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==Characters==
 
==Characters==
The game currently consists of all 78 characters. Seven characters, {{SSBU|Dark Samus}}, {{SSBU|Daisy}}, {{SSBU|Lucina}}, {{SSBU|Chrom}}, {{SSBU|Dark Pit}}, {{SSBU|Richter}}, and {{SSBU|Ken}} are not given their own numbers among the roster due to being [[Echo Fighter]]s; they instead have the number of the fighter they are based off of along with an epsilon symbol (ε) or apostrophe ('). The {{SSBU|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 {{SSBU|Piranha Plant}}, the second DLC character being {{SSBU|Joker}}, who is the protagonist of Persona 5, the third DLC character being the {{SSBU|Hero}}, who is the protagonist of Dragon Quest, the fourth DLC character being {{SSBU|Banjo-Kazooie}}, who are the protagonists of the eponymous series, and the fifth DLC character being {{SSBU|Terry Bogard}}, who is from the SNK fighting series (mainly Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters). An unknown number of DLC fighters are coming in the future that will be separate from the Fighter Pass.<ref>[https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1169375615851491328 The battle isn’t over yet, even more #SmashBrosUltimate fighters are on the way! Beyond the 5 fighters included in the Fighters Pass, we can confirm that the development of additional fighters will continue!]</ref>.
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The game currently consists of all 78 characters. Seven characters, {{SSBU|Dark Samus}}, {{SSBU|Daisy}}, {{SSBU|Lucina}}, {{SSBU|Chrom}}, {{SSBU|Dark Pit}}, {{SSBU|Richter}}, and {{SSBU|Ken}} are not given their own numbers among the roster due to being [[Echo Fighter]]s; they instead have the number of the fighter they are based off of along with an epsilon symbol (ε) or apostrophe ('). The {{SSBU|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 {{SSBU|Piranha Plant}}, the second DLC character being {{SSBU|Joker}}, who is the protagonist of Persona 5, the third DLC character being the {{SSBU|Hero}}, who is the protagonist of Dragon Quest, the fourth DLC character being {{SSBU|Banjo & Kazooie}}, who are the protagonists of the eponymous series, and the fifth DLC character being [[Terry (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)|Terry Bogard]], who is from the SNK fighting series (mainly Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters). An unknown number of DLC fighters are coming in the future that will be separate from the Fighter Pass.<ref>[https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1169375615851491328 The battle isn’t over yet, even more #SmashBrosUltimate fighters are on the way! Beyond the 5 fighters included in the Fighters Pass, we can confirm that the development of additional fighters will continue!]</ref>.
   
 
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.
 
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.

Revision as of 01:41, 6 November 2019

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.


Intro

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, the second DLC character being Joker, who is the protagonist of Persona 5, the third DLC character being the Hero, who is the protagonist of Dragon Quest, the fourth DLC character being Banjo & Kazooie, who are the protagonists of the eponymous series, and the fifth DLC character being Terry Bogard, who is from the SNK fighting series (mainly Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters). An unknown number of DLC fighters are coming in the future that will be separate from the Fighter Pass.[2].

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 consists of the original 8 characters from Super Smash Bros. with the rest of the characters being unlockable.[3]

