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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu Supesharu
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North American box art.
Developer(s): Sora Ltd.[1]
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Fighting
Players: 1-8
Predecessor: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Successor: N/A
Copyrights: N/A
Release dates

December 7, 2018[2]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game and the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, released for Nintendo Switch in December 2018.


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New characters and stages join the entire legacy roster!

Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as new characters Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley, and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat at new stages based on the Castlevania series, Super Mario Odyssey, and more!

Having trouble choosing a stage? Then select the Stage Morph option to transform one stage into another while battling–a series first! Plus, new echo fighters Dark Samus, Richter Belmont, and Chrom join the battle. Whether you play locally or online, savor the faster combat, new attacks, and new defensive options, like a perfect shield. Jam out to 900 different music compositions and go 1-on-1 with a friend, hold a 4-player free-for-all, kick it up to 8-player battles and more! Feel free to bust out your GameCube controllers–legendary couch competitions await–or play together anytime, anywhere!


A Nintendo Switch installment in the Super Smash Bros. series was initially revealed with a teaser trailer during the Nintendo Direct on March 8, 2018.[3] Series creator and director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that he was working on the game soon after the trailer premiered.[1] The game was finally unveiled during Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation.[2]

The initial proposal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was completed in December 2015, while the team was still working on DLC for the previous games.[4] Development for the new title officially started in February 2016.[5] officially started in Bandai Namco was once again contracted to develop the game, with much of the staff that worked on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U returning.[4] For this installment, the team chose to build off of what was already established in the previous title rather than completely overhauling the game systems.[4]

Technical details[edit]

Technical Details

Nintendo Switch Game Card
Digital download

Download size

13.6 GB

Supported features

Local Play, Online Play, amiibo

Input / compatible controllers

Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Nintendo GameCube Controller

Downloadable content[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate received additional content post-launch in the form of five "Challenger Packs", which each included one new fighter, one new stage, and several music tracks. These add-ons can be purchased individually as they release, or as a singular "Fighters Pass", which was made available for purchase on December 7, 2018. As a bonus for purchasing the Fighter Pass, players receive the Rex Wig and Rex Outfit as Mii Fighter costumes.[6] The five packs include:

Following the reveal of the contents of the fifth Challenger Pack, it was announced that six additional Challenger Packs would be released, also featuring new characters, stages, and songs. As before, these six packs can be purchased either individually on release or as the "Fighters Pass Vol. 2" bundle, made available for purchase on January 28, 2020. Purchasing the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 allows players to receive the Ancient Helm and Ancient Soldier Gear Mii Fighter costumes.[7]

As a special offer, players who pre-purchase the digital version of the game or register the physical version for My Nintendo Gold Points before the end of January 31, 2019 received a free download code for the playable character Piranha Plant. This character was later released as paid downloadable content in February 2019, as separate content from the Fighter Pass.[6]

Costumes for Mii Fighters have also been released as individual packs alongside the releases of each Challenger Pack. These include:

Round 1
(April 17, 2019)
Round 2
(July 30, 2019)
Round 3
(September 4, 2019)
Round 4
(November 6, 2019)
Round 5
(January 28, 2020)
  • Morgana Hat
  • Persona 4 Protagonist Outfit and Wig
  • Teddie Hat
  • Persona 3 Protagonist Outfit and Wig
  • Tails Outfit and Hat
  • Knuckles Outfit and Hat
  • Veronica's Outfit and Hat
  • Erdrick's Armour and Helmet
  • Martial Artist Gi and Wig
  • Slime Hat
  • Goemon Outfit and Wig
  • Proto Man's Armor and Helmet
  • Zero's Armor and Helmet
  • Team Rocket Outfit and Hat
  • Sans Outfit and Mask*
  • Nakoruru Outfit and Wig
  • Ryo Sakazaki Outfit and Wig
  • Iori Yagami Outfit and Wig
  • Akira Outfit and Wig
  • Jacky's Outfit and Wig
  • Altaïr Outfit and Hood
  • Rabbids Hat
  • X's Armor and Helmet
  • MegaMan.EXE's Armor and Helmet
  • Cuphead Outfit and Hat*


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  1. 1.0 1.1 桜井 政博 on Twitter (March 8, 2018). Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - E3 2018 - Nintendo Switch. Nintendo (YouTube; June 12, 2018). Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  3. Nintendo Direct 3.8.2018. Nintendo (YouTube; March 8, 2018). Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 “Smash is Special” COMPLETE Translation. Source Gaming (July 2, 2018). Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Development Started In 2016. NintendoSoup (December 11, 2018). Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018. Nintendo (YouTube; November 1, 2018). Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mr. Sakurai Presents "Byleth". Nintendo (YouTube; January 16, 2020). Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  8. Nintendo (YouTube; June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 22, 2020.

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