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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ Special, Great Fray Smash Brothers Special) is the sixth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series and it was released for Nintendo Switch consoles on December 7, 2018.


Overview

Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - E3 2018 - Nintendo Switch

Characters

The game currently consists of all 78 characters. Seven characters, Dark Samus, Daisy, Lucina, Chrom, Dark Pit, Richter, and Ken are not given their own numbers among the roster due to being Echo Fighters; they instead have the number of the fighter they are based off of along with an epsilon symbol (ε) or apostrophe ('). The Pokémon Trainer counts as three characters, but only occupies one roster spot, with the selection of the starting Pokémon coming later. Additionally, this game will have 6 DLC characters, the first DLC character being Piranha Plant, and the second DLC character being Joker, who is the protagonist of Persona 5.

Every fighter from the previous four games returned for this installment. In turn, the development team stated that there would not be many newcomers. There are eleven newcomers, with five of them being Echo Fighters.

The starting roster consisted of the original 8 characters from Super Smash Bros. with the rest of the characters being unlockable.[3]

Veterans
Mario SSBU
1. Mario
MarioSymbol
Donkey Kong - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2. Donkey Kong
DKSymbol
Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
3. Link
ZeldaSymbol
Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
4. Samus
MetroidSymbol
Yoshi - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
5. Yoshi
YoshiSymbol
Kirby - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
6. Kirby
KirbySymbol
Fox - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
7. Fox
StarFoxSymbol
Pikachu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
8. Pikachu
PokemonSymbol
Luigi - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
9. Luigi
MarioSymbol
Ness - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
10. Ness
EarthboundSymbol
Captain Falcon - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
11. Captain Falcon
FZeroSymbol
Jigglypuff - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
12. Jigglypuff
PokemonSymbol
Peach - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
13. Peach
MarioSymbol
Bowser - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
14. Bowser
MarioSymbol
Ice Climbers SSBU
15. Ice Climbers
IceClimbersSymbol
Sheik - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
16. Sheik
ZeldaSymbol
Zelda - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
17. Zelda
ZeldaSymbol
Dr. Mario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
18. Dr. Mario
MarioSymbol
Pichu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
19. Pichu
PokemonSymbol
Falco - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
20. Falco
StarFoxSymbol
Marth - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
21. Marth
FireEmblemSymbol
Lucina - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
21ε. Lucina
FireEmblemSymbol
Young Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
22. Young Link
ZeldaSymbol
Ganondorf - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
23. Ganondorf
ZeldaSymbol
Mewtwo - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
24. Mewtwo
PokemonSymbol
Roy - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
25. Roy
FireEmblemSymbol
Mr. Game & Watch - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
26. Mr. Game & Watch
Game&WatchSymbol
Meta Knight - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
27. Meta Knight
KirbySymbol
Pit - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
28. Pit
KidIcarusSymbol
Dark Pit - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
28ε. Dark Pit
KidIcarusSymbol
Zero Suit Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
29. Zero Suit Samus
MetroidSymbol
Wario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
30. Wario
WarioSymbol
Snake - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
31. Snake
MetalGearSymbol (1)
Ike - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
32. Ike
FireEmblemSymbol
Pokémon Trainer SSBU
33-35. Pokémon Trainer
SquirtleHeadIvysaurHeadCharizardHead
PokemonSymbol
Diddy Kong - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
36. Diddy Kong
DKSymbol
Lucas - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
37. Lucas
EarthboundSymbol
Sonic - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
38. Sonic
SonicSymbol
King Dedede - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
39. King Dedede
KirbySymbol
Olimar - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
40. Olimar
PikminSymbol
Lucario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
41. Lucario
PokemonSymbol
R.O.B. (JPN) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
42. R.O.B.
ROBSymbol
Toon Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
43. Toon Link
ZeldaSymbol
Wolf - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
44. Wolf
StarFoxSymbol
Villager - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
45. Villager
AnimalCrossingSymbol
Mega Man - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
46. Mega Man
MegaManSymbol
Wii Fit Trainer - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
47. Wii Fit Trainer
WiiFitSymbol
Rosalina & Luma - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
48. Rosalina & Luma
MarioSymbol
Little Mac - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
49. Little Mac
PunchOutSymbol
Greninja - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
50. Greninja
PokemonSymbol
Mii Fighters - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
51-53. Mii Fighters
Stock SSB4 brawlerStock SSB4 swordfighterStock SSB4 gunner
SmashBrosSymbol
Palutena - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
54. Palutena
KidIcarusSymbol
Pac-Man - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
55. Pac-Man
PacManSymbol
Robin - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
56. Robin
FireEmblemSymbol
Shulk - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
57. Shulk
XenobladeSymbol
Bowser Jr. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
58. Bowser Jr.
MarioSymbol
Duck Hunt - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
59. Duck Hunt
DuckHuntSymbol
Ryu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
60. Ryu
StreetFighterSymbol
Cloud - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
61. Cloud
FinalFantasySymbol
Corrin - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
62. Corrin
FireEmblemSymbol
Bayonetta - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
63. Bayonetta
BayonettaSymbol
Newcomers
Dark Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
4ε. Dark Samus
MetroidSymbol
Daisy - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
13ε. Daisy
MarioSymbol
Chrom - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
25ε. Chrom
FireEmblemSymbol
Ken - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
60ε. Ken
StreetFighterSymbol
Inkling - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
64. Inkling
SplatoonSymbol
Ridley - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
65. Ridley
MetroidSymbol
Simon Belmont SSBU
66. Simon
CastlevaniaSymbol
Richter Belmont - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
66ε. Richter
CastlevaniaSymbol
King K. Rool - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
67. King K. Rool
DKSymbol
Isabelle - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
68. Isabelle
AnimalCrossingSymbol
Incineroar - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
69. Incineroar
PokemonSymbol
DLC
Piranha Plant - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
70. Piranha Plant
MarioSymbol
Joker Persona 5
71. Joker
SpecialStagesSymbol
Pallete Swap Characters
Alph SSBU-0
Alph
PikminSymbol
Larry-SSBU
Larry
MarioSymbol
Roy-SSBU
Roy
MarioSymbol
Wendy-SSBU
Wendy
MarioSymbol
Iggy-SSBU
Iggy
MarioSymbol
Morton-SSBU
Morton
MarioSymbol
Lemmy-SSBU
Lemmy
MarioSymbol
Ludwig-SSBU
Ludwig
MarioSymbol
  • Number indicates the order of appearance in the series.
  • ε or ' indicates Echo Fighters, fighters that share the same movesets and traits as another.

