This page is dedicated to the list of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate updates featured on the Super Smash Blog. Articles are listed in the order that they appeared on the website.




June 12

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch system launches on 12/7!
  2. These are the fighters joining the battle—ALL of them! The numbers indicate the order of their first appearance in the series. A video detailing all the characters in Ultimate.
  3. A new fighter joins the battle! What waits at the end of the shadowy path? Ridley's introduction
  4. Check out this brand-new video for the latest info on the fighters and gameplay of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Compilation video
  5. The official website for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is live! The site is full of new information, so head over to see intro videos for each character, listen to the theme song, and more!
  6. Many talented musicians worked on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soundtrack, and you can hear some of their tracks on the official website. We'll be adding more music over the coming days. Music index
  7. You can use all the Super Smash Bros. series amiibo you know and love with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! You can use amiibo as ""figure players"" that can grow stronger the more you train them, and you can even import your previous figure players into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  8. Good news: The new fighters, Inkling and Ridley, have Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figures on the way! #SmashBros
  9. If you have a GameCubeController Adapter, you can use GameCube Controllers you already have to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! In addition, a redesigned GameCube™ Controller Super Smash Bros. Edition will be released when the game launches.
  10. Mr. Sakurai made an appearance on Nintendo Treehouse Live! Watch the replay here. Nintendo Treehouse Live!
  11. #62: Inkling - Attacks with a variety of weapons. Covering opponents with ink leads to more and more damage—plus these Inklings are really fashionable! Inkling's demo video
  12. Assist Trophy: Squid Sisters - Cameras get closer and closer to their live performance, limiting the space you have to battle. Don't get too lost in the music!

June 13

  1. The Nintendo booth at E3 2018 is jam-packed with fighters, weapons, items, and more from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
  2. #65: Ridley - Joining the battle from the storied Metroid series, Ridley's long tail and sharp claws let him unleash a torrent of devastating attacks. His Final Smash is a powerful stream of plasma breath intense enough to bring down Samus's starship. Ridley's demo video
  3. Launch Star - If you touch the star, your fighter will be launched at high speed. Clever placement can lead to an easy KO!

June 14

  1. #13ᵋ: Daisy - Her basic move set is the same as Peach's, but this princess has her own unique personality. She's known for being upbeat, energetic, and a bit of a tomboy. Daisy's demo video
  2. ZeRo from Chile has won the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018! A big thank you to all the players who participated! For those that missed the live stream, check out the replay.
  3. Pokémon: Alolan Vulpix - This Pokémon freezes fighters with icy breath.

June 18

  1. #01: Mario - Mario is an all-around fighter who uses his wide variety of techniques to respond to any situation. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he shows up in his Wedding tux and his Builder outfit, and Cappy even makes an appearance! Mario's demo video
  2. Battlefield - This stage is sporting a redesigned look. With vast natural vistas forming a stunning backdrop behind floating platforms, this stage truly deserves its name!
  3. Black Hole - Pulls fighters and items into its powerful gravity field. If someone throws a Black Hole in your direction, you'd better keep your distance!

June 19

  1. You can now listen to "Bomb Rush Blush" on the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
  2. Assist Trophy: Bomberman - Bomberman is a brand-new Assist Trophy, which means he's here to help you during battle. The bombs he leaves on the stage detonate in his iconic, cross-shaped pattern!

June 20

  1. #03: Link - Link has been redesigned to match his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He can now pick up arrows he's fired, and his bombs have been upgraded to remote bombs, so you can set them off when the timing is just right! Link's demo video

June 21

  1. #15: Ice Climbers - Back in the battle after a ten-year absence! There are two of them, so does that make them twice as strong as other fighters? Ice Climbers' demo video

June 24

  1. #62: Corrin - Corrin was available as a downloadable fighter in the previous version of Super Smash Bros. This fighter uses all kinds of attacks, like Torrential Roar and Dragon Fang Shot. Players can choose male or female versions! Corrin's demo video

June 25

  1. #31: Snake - Back by popular demand, Snake brings a ranged fighting style unlike any other fighter in the game. His Final Smash locks onto an opponent and fires five homing missiles. Snake's demo video

June 26

  1. You can now listen to "Noisy Notebook" on the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
  2. Assist Trophy: Sukapon - Attacking with his detached fists and feet, Sukapon can even pick up opponents and throw them.

June 27

  1. Pokémon: Solgaleo - If this Pokémon hits you as it charges back and forth across the stage, you'll take serious damage!
  2. Pokémon: Lunala - This Pokémon shoots a powerful light beam through the stage!

