Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Ditto is in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate & That's Important

Ditto is in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate & That's Important

Ultimate Direct, and, as you would expect, it was jam-packed with exciting info, including the reveal of two debuting characters, as well as new "Echo Fighters", Assist Trophies, stages, modes, and more!

Here's the breakdown of all the new additions if you missed the livestream.

It's all a means to introduce Simon and Richter Belmont, the two primary heroes of the Castlevania franchise, into the Smash Bros. cast.

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Chrom from the Fire Emblem series and Dark Samus from Metroid will also be showing up as Echo characters. Sakurai hinted that there are more characters to come, so it looks like Ultimate's roster is about to become even more packed. We've come a long way since the Year of Luigi. In case you didn't catch it, 5 new fighters were announced including fan favorite King K. Rool, along with Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont from the Castlevania series. Another new stage is New Donk City Hall, which is based on the location from Super Mario Odyssey. History, including those that were offered through downloadable content (DLC) in the past, alongside a couple of new ones, not all past stages would feature in the game. Ditto turns into fighters on the battlefield in a purple form.

This news follows today's Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will release for Nintendo Switch on December 7th, 2018. Players will have 28 hours worth of music tracks to pick from, but you won't be able to play just any theme music on any stage. Much to a good number of fans disgust, however, it was removed in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. Some of the new Assist Trophies that are joining Super Smash Bros.

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Zero from Mega Man will be a heavy hitting assist trophy, as will Knuckles from the Sonic series. We'll have to see if any more details are shared for this mode as the months pass by. Each main Nintendo console since then has supported the controller, as have all non-handheld installments of the Smash Bros. series. Smashdown mode forces players to choose new characters, as each elimination removes previously selected fighters from the options.

It'll also feature more than 800 tracks to listen to in battle.

Squad Strike - 3v3 or 5v5 battles, with new characters tagging in when a previous one is defeated.

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Some say the best way to play Smash is with a GameCube controller.

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