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!
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
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
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
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 Eater – here
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 Theme – here
Battle! (Steven) – here
Afternoon on the Island – here
Id (Purpose) – here
Flash Man Stage, Main Menu short loop – here
Lost Painting – here
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)
— スーパーマリオ オデッセイ (@mario_odysseyJP) November 27, 2018
Konami official account (9 days left)
MonHun-bu official account (9 days left)
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.