Nintendo’s E3 Direct presentation spent nearly all of its time on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here’s every little detail offered during the presentation in bulleted list form.

  • Every character that has ever been in Smash Bros. is in the game.
  • 8-player Smash will return.
  • Cappy appears on Mario’s hat, his wedding outfit from Odyssey, and and builder outfit from Super Mario Maker will be available.
  • Link wears the Champions tunic from Breath of the wild, but can wear the Tunic of the Wild.
  • Link has his remote bombs from Breath of the Wild and his Final Smash uses Breath of the Wild’s ancient arrows.
  • The Ice Climbers are back!
  • Ike has a Path of Radiance outfit and a Radiant Dawn outfit, and the two outfits will have different voices.
  • Female Pikachu with a heart tail can be selected now.
  • Fox is modeled after Star Fox Zero and has a new Final Smash. No more Landmaster.
  • Falco has a similar new Final Smash, but it has a different formation.
  • Ryu always faces his foes, like he does in Street Fighter!
  • Samus can now charge moves in mid-air.
  • Marth’s dancing blade is faster.
  • Roy, Lucina, and Marth speak in English now.
  • Snake and his Shadow Moses stage are back.
  • King Dedede’s Final Smash is a cage match.
  • Zelda is modeled after her look in Link Between Worlds style. She has a regal Final Smash that seals opponents in the Triforce of Wisdom.
  • Sonic is way faster.
  • Pac-Man is much faster, too.
  • Pokémon trainer changes Pokémon during battle, and there is no penalty for sticking with one.
  • You can select a female trainer now.
  • Certain moves from Captain Falcon and other characters will activate slow-mo effects, but only in one-on-one matches.
  • Cloud has both his costumes and you can always see his limit gauge now.
  • Robin has meters displaying how much magic is left.
  • You can now see what The Villager pockets with an icon and there are eight different Villager skins.
  • Bowser’s new Final Smash makes him as big as he was in Yoshi’s Island.
  • Mr. Game and Watch looks even more old-school.
  • There are now three Links. Plain, Young, and Toon. Young Link drinks Lon Lon milk!
  • Wolf is based on his Star Fox Zero design.
  • Kirby can turn into a chest from Breath of the Wild and he can still copy everyone.
  • Shulk’s arts are easier to select and Fiora now shows up in his Final Smash.
  • Ganondorf is modeled after his Ocarina of Time design and he turns into the Demon King (from Ocarina of Time) for his new Final Smash.
  • The Mii fighters’ models look a little more realistic and have 12 voice options.
  • Online play is in their future.
  • Pit’s new Final Smash has him riding a lighting chariot.
  • Zero Suit Samus’ new Final Smash fires a devastating laser.
  • Olimar’s helmet can get cracked now.
  • Bayonetta 2’s different costumes have different sound effects and there is a Rodin Assist Trophy.
  • Wario’s Final Smash is new.
  • Donkey Kong does rapid punches for his updated Final Smash.
  • Everyone has more facial animations.
  • Little Mac’s Giga Mac Final Smash gets straight to the point now.
  • Paul and Poo now show up for Ness’ final smash
  • Kumatora and Boney now show up for Lucas’ Final Smash.
  • The Wii Fit Trainer has a new face.
  • Proto Man and Bass are now part of Mega Man’s Final Smash.
  • Rob has a new gauge in his chassis to represent hovering fuel.
  • Daisy is a fighter new! She is an echo of Peach.
  • Sakurai says that the changes made to the game number in tens of thousands.
  • The Inkling can cover opponents in ink and inked opponents take more damage from attacks and there are different weapons available.
  • The Inkling’s Final Smash is the Killer Wail.
  • You can Run can run out of ink, but you can refill it.
  • There are eight outfits, each with different ink colors. Stages can get very colorful.
  • There is a Squid Sisters Assist Trophy.
  • You get points for K.O.-ing Assist Trophies, though some are unbeatable.
  • Bomberman is an Assist Trophy!
  • Starfy is an Assist Trophy!
  • There will be new Pokémon and items, like a healing field and a fake Smash Ball.
  • All the stages have received visual upgrades.
  • Peaches Castle is a stage in the game!
  • Spirit Train is a stage in the game!
  • Green Hill Zone is a stage in the game!
  • New Pork City is a stage in the game!
  • Wrecking Crew is a stage in the game!
  • Tortimer Island is a stage in the game!
  • Moray Towers is a new stage in the game!
  • Great Plateau is a new stage in the game, and is destructible, but can be rebuilt.
  • Every stage will have a Battlefield and a simplified Omega form.
  • Directional air drops enhance mobility and are good for fall recovery.
  • Too much dodging will make you vulnerable.
  • Short hop attacks can be performed at any time.
  • You can smash by pressing  A+B.
  • Perfect Shield counter timing is tighter.
  • You will do more damage in one-on-one battles.
  • In timed battles, the person in the lead will occasionally sparkle.
  • GameCube controllers are compatible.
  • Amiibo are compatible and all versions of specific character figures will be supported. Previous FP data can be transferred to the new game.
  • Ridley is a fighter now!
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases December 7, 2018.

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