Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Release Date, Trailer, Characters, and News

Everything you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including latest news, release date, trailers, and more!

Since its N64 debut, the Super Smash Bros. series has been one of Nintendo’s most beloved properties. What began as a simple amusement that pitted some of Nintendo’s best characters against each other in a brawler fighting game has become an institution. Everyone from casual Nintendo console owners to hardcore fighting fans has fond memories of waging war across Smash Bros. many levels. 

Now, Smash Bros. Ultimate is preparing to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch. Following the success of Super Smash Bros. Wii U – a game that grew to include one of the most incredible rosters in fighting game history – expectations are high for the next entry in the long-running franchise. If Nintendo’s history with highly-anticipated Switch titles is any indication, though, then we fully expect this will be a special title that will boast a truly impressive collection of playable characters. 

Here is everything we know about Super Smash Bros. for Switch:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Release Date

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will arrive on Dec. 8, 2018. The game is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch. 

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Trailer

Nintendo fully unveiled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3 2018. Here’s the full, 25-minute announcement video:

The game was first teased in a Nintendo Direct earlier this year. Check it out below:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature every single character who has ever appeared in the series, including Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid, Ryu from Street Fighter, and Cloud from Final Fantasy. That means that the game will boast a roster of over 60 characters!

Here’s the full list of fighters:

  • Bayonetta
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Captain Falcon
  • Charizard
  • Chrom
  • Cloud
  • Corrin
  • Daisy
  • Dark Pit
  • Dark Samus
  • Diddy Kong
  • Donkey Kong
  • Dr. Mario
  • Duck Hunt
  • Falco
  • Fox
  • Ganondorf
  • Greninja
  • The Ice Climbers
  • Ike
  • Ivysaur
  • Jigglypuff
  • King Dedede
  • King K. Rool
  • Kirby
  • Link
  • Little Mac
  • Lucario
  • Lucas
  • Lucina
  • Luigi
  • Mario
  • Marth
  • Mega Man
  • Meta Knight
  • Mewtwo
  • Mii Brawler
  • Mii Gunner
  • Mii Fighter
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Ness
  • Captain Olimar
  • Pac-Man
  • Palutena
  • Peach
  • Pichu
  • Pikachu
  • Pit
  • Pokémon Trainer
  • R.O.B. the robot
  • Richter Belmont
  • Ridley
  • Robin
  • Rosalina
  • Roy
  • Ryu
  • Samus
  • Sheik
  • Shulk
  • Simon Belmont
  • Snake
  • Sonic
  • Splatoon Inklings
  • Squirtle
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Wario
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Wolf
  • Yoshi
  • Young Link
  • Zelda
  • Zero Suit Samus

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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