Riki from Xenoblade Chronicles will appear both as part of Shulk’s Final Smash and as an Assist Trophy in the new Super Smash Bros., director Masahiro Sakurai said on Miiverse last night.

 

“As an Assist Trophy, he uses many arts like Happy Happy, Freezinate, and Yoink,” Sakurai wrote. “He sounds a bit like Tingle…but don’t worry, Tingle will make an appearance too.”

 

“By the way, a cursor will appear above Assist Trophies and Pokémon to indicate which fighter is its ally. Now you can tell right off the bat who it belongs to!!”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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