Whilst many had speculated that Shadow would be an echo fighter in the new Smash game, Nintendo revealed the final roster and unfortunately Shadow did not make the cut. He is however an assist trophy.
However, they announced a new feature which includes virtually everyone else in the Sonic franchise.
Whilst not playable fighters, new power up like characters called Spirits have been introduced which aid your character with power ups and special abilities.
Confirmed spirit characters so far are…
- Metal Sonic
We’ll update you with more as we get it.
Source: Nintendo Direct