Nintendo’s latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-focused Direct gave us a look at five new characters that are being added to the growing roster. Along with that game director, Masahiro Sakurai unveiled a slew of new modes, maps, music, and assist trophies! Today on Nintendo News Block I go over each announcement and shed my thoughts on them. Let’s jump in!
In case you didn’t have time to watch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct yesterday, here’s everything Nintendo unveiled during the live presentation.
A few months ago during E3 2018, Andrew and Brett shed their thoughts on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after spending around forty minutes hands-on with the party brawler. Also, my dream finally came true as Pichu has made his way back to the Smash Bros. roster. Unfortunately, not all seventy characters were available to play as in the E3 build for the brawler, but you can watch our initial reaction here.
All signs are pointing to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being the biggest and possibly most successful Super Smash Bros. title yet. The Nintendo Switch took the throne as the fastest selling gaming console of all-time, and a bunch of games are finding massive financial success on the platform. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will not only capture the hearts of longtime fans of the series, but it’ll likely find a brand new audience on Switch.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to launch later this year on December 7th. Leading up to then Nintendo Enthusiast will be covering all the announcements and will surely be getting our hands on the title every chance we get. You can suspect that Smash Ultimate will be playable at our company’s upcoming event, EGLX in Toronto in October. However, no official announcement has been made yet.
Did you see the direct yet? Are you excited about Simon Belmont of Castlevania joining the roster? What about King K. Rool of the Donkey Kong series? Be sure to leave all your thoughts in the comments section below, or join the discussion over on our Facebook page!
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Brett Medlock is a senior editor and a lead on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll