Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the latest Smash Bros game in the franchise, and Nintendo is setting it up to be the best one yet. Here's everything you need to know about Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Release date

Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be released Dec. 7, right in the midst of the holiday season.


Perhaps the best part about Super Smash Bros Ultimate is that every single fighter from previous Smash Bros games will be included in the roster, ​as well as some additional faces. For new faces to the franchise in Ultimate, there's Dark Samus, Daisy, Chrom, Ken, Inkling, Ridley, Simon, Richter, King K. Rool, Isabel, Incineroar, and ​Piranha Plant

There are rumors Shadow and Geno will be included in the roster at some point, but Nintendo has not confirmed them. About 70 characters are set to be in the game, with slightly more on the way through DLC.

Other Content

​Super Smash Bros Ultimate will have the most content of any Smash Bros game. There has been more than 100 unique stages announced to so far, and all of those stages will have two other forms: one where hazards are off, and one where it is just one flat platform. That means there's technically over 300 different stages to play Ultimate on!

Ultimate will also have one of the most extensive soundtracks ever made, boasting over 800 music tracks for players to listen to. Players will be able to customize which songs are played during battle, extending the control they have over their experience.

Different Mechanics

The most important thing that Smash fans need to realize is that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not just a port of Smash 4. It is more like Smash 4 than it is Super Smash Bros. Melee, but it is still unique. It slightly faster than Smash 4, and some techniques used in other games have been eliminated. 

For instance, players will no longer be able to run through another player to get behind them. All characters have full collision, meaning that running into another player will push them. This eliminates a lot of crossup and mixup opportunities, but adds the ability to push your opponent around and get them out of center stage. 

Re-grabbing the ledge is no longer as appealing as it used to be. There will still be ledge trumping in Ultimate, but if a player re-grabs the ledge before landing on stage, the invincibility frames are shortened for each successive re-grab until a certain point where the player is no longer allowed to re-grab the ledge.

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