Rool Just Got Announced as Playable in Smash Bros. Ultimate

Thursday, 09 Aug, 2018

As Game Informer reminds us, this isn't the first time Nintendo's killed off prominent characters to introduce a new Smash fighter. In case you missed it, here's everything that was discussed during today's show.

Simon and Richter have their classic weapons, including the Holy Whip, axe, cross, holy water and melee attacks, while their Final Smash is the Grand Cross.

Other newly-announced echo fighters include Chrom, from Fire Emblem: Awakening, who will be Roy's echo, and Dark Samus, the corrupted Phazon duplicate of Samus Aran from Metroid Prime 3. We'll believe it when we see it.

An excellent new stage showcased is New Donk City Hall.

The game will feature 103 stages, or 100 if Battlefield/Big Battlefield/Final Destination are excluded, and all stages are unlocked from the start. Ditto turns into fighters on the battlefield in a purple form.

Remember how the original Super Smash Bros. had nine stages, assuming you unlocked Mushroom Kingdom? It wasn't until Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is scheduled to hit store on December 7th just in time for the holidays season. Ultimate Limited Edition? How about the new amiibo?

The leak offers no proof of that though, and it's possible he or another character could just be a trophy assist such as the recently revealed Bomberman (also a Konami character). The limited edition version of the game will include Super Smash Bros.

Smashdown - Play through the entire Smash Bros. In Stamina Battle, players will have to deplete the stamina of their opponents and the last one standing wins.

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

"Items" is ready to show you its wears as well - now featuring a small sampling of the weapons, tools, pickups, and more that can make your fights as insane and varied as can be.

Tourney Mode: Up to 32 players can participate in Tourney mode, making it great for parties or events with a lot of people. Echo fighters can be displayed as separate fighters on the character select screen or stacked on top of the character they are echoing. Many guess it might be a single player story mode. A reimagined Castlevania game built from the ground up for the Nintendo Switch exclusively would be a massive win for both involved parties: Nintendo gets a sweet new exclusive, and Konami, still struggling for direction after the calamity that was Metal Gear Survive needs a PR boost and a return to the exemplary content it was once known for.

Training: The improved Training mode in Super Smash Bros.

Though we've covered almost every thing that was announced today, it's also worth watching the Direct to see it all in action. Chances are high that even more character reveals for Ultimate are on the way.

New Modes: A number of new competitive options were also revealed, including... Let us know down below!