Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Roster Has All Previous Characters; Here's Every One

Everyone is here. The impossible is possible.

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Nintendo's upcoming Super Smash Bros. game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, was finally revealed during the company's E3 2018 Direct presentation. As the company began to rattle off the roster of playable characters, there was one thing that slowly became increasingly clear: Everyone is here.

Every single character who has ever appeared in a Super Smash Bros. game--from the original 12 characters featured in the Nintendo 64 title, all the way up to the latest DLC characters made and released for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U--will be included as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

This, of course, includes characters who originate from non-Nintendo series, like Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series and Cloud from Final Fantasy VII, as well as characters that have only appeared once before, like Young Link, Pichu, and Star Wolf.

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All characters will undergo some mechanical changes and balances--some significant, some minor. For example, Link's bombs can now be remotely detonated. Generally speaking, all Final Smash moves will have more immediate effects--those who previously had long-lasting transformations like Bowser and Little Mac will have harder hitting versions, but they won't last as long. Some characters will have cosmetic adjustments--the Wii Sports Trainer will have a new face, for whatever reason.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will also feature two new characters: Inking Girl (or Boy) from the Splatoon series and Ridley, the archenemy of Samus Aran from the Metroid series. While the new game's roster will not include everyone from the outset--Nintendo teased the starting lineup may be as small as that of original N64 game--Nintendo is hoping to reward players by unlocking characters frequently, giving them a feeling of constant progression.

Here's a list of all the confirmed characters, in alphabetical order:

  1. Bayonetta
  2. Bowser
  3. Bowser Jr.
  4. Captain Falcon
  5. Charizard
  6. Cloud
  7. Corrin
  8. Dark Pit
  9. Diddy Kong
  10. Donkey Kong
  11. Dr. Mario
  12. Duck Hunt
  13. Falco
  14. Fox
  15. Ganondorf
  16. Greninja
  17. Ice Climbers
  18. Ike
  19. Inkling
  20. Ivysaur
  21. Jigglypuff
  22. King Dedede
  23. Kirby
  24. Link
  25. Little Mac
  26. Lucario
  27. Lucas
  28. Lucina
  29. Luigi
  30. Mario
  31. Marth
  32. Mega Man
  33. Meta Knight
  34. Mewtwo
  35. Mii Brawler
  36. Mii Gunner
  37. Mii Swordfighter
  38. Mr. Game & Watch
  39. Ness
  40. Olimar
  41. Pac-Man
  42. Palutena
  43. Peach
  44. Pichu
  45. Pikachu
  46. Pit
  47. Pokemon Trainer
  48. Ridley
  49. R.O.B.
  50. Robin
  51. Rosalina & Luma
  52. Roy
  53. Ryu
  54. Samus
  55. Sheik
  56. Shulk
  57. Snake
  58. Sonic
  59. Squirtle
  60. Toon Link
  61. Villager
  62. Wario
  63. Wii Fit Trainer
  64. Wolf
  65. Yoshi
  66. Young Link

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released on December 7, 2018. It will also support GameCube controllers and every previous Super Smash Bros. Amiibo.

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