Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Everything I Know So Far

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Everything I Know So Far

December 7th is fast approaching and that means I’ll finally get my hands on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In all honesty I’ve only ever played Super Smash Bros for the WiiU and 3DS. But I am just like everyone else when I say I’m so excited for the latest installment.

Before the game comes out I figured I’d give a list of things to know about the upcoming release.

What is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game mixed with Nintendo characters and 3rd Party Franchise characters. It is developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Nintendo. It is the 5th game in the Super Smash Bros. Series and will be available on the Nintendo Switch.

The gameplay is quite the same with each installment. You choose a character to play as and you attack your opponents to weaken them and then knock them out of an arena. Up to 8 opponents can be in a match. Each player has a percentage meter that raises when they are hit and makes it easier for them to get knocked out. Arenas are designed after known stages and areas of popular games of the franchises included in Super Smash Bros.

So What’s New?

Every character from previous games will be included in this iteration. This includes 3rd party characters like Snake from Metal Gear Solid, Ryu from Street Fighter, and even Cloud from Final Fantasy VII. In addition to every character in franchise history there are 12 announced new characters to enter the Arena. These are:




King K. Rool


Simon Belmont

Richter Belmont

Dark Samus




Piranha Plant (DLC)

The confirmed total of characters so far is a whopping 74 characters. Additionally 5 DLC packs are confirmed so far. Each pack will contain 1 DLC fighter, 1 Stage, and multiple music tracks. Players who purchase the digital game or register their physical copy before January 31,2019 will receive Piranha Plant Free.

Collectible Trophies are gone in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In its place are spirits. Spirits are based on crossover characters that aren’t part of the roster. They add unique abilities to your playable character and can be used against computer and human controlled fighters. As you use Spirits they level up and gain more stronger effects and abilities.

New to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a single player mode called World of Light. Players task with playing through a game board to rescue captured fighters and spirits by completing tasks and challenges. Each board is themed to the captured character and spirit.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature local wireless, local multiplayer, and online play via WiFi. When you defeat players online you are awarded tags which you can trade in for in game currency that can be used to purchase Spirits.

The following controls will be supported for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate :

Joy Con Controllers

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

GameCube Controller via USB adapter

I can’t wait til Friday. Is anyone else going to be playing? Anyone interested in my friend code for some matches? I know I’ll be terrible but I hope to be playing this for a long time to come like Mario Kart.


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