Smash Ultimate Gets New Modes "Squad Strike" and "Smashdown"


These include Dracula's Castle from the Castlevania series and New Donk City Hall from the Super Mario Odyssey game. Fire Emblem's Chrom will be an echo of Lucina, whilst Dark Samus will echo Samus. Or, they could just save it as a complete secret until the game launches.

Echo Fighters: Echo fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has 103. Or roughly triple that if you count all the Battlefield and Final Destination versions of each stage. Considering that Snake is now reappearing in Smash Bros Ultimate, it seems that Nintendo's partnership with Konami for Smash Bros has been rekindled, and Castlevania fans will no doubt be pleased that the gothic action series is being teased for the Switch fighting game. If you're hankering for single player content "Classic" is back, which is basically arcade mode. 34 Castlevania tracks are included out of a massive 800, which can be listened to on the go. Players will also be given the chance to morph into a 2nd character mid-battle. As you may expect, they're based on Samus and Marth respectively, though unlike Richter their play styles and attacks vary slightly from their base characters. New additions include one of Donkey Kong's most formidable foes, King K. Rool, and Castlevania vampire hunter Simon Belmont.

Ultimate is mixing things up quite a bit with a huge cast of characters and levels, but there's also going to be an array of modes as well.

Tourney Mode - Exactly what it sounds like - play through tournaments with up to 32 players!

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Smashdown: After battling in this mode, the previously selected fighters will no longer be available, forcing players to have to pick a different fighter for the next round. These sets of stages and enemies change for each character the player uses. A host of Assist Trophies are also being introduced, including Alucard from the Castlevania series and Rathalos from Monster Hunter, a character which can also double as a boss in some stages.

Nintendo closed out the presentation with a quick look at the menu, showcasing a mysterious mode which will be revealed later and a new side dashboard which contains additional options and information.

The other highlight of the event was the addition of Donkey Kong's villainous crocodile King K. Rool, who first appeared in Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo in 1994. That's so many songs, and you can even create your own custom stage-specific playlists. If you'd like to watch the presentation yourself, you can do so here.