Stages

All stages have a Battlefield form and Omega form. There are 103 stages and all stages are available from the start. Additionally, this game will have 5 DLC stages.

New stages
SSBU-Battlefield
Battlefield
SmashBrosSymbol
SSBU Big Battlefield
Big Battlefield
SmashBrosSymbol
SSBU Final Destination
Final Destination
SmashBrosSymbol
SSBU-New Donk City Hall
New Donk City Hall
MarioSymbol
Great Plateau Tower
Great Plateau Tower
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Moray Towers
Moray Towers
SplatoonSymbol
SSBU-Dracula's Castle
Dracula's Castle
CastlevaniaSymbol
Returning stages
SSBU-Peach's Castle
Peach's Castle
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Mushroom Kingdom (SSB)
Mushroom Kingdom
MarioSymbol
SSBU Princess Peach's Castle
Princess Peach's Castle
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Rainbow Cruise
Rainbow Cruise
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Mushroom Kingdom II
Mushroom Kingdom II
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Delfino Plaza
Delfino Plaza
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Luigi's Mansion
Luigi's Mansion
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Mushroomy Kingdom
Mushroomy Kingdom
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Mario Circuit (SSBB)
Figure-8 Circuit
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Mario Bros
Mario Bros.
MarioSymbol
SSBU-3D Land
3D Land
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Golden Plains
Golden Plains
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Paper Mario
Paper Mario
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Mushroom Kingdom U
Mushroom Kingdom U
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Mario Galaxy
Mario Galaxy
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Mario Circuit (SSB4)
Mario Circuit
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Super Mario Maker
Super Mario Maker
MarioSymbol
SSBU-Kongo Jungle
Kongo Jungle
DKSymbol
SSBU Kongo Falls
Kongo Falls
DKSymbol
SSBU-Jungle Japes
Jungle Japes
DKSymbol
SSBU-75m
75m
DKSymbol
SSBU-Hyrule Castle
Hyrule Castle
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Great Bay
Great Bay
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Temple
Temple
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Bridge of Eldin
Bridge of Eldin
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Pirate Ship
Pirate Ship
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Gerudo Valley
Gerudo Valley
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Spirit Train
Spirit Train
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Skyloft
Skyloft
ZeldaSymbol
SSBU-Brinstar
Brinstar
MetroidSymbol
SSBU-Brinstar Depths
Brinstar Depths
MetroidSymbol
SSBU-Norfair
Norfair
MetroidSymbol
SSBU-Frigate Orpheon
Frigate Orpheon
MetroidSymbol
SSBU-Yoshi's Island (SSB)
Super Happy Tree
YoshiSymbol
SSBU-Yoshi's Island (SSBM)
