Super Smash Direct Recap: 5 new characters join the battle, limited edition announced and more!

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5 join the battle!

At the recent Super Smash Bros. Direct, game director Sakurai announced 5! Yes, 5 new characters heading to Super Smash Ultimate.

Simon Belmont, Richter Belmont, Dark Samus, Chrom and King K. Rool are all confirmed as playable characters, with Richter being an echo fighter of Simon and dark Samus and Chrom also to be echo fighters.

The stages! Oh, the stages!

Sakurai also revealed that incredibly, 103 stages will be making their way to smash ultimate. That’s one-hundred-and-three! All are available from the start with up to 8 players. While most stages have got a touch up to bring them today’s graphical standards, all N64 stages have been untouched, meaning you can play dreamland in all its 64-bit nostalgia filled glory!

The new stage announced was New Donk City from Super Mario Odyssey.

Additionally, it was announced that you can also pick up to 2 stages for a battle to have it change midway and morph to the second stage you chose.

More than 800tracks from your favourite Nintendo series’

My music lets you pick specific tracks for every stage. You can pick and choose from the 800 tracks in the game to create your own playlist and even listen to them in handheld mode with the switch in sleep, Hyrule Castle theme on the go!

New modes!

Battle mode now has squad strike, an elimination 3 on 3 or 5 on 5.

– Tourney mode lets you pick the number of AI/player controlled characters up to 32.

– Smashdown mode removes fighters after they’ve been used once, giving an element of strategy.

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– Training mode features a grid as well as giving launch distances of each character.

– Classic mode single player is returning!

Everything else!

-Create your own ruleset for each match. Stamina battles included as well.

-Stage selection comes before fighter selection. You can let the last battle’s loser pick the stage if you want.

-Chargeable Final Smashes are now an option. Fill your meter up to use a weaker Final Smash.

New items: Banana Gun, Killing Edge, Bomber, Death’s Scythe, Staff, Ramblin’ Evil Mushroom, Rage Blaster.

New Pokemon (poke balls): Alolan Exeggutor, Abra, Solgaleo, Lunala, Mimikyu, Pyukumuku, Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix, Marshadow, Ditto.

New Assist Trophies: Zero, Knuckles, Krystal, Klaptrap, Kapp’n, Chef Kawasaki, Gray Fox, Nikki, Shovel Knight, Moon from Majora’s Mask, and Rathaloss which can also be a stage boss.

Limited Edition announced

Can’t figure out what else to spend your money on this Christmas season? Nintendo has you covered with this awesome limited edition of Smash ultimate!

Like you need anything else to tempt you out of your hard earned money that time of year!

 

In addition to all this, we also got a sneak peak at the online interface with a blurred out to be announced secret mode, which you can see below.

It sounds like the additions and reveals aren’t over yet, the game is due to be released on the Nintendo Switch on 7th December. For all the latest Smash keep your eyes on the loot gaming!