Friday Favorites: Smash Direct

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday everyone!

The Super Smash Bros Direct this past Wednesday was filled to the brim with exciting information on the development of Smash Bros. Ultimate. While my greatest wish for the game hasn’t been granted yet, I’m still pretty damn pleased with what we have seen!

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Chrom

He’s finally in the lineup! Sure, he’s an echo character, but he still finally made it in the lineup! Awakening is one of my favorite Fire Emblem titles so, while I don’t believe we need another swordsman or Fire Emblem lord, it is a nice treat to see Chrom make an appearance other than be in Robin’s Final Smash (which actually begs the question… will Chrom still be part of Robin’s Final Smash? Or will Robin appear as Grima?).

Stages

The stage mechanics seemed to have gotten a nice overhaul, and all the effort looks as if it’ll pay off. All the stages having omega forms? Throwback stages to the original N64 installment? Stages morphing into others? Having the option to turn the hazards on and off? Yes, please!

Music

I don’t listen to the radio much these days. My coworkers and cousins talk about concerts and random country singers and I have no idea what they’re saying other than a vague recollection of, “Yes, I think I’ve heard of that guy before.” My Spotify playlists are made up of video game soundtracks and covers, so when I saw the music collection that is going to be in Smash Ultimate, I loved it! Not sure if I’ll ever have the courage to take the Switch with me for a portable player, but being able to have my own playlist filled with Nintendo tunes on in the background while I’m working will be great.

New Assists and Pokemon

It’s great to see Knuckles and Krystal there for assist trophy cameos! I would have loved to see them as echo characters, if not fighters in their own right, but I’ll take them as assist trophies. Abra looks like a deliciously fun Pokemon to unleash on the stage, and it wasn’t a surprise to see the Alolan legendaries. Seeing Mimikyu made us go, “Awww!” to “OH GOD!” very quickly, haha!

What were your favorite parts of the Smash direct? Anything you were hoping to see?

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Will More Characters Be Announced For Super Smash Brothers Ultimate?

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

We’ve got a few months before the release of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate which means there’s a lot of time to speculate more about this anticipated game.

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When the teaser for a new Smash Brothers game came along, everyone erupted into the hype. Blogs and websites everywhere were posting lists and polls of who they wanted to see in the latest Smash game.

So when the roster was announced at this year’s E3, I’ll admit I was surprised to see very little new characters.

Was I disappointed? No, not at all. Believe me, I’m stoked to play as Young Link again. He was my all-time favorite back in the day. Revisiting old characters is just as good as trying out new characters.

Like I said though, I was still surprised to see very little new characters added. The newest we got were the Echo characters.

However, Nintendo Life interviewed Bill Trinen and asked about more characters in Smash. His answer?

“We can answer that when we get closer to December.”

So… we have well over 60 characters for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Will there be more announced down the road?

I was also surprised they announced everyone at once, especially when they usually keep up speculating until the release – or they leak characters slowly before the launch date.

Maybe Nintendo has more up their sleeve. Or maybe I’m reading too much into things.

What do you think about this? Do you hope more new characters are added to the roster? Let me know in the comments below!

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