Showing posts with label Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Show all posts

Friday, November 2, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct November 2018

The final Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveals a classic Street Fighter and a Pokemon character added to roster.

For the most ambitious crossover fighting game in video game history ever, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has assembled every fighter in series and more. Bandai Namco and Nintendo will bring this mega-action blockbuster on December 7 for Nintendo Switch.

In the latest reveal of the game, the final roster for the game is unveiled by director Masahiro Sakurai. Months ago, he promised that players will have a look at every character included in this title and now there are a total of 74.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct November 2018

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Only a while ago, we knew that Sakurai is going to host the 40-minute long video released today to reveal the remaining characters and more details on the game.




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Final Two Characters
A cinematic opens up in a grand fighting arena where Little Mac from Nintendo's Punch-Out series has been punching his opponent to a corner and suddenly gets hit back in the face. His rival is then revealed to be Ken Masters from Street Fighter series.

Turning up the heat of the fight, Ken releases a Hadoken that Lil' Mac barely escapes and from behind the audience a pair of glowing eyes silently observes. He ends the fight with one of his finishing moves, sending his adversary off the ring.

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Ken Turns Up The Heat!

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The individual from the shadows now heads towards the ring and leaps from above to land directly on Ken but he moves at the last moment. The challenger with his fiery wrath is now revealed to be Incineroar from the Pokémon franchise.

Avoiding a few moves thrown at him, Incineroar hurls Ken on the ring ropes and throws him in the air to perform a series of wrestling moves on him (much like the ones fellow Street Fighter Zangief would use) before finishing the match by sending Ken flying off.

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Incineroar Enters The Ring!

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Joining as an Echo Fighter, Ken is adapted for Ultimate based on the version of his character from Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Despite being fairly similar to Ryu, he appears to be faster in the game and deals damage in varied form than his counterpart.

Ken also has a different shaped Hadoken, tatsumaki senpuukyaku hurricane kick delivers more hits and his fiery heavy shoryuken uppercut can burn his challengers. The spinning Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku are among two of his final smash attacks.

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Hailing from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games and the final evolution stage of Litten, Incineroar brings a bunch of pro-wrestling moves for SSBU. This buff cat-wrestler has debuted at number 74, also the last drafted to the brawl.

A creature of fire-based attacks, he specializes in carry out lariats and different suplexes on his rivals in a fight to crush them good. Besides, fire-type Pokémons are known to beat the living crap out of other from their race and he is here to throw his powerful punches.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition

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Few of the long-running norms and rules are changed for SSBU as offering stage selection before choosing your players. Also, several characters that appear as Echo Fighters are not just simple re-skin of another character but their attack damage or speed features are slightly tweaked to make them stand out.

To get your hands on the Ultimate Special Edition at launch that comes in steelbook case, just place your pre-order for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before December 6. It also comes with a stylish Super Smash Bros. themed Switch Pro controller.

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Super Smash Bros. Styled Switch Pro Controller

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Spirits Mode
You should also know that within the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many characters have become "spirits" upon losing their forms and they will assist the players in fight. There is a huge list of them that you can assign as primary and support spirits.

These spirits will power up the fighters during a match or provide abilities like speed or strength. Mix matching them in certain way to compatible character would earn them extra perks to win a fight against selected opponents.

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Piranha Plant Pipes Up!

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Early Purchase Bonus Character | Piranha Plant
Another bit of news from today's Nintendo Direct that knocked everyone's socks off is the addition of the iconic common enemy Piranha Plant from the Super Mario Bros. platformer games as a playable fighter that will be rewarded as an early purchase bonus.

It is all mouth and teeth mostly lurking beneath warp pipes, will be available on February 2019 for free to those who would pre-order the digital version of the game or just register game card to their Switch devices before January 31, 2019.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass

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Post-Launch DLC | Fighters Pass
Apparently, there will be five more characters developed as post-launched DLC content containing a unique playable fighter (not an Echo) with their own stages and themed background music, each set will be available for only $5.99.

These yet-to-be-announced DLC packs can also be yours when they are released if you simply purchase the Fighters Pass for $24.99 only. Additionally, placing the pre-order for digital version of Ultimate added with a Fighters Pass from Nintendo eShop within December 6 gets you 425 bonus Gold Points.

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New Inkling, Ridley and Wolf Amiibo

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New Amiibo
As announced previously, every fighter from Ultimate will have their own amiibo figures and that includes the one from DLC as well. Recently revealed Ken, Incineroar and Piranha Plant are no different from the treatment while some of them are coming shortly.

Alongside the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Inkling, Ridley and Wolf amiibo figures will come out on December 7. By February 15, 2019, players can get their hands on King K. Rool, Ice Climbers and Piranha Plant. Later at some point the same year Isabelle, Pichu, Ken, Young Link will eventually release too.

