Min Min from ARMS is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director (and all-around adorable human being) Masahiro Sakurai released the reveal trailer for the newest fighter to come to the game. For a while now, all we knew about the first fighter from the second fighter pass was that it was going to be one of the characters from the Switch game ARMS. Obviously it wasn’t going to be Spring Boy or Spring Girl as they already appeared as assist trophies and Mii Costumes. Yesterday, it was announced to be Min Min, the dragon armed noodle waitress of the Mintendo Noodle Shop.
I won’t lie, I was very much hoping for Mechanica as I felt she would be a lot more versatile, plus the game could use a new heavy. But Min Min is still a pretty unique character so I’m not mad.
From the comfort of his gorgeous living room, Sakurai showed off how Min Min plays differently from other fighters and about why she was the one picked. I particularly liked this one because he leads into a story about why she was picked over the others but then just stated that Arms director Kosuke Yabuki said, “I want Min-Min.” That was the reason.
Min Min is unique in the fact that A and B buttons control her two arms, carrying over a similar control scheme from her home game. As Sakurai showed off the moves he seemed very hesitant and kept talking about how difficult she will be to use, especially against faster characters which I thought was odd for a reveal. Though, it is one of the things I enjoy about Sakurai, his overall honesty.
In addition to A + B controlling the arms, one of the arms can be swapped mid-battle with different ARMS allowing you to adjust the speed and range.
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Afterward he also showed off several Mii Costumes. Ninjara from ARMS (the character from ARMS Sakurai wanted to pick as the DLC character), Marie and Callie from Splatoon, Heihachi from Tekken, and Vault Boy from Fallout.
And after that, he also showed off two new Amiibos that are in development, Joker from Persona 5 and Hero from Dragon Quest. Both had an exceptional amount of detail and I’m really curious if they have plans for the other versions of Dragon Quest’s Hero.
All in all, it was a pretty interesting video. It was really cool getting a view into Sakurai’s home. It was neat seeing Min Min and, while she’s not a character I’m personally hyped for, it’s really cool seeing the amount of detail they’re still willing to put into characters for a game that’s teetering on 80 characters. And I will definitely be pre-ordering that Joker Amiibo because it is gorgeous.