Friday, 17 August, 2018

Nintendo Announces Four New Characters For "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'"

Internet mourns Luigi’s death after brutal Smash Bros. trailer Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Returns with Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Way More Info
Troy Mann | 09 August, 2018, 03:30

King K. Rool, ruler of the Kremlings and enemy of Donkey Kong, will also join Smash. Ultimate, series director Masahiro Sakurai gave some more in-depth details on some of the new modes and gameplay options that players will be able to try out in the anticipated fighting game. But before we get to that...

Ditto was originally going to be a Pokemon in Super Smash Bros.

The Direct opened with an announcement that nearly wasn't a surprise: Simon Belmont, the protagonist of the original 1986 Castlevania, is joining the fray in Ultimate, complete with his trademark axe, holy water, cross-shaped boomerang, and health-restoring pot roasts. He's also bringing along his grandkid (or maybe great grandkid, or grand nephew, it's all kind of fuzzy) Richter Belmont, the main hero of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

In Wednesday morning's "Direct" announcement, Sakurai revealed that Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont from the Castlevania series would be featured as playable characters.

The big baddie of the Donkey Kong Country series finally arrives in Smash, and he looks like he'll play with all the same madcap unpredictability of his evil machinations on Donkey Kong Island.

Though not announced, there is one more mode that was at least hinted at during the menu presentation. He attacks with a blunderbuss that can fire cannonballs at opponents, and throws his crown, which acts like a boomerang.

Other newly-announced echo fighters include Chrom, from Fire Emblem: Awakening, who will be Roy's echo, and Dark Samus, the corrupted Phazon duplicate of Samus Aran from Metroid Prime 3.

Since the trailer's airing, many fans have been wondering if Nintendo really did kill Luigi, with most assuming this was just a clever form of misdirection in order to introduce the Castlevania crossover characters. Could this be the rumored Super Smash Bros Ultimate campaign?

The launch rate of characters when they're hit by most moves has been greatly increased. Could this be the return of an adventure/ story mode to Super Smash Bros.

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Tourneys: A variant of an offline tournament mode is a Smash Bros. staple.

Sakurai says that there will be more than 100 stages in the game, but he also noted that each stage will have Battlefield and Omega (think Final Destination) versions as well.

Among the new stages shown off was New Donk City Hall from Super Mario Odyssey.

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The leak offers no proof of that though, and it's possible he or another character could just be a trophy assist such as the recently revealed Bomberman (also a Konami character). More into echidnas with bad attitudes?

What's Bloody Tears and Monster Dance, you may ask?

It will be made available at retail December 7 alongside the standard version.

Stamina battle is a full mode, joining time and stock.

Will you be dropping some cash on the Super Smash Bros. Sadly, Simon Belmont didn't show up to save the day until after Luigi's soul had been thoroughly reaped.

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