Smash Bros. Ultimate For Switch Contains All Previous Fighters, Plus Ridley And Inklings

The wait is over and we finally have more information about the Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo has announced in their E3 conference that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be the next game in the series and the name is well deserved, as every single character who ever appeared will be returning.

That's right! The characters who have been absent from the series since the days of Melee will be returning. This means that Pichu, the Pokémon Trainer (including Ivysaur and Squirtle), Wolf, Snake, the Ice Climbers, and Young Link will be returning to the series.


A lot of the old and returning characters have been tweaked, with Link receiving moves from Breath of the Wild, and Shulk's Monado Arts being refined so you can select from a menu, rather than having to repeatedly tap the button.

The mechanics of the game have also been altered, with it now being much easier to perform air dodges in different directions. This has been balanced with the fact that repeatedly dodging will decrease the amount of time that a character will be intangible.

A few new and returning stages have been added to the game, such as Moray Towers from Splatoon and the Great Plateau Tower from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. 

Bomberman has also been added to the game as an Assist Trophy. You will also gain points for destroying Assist Trophy characters in certain modes.


The clone characters of the earlier games are now referred to as "Echo Fighters" and a new one has joined their ranks: Princess Daisy is Peach's Echo Fighter and she has been added to the game.

The Final Smashes have also been reworked, so that they are now a lot faster, so as not to break up the flow of the match. This means that characters like Donkey Kong and Wario will have brand new Final Smashes.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will also be compatible with GameCube controllers, which supports the leak of new controllers being in production for the Nintendo Switch.

The final reveal of the trailer was for a character that fans have been asking for since the days of Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. The time has come for Ridley to journey to Final Destination and take his place among the Smash Bros. pantheon.


After years of saying that Ridley is too big for Smash Bros., Sakurai has finally relented and added the villain of the Metroid series to the game. An Amiibo for Ridley and the Inkling Girl was also announced during the Treehouse event, with a Daisy figure coming at a later date.

Masahiro Sakurai made a comment about how the fans shouldn't expect too many new characters, which suggests that Ridley might be the last character added to the game. This is sad news, as the hype surrounding new Smash Bros. character announcements has always been one of the best parts of every Nintendo Direct. It's hard to complain too hard, however, considering how insane the base roster of the game will be.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released for the Nintendo Switch on December 7th.

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