Earlier in the week, a rumor circulated that Xenoblade Chronicles’ Shulk and Super Mario Bros.’ Bowser Jr. would be joining the Super Smash Bros. roster. At least one of those characters is now confirmed.

Shulk brings his sward, the Monado, into battle and will use it to hit his foes with a beam of energy from a distance. Additionally, when Shulk activates his sword's Monado Arts, his features and abilities will change, which should make him a very technical but versatile fighter. Check out his reveal trailer below.

Also, check out our dream roster for Super Smash Bros. that will never happen.


[Thanks to Zero for the news tip]


Our Take
I'm not too surprised; the rumor a few days ago looked pretty convincing, but I'll happily welcome Shulk into the fold. Now what about Bowser Jr.?