Well, this was a pleasant surprise from today’s Nintendo Direct! After spending the past few years becoming Animal Crossing’s breakout character ever since her debut in New Leaf, the cute-as-a-button Shih Tzu and mayor’s assistant, Isabelle, will now be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The announcement was made in the new clip seen below, disguising itself as a tease for a new AC game. Well, before the actual new Animal Crossing game got a tease…
Befitting someone who handles loads of duties around town, Isabelle appears to have quite the varied moveset. She can douse enemies with water, plant gyroids, light off ceremonial party crackers, and more. Heck, she can even get Sonic the Hedgehog to come to a halt! That’s how powerful this adorable assistant can be in Smash games. Isabelle will head to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 7 along with everyone else, and we can’t wait to see more of her in action.
Taking a break from assisting mayors and just being an all-around lovely pup, Isabelle from the Animal Crossing series is joining the roster as a playable fighter in Super #SmashBrosUltimate! pic.twitter.com/YSVoYDkHRR
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 13, 2018