The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Invitational Winner, ZeRo, expressed his desire to have Krystal as a playable character in Smash Bros during a livestream analyzing the new game.
Excellent taste, ZeRo.
In a showcase of the new Assist Trophies, Krystal appeared again on the Treehouse livestream. Chiko said it was one of her favorite trophies, and Star Fox Adventures got some major love. Krystal's shaping up to be a very powerful Assist Trophy.
I've spoken to both Estelle Ellis and Alésia Glidewell, the two former Krystal voice actresses. According to them, neither did the voice for the Krystal Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It could still be that her voice effects were taken from previous games, or it could be that there's a new Krystal voice actress in the world now.
On Day 3 of Nintendo Treehouse Live, Starlink was being showcased. While we've seen footage of the Arwing in the game before in gameplay videos, they took the time to show off Fox McCloud for the first time. When you add the Fox figurine for the first time, a sweet animation plays. They showed off several aspects of the Arwing, and other juicy tidbits.
- The Arwing toy's stabilizers can move up and down
- The wings are also detachable and can put on backwards
- The entire campaign can be played with Fox
- There are additional Star Fox missions which explain how he came to be in the Starlink world
- The Arwing has weapons by default, even if none are attached to the ship, unlike the other ships in the game
- The default weapons are laser fire, including the charged shot
- The Arwing can do a barrel roll maneuver, which will deflect projectiles
- Other Star Fox characters will appear
- They used the same voice actors as Star Fox Zero
- There are a lot more Star Fox surprises yet to be revealed
Lucky us! During a demo of Super Smash Bros Ultimate (at 3h 28m 44s), we got to see Krystal appear as an assist trophy. She appears, runs around the stage, uses the ice blast, physically beats characters with her staff, and uses an electric attack from her staff. Then, to leave, she spins around and proclaims "You're not ready yet." That phrase is her taunt from Star Fox Assault.
Additionally, we get to see the full Fox McCloud Final Smash in the same match. It's epic!
She appears to be an assist trophy. And her Adventures outfit no less! She uses her staff to shoot energy blasts.
There you have it, folks. Krystal is in Smash Bros! Here's the original source video.
Nintendo has just shown off their presentation of Smash Bros for the Switch. The main feature on display, aside from improved and streamlined gameplay mechanics, is that every character in the entire series that has ever been a fighter will be a playable fighter in this game. That means Wolf is back, along with about 70 other characters, plus variations and "Echo Characters". Oh, and Ridley from Metroid was announced too! That one was a surprise.
Fox, Falco, and Wolf all have had their appearance updated to match the Star Fox Zero style more. Also, the Landmaster has been permanently retired from Final Smashes. Instead Fox and Falco will feature an Arwing-based Final Smash. I don't know what Wolf's Final Smash is yet.
There will be more announcements and footage throughout the show. Sakurai said there aren't plans for many other additional characters, because 70 characters is a huge amount! So please don't get your hopes up for Krystal at this time.
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GoNintendo just posted some tentative boxart for the Switch version of Star Link, including the Star Fox materials.
According to GoNintendo's source (probably a press release), it seems that Star Fox characters other than Fox McCloud will appear in the game, though we don't know if they will be playable yet. The quote is:
Players can play through the entire campaign as Fox McCloud and embark on exclusive missions in Atlas featuring other friends from the Star Fox universe.