Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct - Full presentation recording and details

You can watch the live presentation above, and we'll be providing written coverage of whatever is discussed below. Let's hope it's an exciting event!

- Simon Belmont is confirmed as playable
- Richter Belmont has been confirmed as playable

Simon's main weapon is his whip, the Vampire Killer. He can move the whip freely. His special attacks are the axe, cross, holy water, and uppercut. His final smash is called the Grand Cross and involves a coffin.

Dracula's Castle is a new stage. It features candle sticks that have items. Bosses from the Castlevania series are included in the stage. The stage will include 30 new and classic songs. Sometimes Dracula will appear in the stage and will attack everyone.

- Alucard will appear as an assist trophy, and is very similar to how he appears in Symphony of the Night.

- Richter Belmont is an echo fighter based on Simon. He has a different look, voice, and animation.

- Chrom and Dark Samus have been revealed as Echo Fighters

- The character select screen lets you display all echo fighters individually, or stack them on icons for the characters they echo.

- Pokemon Stadium, Garden of Hope, Brinstar Depths, Summit, Unova Pokemon League, Magicant, Gamer, Final Destination are all returning

- New Donk City Hall is revealed as a brand-new stage

- The total number of stages as of right now is 103. All stages are available from the start and can be played with 8 players. The order of the stages is the order in which they were originally revealed.

- You can pick two stages and have the game automatically morph between stages as you play

- My Music lets you pick specific tracks for each stage. Tracks are organized by series.

- There are more than 800 music tracks in the game. If you count music and fanfare, the number goes up to 900. There's more than 28 hours of music. There will be Sound Test option as well, and you can create your own playlist. In handheld mode, you can play music with the screen off to just listen/enjoy the music.

- Create your own ruleset to automatically start off each game the same way. Stamina battles included as well. Stage selection comes before fighter selection. You can let the last battle's loser pick the stage if you want. Chargeable Final Smashes are now an option. Fill your meter up to use a weaker Final Smash.

- Battle Mode now has Squad Strike, which is a 3 on 3 or 5 on 5 elimination-style battle.

- Tourney Mode lets you choose the number of players/CPU participants for a bracket. Supports up to 32 players.

Smashdown Mode removes fighters after they've been used once, whittling down your choices for subsequent rounds.

Training Mode features an exclusive stage that features a grid. It can also display launch distance.

Classic Mode single player is returning where each fighter has a set series of stages/opponents

New items: Banana Gun, Killing Edge, Bomber, Death's Scythe, Staff, Ramblin' Evil Mushroom, Rage Blaster

New Pokemon from Pokeballs: Alolan Exeggutor, Abra, Solgaleo, Lunala, Mimikyu, Pyukumuku, Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix, Marshadow, Ditto

New Assist Trophies: Zero, Knuckles, Krystal, Klaptrap, Kapp'n, Chef Kawasaki, Gray Fox, Nikki, Shovel Knight, Moon from Majora's Mask, and Rathaloss (can also be a stage boss)

- King K. Rool is playable in Smash Bros. Ultimate! There's also a new Donkey Kong Country-style stage.


Top Rated Comment
Wed Aug 08 18 11:07am
Rating: 17

Ok, I just gotta ask: how does it feel to be so wrong so many times in a roll?
- You claimed switch was gonna fail, it definitely didn't.
People claim that Nintendo consoles of late are only bought by fanboys, the latest NPD data showed that's really not the case, with 70% owning at least another console. The success they are seeing is undeniable!
- Then arms was gonna be a flop, turned out to be a million seller.
- Labo was sure to disappoint, much to everyone's surprise it sold more than a million and continues to feature regularly on the UK 40 chart (arguably one of the worst market for anything Nintendo).
- With octopath there was just no way the thing would succeed, what with it being a full priced niche genre with retro graphics to boot... Million seller even despite all the shortages and mismanagement
This last one is just the cherry on top! Tell me? How does all that crow taste? Is it really that salty?
I'm not saying you shouldn't stick to your own opinions, but know that in the end that's all they really are, opinions!
I'm mostly a Nintendo only guy (and since the switch, my 3ds and WiiU have been retired) and I'm looking forward to a lot of games coming this year - not to mention my huge backlog of titles I've already amassed! And I haven't bought a single Mario or Smash game my whole life...

On more related to the story note,our KKKrool guy must be over the moon right now! Smile

Join us in the IRC~ =D

My bucket to collect the tears is ready.

