Coming right after a week of menu POTDs which seemed to confirm the ESRB leak, Shulk, the protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles, was finally revealed at the beginning of the Japan-only Nintendo Direct!
In a new post on Miiverse, Sakurai stated:
From Xenoblade Chronicles, Shulk joins the battle!! 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. We’re very happy with how he turned out. This stage is Gaur Plain.
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