Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Release date(s): December 7th, 2018

Game InfoBox
Smash Ultimate Box Art.png
North American box art.
Developer(s) Sora Ltd., Bandai Namco
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Release date(s) December 7th, 2018 (all regions)
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Game Chronology
<-- Super Smash Bros. 4 Last Game Out
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (known in Japan as 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL Great Fray Smash Bros. SPECIAL) is the fifth entry in the Super Smash Bros. series of platform fighting games, set to release on December 7th, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. It was first announced under the pending title Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch on March 8th, 2018 during a Nintendo Direct, then revealed on June 12th, 2018 during Nintendo's E3 presentation.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features every fighter from all older games in the series, including those who appeared only in one title prior. Currently, a total of 65 fighters have been confirmed for the game, not counting Echo Fighters (the official term for clone fighters) such as Lucina, Dark Pit, and Daisy. A couple of other new fighters have also been announced, being the Inklings from Splatoon and Ridley from Metroid, though there may be more in the works.

Despite the massive roster, a new game will start the player off with only the fighters from the original Super Smash Bros., with the rest being unlockable.

Series Picture Character Availability
Mario Mario SSBU.png Mario Starter
Luigi SSBU.png Luigi Unlockable
Peach SSBU.png Peach Unlockable
Daisy SSBU.png Daisy Unlockable
(Echo Fighter of Peach; new challenger)
Bowser SSBU.png Bowser Unlockable
Dr. Mario SSBU.png Dr. Mario Unlockable
Rosalina & Luma SSBU.png Rosalina & Luma Unlockable
Bowser Jr. SSBU.png Bowser Jr. Unlockable
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong SSBU.png Donkey Kong Starter
Diddy Kong SSBU.png Diddy Kong Unlockable
The Legend of Zelda Link SSBU.png Link Starter
Sheik SSBU.png Sheik Unlockable
Zelda SSBU.png Zelda Unlockable
Young Link SSBU.png Young Link Unlockable
Ganondorf SSBU.png Ganondorf Unlockable
Toon Link SSBU.png Toon Link Unlockable
Metroid Samus SSBU.png Samus Starter
Zero Suit Samus SSBU.png Zero Suit Samus Unlockable
Ridley SSBU.png Ridley Unlockable
(new challenger)
Yoshi Yoshi SSBU.png Yoshi Starter
Kirby Kirby SSBU.png Kirby Starter
Meta Knight SSBU.png Meta Knight Unlockable
King Dedede SSBU.png King Dedede Unlockable
Star Fox Fox SSBU.png Fox Starter
Falco SSBU.png Falco Unlockable
Wolf SSBU.png Wolf Unlockable
Pokémon Pikachu SSBU.png Pikachu Starter
Jigglypuff SSBU.png Jigglypuff Unlockable
Pichu SSBU.png Pichu Unlockable
Mewtwo SSBU.png Mewtwo Unlockable
Pokémon Trainer SSBU.png Pokémon Trainer Unlockable
Lucario SSBU.png Lucario Unlockable
Greninja SSBU.png Greninja Unlockable
Earthbound/Mother Ness SSBU.png Ness Unlockable
Lucas SSBU.png Lucas Unlockable
F-Zero Captain Falcon SSBU.png Captain Falcon Unlockable
Ice Climber Ice Climbers SSBU.png Ice Climbers Unlockable
Fire Emblem Marth SSBU.png Marth Unlockable
Lucina SSBU.png Lucina Unlockable
(Echo Fighter of Marth)
Roy SSBU.png Roy Unlockable
Ike SSBU.png Ike Unlockable
Robin SSBU.png Robin Unlockable
Corrin SSBU.png Corrin Unlockable
Game & Watch Mr. Game & Watch SSBU.png Mr. Game & Watch Unlockable
Kid Icarus Pit SSBU.png Pit Unlockable
Dark Pit SSBU.png Dark Pit Unlockable
(Echo Fighter of Pit)
Palutena SSBU.png Palutena Unlockable
Wario Wario SSBU.png Wario Unlockable
Metal Gear Snake SSBU.png Snake Unlockable
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic SSBU.png Sonic Unlockable
Pikmin Olimar SSBU.png Olimar Unlockable
Gyromite/Stack Up R.O.B. SSBU.png R.O.B. Unlockable
Animal Crossing Villager SSBU.png Villager Unlockable
Mega Man Mega Man SSBU.png Mega Man Unlockable
Wii Fit Wii Fit Trainer SSBU.png Wii Fit Trainer Unlockable
Punch Out! Little Mac SSBU.png Little Mac Unlockable
Super Smash Bros. Mii Fighters SSBU.png Mii Fighters Unlockable
PAC-MAN Pac-Man SSBU.png Pac-Man Unlockable
Xenoblade Shulk SSBU.png Shulk Unlockable
Duck Hunt Duck Hunt SSBU.png Duck Hunt Unlockable
Street Fighter Ryu SSBU.png Ryu Unlockable
FINAL FANTASY Cloud SSBU.png Cloud Unlockable
Bayonetta Bayonetta SSBU.png Bayonetta Unlockable
Splatoon Inkling SSBU.png Inkling Unlockable
(new challenger)