June 28

  1. #02: Donkey Kong - His charged punch is one of the strongest attacks in the game! In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his Final Smash has been updated from Konga Beat to a flurry of punches! Donkey Kong's demo video


July 1

  1. #38: Sonic the Hedgehog - This speedy fighter has a lot of rush-type attacks. His final smash, Super Sonic, lets him fly around the stage at an incredible speed! Sonic the Hedgehog's demo video
  2. Assist Trophy: Knuckles - Knuckles attacks nearby fighters with his fist. He can also dig into the ground and then attack with an uppercut, so be careful!

July 2

  1. #20: Falco - He's a talented aerial fighter with amazing jumping ability, but Falco is a bit slower on the ground. His final smash is an all-out attack using an unorthodox formation of Arwings! Falco's demo video

July 3

  1. You can now listen to "City Trial" the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
  2. Kongo Falls - Face off against your foes atop a raft stuck at the edge of a waterfall. How well you utilize the rock jutting out at the bottom right can be the difference between victory or defeat!

July 4

  1. #22: Young Link - He's back after 17 years! Young Link is faster than Link but he's also lighter, making him easier to launch. Young Link's demo video
  2. Assist Trophy: Krystal - In addition to attacking with her staff, Krystal also uses Ice Blast to freeze fighters. Don't underestimate her!

July 5

  1. #33-35: Pokémon Trainer - The trainer returns with Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard. You can choose to play as a male or female trainer! Pokémon Trainer's demo video

July 8

  1. #21: Marth - Marth is an exceptional swordfighter with a long reach. He'll do the most damage with attacks using the tip of his sword, so spacing is an important factor. Marth's demo video

July 9

  1. #06: Kirby - Kirby's ability to copy fighters is totally unique! While he is light and can be launched easily, he can also jump up to five times in the air, so he has great recovery. Look for his new Stone transformation, too. Kirby's demo video

July 10

  1. You can now listen to "Mega Man 4 Medley" the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
  2. Pokémon: Alolan Raichu - He rides his tail and rushes the enemy. Since he moves freely around the stage, Alolan Raichu may be a bit difficult to dodge.

July 11

  1. #46: Mega Man - Mega Man's standard and special moves use weapons copied from the bosses he's fought throughout the Mega Man series, so he has more projectiles than any other fighter. His Final Smash now features Proto Man and Bass! Mega Man's demo video

July 12

  1. #28: Pit - Pit is a well-balanced, well-rounded character with a defensive special that nullifies long distance attacks and excellent recovery. He's a great choice for new players! Pit's demo video

July 15

  1. #19: Pichu - Pichu is back after 17 years! Pichu's electric attacks have greater range and do more damage than its other attack types – but they also damage Pichu. Pichu's demo video

July 16

  1. Moray Towers - This is a stage from the Splatoon and Splatoon 2 games. Look closely for Judd and Li'l Judd. Judd will raise the flag with the color of the fighter or team currently in the lead.

July 17

  1. You can now listen to "Snake Eater". The original version was the opening theme song for Metal Gear Solid 3. This time it's an arrangement by Nobuko Toda!

July 18

  1. Wily Castle - Hazards from the previous games for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will appear on this stage. The Yellow Devil will cause a big explosion when it's defeated, but the player who landed the final attack doesn't take any damage. Use this to your advantage!
  2. #58: Bowser Jr. - The Jr. Clown Car this little fella rides in takes less damage when attacked than Bowser Jr. himself—so try to stay in the car when taking damage. The different color variations are the Koopalings! Bowser Jr.'s demo video

July 19

  1. Pokémon: Bewear - Bewear's more ferocious than it looks, with slow movement speed offset by very powerful attacks.

July 22

  1. #51-53: Mii Fighter (Brawler/Swordfighter/Gunner) - You can choose from the three types of Mii Fighter and select from a set of three specials for each type. You can also choose one of 12 voice options! Mii Fighters' demo video

July 23

  1. Great Plateau Tower - This is the tower everyone visits first in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The top part of the tower can be destroyed after taking damage, but will come back eventually. You can spot a certain Old Man in the background, watching over the match...

July 24

  1. You can now listen to "F-Zero Medley." Takenobu Mitsuyoshi arranged and also sang the song for this version. The medley consists of DEATH WIND, FIRE FIELD, and perhaps more...
  2. Princess Peach's Castle - A returning stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Watch out for Banzai Bill to come flying out of nowhere and explode. There are also red, yellow, and green switches you can press to make "!" Blocks appear. Try hitting them to get items!

