Europe is getting a Smash Ultimate limited edition

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Returns with Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Way More Info

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Returns with Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Way More Info

Nintendo just held a special Direct presentation for Super Smash Bros.

In Smash Bros Ultimate, players will have 103 stages to choose from, which is nearly double the amount found on Smash Bros Wii U. You'll also be able to turn on "stage morphing", which will show the stage switch out with a new one in the middle of a match. But before we get to that... Dubbed the Smash Bros.

The Direct opened with an announcement that nearly wasn't a surprise: Simon Belmont, the protagonist of the original 1986 Castlevania, is joining the fray in Ultimate, complete with his trademark axe, holy water, cross-shaped boomerang, and health-restoring pot roasts.

As far as content goes, it's also a great fit.

The legendary vampire hunter will whip his way into the Nintendo Switch fighting game, series creator Masahiro Sakurai said in Wednesday's Nintendo Direct video.

Here's his big debut, which begins with King Dedede trolling Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. The Donkey Kong Country villain can fire his crown as a boomerang and summon a giant cannon for his Final Smash.

As seen in the video below, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character trailers above as well as the entire Nintendo Direct. And Nintendo confirmed two more fan-requested characters are joining the Smash Bros. roster as Echo Fighters: Dark Samus from the Metroid Prime series, and Chrom from Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Stages are now listed in the order they were added to the series, just like the characters.

Remember how the original Super Smash Bros. had nine stages, assuming you unlocked Mushroom Kingdom?

The game will feature 103 stages, or 100 if Battlefield/Big Battlefield/Final Destination are excluded, and all stages are unlocked from the start. One is based on New Donk City from Super Mario Odyssey, complete with Mayor Pauline performing background music with her four-man band. Naturally, Simon's Echo Fighter is Richter, who has his own rad poses and moves, and Alucard is available as an Assist Trophy.

Final Smashes now have a meter that can be filled to perform a slightly weaker version of the attack than the Smash Ball allows. "Mankind ill needs a savior such as you".

Simon's joined in Smash by his descendant Richter - the protagonist of Castlevania: Dracula X on the SNES, which was a sort of simplified remake of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood for the Turbo Duo-as an "echo fighter". Luckily, Castlevania series star Simon Belmont was on hand to save the mascot's harvested soul. Fans were understandably concerned. Some took this to mean that Luigi had been officially killed off. I'm pretty sure that makes him undead, one of the things he fears most in this terrifying world.

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