Revealed in today’s Nintendo Direct, fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be able to join forces with “massive amounts” of different spirits, with every spirit drawn from different famous video game series. A character can equip one primary spirit — which can level up– and possibly equip support spirits too. Support spirits give some additional skills, but primary spirits grant the biggest bonuses. A lot of these spirits will even appear directly in battle, and a whole new mode is based around the concept.
Frankly, it’s a big, big new idea and we’re still trying to wrap our heads around all this new info that’s spilling out, so stay tuned for more updates soon!