The highly anticipated Nintendo Direct for Smash Bros Ultimate did not disappoint. Masahiro Sakurai has revealed tons of new content for the game and there are still a lot of unannounced features left.
At E3, we learned that Ultimate would be jam-packed with content as all the characters that appeared in a Smash game return. We didn’t know this was just the tip of the iceberg.
New characters, stages, support trophies, music, items, Pokémon and more have all been confirmed in the Direct – here’s everything Nintendo has announced.
New Nintendo Direct revealed an incredible amount of new details for Smash Bros Ultimate
The already impressive roster grew to 67 as Nintendo sensational confirmation of five new characters making their debut in Smash Bros.
A highly demanded character confirmed in this year’s game is Donkey Kong villain King K. Rool. His announcement hilariously closed the Direct as the trailer initially teased King Kremling, only for it to be King Dedede in costume. However, the alligator then appeared as he tried to get his hands on Donkey and Diddy Kong.
Donkey Kong’s main villain King K. Rool has been confirmed as a new character in Smash Bros
Vampire slayer Simon Belmont is also confirmed as a character, which is part of a large Castlevania integration into Smash. He is accompanied by his descendant Richter Belmont who will appear as his echo character.
On top of that, two other Echo characters have also been confirmed for the game: Chrom who is an Echo of Lucina and Dark Samus who, obviously, is an Echo of Samus. Sakurai showcased a cool feature in the character select screen where you can either show all the characters separately or have Echo Fighters stacked on top of their counterparts.
Castlevania echo fighters Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont are also joining Smash Ultimate.
Two new echo fighters for existing characters are Dark Samus (Samus) and Chrom (Lucina)
As we mentioned earlier, Smash Ultimate has a ridiculous amount of content, including an almost unfathomable amount of stages.
Smash Bros Ultimate new stages shown
– Dracula’s castle
– Great Bay
– Shadow Moses
– The living room
– Flat area X
– Pokémon Stadium
– Final destination
– New town hall in Donk
– Garden of Hope
– Brinstar Depths
– Mountain peak
– Pokémon League Unova
Smash 4 on Wii U, including DLC, had the most stages of a Smash game with 56 total (48 at launch). Ultimate blows that out of the water with 103 stunning stages that will all be available and unlocked during outings. That number rises to over 300 when you factor in Battleground and Omega forms.
There will also be an exciting new feature called ‘Map Morth’ which will allow players to select two stages between which a battle will then alternate. This adds variety to the gameplay and resolves any arguments during the stages. The same arguments can also be settled with a new rule that allows the loser to select the next stage.
A brand new milestone announced was Dracula’s Castle, another addition to the Castlevania series. The crazy level seems that several monsters appear and interfere with the fighters. The biggest monster of all is Dracula, a boss character who will appear on rare occasions. The scene will also feature an amazing 34 different songs from the Castlevania series.
Another piece of Castlevania content for Smash Ultimate is Dracula’s castle scene.
On top of that, Nintendo also revealed that there will be a map based on Super Mario Odyssey’s popular level, New Donk City. The Town Hall map features all of the party members that, like in Odyssey, players can jump to activate and play.
Help trophies, items and Pokémon
Many highly demanded characters have also been introduced into the game as powerful assistance trophies. Some will be sad not to see them as playable characters, but with the size of this game’s roster, there’s no reason to complain.
Shovel Knight, Alucard (Castlevania), Knuckles (Sonic), Zero (Megaman), Krystal (Star Fox), Klaptrap (Donkey Kong Country), Kapp’n (Animal Crossing), Chef Kawasaki (Kirby), Gray Fox (Metal Gear) ) Solid), Nikki (Swap Note), Moon (Legend of Zelda), and Rathalos (Monster Hunter) will all appear as assist trophies. The latter will also be a boss in the game, becoming the very first character to appear at a time in a smash game.
Highly requested character Shovel Knight to appear in Smash Ultimate as an assist trophy
Monster Hunter’s Rathalos will be the very first character to be both a boss and an assist trophy
There are also a lot of new items in the game, including the Banana Gun, Killing Edge, Bomber, Death’s Scythe, Staff, Ramblin ‘Evil Mushroom, and the Rage Blaster.
Finally, there are a few new Pokémon that can hilariously appear in Pokeballs, including Alolan Execeggutor which cannot be scaled. Abra, Solgaleo, Lunala, Mimikyu, Pyukumuku, Goupix (and Alolan Goupix), Marshadow and Idem.
There are a bunch of new Pokémon including Alolan Exeggutor which is so big it divides the scene
On top of all that, Sakurai revealed that the game will surprisingly feature over 800 pieces of music on stages, with that number going up to 900 compositions once you factor in things like menu music and songs. brass bands.
If you’ve played each track in a row without looping or stopping, there’s 28 hours of music. You can listen to all the music in the game in portable mode, even if your Nintendo Switch screen is turned off.
One announcement that was made after the Direct was a limited edition bundle for Smash Ultimate that includes a copy of the game, a Smash Bros. Edition GameCube controller, and a GameCube controller adapter that will allow up to four people to plug in and out. to play. This was shown on a Nintendo UK Twitter account, which means the pack may be a European exclusive.
Limited Edition Smash Bros. Pack Coming With GameCube Controller And Adapter
In addition, there are a few combat modes that will add an extra layer to the game’s local multiplayer. An esport-friendly mode will allow you to create tournaments for up to 32 players. There is also a combat mode for 3v3 or 5v5 which can be played as a team or as a single person selecting a range of characters.
On top of that, there is a new mode called Smash Down which allows you to play a few show rounds, but once a character has been chosen, it cannot be chosen by anyone anymore.
And if all that wasn’t enough, there is yet another major mode coming to the game that has yet to be announced. Sakurai hinted at the mode by pointing to the game’s main menu which had blurred the mode. The first predictions are kind of story or single player mode, but for now we’ll have to wait and see.