Here’s everything you need to know coming from the August 8 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct.

Videos

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  • Simon Belmont Revealed!
  • Luigi with poltergust cinematic exploring Dracula’s Castle cinematic
  • Simon based on classic design
  • Whip and classic sub-weapon based attacks.
  • Final Smash coffin attack
  • Dracula’s Castle Stage
  • Richter revealed!
  • Discussing Simon attacks
  • Freely control whip
  • Axe, Cross, Holywater, Uppercut special attacks
  • Final Smash – Grand Cross
  • Dracula’s Castle Stage – Darkest stage in the game.  Break candlesticks for items.  Bosses and monsters from series appear.
  • 34 music tracks from the series including new and classic tunes.
  • Dracula can appear in the stage as a massive deadly stage hazard.  His appearance conditions are a mystery.
  • Alucard assist trophy.
  • Richter is an echo fighter of Simon.  Unique look, voice, and animations.
  • Chrom echo fighter revealed!
  • Dark Samus echo fighter revealed!
  • Choose to display all echo fighters on select screen or stack them over the character they are based on.
  • A few more characters to be announced still.  They plan to reveal every fighter before launch.
  • Stage showcase revealing many stages. Garden of Hope, Pokemon Stadium, Brinstar Depths, Summit, Unovo Pokemon League, Magicant, Gamer, Final Destination.
  • New Donk City Hall new stage to name some
  • Classic N64 stages will retain classic look, while later version stages that return will be updated with new visuals.
  • 103 total stages, over 300 if you include different modes.
  • Turn of stage hazard options.
  • A stage can morph into another stage if you have that option.  Pick two stages and it can morph between both mid battle.
  • My Music feature returns to choose music for stages.
  • Music now organized by series rather than specific stages.
  • More than 800 music tracks.  Around 900 if you include menu music and fanfare.
  • Sound Test available.  Create own playlists to listen to whenever you want.  Play music while screen is off to save battery.
  • Rules – Create own rule sets.   Stamina battle is now a standard option.  Stage selection now before fighter selection.  Sudden death camera zooms in on players now over time.  Chargeable final smash meters are an option, these are weaker than normal.
  • Squad Strike – 5v5 or 3v3 elimination battle.
  • Tourney – Choose number of participants to structure a tournament bracket.
  • Smashdown – Mode where new fighters have to be selected in each sequential battle.
  • Training – exclusive stage available to training mode.  Includes trajectory estimations.
  • Classic Mode returns
  • Banana Gun item
  • Killing Edge item
  • Bomber item
  • Death’s Scythe item
  • Staff item
  • Ramblin’ Evil Mushroom item
  • Rage Blaster item
  • Pokemon – Alolan Exeggucutor, Abra, Solgaleo, Lunala, Mimikyu, Pyukumuku, Alolan Vulpix, Vulpix, Marshadow, Ditto.
  • Assist Trophy – Zero, Knuckles, Krystal, Klaptrap, Kapp’n, Chef Kawasaki, Gray Fox, Nikki, Shovel Knight, Moon, Ashley.
  • Rathalos boss and assist trophy.
  • Main Menu shown off.  Mystery mode on it.  Features dashboard on right side of screen with various options.
  • K. Rool Revealed!  Attacks based on multiple game appearances.
  • Limited Edition version of game announced for Europe that includes Gamecube controller and adapter.