Veterans
Mario SSBU.png
1. Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
2. Donkey Kong
DKSymbol.svg
Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
3. Link
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
4. Samus
MetroidSymbol.svg
Yoshi - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
5. Yoshi
YoshiSymbol.svg
Kirby - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
6. Kirby
KirbySymbol.svg
Fox - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
7. Fox
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Pikachu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
8. Pikachu
PokemonSymbol.svg
Luigi - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
9. Luigi
MarioSymbol.svg
Ness - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
10. Ness
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Captain Falcon - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
11. Captain Falcon
FZeroSymbol.svg
Jigglypuff - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
12. Jigglypuff
PokemonSymbol.svg
Peach - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
13. Peach
MarioSymbol.svg
Bowser - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
14. Bowser
MarioSymbol.svg
Ice Climbers SSBU.png
15. Ice Climbers
IceClimbersSymbol.svg
Sheik - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
16. Sheik
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Zelda - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
17. Zelda
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Dr. Mario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
18. Dr. Mario
MarioSymbol.svg
Pichu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
19. Pichu
PokemonSymbol.svg
Falco - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
20. Falco
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Marth - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
21. Marth
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Lucina - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
21ε. Lucina
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Young Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
22. Young Link
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Ganondorf - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
23. Ganondorf
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Mewtwo - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
24. Mewtwo
PokemonSymbol.svg
Roy - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
25. Roy
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Mr. Game & Watch - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
26. Mr. Game & Watch
Game&WatchSymbol.svg
Meta Knight - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
27. Meta Knight
KirbySymbol.svg
Pit - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
28. Pit
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Dark Pit - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
28ε. Dark Pit
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Zero Suit Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
29. Zero Suit Samus
MetroidSymbol.svg
Wario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
30. Wario
WarioSymbol.svg
Snake - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
31. Snake
MetalGearSymbol (1).svg
Ike - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
32. Ike
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Pokémon Trainer SSBU.png
33-35. Pokémon Trainer
SquirtleSSBU-1.pngIvysaurSSBU-1.pngCharizardSSBU-1.png
PokemonSymbol.svg
Diddy Kong - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
36. Diddy Kong
DKSymbol.svg
Lucas - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
37. Lucas
EarthboundSymbol.svg
Sonic - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
38. Sonic
SonicSymbol.svg
King Dedede - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
39. King Dedede
KirbySymbol.svg
Olimar - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
40. Olimar
PikminSymbol.svg
Lucario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
41. Lucario
PokemonSymbol.svg
R.O.B. (JPN) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
42. R.O.B.
ROBSymbol.svg
Toon Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
43. Toon Link
ZeldaSymbol.svg
Wolf - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
44. Wolf
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Villager - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
45. Villager
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Mega Man - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
46. Mega Man
MegaManSymbol.svg
Wii Fit Trainer - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
47. Wii Fit Trainer
WiiFitSymbol.svg
Rosalina & Luma - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
48. Rosalina & Luma
MarioSymbol.svg
Little Mac - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
49. Little Mac
PunchOutSymbol.svg
Greninja - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
50. Greninja
PokemonSymbol.svg
Mii Fighters - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
51-53. Mii Fighters
MiiBrawlerSSBU.pngMiiSwordfighterSSBU.pngMiiGunnerSSBU.png
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Palutena - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
54. Palutena
KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Pac-Man - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
55. Pac-Man
PacManSymbol.svg
Robin - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
56. Robin
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Shulk - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
57. Shulk
XenobladeSymbol.svg
Bowser Jr. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
58. Bowser Jr.
MarioSymbol.svg
Duck Hunt - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
59. Duck Hunt
DuckHuntSymbol.svg
Ryu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
60. Ryu
StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Cloud - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
61. Cloud
link= Final Fantasy (universe)
Corrin - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
62. Corrin
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Bayonetta - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
63. Bayonetta
BayonettaSymbol.svg

Bold denotes starter characters

Newcomers
Dark Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
4ε. Dark Samus
MetroidSymbol.svg
Daisy - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
13ε. Daisy
MarioSymbol.svg
Chrom - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
25ε. Chrom
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Ken - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
60ε. Ken
StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Inkling - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
64. Inkling
SplatoonSymbol.svg
Ridley - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
65. Ridley
MetroidSymbol.svg
Simon Belmont SSBU.png
66. Simon
CastlevaniaSymbol.svg
Richter Belmont - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
66ε. Richter
CastlevaniaSymbol.svg
King K. Rool - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
67. King K. Rool
DKSymbol.svg
Isabelle - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
68. Isabelle
AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Incineroar - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
69. Incineroar
PokemonSymbol.svg
DLC
Piranha Plant - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
70. Piranha Plant
MarioSymbol.svg
Joker - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
71. Joker
PersonaSymbol.svg
Hero SSBU.png
72. Hero
DragonQuestSymbol.png
BanjoKazooieRender.png
73. Banjo & Kazooie
BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg
Fighter-terry.png
74. Terry
FatalFurySymbol.svg
Byleth SSBU.png
75. Byleth
FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Min Min SSBU.png
76. Min Min
ARMSSymbol.svg
Steve SSBU.png
77. Steve
MinecraftSymbol.svg
Pallete Swap Characters
Alph SSBU-0.png
Alph
PikminSymbol.svg
Larry-SSBU.png
Larry
MarioSymbol.svg
Roy-SSBU.png
Roy
MarioSymbol.svg
Wendy-SSBU.png
Wendy
MarioSymbol.svg
Iggy-SSBU.png
Iggy
MarioSymbol.svg
Morton-SSBU.png
Morton
MarioSymbol.svg
Lemmy-SSBU.png
Lemmy
MarioSymbol.svg
Ludwig-SSBU.png
Ludwig
MarioSymbol.svg
Erdrick-SSBU.png
Hero
(Dragon Quest III)

