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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Adds Animal Crossing's Isabelle

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: special edition Nintendo Switch console revealed

Nintendo revealed during its Nintendo Direct presentation on Thursday that Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf is joining its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crossover fighting game as a playable character. She will not be an echo fighter.

The presentation also announced a special edition Nintendo Switch console with a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate design.

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. Other new characters include Metroid's Ridley, Castlevania's Simon, and Donkey Kong's King K. Rool. The game will also add new "echo fighters," characters whose move sets closely match another's. These include Castlevania's Richter (for Simon), Fire Emblem's Chrom (for Ike), Metroid's Dark Samus, and Daisy (for Peach).

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.

The game's modes will include Classic Mode, Stamina Battle, Squad Strike, Tourney Mode, Smashdown, and Training.

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.

Sources: Nintendo Direct, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game's website

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