Chrom Gets Promoted From Final Smash To Full-Blown Character

Chrom Gets His Chance

Move over Simon Belmont, there’s a new fangirl hearthrob in Smash. Chrom might just be the first Super Smash Bros Ultimate character to go from being part of a final smash to an actual, playable character. Fire Emblem awakening gets some new Super Smash Bros Ultimate representation with the announcement that Chrom is the newest echo fighter!

Chrom From Fire Emblem Awakening Joins Smash
Chrom joins the fray as an Ike echo fighter

Fire Emblem has gone from relative obscurity to absolute, full-blown mania in the last few years, and the game in which Chrom was one of the leading characters, Fire Emblem Awakening, was the one that really pushed the series forward.

It should come as no surprise then that Fire Emblem Awakening gets a lot of love from Nintendo, and as a result, it’s represented particularly well in their more recent titles, such as Fire Emblems Warriors. Now, a new Fire Emblem champion is joining the fray as an echo fighter – Chrom, who will be echoing Ike, has finally made the cut.

At this point, the Fire Emblem series might have the most representation of any Nintendo IP in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. For Fire Emblem fans, it’s going to be a blast seeing these iconic character face off against each other. As an echo fighter, similar to how Dark Samus will control largely like Samus, Chrom will play like Ike, with some key differences.

This mirrors his in-game description well, as a self-trained, rough around the edges warrior, Chrom has always favoured heavy, powerful swings, as opposed to his ancestor Marth’s quick, precise blows.

Chrom Joins Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Chrom in-game as a new fighter

It’s hard to imagine any more characters from this series joining the fray now, but hey, anything is possible. Maybe Tharja could join as a Robin echo fighter? Please? Pretty please?

What do you think about Chrom’s addition to the roster? Is Fire Emblem Awakening getting too much love? Do you want even more Fire Emblem goodness? Will you be playing as Chrom, or sticking with Ike? Let us know in the comments below!

For everything Smash related, be sure to check out the official Smash Bros website.

You can hear everything we’ve got to say on the matter during our weekly podcast, Infendo Radio! Be sure to check it out and subscribe to us on iTunes!

Gamer by day, game designer by night - Lukas studied Digital Arts in school, and grew up in the age of the N64 and Gamecube. He's the youngster of the bunch, but that doesn't keep him from shouting out at every available opportunity on Infendo Radio. He often finds himself at the edge of counter-culture (hates Metroid Prime, loves Other M), but isn't afraid to dive into the next big budget AAA title with the best of 'em. Favorite game: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle/Skyward Sword/Ocarina of Time/Zero Escape 2/You get the idea