Nintendo has finally lifted the lid on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it’s so much more than I ever could have imagined. Whilst there were rumours and speculations over the last few months that this would just be Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with a few additions, it was evident pretty quickly that this was a brand new game after going hands-on with the game.
The biggest revelation is one that’s hard to fathom. Every single Super Smash Bros. character in the series storied history is playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Once we booted into the demo and saw a rather healthy 16 or so on the roster, it blew my mind even further to think that by the end of everything we’d have over 60 in the whole game (you can see the full list here, by the way).
Eager to try something brand new, I selected Inkling Girl in my first 4 Player Battle. We chose the brand new Tower stage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was quite a simple map yet things quickly devolved into unbridled chaos. This is another thing I noticed about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – the speed has been tweaked to be faster than ever (it reminds me of Melee) and it was especially noticeable in a frantic four player battle.