Yoshi's Island (Melee)
YoshiSymbol
SSBU-Yoshi's Story
Yoshi's Story
YoshiSymbol
SSBU Yoshi's Island (SSBB)
Yoshi's Island
YoshiSymbol
SSBU-Dream Land
Dream Land
KirbySymbol
SSBU-Fountain of Dreams
Fountain of Dreams
KirbySymbol
SSBU-Green Greens
Green Greens
KirbySymbol
SSBU-Halberd
Halberd
KirbySymbol
SSBU-Dream Land (3DS)
Dream Land (GB)
KirbySymbol
SSBU-The Great Cave Offensive
The Great Cave Offensive
KirbySymbol
SSBU-Corneria
Corneria
StarFoxSymbol
SSBU-Venom
Venom
StarFoxSymbol
SSBU Lylat Cruise
Lylat Cruise
StarFoxSymbol
SSBU-Saffron City
Saffron City
PokemonSymbol
SSBU-Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon Stadium
PokemonSymbol
SSBU-Pokémon Stadium 2
Pokémon Stadium 2
PokemonSymbol
SSBU-Spear Pillar
Spear Pillar
PokemonSymbol
SSBU-Unova Pokémon League
Unova Pokémon League
PokemonSymbol
SSBU-Prism Tower
Prism Tower
PokemonSymbol
SSBU-Kalos Pokémon League
Kalos Pokémon League
PokemonSymbol
SSBU-Big Blue
Big Blue
FZeroSymbol
SSBU-Port Town Aero Dive
Port Town Aero Dive
FZeroSymbol
SSBU-Mute City (3DS)
Mute City SNES
FZeroSymbol
SSBU-Onett
Onett
EarthboundSymbol
Fourside SSBU
Fourside
EarthboundSymbol
SSBU-New Pork City
New Pork City
EarthboundSymbol
SSBU-Magicant
Magicant
EarthboundSymbol
SSBU-Summit
Summit
IceClimbersSymbol
SSBU-Castle Siege
Castle Siege
FireEmblemSymbol
SSBU-Arena Ferox
Arena Ferox
FireEmblemSymbol
SSBU-Coliseum
Coliseum
FireEmblemSymbol
SSBU-Flat Zone X
Flat Zone X
Game&WatchSymbol
SSBU-Skyworld
Skyworld
KidIcarusSymbol
SSBU-Reset Bomb Forest
Reset Bomb Forest
KidIcarusSymbol
SSBU-Palutena's Temple
Palutena's Temple
KidIcarusSymbol
SSBU-WarioWare Inc
WarioWare, Inc.
WarioSymbol
SSBU-Gamer
Gamer
WarioSymbol
SSBU-Distant Planet
Distant Planet
PikminSymbol
SSBU-Garden of Hope
Garden of Hope
PikminSymbol
SSBU-Smashville
Smashville
AnimalCrossingSymbol
SSBU-Tortimer Island
Tortimer Island
AnimalCrossingSymbol
SSBU-Town and City
Town and City
AnimalCrossingSymbol
SSBU-Boxing Ring
Boxing Ring
PunchOutSymbol
SSBU-Wii Fit Studio
Wii Fit Studio
WiiFitSymbol
SSBU-Gaur Plain
Gaur Plain
XenobladeSymbol
SSBU-Duck Hunt
Duck Hunt
DuckHuntSymbol
SSBU-Shadow Moses Island
Shadow Moses Island
MetalGearSymbol (1)
SSBU-Green Hill Zone
Green Hill Zone
SonicSymbol
SSBU-Windy Hill Zone
Windy Hill Zone
SonicSymbol
SSBU-Wily Castle
Wily Castle
MegaManSymbol
SSBU-Pac-Land
Pac-Land
PacManSymbol
SSBU-Suzaku Castle
Suzaku Castle
StreetFighterSymbol
SSBU-Midgar
Midgar
FinalFantasySymbol
SSBU-Umbra Clock Tower
Umbra Clock Tower
BayonettaSymbol
SSBU-Hanenbow
Hanenbow
ElectroplanktonSymbol
SSBU-PictoChat 2
PictoChat 2
DSSymbol
SSBU-Balloon Fight
Balloon Fight
BalloonFightSymbol
SSBU-Living Room
Living Room
NintendogsSymbol
SSBU-Find Mii
Find Mii
FindMiiSymbol
SSBU-Tomodachi Life
Tomodachi Life
TomodachiSymbol
SSBU-Wrecking Crew
Wrecking Crew
WreckingCrewSymbol
SSBU-Pilotwings
Pilotwings
PilotwingsSymbol
SSBU-Wuhu Island
Wuhu Island
WiiSportsSymbol

