New Characters Announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo has been quite busy developing its hit fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Since the game was revealed back in March, the character announcements have been pouring in from Nintendo, and it was recently revealed in a Nintendo Direct that five more characters will be joining the fight. It boasts the largest roster in the history of Smash.

Thus far, there is a total of 73 characters in the roster of this behemoth of a game, five of which were announced recently: Simon Belmont, Richter Belmont, Dark Samus, Chrom, and King K. Rool. Out of the five characters, Richter, Dark Samus, and Chrom are echo fighters, Chrom being Roy’s echo, Richter being Simon’s, and Dark Samus being — you guessed it — Samus’s echo. All three characters have their own voices, appearance, and animations but their moves and skill sets will be similar to their echo counterparts.

Simon and Richter Belmont hail from the Castlevania series and use their respective whip, crosses, axes and holy water in battle. See them in action in the video below:

King K. Rool, a Donkey Kong Country villain, is a new character to the franchise and will have skills which will mimic those he had in Donkey Kong. Have a look at what he is capable of in the video below:

The echo fighters can be positioned in the character select screen in two different ways. They can either be listed as separate fighters or linked to their counterparts. If players choose to link them, they simply press a button to switch between the two.

The game has over 100 stages to fight in and will launch on December 7 exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Smash game director Masahiro Sakurai stated in the recent Nintendo Direct that a few more characters have yet to be announced, so stay tuned for an expansion to the roster.

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