Now is an exciting time for fans of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and not just for the obvious reasons one would expect. While the new fighters Pyra & Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are coming soon, Nintendo has also confirmed that Bravely Default 2 spirits are coming to the game.
The official Japanese Twitter account for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate confirmed these spirits will be available on February 26th, 2021, the exact same day that Bravely Default 2 releases. Starting then, players will be able to encounter these on the Spirit Board and partake in a battle to unlock the artwork. If this event is anything like the previous few, these spirits will only be available for a limited time, but will eventually be permanently available through the in-game shop.
The official image may show four different characters, but the accompanying description clarifies that this event will only add two spirits. This means that each spirit will contain two characters; Seth & Gloria for one, and Adelle & Elvis for the other. This is a similar format to the Octopath Traveler spirit event from last year, a fitting match considering the Octopath development team created the first two Bravely Default games.
— 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ【スマブラ公式】 (@SmashBrosJP) February 24, 2021
Following Tweets show that Seth & Gloria are a 3-Star “Ace” spirit in the Blue/Defense class. Their spirit battle will be against Mii Swordfighter and Zelda on the Delfino Plaza stage. The Adelle & Elvis spirit has not been shown in detail yet, but based off their designs, one can predict that Palutena and Robin may represent this pair.
Spirit announcements are often exciting and deflating at the same time for certain fans. A game like Bravely Default 2 being represented at all is still a plus, but the inclusion of these spirits likely signifies that these characters will not be added as playable. This notably happened to Age of Calamity’s Impa during the previous spirit event. Despite the possible disappointment from some, these spirits are still a fun inclusion that give Bravely fans another thing to look forward to this week.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now for Nintendo Switch.