Full Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Roster: Piranha Plant, Ken, Incineroar, More
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November has just arrived, which means that we're only a little over a month away from the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As one of Nintendo's marquee titles for Switch this year, excitement is incredibly high. After all, it's not everyday you get a Smash Bros. game, and if our hands-on experiences with the game are anything to go by, this new one is rearing up to be the most ambitious yet. In a surprising, yet bold move, Nintendo has made the game to include every single fighter that has ever appeared in a Super Smash Bros. game. Full stop. Heck, the game will even include brand new fighters never before made playable in the franchise's history, like Incineroar from Pokemon, Piranha Plant from Mario (available as free DLC in February via My Nintendo account), and Simon & Richter Belmont from Castlevania.
Across the series' near 20-year history, there have been dozens of fighters. With a total of 74 fighters to play in Ultimate, it might seem difficult to keep track of everyone, especially if you don't have the best memory of past games. Luckily, we've got you covered and have compiled every single character for your reference. Nintendo favorites like Mario, Donkey Kong, and Link are all represented, alongside a variety of cult favorites who you can see in the slides ahead.
With each passing announcement, Ultimate just keeps getting bigger in the character department. Nintendo announced the series would begin incorporating a new type of character called Echo Fighters. These Echo Fighters are essentially reskins of previous characters. But it opens up Ultimate to an entire pantheon of additional fighters who can just adopt the moves of older Smash characters. Ultimate is launching with a few Echo Fighters, such as Princess Daisy who is a reskin of Princess Peach. Aside from characters, there's going to be a plethora of new assist trophies, such as Alucard from Castlevania and Rathalos from Monster Hunter. Not to mention there's also going to be bunch of new stages to fight in as well, which you can find in our feature documenting all the new stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Nintendo announced a bunch of new details during its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct presentation, including its DLC plans to support the game, its starting roster, a new mode called Spirits, and much more. If you want all the juicy details, you can watch the whole thing too.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster is massive. Certainly the biggest we've ever seen in Smash Bros. game so far. So tell us: which character(s) are you most excited about? Don't be afraid, shout it in the comments below!