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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Introduces Stages & Items, And An Upbeat Tomodachi Life Arrangement


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The spotlight on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Smash Blog was arguably more focused on introducing stages and items this week, although Lucario and Shiek got a short highlight. Stage-wise, we got more info on the returning stages Brinstar and Saffron City.


#41 Lucario

Lucario is the only fighter whose attack power increases as it takes damage. A fighter that truly shines when in a pinch, choose Lucario for a thrilling battle.


#16 Shiek

Now Sheik joins the battle wearing the Sheikah costume from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Keep the pressure on your opponent by using his speedy dash to quickly close in on (or get away from) your opponent!


Kapp’n – New Assist Trophy

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When Kapp’n takes the stage he hops on a bus and drives around the stage. Careful! When he hits a fighter, he’ll carry them off of the stage in his bus!!


Death’s Scythe – New Item

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You can KO highly damaged opponents with a well placed smash attack from this scythe. A black aura will surround your oppponent right before you attack, signaling an instant KO!!


Brinstar – Returning Stage

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This stage is an underground cavern on Planet Zebes, where the Metroid Series takes place. Although the rising and falling acid at the bottom of the stage can deal severe damage, touching it when you’re falling off the stage can actually help you recover!


Saffron City – Returning Stage

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A stage based on Saffron City from Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue. Pokémon appear from the doorway of the building at the center of the stage. Watch out for when Electrode appears!


Afternoon on the Island – New Arrangement

You can now listen to “Afternoon on the Island” from Tomodachi Life. Does it remind you of carefree island life? Or the various confessions of love you recieved there? Enjoy Masafumi Takada’s arrangement.


Arrangement supervisor: Masafumi Takada (known for work on Danganronpa series, Earth Defense Force series, God Hand, No More Heroes, and killer7)


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


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will come to the Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018. Previously, we reported on Masahiro Sakurai’s column about Isabelle, and the chaotic nature of Smash Bros., which you can find here.

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