July 25

  1. #42: R.O.B. - He has two powerful projectiles: Robo Beam and Gyro, along with a very effective recovery. The 1P color in the North American version of the game is a light gray, and the 2P is red and white, but this is reversed in the Japanese version. R.O.B.'s demo video

July 26

  1. #11: Captain Falcon - A fighter that possesses both speed and power! But in exchange, he is frequently left open. Being able to successfully land his neutral special, Falcon Punch, can greatly influence the battle in multiplayer matches. Captain Falcon's demo video

July 29

  1. #12: Jigglypuff - Jigglypuff can jump 5 times in the air and can move faster in the air than on the ground. Use Jigglypuff's great aerial ability to overwhelm your opponent! If you manage to land the down special Rest, you can powerfully launch your opponent. Jigglypuff's demo video

July 31

  1. Fake Smash Ball - This dangerous item looks like a Smash Ball but explodes when you break it. Take a closer look and you can see that the symbol's horizontal line is thicker...
  2. You can now listen to "Galaga Medley". This song, arranged by Yusuke Takahama, consists of 4 songs and sound effects from the game. It's like recreating the gameplay in sequence!
  3. Lylat Cruise - This stage rests on top of the spacecraft Pleiades. Since the craft tilts from side to side, it can affect the trajectory of ranged attacks as well your recovery distance.


August 1

  1. #30: Wario - Wario has unique attacks, like using his Wario Bike and releasing noxious gas. He can jump higher than normal by leaping from his bike, which comes in handy when recovering. For his Final Smash, he turns into Wario-Man and creates copies of himself for an all-out attack! Wario's demo video

August 2

  1. Assist Trophy: Rodin - Rodin gave Bayonetta her name. He summons a giant arm and unleashes a powerful blow, and sometimes he'll even give you a powerful weapon as he leaves.

August 5

  1. #04: Samus - With her Charge Shot, Missile, and Bomb, Samus has three different projectiles to keep her opponents in check from a distance. When fully charged up, her Charge Shot is quite powerful. For her Final Smash, she launches a wide laser beam that can be moved up and down! Samus' demo video

August 6

  1. Bomber - Hold the Bomber up with the A button and a massive explosion will occur in 1.5 seconds. You will take less damage by moving away from the center of the explosion, so if you are about to get caught in it, try to get away!

August 8

  1. Thank you for watching the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct. You can now view the archived video. A video detailing the latest information in Ultimate.
  2. Check out the new reveal trailer, "Vampire Killer." Simon's introduction
  3. You can now watch the reveal trailer, "The Rivals." King K. Rool's introduction
  4. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website has been updated with more information about stages, items, and game modes.
  5. You can now listen to "Bloody Tears / Monster Dance." These are the day and night theme songs from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. This arrangement is by Michiko Naruke. Enjoy!
  6. #66: Simon Belmont - The protagonist of Castlevania. He uses his holy whip, Vampire Killer, to perform a smash attack with long reach. He also uses projectiles like an axe, holy water, and cross. Simon's demo video
  7. #67: King K. Rool - With long-distance special moves like the Blunderbuss, and counter moves like Stomach Attack, he is a versatile fighter. His Final Smash, Blast-O-Matic, was apparently a weapon created to destroy DK Island... King K.Rool's demo video

August 12

  1. #66ᵋ: Richter - Richter from the Castlevania series joins the battle as Simon's echo fighter! His basic attacks are the same as Simon's, but with subtle variations. In addition to that, his holy water is a different color. Richter's demo video

August 13

  1. Pokémon: Abra - Abra will ensnare a nearby fighter and teleport them to a random position on (or even off) the stage. Look out!

August 14

  1. You can now listen to "Gang-Plank Galleon," from the last boss battle in Donkey Kong Country. Arranged by ACE, this remix even includes a rap!
  2. Dracula's Castle - On this stage, various characters from throughout the series will appear as guests and you can get items by breaking the candles. Including new and classic tunes, this stage has 34 total tracks to listen to!

August 15

  1. #25ᵋ: Chrom - The protagonist of Fire Emblem Awakening joins the battle as Roy's echo fighter. His final smash is Awakening Aether. Like Aether in the original game, this move has Chrom charge toward his opponent, slashing with his sword. Chrom's demo video

August 16

  1. #04ᵋ: Dark Samus - Dark Samus joins the battle as Samus's echo fighter. With floatier movement, it's a little different from Samus--and it doesn't roll when dodging or jumping. If you look closely, you can see that its bombs and missiles look a little different, too. Dark Samus' demo video

August 19

  1. #45: Villager - This fighter attacks using skills from daily life in the village, such as planting, growing, and cutting down trees. They can also use items like nets, slingshots, and turnips. The Villager can also put items or incoming projectiles in a pocket to use later. Villager's demo video

August 20

  1. #28ᵋ: Dark Pit - Dark Pit is Pit's echo fighter. His abilities are mostly the same as Pit's, but his hair and clothes are different colors, he summons different weapons, and celebrates victory to a different tune. Dark Pit's demo video

August 21

  1. You can now listen to the track from the menu screen in Fire Emblem Heroes. For the first time, we're announcing the name of this track "Gear Up For..." Enjoy Hiroki Morishita's arrangement!
  2. Pokémon: Togedemaru - This Pokémon shows sparks from its body. You'll take severe damage if they hit you, so we recommend keeping your distance.

