Nintendo Announces Four New Characters For "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'"

With this expanded roster comes an expanded Amiibo lineup as well! Ditto turns into fighters on the battlefield in a purple form. Well, purists will be in luck when Super Smash Bros. You can play music while the Switch is in sleep mode, and for the first time in the Smash Bros. series, you can create your own song playlists.

Stages and music will be grouped by franchise, so if you're playing on a Legend of Zelda-themed stage, you'll be able to pick any song from The Legend of Zelda franchise as your battle's backing track. It will include the game, a GameCube controller and the GameCube controller adapter.

Simon Belmont wasn't the only Super Smash Bros. Newer items get a full description, while older ones are limited to their key art.

"From Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Alucard arrives as an Assist Trophy in Super #SmashBrosUltimate!"

It'll also feature more than 800 tracks to listen to in battle. Ultimate news for you today: a Limited Edition of the game will be available in Europe. Hats off to Nintendo - they really are blowing away everyone's expectations about Smash Bros. The classic Pokemon Stadium, Unova Pokemon League, Garden of Hope, Brinstar Depths, Summit, Magicant, Gamer, and Final Destination stages were all confirmed to be returning. A 32 player tournament mode is also included.

A new mode called Squad Strike will use 3 or 5 fighters to create elimination matches. The dock will plug into the Switch console itself, seemingly allowing for up to 4 GameCube controllers to be used at any given time.

From there, the stream went through an exhaustive list of new features that Smash fans love to hear about.

Finally, we come to Smashdown, which is indeed a very interesting mode. For the most part they're displayed in release order, letting you spot your favorites easily.

Speaking of earworms, the only thing more stacked than the stage selection is the game's soundtrack. The big question for the rest of the year, for Smash fans, is now going to be what that mode could possibly be. The training mode now has a grid and displays extensive launch distances.

Though we've covered almost every thing that was announced today, it's also worth watching the Direct to see it all in action.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the latest in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series of crossover fighting games. There's even a completely new mode of gameplay which Sakurai teased but did not reveal.

Nintendo demonstrated the main menu for Super Smash Bros. While we wait for the next batch of announcements, let us know if you're excited for this game.

Vanessa Coleman