Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE Reveals New Characters and 103 Level Options

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE Reveals New Characters and 103 Level Options

Ultimate Nintendo Direct was the first time he'd literally faced death. Nintendo just recently released a 2D Metroid on the 3DS previous year, so another Metroid game in the fashion on the Switch is likely not happening anytime soon, especially with Metroid Prime 4 now in development. It's not surprising that Nintendo would choose to focus on it to the exclusion of just about everything else. He can twirl his whip in front of him, as he could in Super Castlevania IV, to deflect projectiles. Looks like you'll be able to activate the musicians there, including Mayor Pauline herself, to pump up the music. Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont are joining the character roster as fighters, meanwhile Dracula will show up as a stage boss every so often.

New items and assist trophies are also being added to Super Smash Bros. Dark Samus was also revealed as the echo fighter as normal Samus and Chrom is finally coming to Smash Ultimate as an echo fighter of his daughter Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening. Ultimate include Zero from the Mega Man X series, Knuckles from Sonic The Hedgehog, Krystal from Star Fox Adventures, Rathalos from the Monster Hunter series, Shovel Knight from, well, Shovel Knight and the evil Moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

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Luigi in happier times with his brother Mario in 2017’s ‘Super Mario Odyssey

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Returning N64 stages will maintain their pixelated retro looks and the Stage Morph option will allow you to pick two stages to change between midmatch. With four months left to go, Nintendo wants to hold some surprises back for reveal a little later, and Sakurai just teased one of them today. Another new stage is New Donk City Hall, which is based on the location from Super Mario Odyssey.

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The Direct ended for the day with a final trailer, announcing the arrival of Donkey Kong's arch-rival, King K. Rool. Ultimate roster as an Echo fighter.

The news comes from Nintendo's UKVS Twitter handle, giving us an image of the retail packaging for the upcoming game bundle.

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