Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Release date(s): December 7th, 2018

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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 67 fighters have been confirmed for the game, not counting Echo Fighters such as Lucina and Dark Pit. Currently, four non-echo newcomers have been revealed, with more expected to be shown before the release. Unlike previous titles, every new character and echo will be revealed before launch day.

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
King K. Rool SSBU.png King K. Rool Unlockable
(new challenger)
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
Dark Samus SSBU.png Dark Samus Unlockable
(Echo Fighter of Samus; new challenger)
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
Chrom SSBU.png Chrom Unlockable
(Echo Fighter of Roy; new challenger)
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
R.O.B. 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 Fighter Unlockable
PAC-MAN Pac-Man SSBU.png Pac-Man Unlockable
Xenoblade Chronicles Shulk SSBU.png Shulk Unlockable
Duck Hunt Duck Hunt SSBU.png Duck Hunt Unlockable
Street Fighter Ryu SSBU.png Ryu Unlockable
FINAL FANTASY VII Cloud SSBU.png Cloud Unlockable
Bayonetta Bayonetta SSBU.png Bayonetta Unlockable
Splatoon Inkling SSBU.png Inkling Unlockable
(new challenger)
Castlevania Simon SSBU.png Simon Unlockable
(new challenger)
Richter SSBU.png Richter Unlockable
(Echo Fighter of Simon; new challenger)

Kirby series fighters


Kirby in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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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.

Meta Knight

Meta Knight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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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.

King Dedede

King Dedede in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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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.


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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has 103 confirmed stages so far, over 90 of which are returning ones from previous titles. All stages are available from the beginning and available for 8-Player Smash. In addition, all stages have Battlefield form (one flat platform & three aerial platforms) and Ω form (one flat platform only). New to the series is a stage option called Stage Morph. When this is enabled, two stages can be selected together, and one stage changes to the other one mid-battle at either a random time or a set time, depending on the option chosen.

Kirby Stages

All Kirby series stages from older titles have been returning. These include the following in chronological order:

The Kirby series has 39 confirmed stage music tracks so far, which can be played in any stage of the Kirby series too. (This also applies to other series. Stages of a series can now play all tracks from the same series)


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Kirby Items

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


  • Bomber (new): It walks around the stage and may fall off the ledge like what it does in the Kirby series. After being picked up, it will explodes in 1.5 seconds. It deals more damage to fighters at the center of the explosion, but won't damage the fighter who picked it up.
  • Dragoon
  • Maxim Tomato
  • Star Rod
  • Warp Star

Assist Trophies

  • Chef Kawasaki (new): He grabs fighters with his ladle, and if succesful, puts them into his Cook Pot and cooks them. Then, the cooked fighters are launched off the pot along with several food items produced. This is what Kirby's Final Smash in Brawl, Cook Kirby, originated from.
  • Knuckle Joe


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 the E3 2018 presentation, 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, the Lightning Chariot, is similar to how the Dragoon is used in the Super Smash Bros. series. The Lightning Chariot strikes from the back while the Dragoon strikes from the front.

Video Gallery

Nintendo Direct

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

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 8.8.2018
(Presented by Masahiro Sakurai)

New Fighter Trailers

A Piercing Screech

Vampire Killer
(Simon and Richter)

The Rivals
(King K. Rool)

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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