Ken is one of the new fighters that have made their way to the new Smash Bros. game. There are lots of things to learn about him including how you can unlock him for use. Our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ken Guide will explain his move sets, changes, and costumes in detail.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ken
Ken is a new addition who works as an Echo fighter to Ryu. The main way that you can take advantage of Ken in the game is by utilizing his combos that are very effective and deal a ton of damage.
He is also fairly different in terms of his visuals and taunts. Let us go ahead and take a look at all of the differences that ken has to Ryu.
Remember that our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ken Guide is still a work in progress and we will continue to update it with new information as we come upon it.
Moves and Combos
First of all, you immediately notice that the taunts, as well as victory poses of Ken and Ryu, are both different. Apart from this, ken is faster and has a different Hadoken in which his hands are shown during the energy blast.
Ken also has the Nata Otoshi Geri as his roundhouse kick attack. The final smash is different, as is his Neutral Aerial. Lastly, his Shoryuken deals more damage.
How to Unlock Ken
There are a total of 3 different ways to unlock Ken. You can either complete the Classic Mode with a character, lay the World of Light single-player mode, or play the ‘Challenger Approaches’ that appear.
If you win at the Challenger fights, you will be able to unlock Ken.
You can trigger the Challenger Fights much faster if you reload the game. Play a match against a challenger and then quit the game before restarting. After that, create a match that has a custom rule set and is 1 minute long.
Once you finish the game, you will be offered a new Challenger Fight. Repeat this process until you are able to unlock Ken.
Like his counterpart, Ken has two Final Smashes as opposed to one. They are known is Shinryuken and Shippu Hinraikyaku. Depending on the distance that you have to the enemy, one of them will be triggered.
The latter is used when the enemy is close to you, while the former is triggered when there is some distance between you and your enemy.
Just like other fighters in the game, you have access to a lot of alternate costumes that you can choose. For the most part, they are similar to his original costume but the color scheme is different.
You have the choice of Purple, White, Yellow, Blue, Black, Green, and Charcoal.
Do note that our SSBU Ken Guide is currently work-in-progress. We will continue to share more information in the coming days.