Nintendo had a big surprise for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans during The Game Awards on December 10, announcing that Final Fantasy VII villain Sephiroth would be coming to the game. However, that wasn’t the only news the company had to share. It also announced that some of the most highly anticipated Amiibo figures will be released in a matter of months.
Starting on March 26, you’ll be able to buy Amiibo versions of Banjo & Kazooie, protagonist Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury. The Banjo & Kazooie figure includes both characters, as the name implies, and Byleth’s sword is lit aflame in his Amiibo.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 11, 2020
Because Nintendo’s goal is to have an Amiibo released for all the game’s characters, we can expect a Sephiroth Amiibo eventually. Revealed during The Game Awards in a silly video that had us thinking Mario was no more-io, the legendary rival to Cloud Strife will make use of the superior range on his blade to keep foes at bay. Should everything be to scale, it would likely be a pretty big Amiibo, but it could help to make the wait for the next Final Fantasy VII Remake installment a little easier.
Other recent characters announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate include Minecraft’s Steve, along with various skins. We’re still holding out hope that Gex will slither onto the battlefield, but it’s not tail time just yet.