August 22

  1. #59: Duck Hunt - This duo excels at long-range attacks, like kicking exploding cans and throwing clay pigeons. For their Final Smash, three games from the Light Gun Series team up: Duck Hunt, Hogan's Alley, and Wild Gunman! Duck Hunt's demo video

August 23

  1. Assist Trophy: Alucard - Alucard will attack nearby opponents with a flurry of slashes. As the son of Dracula, he can also turn into a bat and charge at opponents farther away. By the way, when you read "DRACULA" backwards, you get...?

August 26

  1. #10: Ness - Ness has a variety of moves, from long-range attacks using psychic powers known as "PSI," to short-range attacks with his bat and yo-yo. Ness can also unleash PK Thunder, a guided attack that can launch him like a rocket or help him recover! Ness's demo video

August 27

  1. Assist Trophy: Rathalos - This giant beast will appear when summoned, spreading its wings to create a powerful attack. Rathalos has fire breath and a roar that stuns opponents. Finding a opportunity to get an attack in can be difficult!

August 28

  1. You can now listen to Shota Kageyama's rhythmic arrangement of "Yoshi's New Island – Main Theme." Go, Yoshi!
  2. New Donk City Hall - This stage is based on Super Mario Odyssey’s New Donk City. When a fighter touches a band member, their instrument gets added to the background track! Mayor Pauline also makes an appearance.

August 29

  1. #13: Peach - THE super princess. Watch out for her powerful kicks while she's airborne. Using her down special, she picks vegetables and throws them at her opponents. Sometimes she even gets a Bob-omb! Peach's demo video

August 30

  1. #44: Wolf - The leader of the Star Wolf mercenary team makes his grand return after 10 years! He puts his sharp claws to good use in wild attacks, and his Final Smash is an all-out attack by Team Star Wolf! If Fox or Falco is in the battle, you may hear a unique line of dialog. Wolf's demo video


September 2

  1. #32: Ike - Ike's side smash attack is extremely powerful, but it leaves him open, so you'll need to reach your opponent's moves carefully. You can choose between his Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn costumes. Ike's demo video

September 3

  1. #39: King Dedede - He's not very fast, but he's one of few heavyweight fighters with great recovery. Apparently, a defeat by Kirby inspired him to train hard to learn a move called Hovering, which allows him to float after taking a deep breath. King Dedede's demo video

September 4

  1. You can now listen to "Fortress Boss (Super Mario Bros. 3)." Enjoy this arrangement by Akihiro Honda while reminiscing about the bosses that have tried to stand in Mario's way!
  2. Final Destination - Though this is a simple stage, with no stage hazards or floating platforms, the background has been updated for this game. Make sure you don't get too distracted and get defeated!

September 5

  1. Pokémon: Alolan Exeggutor - Check out this taaaall Pokémon. It may seem like it just gets in the way, but it can actually make it harder or easier for you to get a KO depending on where it's placed on the stage.

September 9

  1. #14: Bowser - Who's the greatest nemesis of all!? It's King Bowser! In Super Smash Bros. his power and weight make him a reliable fighter. Use his Fire Breath to keep opponents at bay, then use his damaging attacks to launch them off the stage! He transforms into Giga Bowser for his Final Smash and delivers a super powerful punch! Bowser's demo video

September 10

  1. #43: Toon Link - He's smaller and faster than Link. His bombs explode with a unique anime-style. For his Final Smash, he emits light from his left hand and any opponents hit by it are trapped in the Triforce, subject to a punishing gauntlet of attacks. Toon Link's demo video

September 11

  1. You can now listen to "Pikmin - Main Theme." Doesn't it bring back memories of that title screen with all the Pikmin swaying? Please enjoy Hideki Sakamoto's arrangement.
  2. Summit - This stage is so exciting! When the summit of the mountain clears up you can slide down the incline straight into the ocean. There are tons of details to take in: the aurora floats over the mountaintop, a polar bear with sunglasses and swimming trunks swims in the ocean, and there's even a mysterious fish that tries to eat the fighters...

