Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Roster, Stages, Release Date, And Everything You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, its complete list of the roster, stages, release date, new and changes smashes, and more.

Super Smash Bros. has been the pinnacle of what Nintendo can do for many faithful fans of the series. The ability to fight other players using characters from multiple universes is a really fun prospect and we will be soon doing that on the Nintendo Switch as well. Information about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is quite scarce and spread apart. For that reason, we have decided to combine all information in one place so that people who want to read up on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can do so and get their bearings about the game in line.

Everything About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The release date of the game was something that each and every single fan of the game was waiting for. The game was initially announced at the very end of the Nintendo Direct broadcast on Mar. 08, 2018.

The release date was recently revealed at the E3 conference and it confirms that you will be able to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Dec. 07, 2018.

There are a ton of games releasing in November and Nintendo probably wanted to avoid all of that. Apart from that, this also gives the developers some time to straighten things out and make sure the game is in perfect condition when it hits the shelves.


Usually, we only get to see glimpses of the characters who are going to be a part of the game and the characters are slowly revealed to the public. However, Nintendo decided to tackle things a little differently this time around and decided to release all of the roster at the E3 conference.

The roster is quite a bit different from what we were expecting it to be. In almost historical fashion, Nintendo decided to include every single character that has ever been featured in the history of the franchise, this means that all of the characters that we wanted to play with again including Mega-Man, Pac-Man, and Snake will be available to the players.

There will also be many new characters for you to try including Ridley from the Metroid series, amazing or what?

Since the game has an abundance of characters this time, Nintendo did reveal during their E3 press conference that most of their DLCs would not have a ton of new characters.

In the previous games, a lot of new characters were added to the game based on community votes and they were usually in the form of a paid DLC, but that seems to be changing, as is almost everything else in the game.

Gameplay Features and Changes

Fans were quite excited to see a sneak peek of the gameplay since the release of the game is quite far away. That is now available along with all of the characters that are appearing in the game as a part of this 25-minute video.

It was also confirmed that the game would be compatible with the classic GameCube controller that will surely be a treat for some of the older fans who want to reminisce about good times long gone. It will also have the Amiibo Functionality along with up to 8 player battles.

Nintendo was asked whether Smash is a brand new game or just a port of the 3DS or the Wii version with content additions. Nintendo has been known to do this for the Switch.

However, it has been over 4 years since the last Smash game came out on either of the 2 aforementioned consoles and it seems that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to be a brand new game specifically designed for the Switch (yay!).

A Story Mode for the game has not been confirmed as of yet and this is a mode that almost every fan of the series eagerly looks forward to. It will be criminal of Nintendo to not include this mode in their new game.

They have not yet confirmed or denied on the availability of this mode, but considering the amount of content they are adding into the game and the amount of work they seem to be putting in, it is not unsafe to suggest that the game will be featuring a story mode for people to play.

Complete Roster

There are a total of 5 new characters in the game out of which 2 are reskinned; essentially meaning we get to play with 3 characters with whom we have never played before. They are:

  • Ridley
  • Inkling
  • Lucina
  • Dark Pit
  • Daisy

Here are the other characters that you will be able to play with:

  • Bayonetta
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Captain Falcon
  • Cloud
  • Corrin
  • Daisy
  • Dark Pit
  • Diddy Kong
  • Donkey Kong
  • Dr. Mario
  • Duck Hunt
  • Falco
  • Fox
  • Ganondorf
  • Greninja
  • The Ice Climbers
  • Ike
  • Inkling
  • Jigglypuff
  • King Dedede
  • Kirby
  • Link
  • Little Mac
  • Lucario
  • Lucas
  • Lucina
  • Luigi
  • Mario
  • Marth
  • Mega Man
  • Meta Knight
  • Mewtwo
  • Mii Brawler
  • Mii Gunner
  • Mii Fighter
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Ness
  • Captain Olimar
  • Pac-Man
  • Palutena
  • Peach
  • Pichu
  • Pikachu
  • Pit
  • Pokémon Trainer (Charizard, Ivysaur, and Squirtle)
  • Ridley
  • R.O.B. the robot
  • Robin
  • Rosalina
  • Roy
  • Ryu
  • Samus
  • Sheik
  • Shulk
  • Snake
  • Sonic
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Wario
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Wolf
  • Yoshi
  • Young Link
  • Zelda
  • Zero Suit Samus

Stage List

We also now know which stages will we be able to fight on, and here they all are. There will be a total of 3 new stages that have never been included in a Smash game before.

