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Everything You Need to Know About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The world’s most crowd-pleasing fighting game…

Just in time for Christmas. I grew up in a Nintendo family, playing all sorts of Mario games as a kid and one of the favorites is Super Smash Bros. As a matter of fact, a few times out of the year my buddies and I get together for a bro’s night and play Smash until the wee hours of the morning. We wish we could do it every weekend, but our significant other’s wouldn’t seem to like that.

Mark your calendars for December 7, as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate makes its way to the Nintendo Switch platform. It will be similar to Smash 4 on the Wii U, but it also has a lot more going on. It’ll have every character ever in any Smash Bros. game, and a few new characters like Metroid’ enemy Ridley, and Splatoon characters. It’ll also work with GameCube controllers.

Watch Nintendo break the game down below.

What else can we expect from the upcoming game?

According to Kotaku, several quality-of-life updates will make more confusing aspects more comprehensible to new players, too. A small box will appear when a fighter is off-screen but not eliminated, indicating where that fighter is in relation to their opponents and the stage. Also, more fighters with abilities that rely on cooldowns or limited resources will have meters near their damage percentages. Now, when Robin is running low on magic resources, you’ll know just how low.

I like this feature a lot, players will choose what map they play on before they choose their fighters. That’ll definitely help me to know if I should use Charizard or not.

Players who love items have a lot to look forward to. Thankfully, Smash Ultimate promises to make final Smash attacks “straight to the point,” according to Smash director Masahiro Sakurai. Fans who complain that these huge, cinematic abilities disrupt the flow of fights might finally start embracing Smash balls.

While they’ve completely redone the game for the Nintendo Switch, it seems as though it will be moderately different from Smash 4, but that’s not a bad thing.

Get ready for mildly different character designs, new final smash attacks and more expressive facial expressions for everyone.

 

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