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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch Game Adds Simon, Richter, Chrom, Dark Samus, King K. Rool

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game features 103 stages, 900 music tracks, new modes

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct presentation revealed on Wednesday that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crossover fighting game will add Castlevania's Simon and Donkey Kong's King K. Rool as playable characters. The presentation also announced Castlevania's Richter, Fire Emblem's Chrom and Metroid's Dark Samus as Echo Fighters for Simon, Ike, and Samus, respectively.

The game will feature 103 stages, and new stages will include Dracula's Castle from Castlevania and New Donk City Hall from Super Mario Odyssey. Each stage in the game will also have Battlefield and Omega forms. The new Stage Morph option will allow battles that transition between two stages.

The game will include all previous playable characters and support eight-player battles. The game's modes will include Classic Mode, Stamina Battle, Squad Strike, Tourney Mode, Smashdown, and Training.

Monster Hunter's Rathalos will be the game series' first character that will be both a boss and assist trophy. Other new assist trophies will include Zero from Mega Man X, Knuckles from Sonic The Hedgehog, Krystal from Star Fox Adventures, Shovel Knight from Shovel Knight, and the Moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Previously announced characters that will appear as assist trophies include Bomberman, the Squid Sisters from Splatoon, and additional Pokémon such as Bewear and Solgaleo. More than 50 assist trophies will appear in the game.

More than 900 music tracks for more than 28 hours of music will be available. Players will be able to choose tracks be series, and music from a series will be available to listen to while playing any of its related stages.

New items will include the Banana Gun, Killing Edge, Bomber, Death's Scythe, Staff, Ramblin' Evil Mushroom, and Rage Blaster.

The game's previously announced Echo Fighters are Daisy (for Peach), Lucina (for Marth), and Dark Pit (for Pit). The characters will have slightly different properties than the characters they mirror, but they will have the same moves.

Nintendo will offer a GameCube controller that can be used with the Switch for the game. All of the characters' amiibo figures will be compatible.

The game will launch for the Nintendo Switch on December 7.

Sources: Nintendo's YouTube channel and website

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