Ever since its full E3 2018 reveal, Nintendo has been supplying daily updates to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website. Fighter spotlights, Assist Trophies, Pokémon, new music, and more are all being shown off to get you ready for the biggest crossover around! Let’s have a look at what Nintendo shared for the week of September 23rd:
9/23 – Prepare for impact, Termina’s Moon is descending on Smash
This latest addition from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is pushing Assist Trophies into outright cataclysmic territory. Falling to the stage and leaving nothing but flames and devastation in its wake, our favorite disaster makes a welcome entrance. Now we just wait for the inevitable instance when it comes out on the returning Great Bay stage, which features the Moon in its background, for some even more interesting celestial activity.
9/24 – Lucina arrives to challenge her fate!
One of the stars of Fire Emblem: Awakening and a newly christened Echo, Lucina is back and ready to fight for her own future. Based on Marth, Lucina wields a reforged version of the Falchion with power evenly distributed throughout its length. Rather than benefit from proper spacing and striking with the tip of the blade, Lucina can be a bit more flexible with her positioning and offers an alternative to her more technical inspiration.
9/25 – A Pokémon battle theme fit for a Champion and a stage boiling over
This week’s music was definitely a highlight, pushing Hoenn Champion Steven Stone’s battle theme into overdrive. It’s nice to see the new Pokémon representation for Ultimate isn’t solely from Gen VII in some ways, as Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire did wonders for what was previously one of the less represented chapters in the series.
Making a welcome return is this Metroid stage, a mainstay since Melee and one that makes for matches with a slightly different flow. That’s all due to its own flow of yellow acid, bubbling up and harming anyone who touches it with some surprising launch power at higher percents. Maybe that’ll save you once or twice, but after a few dips in that searing sea your stock will dissolve away before you know it.
9/26 – Enjoy your last few moments, Death’s Scythe is coming for you
The Belmonts’ most famous non-vampire foe is Death itself, a floating personification of the end of all things in service to the eternal vampire. Let that sink in: Castlevania has the concept of Death working for Dracula. And now you can wield his weapon for your own ends in Smash. Speaking of ends, this will make short work of enemies with high enough damage to the point of not launching them, but instead outright removing them without a single trace.
9/27 – Lucario senses a new fight!
Sinnoh’s most famous Pokémon makes another return to Smash, and to fighting games as a whole after headlining Pokkén Tournament. Able to detect and harness Aura, Lucario stands out as a unique member of the roster due to its power increasing as it takes damage. Living a little dangerously is what it takes to make the most of Lucario’s strength — just make sure you’re keeping up with your own changes.
That’s all for last week’s news! Let us know which featured post was your favorite this time, and look forward to more updates leading all the way up to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s big release on December 7th.
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