They are the Great Plateau Tower from Breath of the Wild, Moray Tower from Splatoon and new Donk City from Mario Odyssey. Apart from that, we will get to fight on a ton of classical stages like the following:

Smash 64 Stages

  • Dreamland (Kirby)
  • Hyrule Castle (Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Saffron City (Pokemon)
  • Yoshi’s Island

Smash Bros. Brawl Stages

  • 75M (Donkey Kong)
  • Bridge of Eldin (Zelda Twilight Princess)
  • Castle Siege (Fire Emblem)
  • Distant Planet (Pikmin)
  • Flat Zone 2 (Game & Watch)
  • Frigate Orpheon (Metroid Prime
  • Green Hill Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Halberd (Kirby)
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Lylat Cruise (Star Fox)
  • Mario Circuit (Mario Kart)
  • Mushroomy Kingdom
  • New Pork City (Earthbound/Mother)
  • Norfair (Metroid)
  • Pictochat (DS)
  • Pokemon Stadium 2
  • P.T. Aero Dive (F-Zero)
  • Shadow Moses Island (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Skyworld (Kid Icarus)
  • Smashville (Animal Crossing)
  • Spear Pillar (Pokemon)
  • Summit (Ice Climbers)
  • Wario Ware
  • Yoshi’s Island

Smash Bros. Melee Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Big Blue (F-Zero)
  • Brinstar (Super Metroid)
  • Corneria (Star Fox)
  • Final Destination
  • Flat Zone (Game & Watch)
  • Fourside (Earthbound)
  • Great Bay (Zelda: Majora’s Mask)
  • Green Greens (Kirby)
  • Jungle Japes (Donkey Kong Country)
  • Kongo Jungle (Donkey Kong Country)
  • Mushroom Kingdom 2
  • Pokemon Stadium
  • Onett (Earthbound)
  • Peach’s Castle (Mario 64)
  • Temple (Zelda: Adventure of Link)
  • Venom (Star Fox)
  • Yoshi’s Story

Smash Bros. 3DS Stages

  • 3D Land (Mario)
  • Arena Ferox (Fire Emblem)
  • Balloon Fight
  • Find Mii (3DS)
  • Gerudo Valley (Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Living Room (Nintendogs)
  • Magicant (Earthbound)
  • Pictochat 2 (DS)
  • Prism Tower (Pokemon)
  • Reset Bomb Forest (Kid Icarus)
  • Spirit Train (Zelda: Spirit Tracks)
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Tortimer Island (Animal Crossing)
  • Unova League (Pokemon)

Smash Bros. Wii U Stages

  • Big Battlefield
  • Boxing Ring (Punch-Out!!!)
  • Coliseum (Fire Emblem)
  • Duck Hunt
  • Flat Zone X
  • Garden of Hope (Pikmin)
  • Gaur Plain (Xenoblade)
  • Great Cave Offensive (Kirby)
  • Kalos League (Pokemon)
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Galaxy
  • Mario Maker
  • Midgar (Final Fantasy 7)
  • Mushroom Kingdom U
  • Pac-Land (Pac-Man)
  • Paletuna’s Temple (Kid Icarus)
  • Pilotwings
  • Skyloft (Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Suzaku Castle (Street Fighter)
  • Town and City (Animal Crossing)
  • Wily Castle (Mega Man)
  • Wii Fit Studio
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Wuhu Island (Wii Sports)
  • Umbra Clock Tower (Bayonetta)

That is about all the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news we have for now. Let us know your thoughts on the game and do not forget to check back in at SegmentNext for all of the latest updates in regards to the game as we near its release!

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