Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct reveals new details.

In the last Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct video presentation before the game launches on December 7 exclusively for the Nintendo Switchrelease, Nintendo has showcased many new modes, fighters and gameplay features that the greatest video game crossover has to offer, including DLC ​​details. With the reveal of the new fighters Ken, from Street Fighter, and Incineroar, from the Pokémon franchise, all fighters (all 74!) that will be playable at launch have now been revealed! But the fun isn’t over yet. As already announced in the video presentation, more fighters, levels and music tracks are coming to the game in the form of DLC. Go to the Nintendo Direct website to watch the entire Nintendo Direct video. Nintendo has also made it attractive for fans to pre-order the download version. My Nintendo users who have played Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pre-launch purchases from Nintendo eShop will receive twice as many Gold Points as normal. This offer is valid until Sunday 9 December. Here are some highlights from the presentation:

  • HadoKEN!: Ryu’s rival Ken comes straight from the Street Fighter series to join the fray as an echo fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ken’s appearance is based on his looks in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Some of his attacks are similar to Ryu’s, but he is slightly faster and his Hadoken looks different.
  • Incineroar: The final fighter to plunge into the action from release is Incineroar, the latest evolution of Litten. This Pokémon first appeared in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Incineroar uses professional wrestling attacks culminating in his ultimate smash: Super Fiery Moonsault. That move is based on his Z move from the Pokémon games.
  • Spirits: in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate strikes disaster: many video game characters are stripped of their bodies and turned into “spirits”, which can serve as power-ups for playable fighters. There is an incredible amount of spirits of all shapes and sizes. The list is almost endless: from Chibi-Robo and Dr. Wily to Tails and Revolver Ocelot. Players can equip their fighter with main and auxiliary spirits to become stronger or gain additional abilities such as extra speed or strength. By combining spirits, players can gain an advantage over certain opponents. So strategic thinking pays off. Spirits are similar to charms or accessories in RPGs. In addition to the playable fighters, spirits allow players to enjoy many more video game characters.
  • Spirit battles: The main way to collect spirits is by winning spirit battles. Whoever wins such a spirit battle will have the chance to free the spirit and add it to their collection.
  • Making spirits stronger: Players can make spirits stronger by taking them into battle. Some spirits can even evolve when they reach their highest level. The more trained spirits are, the more powerful and useful they are.
  • Spirit teams: Thanks to the unprecedented amount of spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate you can create countless combinations. Players will be constantly surprised by all the spirits that appear in the game. To prevent players from losing sight of the wood for the trees, the game makes recommendations for the best main and auxiliary spirits to use. That may make choosing a bit easier.
  • DLC: Until the end of February 2020, new fighters, levels and music tracks will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate come in the form of paid DLC. Players can purchase a set for just $5.99. Such a set contains a new playable fighter (not an echo fighter), a new level and various music tracks. Purchasing a Fighters Pass for €24.99 will give players access to five sets (to be announced) as soon as they are released. That means five new fighters, five levels and different music tracks. Starting December 7, players who purchase a Fighters Pass will also receive an in-game outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. To top it off, My Nintendo users will receive double Gold Points from My Nintendo when they download the download version of the game. purchase in conjunction with the Fighters Pass before the end of Sunday, December 9.
  • Early purchase bonus: Piranha Plant bites off! The iconic enemy from the Super Mario series comes as a bonus for players who pre-purchase the game to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Those who purchase the download version of the game or register the game card on Nintendo Switch before January 31, 2019 will be able to add the snappy plant to their roster for free once it becomes available around February 2019. True fans can pre-purchase the game starting today and secure their Piranha Plant reward.
  • New amiibo: all new fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (including DLC!) get their own amiibo figure. This includes Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant, as well as the recently announced Simon Belmont and King K. Rool. The current release schedule is as follows (with more info on future characters coming soon):

Inkling, Ridley and Wolf: December 7, 2018 King K. Rool, Ice Climbers and Piranha Plant: February 15, 2019 Isabelle, Pichu, Ken, Young Link, Daisy: 2019

  • Adventure mode: World of Lost Lights: Although Adventure Mode: Subspace Emissary in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is second to none, something big is in store for players this time too: something has caused the many video game characters to be stripped of their bodies and turned into spirits. Today’s Nintendo Direct video already showed some footage of that, but Masahiro Sakurai, the director of the Super Smash Bros. series, wants to keep some parts a secret until the game is released…
  • Help trophies: in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate help trophies do exactly what their name suggests: they help in battle! Each assist trophy is based on a specific video game character and can assist you with defensive and offensive powers. There are a total of 59 help trophies in the game, such as Guile from Street Fighter, Isaac from Golden Sun, the Flyswatter from Mario Paint, and Spring Man from ARMS.
  • Mii fighters: Players playing as a Mii Fighter can customize their outfit and voice. Also some new outfits have been added to the Mii fighter’s wardrobe in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Play wirelessly and online: Players can play Super Smash Bros. Play Ultimate wirelessly* or online** with friends and family. “For fun” and “for fame”, which Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS are no longer available. Instead, matches are created based on three factors: preferred rules, smash power (an online ranking that pits players against other players with a similar score), and the geographic distance between players.
  • Two player co-op: two fighters are better than one! You can play Super Smash Bros. Play Ultimate online with two players on one Nintendo Switch and compete against other teams who are also playing on one system.
  • Smartphone capabilities: Thanks to the Nintendo Switch Online app for smartphones, players can voice chat with others in rooms. A mobile service called Smash World is also in development. It’s not so much about stats like how often you win and lose, but about posting and watching gameplay videos. We will provide more information about this service in the future.
  • Elite smash: Once a player’s smash power is high enough, he or she will be invited to participate in elite smashes. These are battles of the highest order, in which only the smash virtuosos of our planet can participate.
  • Smash ID: Everyone who plays online needs a Smash ID. When a player beats other players, he collects their Smash IDs. In that way, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate greats the chance to show what they’re made of.
  • Short messages: Players can select preset messages and send them before and after battles using the directional buttons. There is a large amount of messages available.
  • Spectator mode: Also this time, players can watch other players fight in spectator mode. That is a good way to discover new strategies and techniques.
  • Search in the background: Players can play other game modes while waiting for an online battle to begin. While waiting, not every game mode is available, but at least players won’t get bored.
  • Rooms: If players want to play online, they can create a special kind of room to fight against other players. In such a room, players can participate in battle, queue or watch.
  • Other functions: There are many other game modes and settings in Super Smash Bros. ultimate, including:
  • Instruction manual: Players can access helpful guides and tips.
  • Mass smash: In this mode, players can battle against an army of fighters in different levels. They can play in all kinds of different levels and also choose the music.
  • Repetitions: Players can save replays of their battles and even make videos of them to share.
  • Hints: This menu provides helpful tips that players see on the loading screen. The tips can be sorted by category or fighter.
  • Challenges: By completing certain challenges, players receive in-game rewards. The pages of the challenges in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are designed as a kind of comic book.
  • Combat stats: In the Stats menu, players can keep track of their battle history. There is also the option to view statistics separately for offline and online battles.
  • Store: Players can use an in-game currency to purchase songs, spirits, and items.
  • Different languages: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate supports eleven different languages. Fighter voices and names vary by language.
  • Disabilities: When players fight against others on the same system, they can adjust their fighter’s power. This feature is completely optional and can be useful to organize a fair fight.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Go to to learn more about the game.

Super Smash Bros.  Ultimate Nintendo Direct reveals new details