A major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leak that appeared to confirm Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Pyra as a DLC fighter 9 may have revealed the remaining characters for Fighters Pass Volume 2.
It seems like not a day goes by without a Smash Ultimate “leak” appearing, and while many of these leaks are only made by boring fans who want to fool people, sometimes a leak appears with a little extra legitimacy.
One from January 8 wins popularity online for apparently confirming Pyra as DLC 9 and the remaining warriors as well. Of course, Pyra was only revealed on Nintendo Direct in February, so this leak may have some truth.
According to the leaker, Nintendo plans to arrange a three-hour concert in 2022 where a symphony orchestra will play reproductions of songs that appear in Smash Ultimate.
“This incident will be held in Japan after the Second Fighters Pass is completed, and they will take all necessary precautions to make this incident happen,” the leak wrote. “They will stream the event live on Youtube for all over the globe to watch, and eventually Nintendo will distribute an audio track on My Nintendo Service.”
They went on to list all the songs Nintendo is considering for the concert, and there are some huge additions that seem to leak potential warriors if this is true.
Most notably, right after Sephiroth’s One-Winged Angel theme, the leaker lists Counterattack from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as the next song. This song was used in Pyra’s revealing trailer, indicating that it will be included in DLC content, still scheduled for March.
After that track, “N. Sanity Beach ”is next on the list, which means that Crash Bandicoot will be the next DLC fighter.
Crash has been an incredibly popular Smash Ultimate candidate, so the fact that he may end up in Fighters Pass Volume 2 is a huge deal.
The last track for a new fighter listed by the leaker is “Proof of a Hero” which is from the Monster Hunter series. Monster Hunter is another character that fans have been curious to see in Smash, and while some reports have claimed that it is unlikely, this leak suggests otherwise.
Take all this, of course, with a grain of salt. The fact that this leak accidentally mentions N. Sanity Beach without also discussing Crash, seems a bit bizarre, especially if someone really has this information.
Fortunately, we may not have too much time to see if this leak is true or not. It is possible that the Monster Hunter Mii warriors from the previous game could be announced during Pyra’s full presentation, as many of Smash 4’s Miis have returned for Ultimate.
If they do not return, the odds of the characters being promoted to full warriors will be much more likely.
We have to see what the future brings, and whether Crash fans can finally get their wish that bandicoot appears in Smash.