Assist Trophies

59 Assist Trophies are featured in the game.

New

Returning

Items

New

Returning

Pokémon

New

Returning

New Features

Gameplay changes

  • The stage selection screen is shown first before the character selection screen. This is to prevent unfair stage advantages.
  • Stage hazards can be toggled off.
  • Custom Moves have been removed.
  • Sudden Death now has a new format. Instead of raining Bob-ombs, the camera zooms into the center while the blast zones gradually decrease until a very small portion of the stage remains.
  • Grabs can now clash with each other if they connect on the same frame.
  • Damage percentages can now contain decimal numbers. (35.7%, 102.3%, etc.).
  • During timed matches, the fighter in the lead will sometimes flash brightly.
  • Some Assist Trophies can now be knocked out, earning the player points.
  • More than one Assist Trophy can be on the screen and can attack each other if they are summoned by two different players/teams.
  • Dark Pit and Lucina, who were previously considered clone characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, are now considered Echo Fighters. In addition, Chrom, Daisy, Dark Samus, Richter, and Ken appear as Echo Fighters of Roy, Peach, Samus, Simon, and Ryu respectively.
  • A small map is shown on the screen when a character is knocked out of the field of view. It's size can be adjusted or completely removed.
  • There is a damage increase in 1-on-1 matches as opposed to matches with more characters.
  • Mobility during air dodge has improved. In addition, dodging multiple times in a row causes it to be less effective against attacks (similar to Stale-Move Negation).
  • A specific command input for short hop attacks has been added, making it easier to perform attacks during short hops.
  • Perfect Shields happens when the player releases the shield at the same time an attack connects to the character's hitbox. This technique now comes with an increased risk.
  • Final Smashes are "straight to the punch" i.e. each Final Smash is quick. Transformation Final Smashes have been removed and have been replaced with different types of Final Smashes.
  • Dramatic slow-motion effects occur when strong attacks connect with other fighters during 1-on-1 fights, such as Captain Falcon's Falcon Punch.
  • The animation for Star KOs is different than previous games and Screen KOs are much shorter than they were in the previous game. This is to prevent slower KOs from giving a doomed player extra time that could give them an advantage; especially if at the end of a Time game or if the other player is about to get KO'd as well.
  • A traditional fighting game meter gaining-based mechanic known as the Smash Gauge has been added. This allows the obtaining of Final Smashes to be fairer.
  • Wily Castle now includes all stage hazards from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.
  • While Classic Mode will feature the usual 6-7 fights before a showdown with a final boss, each character has their own “route” meaning that each character will face a different set of opponents that all fit under one theme. For example, Jigglypuff’s route is called “64 All-Stars”, and will involve characters from the original Smash Bros. In addition, Master Hand and Crazy Hand will only be the final boss for certain fighters; Other final bosses have been added, such as Galleom and Giga Bowser.[4]
  • Collectible trophies have been replaced with "spirits", which can be applied to fighters to make them stronger.