DragonQuestSymbol.png
Solo-SSBU.png
Hero
(Dragon Quest IV)

DragonQuestSymbol.png
Hero-SSBU.png
Hero
(Dragon Quest VIII)

DragonQuestSymbol.png
Alex SSBU.png
Alex
MinecraftSymbol.svg
Zombie SSBU.png
Zombie
MinecraftSymbol.svg
Enderman SSBU.png
Enderman
MinecraftSymbol.svg
World of Light only
Master Hand SSBU.png
Master Hand
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
  • 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, with 5 more stages released as DLC to coincide with the newcomers in the Fighters Pass. Making the amount of stages being 108 in total.

New Stages
SSBU-Battlefield.png
Battlefield
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
SSBU Big Battlefield.png
Big Battlefield
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
SSBU Final Destination.jpg
Final Destination
SmashBrosSymbol.svg
SSBU-New Donk City Hall.jpg
New Donk City Hall
MarioSymbol.svg
Great Plateau Tower.png
Great Plateau Tower
ZeldaSymbol.svg
SSBU-Moray Towers.png
Moray Towers
SplatoonSymbol.svg
SSBU-Dracula's Castle.png
Dracula's Castle
CastlevaniaSymbol.svg
SSBU-Mementos (Persona 5).jpg
Mementos
PersonaSymbol.svg
SSBU-Yggdrasil's Altar.jpg
Yggdrasil's Altar
DragonQuestSymbol.png
SSBU-Spiral Mountain.jpg
Spiral Mountain
BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg

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

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. Any previous Smash Bros. amiibo with custom moves will now revert to the normal moves in Ultimate. Due to the absence of custom-move fighters, Equipment has been removed too.
  • Sudden Death now has a new format. Instead of raining Bob-ombs, the camera zooms into the centre while the blast zones gradually decrease until a very small portion of the stage remains. In addition, Super Sudden Death has been separated from Special Smash.
  • Stamina Mode is now a separate game mode and can be used for Adventure Mode, Online Mode, etc. It also has an option to have stocks.
  • Grabs can now clash with each other if they connect on the same frame.
  • Damage percentages can now contain decimal numbers (in tenths) (35.7%, 102.3%, etc.).
  • Smash attacks can be held longer.
  • During timed matches, the fighter in the lead will sometimes flash brightly.
  • Most of the 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. Its size can be adjusted or completely removed.
  • There is a damage increase in 1-on-1 matches as opposed to matches with more characters to ensure fast matches.
  • Mobility during air dodge has improved, functioning similarly to Super Smash Bros. Melee, being only able to be used once before landing but doesn't make the user helpless. In addition, excessive dodging will increase dodge lag the more it is done (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. There are some exceptions, such as the Klaptraps in Jungle Japes.
  • The last potential KO also has a dramatic slow-motion zooming effect.
  • 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 involves characters from the original Smash Bros.[4]
  • Master Hand and Crazy Hand will only be the final bosses for certain fighters in Classic Mode. Some fighters will have other final bosses such as Galleom and Giga Bowser.
  • Some bosses can get "knocked out", similarly to fighters getting stunned.
  • Collectible trophies (and to a lesser extent equipment) have been replaced with "spirits", which can be applied to fighters to make them stronger or give passive abilities.

