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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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North American box art.
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)

Nintendo

Designer(s)

Masahiro Sakurai

Release date(s)

WWDecember 7, 2018

Rating(s)

ACB: PG
ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12
USK: 12

Platform(s)

Nintendo Switch

Predecessor

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Successor

N/A

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Japanese: 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL Great Melee Smash Brothers Special) is a fighting video game for the Nintendo Switch, released December 7, 2018 in all regions it was released in.

As with other games in the franchise other than the first game, it features characters from the Fire Emblem series participating in the game alongside those of other Nintendo franchises.

Characters

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate contains every single character from the past four games, including six Fire Emblem characters: Marth, Roy, Ike, Robin, Lucina, and Corrin; in addition to these, Chrom makes his playable debut as a clone of Roy, and Byleth makes their playable debut as a downloadable fighter. Lyn also returns as an assist trophy, and the Black Knight and Tiki debut as new assist trophies.

Playable cast

Only the eight starter characters from the original Super Smash Bros. will be unlocked by default, with all other characters needing to be unlocked. However, the Mii Fighters are instead available via customization, and unlocks will be much faster and easier than in previous games.

Characters making their Super Smash Bros. debut in this game are listed in bold. Characters who are officially considered "echo fighters" (a subcategory of clones) are marked with an ε. Characters who are available from the start are marked with a ‡. Characters available for purchase separately through downloadable content are marked with a §, and downloadable characters who are not presently available in the games are also listed in italics. Characters who are available via customization are marked with an asterisk.

Marth

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Marth returns from the previous titles. His voice in the Japanese version was redone (though keeping the same actor, Hikaru Midorikawa),[1] and his voice in other versions is now in English.[2] His design was changed somewhat to match New Mystery of the Emblem.

From his transition into Ultimate, he was nerfed due to his top tier presence in Smash for 3DS / Wii U. His combos are very good with his forward aerial having lots of spacing tool. His recovery can be very useful and used to kill opponents and edge-guard, and his tips are powerful. Despite his upcoming, he has a few flaws that actually hurt him more than what his strengths can perform. His tippers are hard to perform, and not getting the tipper isn't very substantial to him. With all of his strengths and weaknesses combined in tournaments, he is said to be a mid- or upper-mid- tier character. His player base online isn't very impressive as well, given his popularity; he was said to be very unpopular online. This is overall his worst placement in all of his debut all over his appearances.

Lucina

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Lucina returns from the previous title. She remains a clone of Marth, and she is part of the newly created "echo fighter" category.

Despite her high tier status from Smash for 3DS / Wii U, she was considerably buffed. Her echo-fighter status with Marth is very different, given her non-tipper presence, and she instead has even damage output overall. She has great frame data and low end-lag, which benefits her and her viability. Lucina is mostly considered to be the best Fire Emblem character, even potentially the best sword fighter in the game. She is also noteworthy for being a top 10 character, too.

Roy

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Roy returns from the previous titles and now his first-ever time speaking English which is now voiced by Ray Chase.

He was considered to be the lowest-ranked Fire Emblem character in Smash for 3DS / Wii U, along with Ike. Along with Ike, he was heavily buffed from his transition. His combos are also very noteworthy too with most of the damage output was very impressive. His weaknesses aren't big flaws but are noticeable. His recovery can be a bit predictable, but it can be used diagonally to mix up his strategy. Overall, Roy has a high reputation and is said to be a very good tournament-viable character, being a high-top-tier character, with a few saying Roy is the best Fire Emblem character in the game.

Chrom

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Chrom is a new character. He is an "echo fighter" of Roy, though he has a unique final smash, called "Awakening Aether", in which he performs Aether, and a different up special attack, which resembles Ike's (though it isn't exactly the same).

Chrom's new debut in Ultimate gives him more similar things to Roy ever since Roy was buffed. Like Lucina, his sword deals even damage across the whole blade, as opposed to Roy's being more powerful close up. Despite these different things, Chrom has a great combo potential like Roy's. He still has a few flaws that hurts him, however. His recovery is very predictable, and, unlike Ike's, he does not have a second horizontal recovery move. Despite these flaws, Chrom has said to be a high/top-tier character, but is said to be below Roy due to his own characteristics.

Ike

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Ike returns from the previous titles. He now has his Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn designs as alternate costumes, with the former being the default. He has different voice clips between the two variants as well (they sound only slightly different in English, but are noticeably different in Japanese),[3][4] and he is now voiced by Greg Chun in English, replacing Jason Adkins.[5]

Ike has been buffed like Roy due to their both low-mid-tier placements. Ike has a very respectable combo potential. One of his aerials, his neutral aerial, is very highly used with his low knockback and very good kill confirms. Aether has been buffed to kill much earlier, which kills at 110% in the middle of the stage. His throws can lead them into other aerials, such as his forward or back aerial, which is very strong. His flaws are noticeable; he has some of the worst frame data in the game, which hurts him against agile characters, and his recovery is predictable and can easily be edge guarded. Overall, Ike is considered to be in the middle of the high tier, which is nonetheless considered to be his best placement out of all of his appearances in the series.

