Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Developer(s)||Bandai Namco Studios|
|Release date(s)||WW December 7, 2018|
|Input methods||Joy-Cons, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, GameCube controller|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game for the Nintendo Switch. Announced in a teaser trailer at the end of a Nintendo Direct on March 8th, 2018, the game was released worldwide on December 7th, 2018. It is the fifth instalment in the Super Smash Bros. series (sixth if both versions of Super Smash Bros. 4 are counted as separate).
All previous playable Super Smash Bros. characters return in this instalment, alongside numerous newcomers. Seven new stages are in the game, with more being added via DLC. In addition to this, over 90 past stages from previous games return as well. The game features several gameplay changes from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, such as the return of directional air dodging, Wavelanding, new perfect shield mechanics, and overall faster gameplay.
|01.Mario||02.Donkey Kong||03.Link||04.Samus||04ε.Dark Samus|
|14.Bowser||15.Ice Climbers||16.Sheik||17.Zelda||18.Dr. Mario|
|23.Ganondorf||24.Mewtwo||25.Roy||25ε.Chrom||26.Mr. Game & Watch|
|27.Meta Knight||28.Pit||28ε.Dark Pit||29.Zero Suit Samus||30.Wario|
|31.Snake||32.Ike||33-35.Pokémon Trainer||36.Diddy Kong||37.Lucas|
|43.Toon Link||44.Wolf||45.Villager||46.Mega Man||47.Wii Fit Trainer|
|48.Rosalina & Luma||49.Little Mac||50.Greninja||51-53.Mii Fighter||54.Palutena|
|55.Pac-Man||56.Robin||57.Shulk||58.Bowser Jr.||59.Duck Hunt|
|64.Inkling||65.Ridley||66.Simon||66ε.Richter||67.King K. Rool|
|68.Isabelle||69.Incineroar||70DLC.Piranha Plant||71DLC.Joker||30px 72DLC.Hero|
|30px 73DLC.Banjo & Kazooie||30px 74DLC.Terry||75DLC.Byleth|
Content from the Animal Crossing series
As the game features all previous playable characters, Villager has returned. Villager is nearly identical in appearance to his iteration in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, but features a more subdued color scheme and several animation changes. Villager received several gameplay changes including the ability to see pocketed items and the ability to pocket items using the net.
Furthermore, Isabelle makes her debut as a playable character, after having been an Assist Trophy in the previous game. Some of her moves are similar to the Villager's, but the majority of her moves are unique to her.
Smashville, Tortimer Island, and Town and City all make a reappearance in this instalment. All stages are now able to be turned into Battlefield and Ω forms. These forms turn the stage's geometry into that of Battlefield and Final Destination respectively. A function that turns off stage hazards is also present, which changes some of the properties of most stages, including all of the Animal Crossing stages.
Additionally, Kapp'n is one of the many new additions to the roster of characters that appear as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, he will get in his bus and drive across the stage, occasionally jumping up into the air. Kapp'n will pick up any fighters that get in his way, and take them past the blast lines, resulting in a K.O.
Villager using his watering can on Ivysaur.
Villager punching Ryu.
Villager flying past Duck Hunt.
Villager about to grab Bayonetta.
Villager and Bowser Jr. fighting each other.
Mii Swordfighter attacking Villager.
Villager avoiding Palutena's attack.
Villager digging up a turnip for Peach
Isabelle splashing water on Squirtle.
Isabelle in front of Kapp'n's bus.
Isabelle in three of her alternate costumes on Rainbow Cruise.
Isabelle Pocketing Mario's fireball.
Isabelle in Fourside.
Smashville as it appears in-game.
|Animal Crossing series|
Super Smash Bros. series