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 (or Wolfen) lasers.
  • Wolf's moves have received a major overhaul.
  • In 1-on-1 fights, Ryu will always face the opposing fighter, unless he's running or in mid-air. This allows him to input commands more effectively.
  • Robin's tomes 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.
  • Charging moves, such as Samus' Charge Shot can now be charged in midair. Canceling it in midair will leave the user 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 or major damage if the victims have low damage.
  • Shulk's Monado Arts can now be easily selected by holding down the B (special attack) button and selecting which art to use with the control stick.
  • Ganondorf's smash attacks now uses 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 comical 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 still transforms him into Giga Mac, but he now unleashes a devastating combination of punches.
  • Palutena's side special has been changed to Explosive Flame. Her down special cycles as a counter and as a reflector.
  • 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.
  • Lucario's final smash has been reverted to Aura Storm, but still transforming into Mega Lucario.
  • Yoshi's final smash has been changed completely; anyone who is hit by his final smash will teleport to an area where a stampede of Yoshis charge and run over the opponents, which is a reference to the Super Smash Bros. Melee intro.
  • Diddy Kong's Final Smash now has him flying with his rocket barrels at high speed, hitting any opponent in his way crashing into the player that was hit most at the end.
  • Dr. Mario's down air attack is now a meteor smash and has a new animation. His back throw and side special also have new animations.
  • Kirby can inhale projectiles for healing a bit of damage. Moreover, he can also spit the projectile or item as a star to cause a bit of damage to an opponent.
    • King Dedede can also inhale projectiles for healing a bit of damage but, he will spit the projectile or item as it is.

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.
  • A lot of stages have been retextured. While the stages from Super Smash Bros. keep their classic models, the graphics have been updated.
  • Some characters have more expressive facial animations, more so than any other installment.
  • Mario's hat can turn into Cappy from his Super Mario Odyssey in his up special. He also appears as his new side taunt.
  • 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. This is due to Zelda being more interested in research than fighting in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  • Sheik's design is based on the Sheikah armour 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 2018, Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct 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.
  • On January 29, 2019, the first DLC character was released.
  • On April 17, 2019, the second DLC character was released.
  • On June 11, 2019, during E3 2019, Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct that included the reveals of the third and fourth DLC characters.[11]
  • On July 30, 2019, in a new update, the third DLC character was released.
  • On September 4, 2019, Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct that included the reveal of the fifth DLC character.[12] That same day, the fourth DLC character was released.

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 characters in both English and Japanese.
  • This is the first Super Smash Bros. game to not feature the involvement of Satoru Iwata, as he passed away in July 2015.
  • 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 81 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 outnumber the number of Pokémon.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first game in the series where all the newcomers are unlockable.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has broken many records:
    • On November 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.[13]
    • Over its three-day launch period in Japan, it became the best selling release in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time[14], and the first non-Pokémon Nintendo title to ever surpass 1 million units sold at launch.[15]
    • Over its three-day launch period in Europe, it became the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. franchise and the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time.[16]
    • On December 18, 2018, it became the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe.[17]
    • On December 18, 2018, it became the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. franchise and for the Nintendo Switch in America.[18]
    • It became the best performing game in its first month on the market than any other platform-exclusive in video game history in America.[19]
    • After 5 weeks, it became the best selling game in the Super Smash Bros. franchise in Japan.[20]
    • In less than 2 months, it became Nintendo's fastest-selling game of all time in America.[21]
  • Decidueye was almost chosen for the new Pokémon spot on the roster.[22]

References

  1. Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
  2. The battle isn’t over yet, even more #SmashBrosUltimate fighters are on the way! Beyond the 5 fighters included in the Fighters Pass, we can confirm that the development of additional fighters will continue!
  3. Sakurai stating the starter characters
  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 Direct - 06.12.2018
  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. Nintendo Direct - 06.11.2019
  12. Nintendo Direct - 09.04.2019
  13. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Top Pre-Selling Title on Switch and in Franchise History
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sells over 1.2 million copies in Japan in only three days smashing the record for series sales and Switch launches
  15. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Smashes Sales Records in Japan
  16. UK Charts: Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the fastest-selling Smash Bros of all time
  17. Thank you for making Super #SmashBrosUltimate the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe!
  18. Thanks to all the fans for making #NintendoSwitch the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation! You've also made #SmashBrosUltimate the fastest-selling Super Smash Bros. game in the series & for the system to date! It's a great time to own Nintendo Switch!
  19. Smash Ultimate Just Broke HALO's Sales Record From 2010
  20. Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Already Outsold Smash 3DS In Japan After Just Five Weeks
  21. 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' is now the fastest-selling Nintendo game of all time, with 12 million copies sold in less than 2 months
  22. Sakurai confirms in an interview: Decidueye was almost chosen for the new Pokémon spot
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