Nintendo finished off Fighters Pass #1 with Byleth, the main protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses! Byleth releases January 28th alongside a host of content.
Byleth brings Garreg Mach Monastery to the battle. Garreg Mach Monastery operates in the same vein as Castle Siege, with multiple portions of the stage taking place in castles or civilian-populated areas, and flashy transitions to the next portion. We don’t expect Garreg to be tournament legal in any capacity.
Byleth’s moveset centers around the various weapons original to Three Houses, with each weapon corresponding to a different direction:
- The Sword of the Creator is used for up tilt, smash attack and special, with a whiplike extending blade like Ivy from Soul Calibur.
- Side attacks are represented by the long-reaching Areadbhar spear which has a tipper just like Marth.
- Down is the Aymr staff whose down b can be charged up like Dedede’s for massive damage at full charge and super armor.
- Neutral corresponds to the Failnaught bow whose incredibly fast arrows can only be fired only after a slight charge that can be shield canceled. It also has a powered-up version with no cancel but much more power.
Byleth also brings along eleven new music tracks! New remixes are denoted by an asterisk, while OSTs are unmarked. They are:
- *Fire Emblem: Three Houses Main Theme (JP)
- *Fire Emblem: Three Houses Main THeme
- Fodlan Winds Blue Skies and a Battle
- Tearing Through Heaven
- Chasing Daybreak
- Between Heaven and Earth
- Paths That Will Never Cross
- The Apex of the World
- The Edge of Dawn
- The Edge of Dawn (JP)
In addition to Byleth, Sakurai included five new Mii Fighter costumes! They are:
- Altair, from Assassin’s Creed
- Rabbid, from Rabbids
- X, from Mega Man X
- Megaman.EXE, from Mega Man
- Cuphead, from Cuphead
Finally, Sakurai wraps up the Direct with a follow-up to his previous announcement. While this is the end of the original Fighters Pass, there will be a Fighters Pass Volume 2 consisting of six characters! This Fighters Pass will be available for pre-purchase when Byleth releases on January 28th, though the contents have already been determined.