Sakurai Details Shulk In Super Smash Bros For Wii U/3DS
Sakurai has shared more details about Shulk in Super Smash Bros For Wii U/3DS in Miiverse. Firstly, Sakurai admits that Shulk was a difficult character to include in Super Smash Bros For Wii U/3DS, but the team worked hard to make him fit into the universe. “He’s not the type of character that would usually appear in the Smash Bros. series, but we worked really hard to make it happen,” Sakurai wrote on Miiverse.
Sakurai explains that Shulks secret weapon is the Monado. Monado differs from other swords as it can activate Arts, which changes Shulk’s features and abilities. Learning how to manage your Arts and their ability will be a key strategy to emerge as the winner says Sakurai.
“Shulk’s sword, the Monado, slashes enemies with a beam when activated, so it can strike from long range. What really makes this weapon unique is that when the Monado Arts are activated, it can change Shulk’s features and abilities! Emerge victorious in battle by changing your abilities strategically!!”
The following are all the Arts that Shulk can use in Super Smash Bros For Wii U/3DS.
- 翔 (Jump): higher jumps,lower defense.
- 疾 (Speed): faster movement,weaker attacks.
- 盾(Shield): higher defense, slower movement.
- 斬(Buster): stronger attacks, weaker launch ability.
- 撃(Smash): Stronger launch ability, weaker attacks, lower defense against launching.
I am already eyeing Shulk as one of my many main in Super Smash Bros. I am particularly interested to see what sort of advantages that the Arts will grant Shulk. Not only that, Xenoblade Chronicles is one of my favorite games of all time – so it is only natural that I will instantly favor him.
How about you? Are you excited about the official confirmation of Shulk in Super Smash Bros?