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Smash Ultimate Tackles Diddy Kong, Lucas, And Several Returning Stages


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With just a bit more than a week left until Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s launch, the Super Smash Blog has also been wrapping up the remaining fighters to be introduced. This week tackles Lucas, Diddy Kong, and returning stages like Pac-Land and Suzaku Castle. There’s also Chef Kawasaki and a preview of an arrangement of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s infamous trailer theme.


#36 Diddy Kong

Donkey Kong’s trusty partner Diddy Kong uses his light weight and agility to get around quickly! For his Final Smash, Diddy takes to the air with his Rocketbarrel while firing his popguns. The final hit is seriously powerful!


#37 Lucas

Like Ness, Lucas is a young boy who uses PSI powers. Some of their PSI moves share the same names, but since Lucas has different abilities, the moves may work differently. Be sure to try them out! For his Final Smash, he calls down a shower of meteors along with Kumatora and Boney.


Chef Kawasaki – New Assist Trophy

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He grabs opponents using his long ladle and mixes them into a pot! The unlucky opponent will continue to take damage as the chef cooks up health recovery items. You can then use his food to recover your health (just don’t think about the recipe)!


Pac-Land – Returning Stage

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This is an auto-scrolling stage where the scene continuously changes. There are also a few hidden features from the original arcade version of PAC-LAND, so try to find them!


Suzaku Castle – Returning Stage

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This stage has a large platform on the right and two smaller ones on the left. Depending on your fighting style, you might prefer one side over the other. This stage comes with music tracks for 16 characters. When the clock starts running out or if your stock goes down to one, the music may get more intense!


Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer BGM – New Arrangement

You can now listen to “Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 Trailer BGM” from The Legend of Zelda series. Enjoy this track (which you can’t listen to in the main game), arranged by Ryo Nagamatsu!


Arrangement supervisor: Ryo Nagamatsu (known for work on Nintendo Land, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Mario Kart 8)


Masahiro Sakurai had a bit more to share on Twitter regarding music this week, specifically on the theme song for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, “Lifelight”. He noted that the Japanese vocals are done by Erina Koga, who turns 18 today. Composer Hideki Sakamoto helped compose the song. Meanwhile, the English vocals are sung by Abby Trott.


Here’s a link to the other remixes and arrangements, and other character features so far:

Vega Stage, Bomb Rush Blush, Brinstar Depths – here

Noisy Notebook – here

City Trial – here

Mega Man 4 Medley – here

Snake Eaterhere

F-Zero Medley – here

Galaga Medley – here

Bloody Tears / Monster Dance – here

Gangplank Galleon – here

Gear Up For… – here

Yoshi’s New Island Main Theme – here

Fortress Boss – here

Pikmin Main Theme – here

Happy Home Designer Title Themehere

Battle! (Steven)here

Afternoon on the Islandhere

Id (Purpose) – here

Flash Man Stage, Main Menu short loop – here

Lost Paintinghere

Lifelight, Battle (Wild Pokémon)here

Guile Stage, Main Menu final version, Splattack!here

Seaskape – here

King Bowser – here


Bonus: Countdown to Smash Ultimate

Since yesterday, various official Twitter accounts have been tweeting out countdown pictures for the game’s release. Here are the ones posted so far:

Super Mario Odyssey official account (10 days left)


Konami official account (9 days left)

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MonHun-bu official account (9 days left)

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Siliconera will keep on the lookout for other countdown artwork over the next few days.


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

Alistair Wong
Very avid gamer with writing tendencies. Fan of Rockman and Pokémon and lots more!