'Smash Bros' Nintendo Direct: New characters, modes returning

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Returns with Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Way More Info

Ultimate will be getting a "limited edition" bundle in Europe.

As revealed on Wednesday morning's Nintendo Direct presentation, one of the game's new features is an option called Stage Morph. But before we get to that... The classic Pokemon Stadium, Unova Pokemon League, Garden of Hope, Brinstar Depths, Summit, Magicant, Gamer, and Final Destination stages were all confirmed to be returning. According to director Masahiro Sakurai, Simon's whip is a bit slow and leaves him vulnerable, but it has a longer average reach than other fighters and can be controlled freely.

Donkey Kong's King K. Rool will also be added as a playable fighter, with Monster Hunter's Rathalos becoming an assist trophy. Best/strangest of all, he can puff out his big, golden belly to absorb an enemy's attack and respond with a powerful counter. Richter is an Echo Fighter, meaning he's basically just a new skin for Simon, but it's still nice to see an underappreciated Belmont clan member represented. A series mainstay gets a playmate, and fans have finally been given a classic character a long-time conspicuous by his absence. Today, during a Super Smash Bros Direct, Nintendo announced several new characters for Ultimate, alongside the inclusion of 103 stages.

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In the following months, the court said, the woman organized assaults on a 2-year-old girl she occasionally looked after. During the trial, it emerged that the couple had sexually abused the boy themselves for at least two years.

With all of these Castlevania-related additions to Smash Bros., one would think that a new Castlevania game is on the way, right?

The Super Smash Bros.

Konami stars have appeared as playable character in the cross-over fighting series before, most notably Snake from the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and Mr Belmont will be welcome with open arms.

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Because of these additions, Training mode sounds like it's going to be a great way to learn a new character quickly.

You ever want to party with Alucard?

There's plenty of time to make those extra reveals too, as Super Smash Bros Ultimate won't be here until December 7. Tourney Mode, on the other hand, allows players to set up tournaments for up to 32 players.

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The main menu has a mysterious mode yet to be revealed, and a righthand notification bar. Could this be the return of a full story/adventure mode? We'll keep you posted on any and all Smash news until then. "Mankind ill needs a savior such as you".

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