After confirming in March that the first character in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 would come from the ARMS franchise, Nintendo has revealed that Min Min will be the next fighter to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster!
As Sakurai has done for every DLC character starting with Hero, a presentation was prepared to show off the new character. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the presentation took place entirely within Sakurai's home, as his team was unable to access the studio. However, Nintendo had supplied Sakurai with recording equipment so the presentation could proceed as normal.
Regarding why Min Min was selected to become a fighter in regards to the rest of the ARMS character list, Sakurai explained that the decision came from the ARMS director, Mr. Yabuki, who told Sakurai "I want Min Min". Mr. Yabuki later elaborated that even though Spring Man might have appeared to be the "main character" that was advertised the most on box art, he believes that "Everyone's the protagonist".
Min Min joins the roster with several unique gimmicks, such as her being able to punch with her left arm as her Neutral Attack and punch with her right arm as her Neutral Special, her having two different Up Special moves depending on whether she is grounded or not, and the fact that she can effectively change weapons in the middle of the round with her Down Special.
The stage that comes bundled with Min Min is Spring Stadium, modeled after the Spring Stadium that appears in ARMS, which comes with Jumping Platforms that allow for the player to jump extremely high when standing on one, damaging anyone who they come in contact with.
As with the other DLC fighters, Min Min represents her franchise by bringing 18 new music tracks with her, two of which are remixes (marked with an asterisk). They are:
- *ARMS Grand Prix Official Theme Song
- Spring Stadium
- *Ramen Bowl
- Ribbon Ring
- Ninja College
- Cinema Deux
- Buster Beach
- Snake Park
- DNA Lab
- Sky Arena
- Via Dolce
- Temple Grounds
- Sparring Ring
- [NAME REDACTED]
- Vs. Hedlok
- ARMS Grand Prix Final Battle
Lastly, five more Mii Fighter outfits were made available for purchase this time around. They are:
- Ninjara (from ARMS)
- Heihachi (from Tekken)
- Callie (from Splatoon)
- Marie (from Splatoon)
- Vault Boy (from Vault Boy / Fallout)
Min Min, along with her stage and associated song list, will be available June 29th for $5.99 USD.