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Story Mode | World of Light




Titled World of Light, the trailer opens up with every character from the game has gathered to collectively face a threat that turns out to be a beam of light which disintegrates everyone's physical form and transformed them into spirits, except Kirby.

Masahiro Sakurai has saved up the story mode of the game for last and boy, what a spectacular blast it was. This new adventure is unlike any other you have seen in the entire franchise so far and delivered an intense twist by revealing at the end.

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Although, the ever-expanding roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate made many players' dream come true but also some may have expected a much bigger surprise at the end rather than Ken as an echo fighter and newly added Incineroar.

The most saddened part with many was the exclusion of poor Waluigi, who will not even be in Assist Trophy segment. After the characters' utter humiliation at the E3 2018 trailer of the game, Waluigi fans were still rooting for him.

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No Justice for Waluigi!

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When Sakurai went on saying, "That’s all the fighters you’ll find in the game", he literally hit the last nail in the coffin. With that, any hopes of him popping out as a surprise reveal is gone. Perhaps, we can see him in DLC in future? Maybe!?

The way previous Nintendo Direct has featured so many characters in the beginning, some of us honestly thought, we are getting introduced to more of them but since Ultimate always aimed for bringing back the existing stars of the franchise, they really weren't interested to draft in new fighters.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

Today's Nintendo Direct reveals Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds classic Vampire hunters and a Donkey Kong villain.

Latest in the line of all-star crossover fighting game series from developer Bandai Namco and publisher Nintendo reveals more new and exciting characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster in a recent Nintendo Direct.

Almost half an hour long, this presentation has a number of cinematic trailers to make dramatic debut of new characters and director Masahiro Sakurai talks about other information about the game as if fans were not already hyped enough for its release on December 7 for Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

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Jump into the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct video from Nintendo to feast your eyes with introduction of many of your beloved characters from different franchise.




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The first cinematic opens up with a shrouded person enters the fortress while it was raining outside and Mario's long-time companion Luigi wandering around inside Castle Dracula. He is chased by mummies, snakes and finally is faced by Death itself.

The scythe is swung and his soul leaves the body just before a whip chain hits Death on the face, revealing the attacker to be legendary vampire hunter Simon Belmont from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. However, by then it was too late for our little friend.

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Simon Belmont Lashes Out!

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Shortly afterwards, when he was facing off against immortal vampire Dracula Vlad Tepes, the lord of the undead unleashed a fiery attack and Simon was about to get it, another valiant warrior arriving straight out of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night steps in.

Richter Belmont is the second recruit from Castlevania series, carrying the same legacy of his ancestor. Both has been in vampire hunting business and now has crossed over to take part in the biggest brawl fest of history.

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Richter Belmont Crosses Over!

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Simon mostly relies on his iconic whip aside from his signature axe, cross, holy water and good-old fist. Although his weapon is slow when it comes to use it in a fight and leaves him vulnerable for attack, it does have an extended range than any other weapon from any character.

His earlier design has been polished and has gone through a little makeover. Except from animation, looks and voice, Simon and Ritcher has identical move sets, making the latter as an echo fighter of the former.

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Chrom Joins The Battle!

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Roy from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade previously got enlisted into SSBU and now Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening joins the list due to fan-request. Even though his moves are based on Roy, he has some unique moves to be considered as a non-Echo.

Sci-fi action game series Metroid has been privileged by having two of their prominent figures; bounty hunter Samus and extraterrestrial dragon Ridley. Now, Dark Samus from Metroid Prime enters the fray as an echo fighter of her counterpart.

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King K. Rool Comes Aboard!

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The second introduction clip reveals a villainous figure from Donkey Kong Country, King K. Rool stomping over, menacing his long-time enemies Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. This alligator-like Kremling king loves bananas as much as his foes do.

To be honest, he appears to be more funny than scary on any level and throwing of his crown to opponents are a clear example of that. His polished design lets him fit perfectly along with other combatants now.

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These new fighters are bringing along new stages themed on their own image from respective franchises. In terms of answering whether or not Echo Fighters are getting their own slots, it actually depends on your likings.

Current addition of brawlers makes it clear that Nintendo and Sakurai has been listening to fan pledges for months and hopefully, some more fan-favorites will pop out for this Nintendo Switch-exclusive.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nintendo Direct E3 2018

With every long-awaited Nintendo trailer from E3 2018, Nintendo absolutely killed it this year. Don't miss any of it.

In the wake of E3 2018, many big-name developers and publishers were busy making announcements for their upcoming releases. Nintendo too made some declarations that have their fans go crazy in excitement even though Nintendo Direct was mostly to look at some pre-recorded footage of their upcoming titles. An earlier leak that revealed Battle Royale game Fortnite coming to Nintendo Switch had a few other games listed alongside and they too got announced as well.