September 12

  1. #60: Ryu - Ryu is a special character—you can use directional command inputs to trigger his special moves. Executing moves like his Hadoken and Shoryuken using the command inputs from the original game will raise their power. You can even use a Shakunetsu Hadoken by inputting ←↙↓↘→ then tapping the attack button while facing right! Ryu's demo video

September 13

  1. You can now watch the reveal trailer, "All in a Day's Work." Isabelle's introduction

September 16

  1. #68: Isabelle - Isabelle joins the battle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf! She uses various trinkets from around the village to battle. Her side special, ""Fishing Rod,"" not only allows her to snag and bring opponents closer, it can also be used as a recovery move. Isabelle's demo video

September 17

  1. Assist Trophy: Shovel Knight - Blue armor, horns, and a shovel...that's right, it's Shovel Knight! With his trusty Shovel Blade, he can bury an opponent in the ground or throw rocks as he digs. He may even dig up some food.

September 18

  1. You can now check out "Happy Home Designer - Title Theme." Enjoy the arrangement by Kazumi Totaka, a staff member from the original game!
  2. Onett - Ness's hometown has a drugstore in the middle and houses on either sides. Watch out for cars entering the stage from the right - they can hit you for 30% damage!

September 19

  1. #23: Ganondorf - His new design matches his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time! Now he uses his sword for all of his smash attacks. He's a bit slimmer than he was before, but his Warlock Punch is devastating! For his Final Smash he transforms into Ganon, the Demon King and quickly charges forward. Ganondorf's demo video

September 20

  1. #08: Pikachu - This fierce fighter uses electric moves like Thunder Jolt and Thunder. Pikachu Libre is one of the alternate costumes, and you can tell she's female by the shape of her tail. Pikachu's demo video

September 23

  1. Assist Trophy: Moon - From "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask," this assist trophy will appear in the sky and slowly approach the center of the stage. When it hits, it deals a lot of damage to opponents nearby!

September 24

  1. #21ᵋ: Lucina - Lucina is Marth's echo fighter, so she shares most of her standard and special attacks with Marth. However, while Marth's attacks are more powerful when made with the tip of his blade, Lucina's attacks just as powerful whether you use the tip or the base of the sword. Lucina's demo video

September 25

  1. You can now check out "Battle! (Steven)." Whether or not you struggled with Steven's steel type Pokémon, you're sure to enjoy Soshi Abe's arrangement!
  2. Brinstar - This stage is an underground cavern on Planet Zebes, where the Metroid Series takes place. Although the rising and falling acid at the bottom of the stage can deal severe damage, touching it when you're falling off the stage can actually help you recover!

September 26

  1. Death's Scythe - You can KO highly damaged opponents with a well placed smash attack from this scythe. A black aura will surround your oppponent right before you attack, signaling an instant KO!!

September 27

  1. #41: Lucario - Lucario is the only fighter whose attack power increases as it takes damage. A fighter that truly shines when in a pinch, choose Lucario for a thrilling battle. Lucario's demo video

September 30

  1. Assist Trophy: Kapp'n - When Kapp'n takes the stage he hops on a bus and drives around the stage. Careful! When he hits a fighter, he'll carry them off of the stage in his bus!!


October 1

  1. #16: Sheik - Now Sheik joins the battle wearing the Sheikah costume from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Keep the pressure on your opponent by using his speedy dash to quickly close in on (or get away from) your opponent! Sheik's demo video

October 2

  1. You can now listen to "Afternoon on the Island" from Tomodachi Life. Does it remind you of carefree island life? Or the various confessions of love you received here? Enjoy Masafumi Takada's arrangement.
  2. Saffron City - A stage based on Saffron City from Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue. Pokémon appear from the doorway of the building at the center of the stage. Watch out for when Electrode appears!

October 3

  1. #07: Fox - He can overwhelm his opponents with his quick movements, and his specials don't leave him open for counterattacks. His costume and voice have been redone to match his appearance in Star Fox Zero. This Fox is brand new! "Come on!" Fox's demo video
  2. Flashback: Fox - He made his first appearance in Star Fox, released in 1993. Fox is the leader of the mercenary group Star Fox. He cares about his team and has a strong sense of justice. Fun fact: Star Fox was the first game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ that featured 3D graphics.

October 4

  1. Pokémon: Mimikyu - Mimikyu drags a nearby opponent under its rag and attacks them! The opponent cannot move while captured by Mimikyu, and if they end up with more than 100% damage after the attack, they'll be instantly KO'd.

October 7

  1. #47: Wii Fit Trainer - A fighter that attacks with healthy moves like stretching and yoga poses. You can pick between male and female versions. Charging up Sun Salutation all the way recovers a bit of health! Wii Fit Trainer's demo video

October 8

  1. #18: Dr. Mario - He has more attack and launch power than Mario, but his jump and recovery is not as good. Pro tip: You can repeatedly press the B button when using his down special, Dr. Tornado, to float a bit! Dr. Mario's demo video

October 9

  1. You can now listen to "Id (Purpose)." Enjoy Takeshi Kuramochi's arrangement as you reminisce about the moment you changed destiny!
  2. Boxing Ring - You can jump really high using the ringside rope. And when you attack the lights on the ceiling…well, you'll have to wait and see. By the way, holding down the L button when selecting this stage will turn this into the Punch-Out!! version of the Boxing Ring!