Character-specific changes

  • Pokémon Trainer can now change between Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard freely during battle. Stamina has been removed entirely; allowing players to not be forced to be dependent on other Pokémon.
  • Pokémon Change is faster, can be used mid-air, and can be used to dodge attacks.
  • Marth's Dancing Blade is now faster. This also applies to Roy and Lucina.
  • Sonic's, Pac-Man's, and Pikachu's Final Smashes are now faster.
  • Fox, Falco, and Wolf no longer use Landmaster as their Final Smash. Instead, they call upon the Star Fox team (Star Wolf team for Wolf) to unleash a barrage of Arwing lasers.
  • Wolf's moves have received a major overhaul.
  • In 1-on-1 fights, Ryu will always face the opposing fighter. This allows him to input commands more effectively.
  • Robin's tome and sword now have a usage meter that appears near his/her character icon.
  • Cloud's Limit Charge now shows the amount of charge on his character icon.
  • Any item that Villager Pockets now appears next to their character icon.
  • Samus' Charge Shot can now be charged in midair. Canceling it in midair will leave her vulnerable.
  • Giga Bowser is no longer a controllable transformation. Instead, Giga Bowser will appear in the background of the stage and attack using his fist, which causes instant screen KOs.
  • Shulk's Monado Arts can now be easily selected by holding down the B button and selecting which art to use with the control stick.
  • Ganondorf's smash attacks now use his sword. His Final Smash was also changed, in which he now transforms into Ganon, the Demon King.
  • Pit's Final Smash, The Lightning Chariot, has replaced Three Sacred Treasures.
  • Zero Suit Samus' Final Smash has changed to her firing a powerful beam in her power suit on her gunship from the background.
  • Wario's Final Smash, Wario-Man, has been overhauled. He no longer uses regular attacks, but instead unleashes a flurry of punches, finishing with the Wario Waft.
  • Donkey Kong no longer uses his drums as a Final Smash, but instead uses rapid-fire punches, ending with a strong uppercut.
  • Little Mac's Final Smash transforms him into Giga Mac who then unleashes a devastating combination of punches.
  • Palutena now has a set special attack for each move. For example, her down special now works as a counter and as a deflector.
  • Mr. Game & Watch's final smash no longer causes damage on contact; instead, his tentacles will pick up fighters and carry them off the stage.
  • Dr. Mario's down air attack is now a meteor strike.
  • Kirby can inhale projectiles too for healing a bit of damage. Moreover, he can also spit the projectile or item as a star for a bit of damage.

Aesthetic changes

  • The game now has more dynamic shadows i.e. platforms and uneven stage structures will have shadows too. The same also applies to all items, assist trophies and Pokémon.
  • All attack effects are cel-shaded to make the game look more cartoonish.
  • All explosions now look more cartoonish than realistic.
  • All knockback effects are now present as smoke trails.
  • Some characters have more expressive facial animations, more so than any other installment.
  • Mario's hat now turns into Cappy from his Super Mario Odyssey.
  • Marth is now fully voiced in English. This also applies to Roy, as he had an English voice in Fire Emblem: Heroes.
  • Ike’s voice tone will be different depending on which costumes he is in between both of his younger Path of Radiance and older Radiant Dawn incarnations. He also has a new voice actor.
  • A female Pokémon Trainer has been added.
  • Mr. Game & Watch's move-set closely resembles his original appearances from the Game and Watch series.
  • Fox, Falco and Wolf's designs are based on Star Fox Zero.
  • Kirby has a new appearance during his Stone, which resembles a Sheikah treasure chest from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  • Shulk's Final Smash now includes Fiora.
  • Ganondorf's design is based on his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
  • Mii Fighters now have their proportions adjusted. In addition, there are now several voice options to choose from.
  • When damaged, Olimar's helmet cracks, but repairs itself shortly afterward.
  • Ness' Final Smash now calls upon the help of Paula and Poo. Likewise, Lucas' now calls upon the help of Kumatora and Boney for his Final Smash.
  • Wii Fit Trainer's face has received a cosmetic update.
  • Mega Man's Final Smash now includes Proto Man and Bass.
  • R.O.B. has a new gauge on his chassis which shows how much fuel he has left for his hover ability.
  • Link's design is based on his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  • Zelda's design is based on her appearance in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
  • Sheik's design is based on the Sheikah armor set in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  • A timer bar will appear while targeting with Dragoon to show its time limit.

