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Smash Bros. Ultimate Shows Off New Rules, Tourney, Smashdown, And Other Modes

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Nintendo had a lot of new rules and modes including Classic Mode, Stamina Battle, Squad Strike, and more during today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct presentation.

 

Head to the 43:44 mark of the video to start out with a look at the rules of the game.

 

Here’s info from Nintendo on the different modes and rules:

  • Classic Mode: The single-player mode in which players battle against a series of fighters will return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Each fighter has a set of stages and opponents that she or he will face.

 

  • Stamina Battle: In addition to Time Battle and Stock Battle, Stamina Battle is also one of the standard modes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Stamina Battle, players fight to deplete each other’s stamina until only one fighter is left standing.

 

  • Final Smash Meter: In addition to regular Final Smashes that can be activated after breaking a Smash Ball, the Final Smash Meter is now a selectable option. If enabled, players can charge their Final Smash Meter over the course of a battle. Once the Final Smash Meter is fully charged, players can unleash a less powerful Final Smash attack.

 

  • Squad Strike: When playing Squad Strike, players will participate in 5-on-5 or 3-on-3 skirmishes, with each player using either five or three consecutive fighters in one battle.

 

  • Tourney Mode: Up to 32 players can participate in Tourney mode, making it great for parties or events with a lot of people. And since Nintendo Switch can be played anywhere, these tournaments can even take place in unexpected places!

 

  • Smashdown: After battling in this mode, the previously selected fighters will no longer be available, forcing players to have to pick a different fighter for the next round. This mode favors players who are skilled with multiple fighters and encourages others to diversify their rosters.

 

  • Training: The improved Training mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes an exclusive stage that features a grid, used to help measure the distance and trajectory of special moves and fighter knockback.

 

 

Lastly, Sakurai teased a hidden mode (pictured on top) on the main menu, but it’ll be revealed on a later date.

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches for Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018.

Sato
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