Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings back all your favorite characters

Nintendo is not holding back with the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With Ultimate being a part of the game’s title, it really means it. The fighting game will feature every single character from past Super Smash Bros. games. That will give players over 60 characters to choose from that have been featured on the Nintendo platform. Yes, even the return of Solid Snake and characters like Sonic the Hedgehog. As for the actual game, don’t worry, there will be new features like new mechanics, updates to past fighters, and new fighters like Ridley from Metroid, Inklings from Splatoon and Daisy from the Super Mario Bros. series.

When starting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you’ll start off with¬†twelve characters to choose from (8 original characters and 4 unlockable characters from the first N64 game). As for the other characters, you’ll unlock them over time, with Nintendo trying to make you feel as if you’re unlocking them all the time. Here’s the list of revealed characters so far:

  • Bayonetta
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Captain Falcon
  • Cloud
  • Corrin
  • Dark Pit
  • Daisy
  • Diddy Kong
  • Donkey Kong
  • Dr. Mario
  • Duck Hunt
  • Falco
  • Fox
  • Ganondorf
  • Greninja
  • The Ice Climbers
  • Ike
  • Inkling
  • Jigglypuff
  • King Dedede
  • Kirby
  • Link
  • Little Mac
  • Lucario
  • Lucas
  • Lucina
  • Luigi
  • Mario
  • Marth
  • Mega Man
  • Meta Knight
  • Mewtwo
  • Mii Brawler
  • Mii Gunner
  • Mii Fighter
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Ness
  • Captain Olimar
  • Pac-Man
  • Palutena
  • Peach
  • Pichu
  • Pikachu
  • Pit
  • Pokemon Trainer (Charizard, Ivysaur and Squirtle)
  • R.O.B. the robot
  • Robin
  • Rosalina
  • Roy
  • Ridley
  • Ryu
  • Samus
  • Sheik
  • Shulk
  • Snake
  • Sonic
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Wario
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Wolf
  • Yoshi
  • Young Link
  • Zelda
  • Zero Suit Samus

Fans of the Nintendo GameCube controller will be happy to know that the controller will be compatible with Super Smash Bros. Ultimates. Of course, the Joy-Con controllers and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will also work.

For you amiibo figure collectors, the current Super Smash Bros. series and other series amiibo figures will be supported.

We had the chance to play a bit of the game during Nintendo’s E3 2018 Tournament Events, and the fun and simple gameplay has returned to allow new and old players to fight each other. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

The game is developed by Nintendo, Sora, Ltd. and Bandai Namco Studios with Masahiro Sakurai as the director.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available for the Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018.

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