October 10

  1. Assist Trophy: Zero - He appears from the Mega Man series. Just like in his original appearance, he uses his learned moves to wreak havoc on stage!

October 11

  1. #50: Greninja - A ninja-like fighter that battles with moves like the Water Shuriken. Greninja can use a log for clever counterattacks, and this Pokémon can even stick to walls. During its Final Smash, it turns into Ash-Greninja...!? Greninja's demo video

October 14

  1. #57: Shulk - He is the only fighter that can change his status during battle. His sword, the Monado, allows him to switch between five modes—Jump, Speed, Shield, Buster and Smash—which change his abilities for a short time. Fun fact: Shulk's eighth color variation puts him in a pair of swimming trunks! Shulk's demo video

October 15

  1. Pokémon: Marshadow - This Pokémon can hide in the shadows. When it finds its target, it will emerge from the shadows and deal a powerful punch! When there are multiple opponents, it may change its target between punches so you'd better keep an eye out!

October 16

  1. You can now listen to "Flash Man Stage." Enjoy Keiichi Okabe's arrangement—featuring a fresh guitar part that kicks into a nostalgic tune!
  2. Green Greens - A stage based on Green Greens from Kirby's Dream Land. Whispy Woods (the tree in the center) blows wind to the sides. You can eat the apples it drops to recover health! Or you can just pick them up and throw them at your opponents.

October 17

  1. #61: Cloud - He's the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. You can also select his Advent Children outfit. Charging up his Limit Gauge increases his special move abilities! Land a powerful hit! Cloud's demo video

October 18

  1. #54: Palutena - With her wings and staff, this goddess's attacks cover a wide range. With her up smash, neutral special, and side special, she can create a ranged attack in almost every direction except for directly beneath her! Keep the pressure on your opponents from a distance with ranged attacks! Palutena's demo video

October 21

  1. #09: Luigi - He can jump higher than his brother, Mario. His Up Special, Super Jump Punch, will gain maximum damage and launching power when hitting the opponent right at the start. It truly is a "Special" move. He also uses his new Poltergust for his throw! Luigi's demo video

October 22

  1. Pokémon: Ditto - Ditto will transform into the fighter who threw the Poké Ball when joining the fight. After the transformation, Ditto will have the exact same abilities as the original fighter!

October 23

  1. You can now listen to "Lost Painting" from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Doesn't it resurrect memories of obtaining the Crissaegrim in the game? This version is an arrangement by Tetsuya Shibata from Unique Note. Give it a listen using headphones, too!
  2. Green Hill Zone - The concave landscape and blue Point Marker are iconic to this stage. A Point Marker will twirl when the ball is lit, dealing damage to anyone nearby. The ground can collapse after attacking it, so be careful!

October 24

  1. #55: Pac-Man - This fighter appears in both his classic form and his form with hands and legs. He has many unique special moves, such as using a trampoline or a fire hydrant. For his Final Smash, he grows into a giant Super Pac-Man, chomping and launching his opponents! Pac-Man's demo video

October 25

  1. Assist Trophy: Nikki - The host of Swapnote on the Nintendo 3DS system joins the battle. Her drawings all look very cute—but they still do serious damage, so be careful!

October 28

  1. #29: Zero Suit Samus - Although not as powerful as Samus, her speed is exceptional! Her Paralyzer not only has the ability to stun opponents, but it can also turn into a whip. For her Final Smash, she dons her suit and fires a powerful laser! Zero Suit Samus' demo video

October 29

  1. Living Room - This stage is based on the nintendogs games. Check out the antics of the animals in the background—a total of 5 different puppies and a cat. Be careful not to get hit by the falling blocks while you're distracted by their cuteness!

October 30

  1. #48: Rosalina & Luma - Luma mimicks Rosalina's attacks. Luma also increases Rosalina's reach and can even take a hit for her! If Rosalina gets hit, Luma gets very flustered and flutters both hands. Rosalina & Luma's demo video

October 31

  1. Assist Trophy: Klaptrap - Moving back and forth on the stage, Klaptrap jumps at the nearest fighter and repeatedly bites down. It may be small, but attacks from its strong jaws are dangerous!


