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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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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] 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 use the previous title as a base to build off of rather than redevelop the game's systems entirely.[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

Additional content[edit]


Version Number Date Released Description
1.1.0 December 7, 2018 Adds Hard difficulty for Adventure Mode, adds Quickplay, Battle Arenas, Spectate, and Background Matchmaking to Online; displays Global Smash Power in Online mode, adds the ability for the game to receive Spirit event data, adds the ability for the game to receive Present data, adds compatibility with the Rex Wig and Rex Outfit Mii Fighter costumes, gameplay adjustments.
1.2.0 December 13, 2018 Adjusts the difficulty of battles to unlock characters, adjusts Online matchmaking to prioritize players' Preferred Rules more, increased connection stability in Battle Arenas, gameplay adjustments.
1.2.1 December 21, 2018 Bug fixes.
2.0.0 January 29, 2019 Adds compatibility with the Piranha Plant DLC, allows up to four players to play in Spirit Board battles, adds additional Spirits to the Shop, adjusts Global Smash Power calculation, adds the ability to short hop by pressing both jump buttions, fixes a bug causing a player's score to include teammate KOs when Team Attack is enabled, gameplay adjustments.
2.0.1 February 21, 2019 Fixes an issue introduced in version 2.0.0 in which an Adventure Mode battle featuring King K. Rool could not be completed, gameplay fixes.
2.0.2 April 2, 2019 Adds support for the Daisy, Ken, and Young Link amiibo.
3.0.0 April 17, 2019 Adds compatibility with the Challenger Pack 1 DLC and first round of Mii Fighter costumes, adds Stage Builder, adds Edit Video to Replays, adds Shared Content to Online, adds DLC Spirits to Spirits, adds additional Spirits to the Shop, adds compatibility with the Nintendo Switch Online mobile application, improves matchmaking for players with similar Global Smash Power ranks in Quickplay, gameplay adjustments.
3.0.1 April 25, 2019 Fixes an issue in which Classic Mode would not progress after winning a battle with Joker's Final Smash, gameplay adjustments.
3.1.0 May 30, 2019 Adds VR to Games & More and compatibility with the Toy-Con VR Goggles, adds the ability to use amiibo in Battle Arenas, adds Send on a Journey to the amiibo menu, adjusts Preferred Rules options for Quickplay, gameplay adjustments.
4.0.0 July 30, 2019 Adds compatibility with the Challenger Pack 2 DLC and second round of Mii Fighter costumes, adds Online Tourney to Online, adds Very Easy difficulty to Adventure Mode, adds the ability to use Snapshots in Edit Video, adjusts certain terrains in Stage Builder, adds the Support feature and Prediction Points which can be spent on items to Spectate, allows Shared Content videos to be viewed repeatedly, gameplay adjustments.
5.0.0 September 4, 2019 Adds compatibility with the Challenger Pack 3 DLC and third round of Mii Fighter costumes, adds Home-Run Contenst, adds additional Spirits to the Shop, allows players to adjust the movesets of Mii Fighters downloaded from Shared Content, gameplay adjustments.
6.0.0 November 6, 2019 Adds compatibility with the Challenger Pack 4 DLC and fourth round of Mii Fighter costumes, adds support for the Simon and Incineroar amiibo, adds "Elite Only" option for Battle Arenas, allows players to join Battle Arenas created by friends, allows the Battle Arena host to change match rules without having to close the arena, adds "Random Battlefield and Ω Form" option to stage settings for Battle Arenas, adds the ability for players to send set messages in Battle Arenas, adds additional Spirits to the Shop, adds the Tockles Spirit to the Dragon Quest Spirit Board, gameplay adjustments.
6.1.0 November 14, 2019 Fixes an issue in which using Terry's Buster Wolf on an opponent would cause both players to be unable to move.
6.1.1 January 7, 2020 Adds support for the Dark Samus and Richter amiibo.
7.0.0 January 28, 2020 Adds compatibility with the Challenger Pack 5 DLC and fifth round of Mii Fighter costumes, adds additional Spirits to the Shop and Spirit Board, gameplay adjustments.
8.0.0 June 29, 2020 Adds compatibility with the Challenger Pack 6 DLC and sixth round of Mii Fighter costumes, adds the ability to rematch any Spirit battle from the Spirit List menu, adds additional Spirits to the Shop and Spirit Board, gameplay adjustments.
8.1.0 August 4, 2020 Adds the Small Battlefield stage, allows players to select any stage-specific songs when playing on the Battlefield, Big Battlefield, Small Battlefield, and Final Detsination stages; adjusts matchmaking when playing with Preferred Rules in Online, adds the "Small Battlefield" option for Preferred Rules, adjusts the threshold for entering Elite Smash to allow more players to enter, adjusts Global Smash Power calculation, gameplay adjustments.
Official update details

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 Fighters Pass, players receive the Rex Wig and Outfit costume for Mii Fighters.[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 costume.[7]

As a special offer, players who pre-purchased the digital version of the game or registered 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 standalone paid downloadable content in February 2019, not included as part of either Fighters Pass.[6]

As with the previous installments, additional costumes for Mii Fighters have also been released individually 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)
Round 6
(June 29, 2020)
Round 7
(October 13, 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*
  • Ninjara Outfit and Wig
  • Callie Outfit and Wig
  • Marie Outfit and Wig
  • Heihachi Outfit and Wig
  • Vault Boy Outfit and Mask
  • Creeper Outfit and Mask
  • Pig Outfit and Mask
  • Diamond Armor and Helmet
  • Travis Outfit and Wig
  • Bomberman Outfit and Mask
  • Gil's Armor and Helmet


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  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. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Mr. Sakurai Presents "Min Min". Nintendo (YouTube; June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Mr. Sakurai Presents "Steve & Alex". Nintendo (YouTube; October 3, 2020). Retrieved October 15, 2020.

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