It’s the one that every Switch fan couldn’t wait to get more details on, and Nintendo haven’t let us down, as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate really looks the goods.
Where do we start? OK, the roster: Mario, Samus, Kirby, Bowser, Link, Donkey Kong, Fox, Marth, Zelda, Sheik, Villager, Mewtwo, Meta Knight, Sonic, Peach, Pikachu, Ice Climbers, Captain Falcon, Zero Suit Samus, Squirtle, Wii Fit trainer, Ness, Lucas, Ryu, Hanondorf, Ike, Cloud, Jigglypuff, Roy, Olimar, Pac-Man, Diddy Kong, Lucario, Lucina, Robin, Bayonetta, Mr Game and Watch, ROB, Dr Mario, Duck Hunt, King Dedede, Snake (yeah!) and… more!
So many more, in fact, that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features EVERY fighter in the history of the game series – as director Masahiro Sakurai says, it’s the biggest crossover in gaming history. It’s a hard claim to dispute.
There will also be new players, such as Metroid‘s Ridley and eight Inklings, and classic players will be tweaked here and there. For example, Mario is now joined by his Odyssey buddy Cappy.
It’s been built specifically for the Switch, rather than being a Wii U port, and sees the return of manic eight-player battles.
Control options will abound, including the ability to use those classic GameCube controllers that suit the game ever so well, along with their modern-day incarnations.
New assist trophies, stages and techniques were also examined, in what could easily become the biggest title for the Switch so far when it hits on… wait for it… December 7 this year!