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Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

King K. Rool Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

King K. Rool Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Similar to the limited edition of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros.

As if Nintendo's E3 announcement about every single playable fighter being available in Super Smash Bros.

Simon's signature stage is Dracula's Castle, which includes cameos from all the series' most iconic bosses, including, naturally enough, Dracula himself. Ultimate, but don't worry if that's too much righteousness for you - King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country series is on his way, too. Of these, only Simon and King K. Rool are entirely new, as Richter, Chrom, and Dark Samus are all echo characters that are essentially clones of other fighters. According to Polygon, Nintendo is toying with us all, by placing "purple and yellow" chairs behind Sakurai during the latest Smash broadcast. Ultimate Limited Edition yet and it seems to be exclusive to Europe at this juncture. They're not all new, of course - in fact, all the N64 stages will reappear in their old low-poly glory - but many are, including New Donk City Hall. Players will be able to turn off hazards for each stage, allowing them to fight without the stage acting as an enemy too.

Last but not least here, to show the upgraded looks from the original versions a side-by-side was shown of Kirby's Fountain of Dreams, aka the most gorgeous Smash Bros. stage ever.

Some say the best way to play Smash is with a GameCube controller.

Game director Mashiro Sakurai gave viewers a deep dive into some game modes the new title will have to offer when it launches on December 7 for the Nintendo Switch. For assists, we have Zero from the Mega Man X series, Knuckles from Sonic The Hedgehog, Krystal from Star Fox Adventures, Rathalos from the Monster Hunter series, Shovel Knight, and the evil Moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The Direct also showed a glimpse of the Tourney Mode in Ultimate, which supports up to 32 players and can mix-and-match players in with CPU opponents. Smashdown mode forces players to choose new characters, as each elimination removes previously selected fighters from the options.

Squad Strike: When playing Squad Strike, players will participate in 5-on-5 or 3-on-3 skirmishes, with each player using either five or three consecutive fighters in one battle.

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