Super Smash Bros. is back — in its “Ultimate” form!
Nintendo announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during its E3 Nintendo Direct with a host of new information.
First and foremost, every single character from the entire franchise is included in the new title, this means characters like Ice Climbers, Solid Snake, Wolf, Pichu, and Young Link have returned after being missing in action for a title or two.
Most characters in the roster have also received many adjustments to their designs and movesets. Stages have been given major upgrades and additions as well, including extra hazards. New stages are also being added to represent more-recent Nintendo titles, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
“Clone” characters are now described as “Echo Fighters”. They will be signified by the epsilon symbol. Characters that fit into this mold specifically are Dark Pit and Lucina. Princess Daisy will be joining the roster as well as a new Echo Fighter of Princess Peach.
Also, for all of those amiibo lovers out there, all Super Smash Bros. series amiibo and variations of those characters will all be compatible with the new game.
Smash Bros. wouldn’t be the same without GameCube controller support so, in order to keep with tradition, the classic controller will be compatible with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — and it looks like a new edition will be sold soon as well.
To conclude the presentation, the long requested character, Ridley, from the Metroid Franchise, was also announced to be joining the Super Smash Bros. pantheon as a new playable fighter, alongside the new Inkling fighter. Both will get new amiibo figures, too.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will release for Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018, so be ready to brawl in the most comprehensive Smash title yet! Check out everything Nintendo announced for the new title in their E3 2018 video below.