We learned a ton of new information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during Nintendo's latest Direct. The company shared more details on many of the game's features and revealed five new characters that'll be joining the roster. According to game director Masahiro Sakurai, those won't be the only newcomers appearing in the title.
During the presentation, Sakurai teased that there are still "a few" unannounced fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He didn't provide any hints as to their identities, but he did confirm that Nintendo plans to unveil every character before the game launches, so fans won't have to wait until December to learn the entire roster.
Nintendo bookended the latest Direct by announcing two entirely new fighters. The presentation kicked off with the reveal of Castlevania's Simon Belmont, who'll be debuting in Ultimate alongside the Dracula's Castle stage. The Direct concluded with a look at another brand-new addition to the roster, and it's one of fans' most commonly requested characters: Donkey Kong's nemesis, King K. Rool.
Nintendo also unveiled a trio of Echo Fighters--characters based on other fighters in the game. Simon's descendant, Richter Belmont, was the first new Echo Fighter revealed, followed by Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening and Dark Samus from the Metroid Prime series. Players will have the option to display Echo Fighters as separate characters on the selection screen or stack them on top of the fighter they are based on.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases for Nintendo Switch on December 7. For more news, be sure to check out our roundup of every announcement from the latest Direct. We've also put together galleries of every new stage revealed during the Direct and all of the characters announced so far.


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