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Nintendo Direct E3 2018

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Let's quickly take a glance at all these exciting game announcements Nintendo had in store for fans during E3.

Killer Queen Black | Nintendo Switch




Arcade's one of the most popular titles Killer Queen makes a major comeback as Killer Queen Black. With improved graphics and smooth gameplay, the game has been rebuilt on the base of the original to be compatible with consoles. This action/strategy platformer now supports a multiplayer of highest eight players and that means a ton of fun. Arena, Custom, Quick Match and Ranked are four distinct modes you can explore in this sequel to Killer Queen. The game has the potential to become a favorite for many online streamers.

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Killer Queen Black Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses | Nintendo Switch




Releasing as the sixteenth game from Fire Emblem series following Radiant Dawn, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is an upcoming tactical role-playing game will be available on Switch in spring 2019! This turn-based tactical RPG takes you to Fódlan as you play with Byleth, Edelgard, Dimitri and Claude. Every strategic twist can turn the tables in battlefield as you go. This is definitely exciting news for the fans of this particular franchise.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Overcooked 2 | Nintendo Switch




The sequel to fun-filled cooking game Overcooked is coming back and will start serving up on Nintendo Switch from August 7. Overcooked 2 lets you team-up with four of your friends in a local wireless co-op multiplayer as well as online. Developers have introduced more chefs, kitchens and new recipes to unleash some next level cooking madness as you boil, bake or burn stuff up. Throwing ingredients at each other can now become a thing and changing of stages will be there too.

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Overcooked 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Mario Party | Nintendo Switch




A party video game from Mario Party franchise, Super Mario Party will come to Switch this year on 5 October. For the first time in the entire series, it has an online multiplayer feature which lets you play the 80 mini-games come along with it. This one is a game for family or friends and filled with joy as you can play it in many different ways as well as the original Mario Party board game. With characters like Goomba and Bowser joining in, this one is a must have for any fans of Mario games.

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Super Mario Party Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country | Expansion Pack DLC




Torna ~ The Golden Country is an Expansion Pass to get access to explore some brand-new content and new story arc from action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Battle Challenge Mode brings Shulk and Fiora as playable Blades and players will receive items and treasures as loot upon completing different challenges by taking down enemy hordes as they test their skills. Also, New Quests Packs, Rare Blade Pack and few other helpful items come along with this DLC.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Torna ~ The Golden Country Expansion Pack DLC Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Nintendo Switch




Every fan-favorite character that ever appeared in any Smash game ever will show up in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There are a total of 60 characters from more than 30 games in it, which includes some exclusive entries like Inklings from paint-shooter game Splatoon, Princess Daisy of Mario games and Solid Snake from Metal Gear franchise, except for Waluigi of Mario spin-off series. Some of these characters are meant to be added as DLC and this is a completely new game build with tweaked moves for each of them.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Daemon X Machina | Nintendo Switch




The next title on the list is a mech action game Daemon X Machina from Marvelous and First Studio, currently slated to release on 2019. Wearing a fully customized powered suit you will be mowing down enemy forces in fast-paced action sequences with a character which is also customizable. Some brief gameplay moments from the clip was truly amazing and was one of the most pleasant surprises for many. Those who have been familiar with From Software’s Armored Core series can relate a lot to this game.

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Daemon X Machina Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Octopath Traveler | Nintendo Switch




Publisher Square Enix’s upcoming turn-based role-playing fantasy epic Octopath Traveler lets you play as eight different travelers into their own unique adventures. Each of them brings a set of special skills that will help you win battles and you can save up your choices to transfer the data into main game. Use your hardly earned Boost Points from every turn and then use them wisely against your opponents to empower your commands to either mount strategic defenses or hit them multiple times.

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Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Hollow Knight | Nintendo Switch




After conquering every Mac and PC, side-scrolling 2D styled action game Hollow Knight is headed to Switch now. You venture into the unfriendly territory of insect kingdom known as Hallownest for an adventurous ride as a Knight. Evolve as you play and improve your skills, speed and strength. Already added areas to explore, characters to interact and bosses to duel within all the content pack released till date, it will also get you the final free pack Gods and Glory later this year!

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Hollow Knight Nintendo Switch Available Now

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Looking at those announcements, we can tell for sure that Nintendo is planning to dominate sales charts with Nintendo Switch. Each of those games set the fans in frenzy but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate takes the cake. Recent craze Fortnite getting a surprise release on Switch was also one of the winning points for them but lack of news on a Pokémon game for their next gen portable console was there too. People were also curious to know about the progress of Metroid Prime 4 and upcoming Yoshi game, which they need to release update on soon.