Nintendo announces final two characters of 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'

Watch the Final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct Live!

Watch the Final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct Live!

Nintendo has confirmed Super Smash Bros.

We'd heard rumors of the so-far unannounced fighters after a convincing Smash Bros leak, which seemed to show a full roster also including Shadow the Hedgehog and a host of other lesser-known Nintendo characters - but they were nowhere to be seen.

Nintendo announced that they felt as though there wasn't any place for collectible trophies this time out - saying that they were a ton of extra work too. Ultimate, the company announced that both Ken from Street Fighter and Incineroar from Pokemon will be joining the roster. He'll have unique attack animations reminiscent of his moves in Capcom's fighting game series, however, and he'll also be slightly faster than Ryu. You'll explore a map and encounter other fighters.

The online mode will try to prioritize finding opponents that are nearby, and Nintendo recommends buying an Ethernet adapter for the Switch to get more stable connections.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will include every single fighter ever featured in the series' almost two-decade run, making it one of the biggest crossover events in gaming history. The game's creator Masahiro Sakurai said he wants to keep the new adventure mode a secret until the game launches, but the trailer hints that you'll have to battle the evil spirit characters over the course of the World of Light campaign in order to save everyone.

Speaking of Mii Fighters, they get a bunch of new outfits including Yiga Clan, Splatoon 2, Ribbon Girl, Chibi-Robo, Ray Mk III, and Toy-Con.

Each set will contain a new playable character (not an Echo Fighter variant of an existing one, like Dark Samus), a new stage and several music tracks. A season pass will be available called a Fighters Pass, which will offer all five of the scheduled DLC characters once they become available.

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