Roy is a playable character in the fighting video game, M.U.G.E.N Trilogy. He was confirmed along with the other characters who appear in Super Smash Bros. Melee on February 1, 2015. Jun Fukuyama (who also assumes the role for Persona's Joker, Japanese) and Ray Chase (English) provide the voice of Roy using voice clips borrowed from Super Smash Bros. 4/Ultimate.
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade was nearing the end of its development during the development of Super Smash Bros. Melee, the first Smash game to include Fire Emblem content. The Binding Blade was originally scheduled to be released prior to Melee itself, although it was delayed into 2002. The inclusion of Roy in Melee - a decision made with no knowledge of release dates - was a successful ploy to Japanese audiences for both Melee and The Binding Blade; however, since this involved a game franchise never distributed outside of Japan beforehand, Nintendo was wary of keeping the unfamiliar fantasy swordsmen in Melee in its overseas releases. The decision was made to keep them in based on the approval of western gamers and him being "fun", and Marth and Roy's popularity in Melee is generally considered to be a factor in the Fire Emblem franchise gaining international interest from gaming audiences, leading to it receiving regular international releases.
Roy hails from Lycia, one of six nations of the land of Elibe, and is the son of Eliwood, ruler of the Lycian noble house of Pherae. The game begins with Roy called back home from his studies in the province of Ostia in response to the militant nation of Bern launching invasions of Elibe's other realms. As Eliwood has fallen ill, Roy is entrusted with leading Pherae's army alongside the other armies of the Lycian League against Bern and its ruler, Zephiel, who displays a mysterious thirst for the destruction of human rule. Zephiel's errant younger sister, Princess Guinivere, escapes Bern and comes to Roy in defiance of her brother's motives, hoping to negotiating a treaty with Lycian nobility. Roy quickly agrees to her proposal to search for a peaceful means to end Bern’s aggression.
How to Unlock
Use Roy's Super Smash Bros. amiibo or scan Roy's AR Icon from the M.U.G.E.N Trilogy website.