Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game in the Super Smash Bros. series that was released on the Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018. The game is the sixth and final installment in the Super Smash Bros. series (including both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as separate games).


The game was announced at the end of the 3.7.2018 Nintendo Direct, revealing that the Inkling from the Splatoon series are going to be new playable characters in the game. Mario and Link are the first two confirmed veterans returning in this game. Link is also set to use his Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild appearance. On the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, it was confirmed that all the characters that have ever appeared in all the previous Super Smash Bros. games will be featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Ridley from the Metroid series was also revealed in the direct, as well as Daisy, as an Echo Fighter forPeach. During the 8.8.2018 Nintendo Direct, Simon and Richter Belmont, as well as King K. Rool, Dark Samus, and Chrom were revealed as newcomers in the game. Isabelle was revealed as a playable character the following month. During the 11.1.2018 Nintendo Direct, Ken Masters and Incineroar were revealed to be the last newcomers in the base game. Downloadable content was confirmed in the same direct, and Piranha Plant was revealed to be a DLC fighter in the game. After the game launched, it was revealed that Joker from Persona 5 would be the first of five DLC fighters. Hero from Dragon Quest is revealed as the second of the five DLC fighters, as well as Banjo & Kazooie as the third of the five DLC fighters. Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury series was revealed to be the fourth of the five DLC fighters and Byleth from Fire Emblem as the final character for the first Fighters Pass.

During the September 4, 2019 Nintendo Direct, after revealing Terry, it was announced that even more DLC Fighters beyond the five in the Fighters Pass Vol. 1 are in development, as Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will include 6 (7 if Mythra is separated) more playable characters. This number of newcomers was announced during the January 16, 2020 Presentation revealing Byleth. The first fighter will be a character from the ARMS, which was revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini on March 26, 2020. The character is Min Min and she will be released in June 29, 2020. Steve from Minecraft was released on October 13, 2020. Sephiroth from Final Fantasy was revealed on December 10, 2020 and released on Dec. 22, 2020. Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles (announced on February 17, 2021; released on March 4, 2021). Kazuya Mishima of Tekken was announced on June 15, 2021 (released on June 29, 2021) and Sora from Kingdom Hearts will release on October 18, 2021, making him the last DLC character and character in the game.


Non-canon warning: This article or section contains non-canonical information that is not considered to be an official part of the Mario series and/or isn't considered to be part of the series' overall storyline.

List of Characters

Mario from the Mario series, Donkey Kong from the Donkey Kong series, Link from the Zelda series, Samus from the Metroid series, Dark Samus from the Metroid series (Echo Fighter for Samus. Also newcomer. Also unlockable), Yoshi from the Yoshi series, Kirby from the Kirby series, Fox from the Star Fox series and Pikachu from the Pokémon series.


Whole roster minus the DLC characters

Luigi from the Mario series, Ness from the Earthbound series, Captain Falcon from the F-Zero series, Jigglypuff from the Pokémon series, Peach from the Mario series, Daisy from the Mario series (Echo Fighter for Peach. Also newcomer), Bowser from the Mario series, Ice Climbers from the Ice Climbers series, Sheik from the Zelda series, Zelda from the Zelda series, Dr. Mario from the Mario series, Falco from the Star Fox series, Marth from the Fire Emblem series, Lucina from the Fire Emblem series (Echo Fighter for Marth), Young Link from the Zelda series, Ganondorf from the Zelda series, Mewtwo from the Pokémon series, Roy from the Fire Emblem series, Chrom from the Fire Emblem series (Echo Fighter for Roy. Also newcomer), Mr. Game & Watch from the Game & Watch series, Meta Knight from the Kirby series, Pit from the Kid Icarus series, Dark Pit from the Kid Icarus series (Echo Fighter for Pit), Zero Suit Samus from the Metroid series, Wario from the Wario series, Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series, Ike from the Fire Emblem series, Pokémon Trainer (with Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard as Pokémon) from the Pokémon series, Diddy Kong from the Donkey Kong series, Lucas from the Earthbound series, Sonic from the Sonic the Hedgehog, King Dedede from the Kirby series, Olimar/Alph from the Pikmin series, Lucario from the Pokémon series, R.O.B. from the R.O.B. series, Toon Link from the Zelda series, Wolf from the Star Fox series, ect.


There is a total of 26 newcomers in Ultimate. The Newcomers are Dark Samus from the Metroid series , Daisy from the Mario series , Chrom from the Fire Emblem series, Ken from the Street Fighter series, Inkling from the Splatoon series, Ridley from Metroid, Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont from Castlevania, King K. Rool from Donkey Kong,, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, Incineroar from Pokémon,, Piranha Plant from Mario, Joker from Persona, Heroes from Dragon Quest, Banjo and Kazooie from Banjo & Kazooie, Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, Byleth from Fire Emblem, Min Min from ARMS, Steve,Alex , Zombie , and Enderman from Minecraft, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy, Pyra/Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles, Kazuya from Tekken and Sora from Kingdom Hearts.

Echo Fighters

Echo Fighters (previously called "clone fighters") are clone fighters in the game that shares a similar moveset. Lucina and Dark Pit were confirmed to be Echo Fighters along with Daisy introduced as the first newcoming fighter confirmed.

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Connections to the Mario series

There are all veterans fighters from the Mario universe with the two newcomers to the series Daisy and Piranha Plant. Daisy is the only Echo Fighter within the universe with Peach with the same attributes but different aesthetics.

World of Light

There is a sub-area called Molten Fortress based off Bowser's Castle. The locations of Peach and Bowser reference their role in the Super Mario series.

Classic Mode

Most of the fighters' Classic Mode routes and battles reference the Mario series. Mario's Classic Mode route name, "Go around the world" was translated from Japanese; referencing Mario visiting different kingdoms at Super Mario Odyssey. Donkey Kong's Classic Mode route, "Journey to New Donk City" refers to New Donk City Hall as the final stage. In Dark Samus's Classic Mode, the round references Mario Tennis Aces.


There are different spirits from the Mario franchise, including minor characters such as Dimentio and Pauline. Their spirits battles make references to the game, their personality, and appearance.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate received "universal acclaim" reviews and was tagged as a "must-play" game on Metacritic holding a metascore of 93/100 based on 99 critic reviews.[1]


  • This game marks the very first time a regular Piranha Plant has been playable in the entire Mario series.
  • This game marks the 100th performance credit of Charles Martinet as the voice of Mario (despite being archived voices from Brawl), a landmark for which he received a Guinness World Record for the "Most Video Game Voice-Over Performances of a Single Character".


  1. Metascore for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Metacritic, Retrieved March 30, 2020