Smash Bros. Ultimate Articles RSS Feed | Smash Bros. Ultimate RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Best Buy to Host Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Event Wed, 05 Sep 2018 11:00:37 -0400 Lee Forgione

Select Best Buy stores will give fighters a chance to try out a demo of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on weekends between September 8 and October 7, ahead of its December 7 launch. Best Buy's official website teases that prizes will be available alongside the demo. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has every character from the series seeing a valiant return, along with several new characters like Simon Belmont and King K. Rool. If it's anything like the E3 demo, however, expect a limited roster available for the demo.

All Saturday dates for the demo will take place between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and all Sunday dates will take place between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Here's a list of all locations and dates the demos will be held:

City Address Date
 New York  1880 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
  September 8-9
San Francisco Bay Area 181 Curtner Ave. 
San Jose, CA 95125
  September 8-9
Chicago 2100 N. Elston Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60614
  September 15-16
Los Angeles 3675 Pacific Coast Highway 
Torrance, CA 90505
  September 15-16
Minneapolis 1000 West 78th St 
Richfield, MN 55423
  September 22-23
Dallas 9378 N. Central Expressway 
Dallas, TX 75231
  September 22-23
 Atlanta 2537 Piedmont Rd NE 
Atlanta, GA 30324
  September 29-30
Denver 4100 E Mexico Ave. 
Suite A 
Denver, CO 80222
  September 29-30
Miami 4001 W 20th Ave. 
Hialeah, FL 33012
  October 6-7
Seattle 457 120th Ave. NE 
Bellevue, WA 98005
  October 6-7

Expect lots of people, long wait times, and tons of Nintendo Switch and 3DS systems for each event, so come prepared! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to be the Smash Bros. game with the most amount of content by far. With over 73 playable characters, more than 100 stages, and 800 plus original songs, and a number of mechanic changes,  the demo is almost guaranteed to give only a small taste of what's to come. 

Stay tuned for this week for more Smash Bros. Ultimate and Nintendo Switch News with a Nintendo Direct Thursday, September 6th at 6 p.m. EST.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Announced With Whole Roster, Release Date Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:22:26 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Rumors were flying that we'd hear about a new Smash Bros. game during this year's Nintendo Direct at E3 -- and those rumors turned out to be true, but no one could have anticipated it to have turned out to be such an ambitious project. This seems like it could be Smash's final form -- though that is surely not the case.

The new entry to the series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, aims to pull Smash of all generations together to make for one big cohesive fight-off. Within its roster lies every single fighter previously found in a Smash Bros. game. Newer combatants, like Kid Icarus, will be able to fight with old staples like Ice Climbers and each crossover character the series has seen in previous entries, such as Snake and Sonic.

There's a lot more to get excited about in this upcoming release than just the character roster, though. The game was shown to have a number of changes from previous iterations during today's Nintendo Direct Smash presentation with Masahiro Sakurai. Instead of boring you with a bunch of paragraphs, let's go over some of the new features/changes in some easily digestable chunks.

  • The game will have directional air dodging
  • Perfect shielding will be done upon release of the block button
  • Many characters have different Final Smash moves
  • Ryu will automatically face opponents
  • There will be male and female Pokemon Trainer options and players will be able to "main" a particular Pokemon out of their three
  • "Echo Fighters" are being introduced, which are slight variations of the character they are echoing (Daisy is an echo for Peach, for example)
  • Returning stages have been balanced or changed aesthetically
  • All stages will now have the standard as well as Omega forms, with the Omega form being universal across all stages
  • More assist trophies are being added, including the Squid Sisters from the first Splatoon
  • Many characters now have unique mechanics that will be displayed above their health gauge, like Cloud's Limit Break and Villager's pocket

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will release on December 7, 2018

Announced roster

As it stands, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has 65 characters announced and three Echo Fighter variations. You are sure to see some of your favorites from previous entries below, as Ultimate will feature every character ever introduced into the Smash Bros. Universe.

Two new characters have been announced for this release: Inkling and Ridley.

  • Mario
  • Samus
  • Kirby
  • Bowser
  • Link
  • Donkey Kong
  • Falco
  • Marth
  • Fox
  • Shiek
  • Zelda
  • Meta Knight
  • Villager
  • Mewtwo
  • Sonic
  • Ice Climbers
  • Pikachu
  • Captain Falcon
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Pokemon Trainer
  • Ness
  • Lucas
  • Peach
  • Captain Falcon
  • Inkling
  • Cloud
  • Sonic
  • Ike
  • Snake
  • Jigglypuff
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pichu
  • Roy
  • Olimar
  • Lucario
  • Dark Pit
  • Lucina
  • Robin
  • Bayonetta
  • Greninja
  • R.O.B.
  • Corrin
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Rosalina & Luna
  • Wario
  • Mii (3 modes)
  • Little Mac
  • Young Link
  • Toon Link
  • King Dedede
  • Shulk
  • Wolf
  • Yoshi
  • Ganondorf
  • Ryu
  • Luigi
  • Mega Man
  • Pac-Man
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Pokemon Trainer
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Dr. Mario
  • Palutena
  • Ridley

Nintendo had a pretty great Direct this E3, but Smash Bros. was by far the icing on the cake. Look out for more Smash Bros. Ultimate news on GameSkinny. Don't forget that ever-important December 7 release date!