Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' (Switch) Reveals New Characters, Stages, Modes And More

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Returns with Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Way More Info Watch Nintendo’s ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Direct live stream right here
Beatrice Douglas | 10 August, 2018, 08:45

Nothing from Castlevania has ever been in Smash Bros. before but there is a Nintendo Direct scheduled for 3pm today, where it's widely assumed that at least one new character will be revealed. Have you been eagerly awaiting this character? How else would he release the items hiding in all the candlesticks lighting Dracula's castle?

Simon, who has starred in Castlevania games ranging all the way back to the 1986 original on NES, will wield his famous whip in the new game. Another new stage is New Donk City Hall, which is based on the location from Super Mario Odyssey.

As revealed at the very end of the presentation, you'll also be able to play as King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country games. Simon Belmont and King K. Rool are coming as brand new fighters, while Richter Belmont, Chrom, and Dark Samus are joining as Echo Fighters.

We already knew that Super Smash Bros Ultimate would be one of the largest cross-over events in gaming history.

A dashboard is available on all menu screens by hitting the ZR button on the Switch.

Just as well, we'll see a new batch of Assist Trophies added in Ultimate too.


Smash Ultimate's E3 offering unveiled Splatoon-shooters the Inklings and Metroid's long-awaited bad-ass boss Ridley as additions to the roster. Alucard will appear as an assist trophy. You can play music while the Switch is in sleep mode, and for the first time in the Smash Bros. series, you can create your own song playlists.

Here's the breakdown of all the new additions if you missed the livestream. Dubbed the Smash Bros.

While "Music" is still the same as it was before, it also updated with the first Castlevania track for Smash: an arrangement of Bloody Tears & Monster Dance together as one.

A new mode called Squad Strike will use 3 or 5 fighters to create elimination matches.

Training will feature an exclusive stage that measures the distance of moves both at low and high health. But Sakurai's narration (well, the English translation of his narration) specifically mentioned "a mysterious mode" that Nintendo isn't ready to talk about yet (the fuzzy one in the picture above). This would make Super Smash Bros.

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