Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature every single character from the series’ history

Today Nintendo finally unveiled the next Super Smash Bros. for the Switch, and it looks to be the biggest and most comprehensive entry in the series to date. Called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the new game will feature every single character from the series’ history, for a roster of more than 60 fighters. That includes DLC from the Wii U version of the fighter, like Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud and Ryu from Street Fighter, as well as long-forgotten characters like Metal Gear Solid’s Snake.

Despite mining the past so much, the new Smash Bros. isn’t a port — it’s a brand new game. All of the characters have been reworked, both in terms of how they look and how they play, to better fit the modern game. Link, for instance, now wears his tunic from Breath of the Wild, and he can wield remote bombs. Meanwhile, Mario now wears Cappy, the sentient hat that introduced a slew of new mechanics to Super Mario Odyssey. Many of the changes were made with the intention of speeding up the game.

There are also new stages, including a Great Plateau tower from Breath of the Wild, and a ramp-filled city scene from Splatoon 2 — Nintendo previously revealed that one of the new fighters in Ultimate is the ink-shooting Splatoon Inkling, who will be joined by Ridley from Metroid. There’s no word yet on what other new characters might make their way into the game.

It’ll be available on December 7th.

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Solid Snake, Ryu, Cloud….

That’s a better Sony showing than Sony’s own E3 presser haha

Ridley!!!

"Ultimate" implies this is the final Smash Bros. game. I hope that’s not the case and that the series continues on future Nintendo platforms

Nah it’s just "Ultimate" in the sense that is has everything up to now

So how will they improve past this? Licensing agreements might prevent them from keeping those third party characters in future installments.

They have years to worry about that, I’m sure they’ll figure out cool new things to have in the future games.

By making a completely new game that has characters they didn’t include before I’m assuming.

Nintendo is flush with cash, so I don’t imagine there’s much to worry about. Also, Smash is so huge that I imagine IP holders would jump at the chance to be featured in the game.

Ultra Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Championship Edition

My body is ready!

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