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Super Smash Bros.’ New Xenoblade Assist Trophy Does Double Duty

by Dean James


At the end of last week, we learned of another new competitor joining the upcoming Super Smash Bros., Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles. As a result, the timing seems perfect for Masahiro Sakurai to reveal a new Assist Trophy from that game as well, and this is one that will be pulling double duty.

Through Miiverse, Sakurai revealed Riki, who will be both an Assist Trophy and a big part of Shulk’s Final Smash.

  • Pic of the day. The legendary hero Riki appears as an Assist Trophy and in Shulk’s Final Smash!! As an Assist Trophy, he uses many arts like Happy Happy, Freezinate, and Yoink! He sounds a bit like Tingle…but don’t worry, Tingle will make an appearance too. By the way, a cursor will appear above Assist Trophies and Pokémon to indicate which fighter is its ally. Now you can tell right off the bat who it belongs to!!

The other really interesting piece of information in this update involves the cursor explaining who an Assist Trophy or Pokemon belongs to in battle. This is a major help, especially in battles with nothing but Assist Trophies or Poke Balls, which I personally love doing.

Look for Super Smash Bros. to release on the Nintendo 3DS on October 3, with a release for the Wii U sometime this holiday season.


- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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