November 1

  1. Thank you for watching Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct. You can find now view the archived video. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.18 video
  2. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website has been updated with new information about the new mode and DLC. Pre-purchase for the game is now available.
  3. You can now check out Battle! (Wild Pokémon). The battle track from wild Pokémon battles in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games have been arranged by Hiroyuki Kawada. Let's Alola!
  4. #69: Incineroar - A fighter with many special moves that appear to come from the world of pro wrestling. Incineroar has many moves from its original game, like Darkest Lariat, Cross Chop, and Revenge. Its Final Smash is Max Malicious Moonsault. Let the Z-Power explode and deliver a powerful blow! Incineroar's demo video

November 4

  1. #60ᵋ: Ken - Ken joins the battle as Ryu's Echo Fighter! Their differences are carried over from the original game: Ken's Hadoken is shaped differently, his strong Shoryuken has flames, and he moves a bit faster. He has two final smashes: Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku. Ken's demo video

November 5

  1. Assist Trophy: Spring Man - Spring Man jumps and dashes around the stage while using his stretchy arms to punch, punch, punch—just like he does in the ARMS game. In a pinch, he can unleash his powerful rush attack to pummel the opponent!

November 6

  1. You can now listen to Street Fighter II / Guile Stage. Even fans who have heard this song hundreds of times will find new nuances in this fresh version by Arrangement Supervisor Yuzo Koshiro.
  2. Spirits are characters that have lost their physical forms. Equipping your fighter with spirits will power them up with all sorts of new abilities. Wondering how many kinds of spirits there are? You'll have to see for yourself!
  3. Spirit battles have various conditions that may remind you of the character you're battling. If you manage to win one of these matches, you'll get a chance to capture the spirit for yourself!

November 7

  1. #40: Olimar - Captain Olimar battles by issuing commands to various types of Pikmin under his control. Pikmin come in different colors that correspond to different abilities. Olimar's alternate appearance lets you play as Alph! Olimar's demo video

November 8

  1. Assist Trophy: Yuri Kozukata - The protagonist of the Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water game is now an assist trophy. If she gets you with her Camera Obscura you'll be paralyzed for a short time, so watch out!

November 12

  1. #49: Little Mac - As a boxer, Little Mac fights with his fists alone—no kicks! When his Power Meter fills up, he can use a special KO Uppercut, which can really turn a battle around. For his Final Smash, he turns into Giga Mac and pummels the opponent with a furious rush of punches! Little Mac's demo video

November 13

  1. You can now listen to Seaskape. The tune you know and love from Splatoon is now in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Hirokazu Tanaka's new arrangement lends the track a more relaxed, mature vibe.
  2. Pokémon Stadium - After ten years, it's back! In addition to the basic stadium formation, the stage also switches between Fire, Water, Rock, and Grass variations. If you want to win on this stage, you'll have to alter your strategy based on the current formation!

November 14

  1. Assist Trophy: Akira - From the original Virtua Fighter game, Akira joins the battle with the same graphic style as his original appearance. He has a wide variety of attacks at his disposal, but none represent him better than his Tetsuzanko. When he leaves the fight he says his signature line! *By the way, Bayonetta's forward throw is also based off of Tetsuzanko.
  2. Primary Spirits come in different types: Attack, Shield, and Grab. Attack has an advantage over Grab, Grab has an advantage over Shield, and Shield has an advantage over Attack. Try to equip Spirits that are strong against your opponent's Spirit team!

November 15

  1. #27: Meta Knight - This fighter not only has tons of quick moves, he can perform a midair jump five times! All his special moves have a recovery aspect, so use them at the right time. His Final Smash is Darkness Illusion, which unleashes a fast series of aerial attacks. Meta Knight's demo video

November 18

  1. #56: Robin - A fighter that wields the Levin Sword and four different Tomes! Like in the original game, these weapons can only be used a certain number of times, so keep a close eye on the battle situation. Both the male and female versions of Robin are available, so you can choose your favorite. Robin's demo video

November 19

  1. Assist Trophy: Guile - Appearing from the Street Fighter series! He crouches down and waits patiently...then delivers a Flash Kick to anybody who approaches! Don't get too close.

November 20

  1. You can now listen to "King Bowser." Enjoy this arrangement by the original composer, Koji Kondo, as you reminisce about your past battles with Bowser!
  2. #17: Zelda - You might recognize Zelda's look from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds game. In battle she uses magical moves to reflect and teleport, and for her Final Smash, she seals her opponents away in the Triforce of Wisdom. If an opponent has 100% damage or more, they will be instantly KO'd! Zelda's demo video

November 21

  1. Pac-Land - This is an auto-scrolling stage where the scene continuously changes. There are also a few different features from the original arcade version of PAC-LAND, so try to find them!

November 22

  1. Assist Trophy: Chef Kawasaki - He grabs opponents using his long ladle and mixes them into a pot! The unlucky opponent will continue to take damage as the chef cooks up health recovery items. You can then use his food to recover your health (just don't think about the recipe)!

