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 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).
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 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 in the game.
There is a total of 26 newcomers in Ultimate. The Newcomers are Dark Samus from Metroid, Princess Daisy from Mario, Chrom from Fire Emblem, Ken from Street Fighter, Inkling from Splatoon, 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, Heros 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 (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.
- Lucina, an Echo Fighter of Marth.
- Dark Pit, an Echo Fighter of Pit.
- Richter, an Echo Fighter of Simon.
- Daisy, an Echo Fighter of Peach.
- Dark Samus, an Echo Fighter of Samus.
- Chrom, an Echo Fighter of Roy.
- Ken, an Echo Fighter of Ryu.
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
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. 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.
- 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".
- Metascore for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Metacritic, Retrieved March 30, 2020
|Characters||Playable Characters||Banjo and Kazooie • Bayonetta • Bowser • Bowser Jr. (Larry • Morton • Wendy • Iggy • Roy • Lemmy • Ludwig) • Byleth • Captain Falcon • Cloud • Corrin • Diddy Kong • Donkey Kong • Dr. Mario • Duck Hunt • Falco • Fox • Ganondorf • Greninja • Hero • Ice Climbers • Ike • Incineroar • Inkling • Isabelle • Jigglypuff • Joker • Kazuya • King Dedede • King K. Rool • Kirby • Link • Little Mac • Lucario • Lucas • Luigi • Mario • Marth (Lucinaε) • Mega Man • Meta Knight • Mewtwo • Mii (Mii Brawler • Mii Gunner • Mii Swordfighter) • Min Min • Mr. Game & Watch • Mythra • Ness • Olimar (Alph) • Pac-Man • Palutena • Peach (Daisyε) • Pichu • Pikachu • Piranha Plant • Pit (Dark Pitε) • Pokémon Trainer (Charizard • Ivysaur • Squirtle) • Pyra • R.O.B. • Ridley • Robin • Rosalina & Luma • Roy (Chromε) • Ryu (Kenε) • Samus (Dark Samusε)• Sephiroth • Sheik • Shulk • Simon (Richterε) • Snake • Sonic • Sora • Steve (Alex • Enderman • Zombie) • Terry • Toon Link • Villager • Wario • Wii Fit Trainer • Wolf • Yoshi • Young Link • Zelda • Zero Suit Samus|
|Assist Trophies||Alucard • Andross • Arcade Bunny • Ashley • Bomberman • Burrowing Snagret • Chef Kawasaki • Color TV-Game 15 • Dr. Kawashima • Dr. Wright • Ghirahim • Ghosts • Gray Fox • Hammer Bro • Jeff • Kapp'n • Klaptrap • Knuckle Joe • Knuckles • Krystal • Lyn • Metroid • Midna • Mother Brain • Moon • Nikki • Nintendog (Toy Poodle) • Rathalos • Riki • Rodin • Samurai Goroh • Sheriff • Shovel Knight • Squid Sisters • Starfy • Starman • Sukapon • Takamaru • Waluigi • Zero|
|Stages||Stages||3D Land • 75m • Arena Ferox • Balloon Fight • Battlefield • Big Battlefield • Big Blue • Boxing Ring • Bridge of Eldin • Brinstar • Brinstar Depths • Castle Siege • Cloud Sea of Alrest • Coliseum • Corneria • Delfino Plaza • Distant Planet • Dracula's Castle • Dream Land • Dream Land GB • Duck Hunt • Figure-8 Circuit • Final Destination • Flat Zone X • Fountain of Dreams • Fourside • Frigate Orpheon • Gamer • Garden of Hope • Garreg Mach Monastery •Gaur Plain • Gerudo Valley • Golden Plains • Great Bay • Great Plateau Tower • Green Greens • Green Hill Zone • Halberd • Hanenbow • Hollow Bastion • Hyrule Castle • Jungle Japes • Kalos Pokémon League • King of Fighters Stadium • Kongo Falls • Kongo Jungle • Living Room • Luigi's Mansion • Lylat Cruise • Magicant • Mario Bros. • Mario Circuit (Wii U) • Mario Galaxy • Mementos • Midgar • Minecraft World • Mishima Dojo • Moray Towers • Mushroom Kingdom (64) • Mushroom Kingdom II • Mushroom Kingdom U • Mushroomy Kingdom • Mute City SNES • New Donk City Hall • New Pork City • Norfair • Northern Cave • Onett • Pac-Land • Palutena's Temple • Paper Mario • Peach's Castle (64) • PictoChat 2 • Pilotwings • Pirate Ship • Pokémon Stadium • Pokémon Stadium 2 • Port Town Aero Dive • Princess Peach's Castle (Melee) • Prism Tower • Rainbow Cruise • Reset Bomb Forest • Saffron City • Shadow Moses Island • Skyloft • Skyworld • Small Battlefield • Smashville • Spear Pillar • Spiral Mountain • Spirit Train • Spring Stadium • StreetPass™ Quest • Summit • Super Happy Tree • Super Mario Maker • Suzaku Castle • Temple • The Great Cave Offensive • Tomodachi Life • Tortimer Island • Town and City • Umbra Clock Tower • Unova Pokémon League • Venom • WarioWare, Inc. • Wii Fit Studio • Wily Castle • Windy Hill Zone • Wrecking Crew • Wuhu Island • Yggdrasil's Altar • Yoshi's Island (Brawl) • Yoshi's Island (Melee) • Yoshi's Story|
|Items||Items||Assist Trophy • Banana Gun • Barrel • Beam Sword • Beehive • Beetle • Black Hole • Bob-omb • Bombchu • Bomber • Boss Galaga • Bullet Bill • Bumper • Bunny Hood • Capsule • Crate • Cucco • Death's Scythe • Dragoon Parts • Drill • Fake Smash Ball • Fire Flower • Food • Franklin Badge • Golden Hammer • Gooey Bomb • Green Shell • Hammer • Healing Field • Heart Container • Hocotate Bomb • Hothead • Killer Eye • Killing Edge • Launch Star • Lip's Stick • Master Ball • Maxim Tomato • Metal Box • Mr. Saturn • Ore Club • Party Ball • Poison Mushroom • Poké Ball • Rage Blaster • Ramblin' Evil Mushroom • Ray Gun • Rocket Belt • Screw Attack • Smart Bomb • Smash Ball • Spiny Shell • Staff • Star Rod • Super Leaf • Super Mushroom • Super Scope • Superspicy Curry • Timer • Warp Star • X Bomb|