It’s official: the latest entry in Nintendo’s highly anticipated crossover fighting game series will be call Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And it’s certainly shaping up to be one of the most exciting games coming to Switch. In a surprising, yet bold move, Nintendo announced that the game will include every single fighter that has ever appeared in a Super Smash Bros. game. Full stop.
Across the series’ near 20-year history, there have been dozens of fighters. There’s been enough that Ultimate is launching with over sixty different characters. Some new ones are being added too, like Samus’ archenemy Ridley.
Ultimate is just going to get bigger from here, as Nintendo announced the series would begin incorporating a new type of fighter called Extras. These Extras are essentially reskins of previous characters. But it opens up Ultimate to an entire pantheon of additional fighters who can just adopt the moves of older Smash characters. Ultimate is launching with a few Extras, such as Princess Daisy who is a reskin of Princess Peach.
Nintendo announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during the company’s prerecorded E3 2018 press conference. The new title will be Super Smash’s debut on Switch.
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