Super Smash Bros Ultimate release date, trailer and news


Nintendo scared us for a minute. After going one full year without hearing a peep about a new Super Smash Bros. game, we had almost given up hope.

And then, out of nowhere during a Nintendo Direct, Nintendo dropped the news: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the next generation of the series that’s coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. Details were scant then, but we knew enough to get excited.

Fast-forward to today when we know more about the game than ever. We know that it’s a honest-to-goodness new entry in the genre, not a remake or a port from the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, and that it will include every fighter ever included in a Smash game – yes, even the third-party DLC characters from the last game. 

In addition to the massive roster of returning characters, Nintendo surprised us with three new fighters exclusive to Ultimate that include Ridley, Inkling and Daisy. The latter is part of Super Smash Bros’ new Echo Fighter system wherein it takes a fighter from the roster – in this case Peach – and reworks their abilities for a different play-style. The result is a character that’s different but familiar.

There will be new items and maps to go along with the characters, plus hundreds of mechanical tweaks that Series Director Masahiro Sakurai is overseeing personally.

Ultimate might seem a bit overzealous, but in reality this is the closest we’re ever going to get to a complete collection and one that has some serious eSports potential.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The fifth entry in the vaunted Nintendo fighting game series 
  • When can I play it? December 7, 2018
  • What can I play it on? Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros Ultimate – release date

Following the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct , we know Super Smash Bros will come out on December 7, 2018.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate – trailers

At E3 2018, a majority of the Nintendo Direct live stream was dedicated to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. At just over 25 minutes, this is a long reveal and you can watch it below: