Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Shares New Fighters, Adventure Mode, Story

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just around the corner, this week marked the final Nintendo Direct that the game would be receiving, and with it, the revelation of a pretty substantial amount of much-needed information for the title. With hype continuing to mount around the Nintendo Switch exclusive title, as well as a substantial amount of untruthful leaks and rumors, the reception of the Direct was mixed, but if anything, there’s absolutely a whole lot of reasons to get excited.

First and foremost, we now have a complete roster of on-launch fighters for the title, with the announcement that Ken from Street Fighter, Incineroar from Pokémon, and Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros. In addition to this, Nintendo announced that we’ll be seeing the addition of five more fighters at later dates through DLC, though even director Masahiro Sakurai doesn’t seem to know who those five will be given the already 74 fighter strong lineup.

Following on from this, we now have confirmation of the game’s burgeoning campaign mode, “World of Light”, which looks to add something completely new to the Super Smash Bros. series. The announcement and reveal for this mode, in particular, had me completely in awe, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out. It also proves that Sakurai is still very much a loving father towards Kirby and that he’d never let harm come to such an adorable child. 

Lastly, we had a number of different systems and modes broken down for us, including the game’s new spirit system that will have players collecting various spirits after fights as a replacement to the previous trophy system. 

Set to be released worldwide on December 7, 2018, I can’t wait to get my hands on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and see what the title has to offer, already positioning itself as the most expansive release in the history of the franchise. Those interested in checking out further information on the upcoming title, be sure to check out Nintendo’s official website.

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