetta.
But I kinda don't want any more 3rd party character. Smash was a Nintendo brawler. Some classic 3rd party, well I can kinda accept them. Bayonetta was funded by Nintendo so I can see that as well. But too many of them... I don't know. I like it but at the same time it kills some of the original magic.

 

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