Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Introduces Duck Hunt, Ness, Alucard, and Rathalos

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This week’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Smash Blog continues the trend of reiterating some of the new info from the Smash Direct, namely the Assist Trophies Alucard and Rathalos, and the New Donk City Hall stage. Ness and Duck Hunt also get spotlighted, as well as an arrangement of Yoshi’s New Island’s main theme.


#59 Duck Hunt


This duo excels at long-range attacks, like kicking exploding cans and throwing clay pigeons. For their Final Smash, three games from the Light Gun Series team up: Duck Hunt, Hogan’s Alley, and Wild Gunman!


#10 Ness


Ness has a variety of moves, from long-range attacks using psychic powers known as “PSI,” to short-range attacks with his bat and yo-yo.  Ness can also unleash PK Thunder, a guided attack that can launch him like a rocket or help him recover!


Alucard – New Assist Trophy

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Alucard will attack nearby opponents with a flurry of slashes. As the son of Dracula, he can also turn into a bat and charge at opponents farther away. By the way, when you read “DRACULA” backwards, you get…?


Rathalos – New Assist Trophy

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This giant beast will appear when summoned, spreading its wings to create a powerful attack. Rathalos has fire breath and a roar that stuns opponents. Finding a opportunity to get an attack in can be difficult!


New Donk City Hall – New stage

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This stage is based on Super Mario Odyssey‘s New Donk City. When a fighter touches a band member, their instrument gets added to the background track! Mayor Pauline also makes an appearance.


Yoshi’s New Island Main Theme – New arrangement


You can now listen to Shota Kageyama’s rhythmic arrangement of “Yoshi’s New Island – Main Theme.” Go, Yoshi!


Arrangement supervisor: Shota Kageyama (known for work on Luminous Arc, and Pokémon series)


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


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

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