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Sakurai Says Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Announcements Will Be Slowing Down

Masahiro Sakurai, the man behind the Super Smash Bros series has said that Super Smash Bros Ultimate character announcements will be slowing down now, after nine different characters have been announced for the game. The game will be coming out on December 7 of this year, so Nintendo doesn’t have much time left to announce characters.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate was originally announced back in March during the Nintendo Direct, with its first available character, the Inkling from Splatoom, being added in. The game was actually fully announced back in E3, with the news that every single previous Super Smash Bros character, along with every single previous map and music track, would be in the game.

Since that Direct, multiple other characters have been announced to be in the game, ranging from the Inkling to Ridley from Metroid, Simon and Richter Belmont, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, King K. Rool from Donkey Kong, Dark Samus, Daisy from Mario, and Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening. While some of these characters are echo fighters and thus technically not real characters, it’s still adding to an already enormous amount of characters.

While Sakurai has said that Super Smash Bros Ultimate character announcements will be slowing down, he didn’t say that we’re necessarily done with announcing characters yet, which means that before the game releases we might still be running into a number of different characters as more Nintendo Directs pop up.

Sakurai has said that Super Smash Bros Ultimate should be going gold soon, but hopefully until then we’ll be getting a number of other Super Smash Bros Ultimate character announcements that will show us getting a number of other characters and assist trophies.

Once again, Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be coming out on December 7 of this year exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, so get ready to rumble when that month rolls around.