Kirby (as a fighter)

Kirby in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Kirby returns as a series veteran. Being part of the 'Perfect Attendance Crew', Kirby will be among the starter characters. He appears to retain most of his standard moves, along with his Final Smash, Ultra Sword. He appears to once again have his Burning dash attack from Melee.

King Dedede (as a fighter)

King Dedede in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

King Dedede returns in this title, as an unlockable fighter. His move-set appears relatively unchanged, but he now has the ability to inhale his Gordos after tossing them, then spit them back out again. His Final Smash has changed, now involving tossing his opponent into a boxing ring, then attacking them as Masked Dedede.

Meta Knight (as a fighter)

Meta Knight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Meta Knight returns in this title, as an unlockable fighter. His move-set appears relatively unchanged. One of his alternate costumes gives him Galacta Knight's mask.


The Following stages have been confirmed so far:

  • 3D Land
  • 75 m
  • Arena Ferox
  • Balloon Fight
  • Battlefield
  • Big Blue
  • Boxing Ring
  • Bridge of Eldin
  • Castle Siege
  • Coliseum
  • Corneria
  • Distant Planet
  • Dream Land (64)
  • Duck Hunt
  • Final Destination
  • Find Mii
  • Fourside
  • Frigate Orpheon
  • Gaur Plain
  • Great Bay
  • Great Plateau Tower
  • Green Greens
  • Green Hill Zone
  • Hyrule Castle
  • Kalos Pokémon League
  • Kongo Falls (previously known in Melee as Kongo Jungle.)
  • Luigi's Mansion
  • Lylat Cruise
  • Magicant
  • Mario Circuit (Both Brawl's and SSB4's version)
  • Mario Galaxy
  • Midgar
  • Moray Towers
  • Mushroom Kingdom 2
  • Mushroom Kingdom U
  • Mushroomy Kingdom
  • New Donk City
  • New Pork City
  • Norfair
  • Onett
  • Pokémon Stadium
  • Port Town Aero Dive
  • Pilot Wings
  • Princess Peach's Castle
  • Prism Tower
  • Saffron City
  • Shadow Moses Island
  • Skyloft
  • Skyworld
  • Smashville
  • Spear Pillar
  • Spirit Train
  • Suzaku Castle
  • Summit
  • Temple
  • Town and City
  • The Great Cave Offensive
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Tortimer Island
  • Town and City
  • Umbra Clock Tower
  • Unova Pokémon League
  • WarioWare, Inc.
  • Wii Fit Studio
  • Wily Castle
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Wuhu Island
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Yoshi's Story

In addition, all stages have 'Battlefield' and 'Ω' (flat final destination-style) forms as well.

Kirby Stages

So far, all Kirby series stages shown have been returning stages from older titles. These include the following:


A number of Kirby series items appear in this title. These are as follows:

Assist Trophies


No information is known yet about trophies in this title.


  • This is the second Super Smash Bros. title with official Chinese support. The first one is the original Super Smash Bros., localized and released on iQue Player in 2005.
  • When introducing every fighter in Masahiro Sakurai's E3 2018 presentation of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Meta Knight appears together with Mewtwo. This could be a reference to the similar Japanese titles of Revenge of Meta Knight (メタナイトの逆襲) and Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (ミュウツーの逆襲), both depicting them as the main antagonist.
  • In the Japanese and Chinese versions, Echo Fighters are called Dash Fighters and are labeled with the dash punctuation mark in their number (e.g. 13 Peach and 13' Daisy). In the English version, they are labeled ɛ, which stands for echo (e.g. 13 Peach and 13ɛ Daisy).
  • Pit's new Final Smash is similar to how the Dragoon is used in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Video Gallery

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - E3 2018
(presentation by Masahiro Sakurai)

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu SPECIAL
Great Fray Smash Brothers SPECIAL
Chinese 任天堂明星大乱斗 特别版 (chs)
任天堂明星大亂鬥 特別版(cht)
rèn tiān táng míng xīng dà luàn dòu: tè bié bǎn
Nintendo All-Star Great Fray SPECIAL
  • SPECIAL is translated from the Japanese title.

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