Development

  • The game was first revealed on March 8, 2018, at the end of a Nintendo Direct with no word from Masahiro Sakurai or anybody else linked to the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • The teaser trailer released during the Nintendo Direct introduced the Inklings and showed Mario and Link's renders in the shadowy flares, along with a group of several other unidentified characters.
  • On March 8, 2018, Masahiro Sakurai tweeted that he was working on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate silently every day, and more info would be released soon.[6]
  • On June 12, 2018, during E3, Nintendo had a video presentation that included more information on the game.[7]
    • In addition, a Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament for this game was held on the same day, following the Splatoon 2 World Championship finals.[8]
  • On August 8, 2018, Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct that included more information on the game, as well as more reveals.
  • On September 13, 2018, at the end of a Nintendo Direct, a new character was revealed.
  • On November 1, 2018, Nintendo held the last Nintendo Direct related to the game before its release hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, that included more information as well as the final fighter reveals.[9]
  • Towards the end of November 2018, copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were sold early from a Mexican retailer. People that bought the game began uploading content including music and cutscenes to YouTube. This caused Nintendo to take action by claiming copyrights on all related properties and some YouTubers had their videos taken down and their accounts terminated. [10]
  • On December 7, 2018, the game was released and the second DLC character was revealed.

Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the second game in the series to not receive any character cuts from a previous installment, with Super Smash Bros. Melee being the first.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the third game in the series to have an Adventure Mode, with Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl being the first two respectively.
    • However, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first game with an Adventure Mode to have voice-overs for all characters in both English and Japanese. Yet, it is unknown if this will be applied to the rest of human speaking characters (safe for Marth, Roy and Zelda) who still didn’t receive secondary voice between the two said languages during the regular gameplay at launch.
  • Characters previously referred to as clones by fans have received the official title of "Echo Fighters". Dark Pit, Lucina, Daisy, Richter, Chrom, Dark Samus, and Ken are regarded as such.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the largest roster of any game in the series with at least 78 playable characters.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the largest selection of music of any game in the series with roughly 900 tracks which is more than 28 hours worth of music.
  • As Super Smash Bros. Ultimate focuses more on bringing back all fighters from the previous Smash Bros. games, this game will not bring back all of the previous Smash Bros. stages.
    • Even so, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the largest selection of stages of any game in the series with 103 stages.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has 59 assist trophies which outnumbers the number of Pokémon.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first game in the series where all the newcomers are unlockable.
  • On Novmber 23, 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became the top pre-selling title on the Nintendo Switch as well as the top pre-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. franchise.[11]

References

  1. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch is Probably a New Game - IGN
  2. Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Starting Roster Is The Same As N64 Version
  4. Sakurai Elaborates On Smash Ultimate’s Singleplayer Modes At Nintendo Live 2018
  5. A clearer look at the silhouettes from the Smash Bros. Switch trailer
  6. https://twitter.com/Sora_Sakurai/status/971885028245307392
  7. Nintendo at E3 2018
  8. Nintendo hosts Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018, Splatoon 2 World Championship tournaments
  9. Nintendo Direct - 11.01.2018
  10. Nintendo Gets Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pirates Banned from YouTube
  11. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Top Pre-Selling Title on Switch and in Franchise History