Super Smash Bros Ultimate Direct Write-up (8/8/18)

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th 2018 at 8:54 p.m.

So Nintendo had more Smash news for us even after the long E3 demo/info dump.  Let’s go through the direct to see what they left out…

  • Simon Belmont joins the fight (also RIP Luigi (watch the Direct lol))
    • Holy Whip - main weapon
    • Special attacks
      • Axe
      • Cross
      • Holy Water
      • Uppercut
    • Final Smash
      • Grand Cross
    • Stage - Dracula’s Castle
      • Items will appear from attacked candles
      • Random monsters will appear from the Castlevania series (hopefully not medusa heads!!!!)
    • 34 music tracks will be included
      • Don’t worry… Bloody Tears is there
  • Richter Belmont joins the fight
    • Echo fighter of Simon
  • Alucard is an Assist Trophy
    • You can attack and KO him
  • New Echo fighters
    • Chrom (Fire Emblem series)
      • Echo of Lucina
    • Dark Samus (Metriod series)
      • Echo of Samus
    • Echo fighters can have their own spot on the character select screen or they can be stacked with their main character
  • More stages coming
    • 103 in total (56 in Wii U version)
    • All can be played in 8-player mode
    • All available from the beginning
    • Stage hazards can be turned off
    • Stage can morph into another stage (settings/timings are adjustable)
  • Music tracks
    • Choose which tracks play on each stage
    • Music tracks are based on the series and not stage specific
    • More than 800 music tracks in the game (about 900 of them equating to 28 hours of music)
    • Sound test is included to hear the music.  Songs are grouped by series or “other”
    • You can make your own playlist
    • In handheld mode, you can play music even when the screen is off
    • Sample newly arranged tracks on the official website
      • New track list updated weekly
  • Multiplayer battle rules
    • Rules are the first thing to be selected
    • Stock, timed, and stamina battles
    • Stage selection is next
    • Chargeable final smashes are now an option
    • No two Final Smashes occur simultaneously
  • New Battle Modes
    • Squad Strike (3v3 or 5v5)
    • Tourneys (set number of players and other settings)
      • Up to 32 players
    • Smashdown
      • Previously selected fighters can’t be used in the next battle
    • Training
      • Display launch distance
      • Grid to show how far away enemy is
    • Classic Mode
      • Single player mode is back
      • Each fighter faces a specific set of characters
  • New items, Pokemon, Assist Trophys
    • Banana Gun (fires one bullet)
    • Killing Edge (glows and gets more powerful)
    • Bomber (lift it up and it blows up affecting enemies around you)
    • Death’s Scythe (instantly KO fighters who are badly damaged)
    • Staff (power increases the farther you are from your target)
    • Ramblin’ Evil Mushroom (reverse the opponent’s controls)
    • Rage Blaster (the higher your damage percentage, the stronger it gets)
    • New Pokemon are in the Poke Balls
    • New Assist Trophies added
      • One to note is Shovel Knight (I guess he won’t be playable)
  • Rathalos is a new boss/assist trophy
  • King K. Rool joins the fight

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