Robin

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Robin returns from the previous title. Their weapons' remaining durability now shows up near their damage indicator.[6]

Robin has been buffed, possibly due to their status of mid-tier placements. Their buffs and nerfs were toned a bit from Smash 4. Their combo has received a few adjustments. Arcfire can zone players and lead into other attacks like their aerials and smash attacks. Arcthunder however has received a noteworthy nerf as the hitbox now goes faster if it connects the opponents, which make hit harder to follow-up combos unlike Smash 4. Despite some of their nerfs, their buffs helped Robin in some areas. However, Robin placement hasn't changed as much as players were expecting, and is still considered a mid-tier character.

Corrin

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Corrin returns from the previous title. Corrin's high tier status in Smash 4 was what the developers saw to Corrin which led them to be nerfed from their transition into Ultimate. The nerfs that they got ruin their viability from the competitive scene. The tippers were nerfed significantly, Counter was weakened, and their combo wasn't as useful, with this Corrin was seen as considered a low-tier character. The updates, however, has buffed Corrin more and more which more people have then considered Corrin to be a low-mid tier or a mid-tier character. Despite the buffs, it's currently unknown how they fare in competitive Smash Ultimate.

Byleth

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Byleth makes their playable debut as the fifth downloadable fighter and the last downloadable fighter for Fighter Pass Vol. 1. Byleth throughout never have any buffs and nerfs from updates, but their viability is unknown so far. Byleth has good prominent disjoints through some of their moves, but is laggy in general. Byleth relies heavily on spacing for more and better damage, which their strengths and flaws together considered to be a mid-tier character. Their viability is unknown, due to the lack of offline tournaments that flawed Byleth evenly which their viability might improve over time.

Stages

All three Fire Emblem stages from past Super Smash Bros. games appear: Castle Siege from Smash Bros. Brawl, Arena Ferox from Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Coliseum from Smash Bros. for Wii U. An additional stage, Garreg Mach Monastery, was released alongside Byleth.

Items

One item from the Fire Emblem series appears and the first Fire Emblem item to be introduced into Smash.

Assist Trophies

Assist Trophies are non-playable characters who can be summoned temporarily into a battle using the Assist Trophy item, in order to aid their summoner. Three Fire Emblem characters are available as Assist Trophies.

Collectibles

Spirits

Replacing trophies from previous titles, Spirits are new collectibles depicting characters from a host of iconic franchises. These Spirits can be used to grant fighters extra abilities, relating to the character the Spirit depicts. The Spirits are divided into four types. The Fire Emblem: Three Houses spirits were added as DLC alongside Byleth.

Fighter Spirits

These Spirits represent the playable fighters. They cannot be equipped for battle and can only be viewed in the menu. There are 12 for the Fire Emblem series.

Primary Spirits

These Spirits are equitable spirits that will boost the user's attack and defense. They are further divided into four categories: Attack, Shield, Grab, and Neutral. There are 49 for the Fire Emblem series.

Support Spirits

These Spirits can be equipped with Primaries to boost certain aspects of the user, like allowing them to heal over time, strengthening their magic attack, or start the battle with an item like the Killing Edge. There are 30 for the Fire Emblem series.

Master Spirits

These are unique Spirits found in the World of Light campaign. Instead of equipping them, defeating them in battle will allow the player to use their facilities to buy items or train Spirits. There are two for the Fire Emblem series.

  • Anna (runs a shop)
  • Ryoma (runs the Demon Style dojo)

Music

There are fifty-two tracks from the Fire Emblem series in Smash Bros. Ultimate, plus four character victory themes.

The following tracks are not present in the sounds menu:

  • Fire Emblem Victory (conjectural title): Taken from Brawl and Smash 4, but it is edited so that the tempo is slightly faster, and additionally the tempo is sped up further near the end. This brief portion of the Fire Emblem Theme is used as Marth, Roy, Chrom (prior to 3.0.0), and Ike's victory fanfare.
  • Fire Emblem Awakening Victory (conjectural title): A brief portion of "Id (Purpose)". Used as Lucina, Chrom (after 3.0.0), and Robin's victory fanfare.
  • Fire Emblem Fates Victory (conjectural title): A brief portion of "Lost in Thoughts All Alone". Used as Corrin's victory fanfare.
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses Victory (conjectural title): A brief portion of "The Edge of Dawn (Seasons of Warfare)". Used as Byleth's victory fanfare.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

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Japanese

大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL

Great Melee Smash Brothers Special

Spanish

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French

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German

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Italian

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Dutch

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Korean

슈퍼 스매시브라더스 얼티밋

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Simplified Chinese

任天堂明星大乱斗 特别版

Nintendo All-Star Great Melee Special Edition

Traditional Chinese

任天堂明星大亂鬥 特別版

Nintendo All-Star Great Melee Special Edition

Gallery

Fire Emblem-related

Character and item renders

Character screenshots

Stage screenshots

References

External links

Fire Emblem series
Main series Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemGenealogy of the Holy WarThracia 776The Binding BladeThe Blazing BladeThe Sacred StonesPath of RadianceRadiant DawnAwakeningFatesThree Houses
Remakes Shadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and ShadowEchoes: Shadows of Valentia
Other BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discFire Emblem Heroes
Crossover games Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii USuper Smash Bros. UltimateCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.Project X Zone 2Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEFire Emblem WarriorsDragalia Lost
Versions and releases List of version differencesLocalization of the Fire Emblem seriesVirtual Console