Just a few days ago Nintendo held its final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, where they also revealed that demo events up until launch will let you play the full roster. A couple of such events have since taken place, and we’ve gotten a good luck at a fair number of features we didn’t quite know about until now.
First things first are the alternate character skins. While many characters have the same set they had in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, returning fighters from older games and our newcomers are much more unknown. Here are a few essentials:
Ridley – Two of his E3 alts have been swapped out for Meta Ridley’s design, with one based on his Metroid Prime appearance and the other being a take on the Robot Ridley seen in Metroid: Zero Mission.
Incineroar – Not only is this Pokémon’s Shiny design included, which are typically left out of Smash, but there also seems to be an alt based on Big the Cat from the Sonic series. Chances are that’s the design you’ll use to face off against the Big Spirit!
Pichu – The Goggles return for Pichu, but there are plenty of cute other touches. He not only gets to wear the villainous bandanas of Team Skull and Team Aqua, but Spiky Eared Pichu from HeartGold/SoulSilver makes a return!
Meta Knight – His Dark Meta Knight alt is much more apparent now, with a scar going down his mask!
We also got a look at various never-before-seen Final Smashes during the Treehouse: Live demo and the other events. Most noteworthy – Chrom is still a part of Robin’s (no word on if he can beat himself up), Peach and Daisy apparently retain their sleep-inducing blossom move, and Diddy goes bananas with his jetpack in a manner not unlike Super Sonic.
And we even have a couple new Mii Costume confirmations – you can dress up as Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Nia, Sin & Punishment’s Saki Amamiya, and we have a look at the Skull Kid hat that’ll accompany his previously shown body costume.
Finally, from PushDustin we learn that playable fighters will have Spirits but they won’t be equippable, instead acting as a way to admire art.
Note: This is a Fighter Spirit.
Fighter Spirits cannot be equipped. They are there just to allow players to enjoy the art. pic.twitter.com/wpoD67BBhk
— PushGhostIn (@PushDustIn) November 3, 2018
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on December 7th and we’ll almost certainly learn more about the game in the coming weeks!