It's time for the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate cross-promotion. This latest one adds Monster Hunter Rise spirits to the game. In total, there'll be three new spirits up for grabs - a Palamute, Palico and Magnamalo (they're also the amiibo). This event will take place over the next five days and starts now.
Over on social media, some Smash fans are saying this is the final nail in the coffin for a Monster Hunter rep in the game, but as we know based on past history, this isn't necessarily the case. What are your own thoughts about this and will you be participating in this spirit event? Leave a comment below.
Unlockable with amiibo?
Since these three characters have amiibo, it wouldn't surprise me if you can get their spirits by scanning them.
I knew something was up when they didn't announce anything when they normally announce the spirit events or tournaments.
Awesome! Thanks for the heads up!
Ooh, naisu~ Collect, collect, collect.
"But as we know based on past history, this isn't necessarily the case"
I dunno...between the return of the Monster Hunter Mii costumes and the fact that Three Houses noticeably went without an event before Byleth was added, it's not looking good for Monster Hunter at all
Soooo....Magnamalo isn't the next fighter in the fighters pass? Ah well...
Between the Mii costumes that came with Pyra/Mythra and this spirit event, the most MH content we'll get after this is a spirit event in July to celebrate the launch of MH Stories 2.
The difference here is that these spirits are not base game spirits unlike Min Min, and Pyra/Mythra. Not to mention the Monster Hunter Mii costumes as previously mentioned.
Of course we don't know for sure if this 100% means anything but it does point more towards no, for that Monster Hunter character.
And if you really want Monster Hunter in Smash. Pick the Miis in those costumes or pick Byleth, which is almost Monster Hunter moveset anyway. It's definitely not the same but it's the closest you're gonna get I'm afraid.
I have recently got back into Smash and spirit collecting so I will look into this at some point
I don't see how this would de-confirm anything.
1. Rathalos is a Boss and an Assist Trophy
2. The Mii costumes were in SSB4 as well
3. The release of Rise and incoming release of Stories 2 as well as these Spirits gives the series even more exposure
If anything I'd say this is more likely to be gearing up for a reveal. The things that I would potentially count against it are that Palicoes/Cha Cha/Kayamba aren't Assists when they could've been, and Byleth having some moves that are sorta Monster Hunter-adjacent.
It's entirely possible to me that they could be working to implement some of the new moves from Rise, like some Wirebug stuff.
Monster Hunter has a great presence on Nintendo hardware, and huge potential to be a fighter with all the moves and weapons spanning the series.
I don't necessarily mind if it doesn't happen, as there's already so many characters that could be in that aren't, but I do think it'd be a missed opportunity.
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