November 25

  1. #36: Diddy Kong - Donkey Kong's trusty partner Diddy Kong uses his light weight and agility to get around quickly! For his Final Smash, Diddy takes to the air with his Rocketbarrel while firing his popguns. The final hit is seriously powerful! Diddy Kong's demo video

November 26

  1. #37: Lucas - Like Ness, Lucas is a young boy who uses PSI powers. Some of their PSI moves share the same names, but since Lucas has different abilities, the moves may work differently. Be sure to try them out! For his Final Smash, he calls down a shower of meteors along with Kumatora and Boney. Lucas' demo video

November 27

  1. You can now listen to "Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer BGM" from The Legend of Zelda series. Enjoy this track (which you can't listen to in the main game), arranged by Ryo Nagamatsu!
  2. Did you know that you can now listen to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate theme song? The Japanese vocals are done by Erina Koga, while the English vocals are sung by Abby Trott.
  3. Suzaku Castle - This stage has a large platform on the right and two smaller ones on the left. Depending on your fighting style, you might prefer one side over the other. This stage comes with music tracks for 16 characters. When the clock starts running out or if your stock goes down to one, the music may get more intense!

November 28

  1. Assist Trophy: Flies & Hand - Flies buzz around the stage, and a hand holding a fly swatter goes around swatting up a storm. Getting caught in the swat-storm will cause severe damage, so think like a fly and run away!

November 29

  1. #05: Yoshi - Yoshi is all about egg-related moves, like throwing eggs, swallowing opponents and turning them into eggs, or turning into an egg and charging toward an opponent. With a high jump, recovery is a piece of cake for Yoshi! And for his Final Smash, a Yoshi army stampedes through the stage. Yoshi's demo video


December 2

  1. #63: Bayonetta - An Umbra Witch who equips guns on her arms and legs, Bayonetta has mastered the beautiful but brutal Bullet Arts fighting style. She can even slow down her opponents with Witch Time! Bayonetta's demo video

December 3

  1. Assist Trophy: Tiki - Tiki is a Manakete, a race of dragonkin. While she usually stays in human form, she can transform into a fire-breathing dragon using the power of a Dragonstone. She doesn't look it, but Tiki is actually over 1,000 years old.
  2. #25: Roy - Get up close and personal for major damage! Unlike Marth, Roy's attacks are more powerful the closer you get to the base of his blade. For his Final Smash, his sword bursts into flame and sends anyone caught in the blast flying. Roy's demo video

December 4

  1. You can now listen to "How to Play." This original track from Melee has a fresh update. Enjoy this arrangement by Motoi Sakuraba as you wait for the game launch in just two days!
  2. Midgar - Grab the Summon Materia to call forth powerful beings. If a Summon knocks out a fighter, the point is awarded to whoever grabbed the Summon Materia, so make sure it's you!

December 5

  1. #24: Mewtwo - A Legendary Pokémon known for its technical moves. Use Confusion or Disable as a diversion, then land a Shadow Ball! For its Final Smash, Mewtwo transforms into Mega Mewtwo Y and fires a projectile that freezes and launches the opponent! Mewtwo's demo video

December 6

  1. His Smash invitation gracefully stolen by the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, Joker begins his preparations!
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch launches today! Fighters from across genres and 20 years of history have gathered to battle! Which fighter will you choose first?

December 8

  1. #26: Mr. Game & Watch - When using his side special, Judge, this fighter pulls out a hammer and the numbers 1-9 are displayed. If you pull off a 9 attack, it will really knock the opponent back. His Final Smash turns him into an octopus that can pull opponents off the stage! Mr. Game & Watch's demo video



April 16

  1. The latest update (Ver 3.0) is rolling out on April 17th, 2019. This update includes:

Joker from Persona 5 and a new stage called “Mementos” (part of Challenger Pack 1 paid DLC*).

• New Mii Fighter costumes, available as paid DLC*.

• A new Stage Builder mode: Create your own original stages and then play on them.

• A new Video Editor mode: Combine video clips into new videos.

• A new Shared Content mode: Browse videos and stages posted by other players around the world!

Smash World, a new addition to the Nintendo Switch Online™ smartphone app.

*Full version of game required to use DLC (sold separately).


May 30

  1. Ver 3.1.0 is coming on 5/30/2019!

The main updates are as follows:

• New VR mode available

• New amiibo journey mode available

• You can now use amiibo fighters in Battle Arenas


  • The update on June 12th erroneously lists the Inkling as the 62nd character to join Smash Bros. when it should be the 64th.
  • The update on July 3rd mistakenly reads "You can now listen to "City Trial" the..." instead of "You can now listen to "City Trial" on the..."
    • This is also the case for the update on July 10th.
  • The update on September 26 misspells "opponent" with three P's.