To be honest I'm not that bothered with this, I own Smash on Wii U, so this isn't any great departure from that. And after their E3 presentation which bored many people to tears, they really shouldn't have focused so heavily on this game. I'll catch up later, and the only real new thing we're bound to learn is a new character and that appears to have been leaked. If you're not into Smash Bros. or Pokemon you're kind out of luck as far as big games go this year. Whatever about Smash, I definitely couldn't care less about Pokemon. Neither Smash nor Pokemon are entirely new games. They're updated ports/remasters.

Your complete and total dedication to being wrong is quite honestly breathtaking.

Wed Aug 08 18 10:04am
(Updated 1 time)

O.K. so I watched the start. It was so obvious that this was a Castlevania reveal. We knew about Simon Belmont but Richter was a surprise.

Edit: I can stop watching it now. I'd say that's the surprises out of the way. The timer seems to suggest this is 90 minutes long(that can't be right). Good luck with that, no way am I sitting through an hour and a half.

It barely lasted half an hour... Go bavk and watch it

Oh hay it's that one Kremlin dude

that new mode.....single player?

Wed Aug 08 18 10:30am
Rating: 1

The King is back after soooo many years T.T

I joked about Pyukumuku taking Spewpa's spot as being the next epic joke Pokemon to be in Smash Bros.


Richter and his godlike OST was the main highlight for me in all seriousness and K Rool looks fun to play too so my friends should be happy~

Jesus christ monkey balls.

So, Simon, Richter, Chrom, Dark Samus, and finally King K. Rool.

That was amazing, even better than I thought. Those CGi trailers were SO well made, too. Might be the best ones of all so far. XD

I am SO happy about this Smash.

I can't believe how many new characters they revealed. Pretty awesome stuff.

King K. Rool's appearance should make some people happy.

Waluigi wasn't announced... This direct was ©ฯ@? </joke>
This game will be the best nintendo museum ever created

I fully expect now that Waluigi will be the last character they announce for the game.

Thu Aug 09 18 12:24am
Rating: 1

Clearly someone has to take Luigi's spot now that they've killed him. Sad

So no new Subspace Emissary mode. As expected. So unless you happen to have a lot of friends able to come to your place at a moment's notice this game is gonna be kinda useless.

I think that hidden mode could be some sort of campaign/story mode but we shall see.

Don't say that... there's always the online play! As usual only requiring what you pay for your own Internet provider access to join the fun!..


Wed Aug 08 18 10:58am
Rating: 1

So, originally I wasn't that hyped, but this Direct has changed my mind. Preordered on Amazon today for 20% off. So many stages! This really is Nintendo Ultimate.

I've never gotten a smash game before, but I must say I'm tempted for the music alone!

This just has to put the nail in the "its just a port" coffin. I mean, morphable stages alone is beyond awesome!

I'm just so happy for the people who got their dream fighters in the game at long last! This game rules.

It was obviously not just an upgraded port from the E3 showing. And if people still insist it is then they are either unknowing of what a port is or just trolling!

I'm at work now, so I'll watch it when I get home. Even got some beers ready ;)

But this game, from what I read now, just looks ultimate awesomeness Smile

Wed Aug 08 18 12:02pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

Colour me surprised. I honestly didn’t expect more characters. Good for them. Glad to see so many happy about King K Rool, but I honestly don’t get it 😂. Ah well - happy you’re happy.

I’ll admit I was somewhat underwhelmed by the showing at E3 but I’m convinced now that this is the Ultimate Smash Bros. game.

No ARMS playable characters or assist trophies?? Surprising.. :/

No way ARMS would be snubbed at this point. There’s a surprise left in Sakurai’s hat no doubt.

Very nice Smash Direct. The talk of Castlevania music was particularly relevant to me because that's the main reason I wanted Simon in Smash. The series has amazing music and I can't wait to smash to Bloody Tears. Smile

Simon Belmont. I have been hoping for him for years now. And he looks amazing. This really is my #1 crossed off the list.

Glad to see Shovel Knight included, sad he's not playable, but happy he's part of it at all.

If the game wrapped up like this, I'd be sated. But if I had any remaining choices left, it would be Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden and Banjo-Kazooie.

I hope the Minecraft stage rumor is true.

I wish Atari and Midway (Warner Bros) would get some representation. I'd totally want Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat in there in some way, complete with doing his lame, censored ice-block Fatality. The MK gang have been in a "T" game before "Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe). After all we've seen, it's not impossible.

I mean, Melee was rated Teen. Of course this was before E10+ existed, but this series isn’t a stranger to that rating. In fact, I expect it to be rated Teen regardless of who else shows up.

OK, so I just watched it (home from work now) And damn! This looks great! People can finally shut the flying phuck up about it being a port now!

And there is still more info to be revealed.

Oh and it's OBVIOUS that there will be some kind of story mode here. Excited I am (Yoda voice)


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