Simply after we thought we would heard all of it, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate managed to shock us.
As we speak’s Nintendo Direct was absolutely devoted to the incoming Smash Bros sport, which launches on December 7 and is bound to be an enormous vendor over the approaching months.
In it, the ultimate two fighters had been revealed to be Road Fighter’s Ken – an Echo Fighter of Ryu with extra kicking – and the fire-fighting sort Pokemon Incineroar, rounding off the checklist to 74 whole fighters at launch.
We would heard rumors of the so-far unannounced fighters after a convincing Smash Bros leak, which appeared to point out a full roster additionally together with Shadow the Hedgehog and a number of different lesser-known Nintendo characters – however they had been nowhere to be seen…
That is proper, there’s DLC
It seems to be like Nintendo will probably be drip-feeding new characters in paid DLC, with present plans for 5 add-on packs every with a brand-new fighter, new preventing stage, and extra bonus tracks to underscore the motion.
Gamers may also purchase a $24.99 (about £20 / AU$35) Fighters Move to get entry to all 5 as they launch, quite than paying $5.99 per DLC, and also will get an unique Mii Fighter outfit based mostly on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
There is no agency launch dates for the brand new content material – Nintendo stresses they’re nonetheless being labored on – however there is a common expectation that every one 5 packs will launch within the subsequent yr. We additionally know that every new fighter will probably be a fleshed-out character in their very own proper, quite than simply Echo variations of these already on the roster.
We did, nevertheless, get a sneak peak of the subsequent addition –none aside from the Piranha Plant from the Tremendous Mario sequence, who’s now in a position to potter across the sport’s phases in its, eh, plant pot whereas wreaking havoc on Mario and others. You may have to pre-order the sport for this one, although, so should you’re dedicated to this fighter we suggest you do.
Whether or not or not the ‘leaked’ characters will discover their manner is unsure – if there is not any Banjo-Kazooie we’ll really feel very cheated – although the inclusion of Incineroar and Piranha Plant does appear to undermine the leaked picture.
We have run by the Nintendo Direct’s different bulletins – on the long-rumored ‘spirits’ and Spirit Mode, for one – alongside the sport’s different lore and information in our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate hub.