The 5th installment in the Super Smash Bros. series releases in a few days for the Nintendo Switch, and here at Daily Gaming Report we like to keep the community informed. Here’s everything we know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Being developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd., this installment doesn’t deviate from the norm in that sense or really any other. It sticks pretty closely to the formula of a Smash Bros. Game, a winning formula I should add.
Gameplay and Additions
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster is the largest of any previous game in the series with 74 characters in game at launch. All but 11 of these characters are returning from previous Smash games these new characters include Nintendo staples such as Ridley, and King K. Rool, and newer faces on the scene like the Inklings from Splatoon. However, the roster will see additions with 6 planned DLC Characters, the first of which being Piranha Plant. Another feature bolstering the roster are the Echo Fighters, a fighter that shares the same moveset with another but can have unique idle animations, taunts, final smashes, and some attack properties. The 63 returning fighters are made up of all the characters who have appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series in the vain of Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.
7 new stages have been added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with a total of 106. New stages include the likes of the Great Plateau Tower from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or New Donk City Hall. The new Stage Morph mode allows players to select their 2 favorite maps and have them transition into one another on a random or set time interval. You no longer need to fret about having a slow lumbering character on a fast action paced map, in Ultimate you now select the map before your character.
A whole new world
One of the key features Ultimate brings to the table is the new single player experience World of Light. The trailer shows the roster being destroyed one by one with a lone survivor, the loveable pink puff ball of cannibalism, Kirby.
Ready To Fight!
If you feel worn out by vanilla Smash Bros., Ultimate brings new game modes into the fold including Squad Strike, a mode where you can battle with 3 or 5 fighters one after another after being eliminated. An alternative mode is Smashdown where a character is locked out after being eliminated forcing you choose another. Spirit Battles are perhaps the most interesting new game mode. You select your fighter then choose spirits you wish to give you specific buffs, each spirit having unique traits. To earn spirits you must complete a battle on the Spirit Board or in the World of Light adventure mode against a fighter using the spirit you want but there is a catch. These battles have very specific challenges you must complete to win so it;s not as simple as spamming moves. Some minor changes have been added to specific game modes like in timed matches the player in the lead will occasionally flash, or the number of stocks will be larger therefore easier to see. Assist Trophies are back in a big way they now can be damaged and even knocked out and they now will add a kill to your score when doing so.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases on the 7th of December right in time to challenge all you unwilling In-Laws to a game you’re clearly better at for the holidays. If you liked this article be sure to comment and share with your friends.