Special edition of 'Smash Ultimate' comes with a GameCube controller

Ruben Fields
August 9, 2018

When stacked, players can change between them with the press of a button.

Previously it was suggested that despite including every character from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but there are new stages in the mix as well. Dracula's Castle is the new stage, which spawns items from candlesticks and features appearances from Castlevania bosses including Dracula, and 34 songs from the series.

Watch the entire Smash Bros Nintendo Direct from August 8, 2018 below. When you select this option in the rules, one stage will transform into another during battle. The amount of content that's here, whether it's all of the characters, stages, assist trophies, or even music, borders on absurd. It would've had the same function it will have in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But fans are showing concern because it came at a great cost - the "death" of beloved Mario universe character Luigi. Dark Samus, Chrom, and Richter Belmont will play identically to other characters from their respective games.

Just as well, we'll see a new batch of Assist Trophies added in Ultimate too. This includes Sonic's pal Knuckles the Echidna, Zero from Mega Man X, Metal Gear Solid's Gray Fox, Shovel Knight, Krystal the fox from Star Fox Adventures, and most notably, the dragon Rathalos from the Monster Hunter series. Here, players can pick from a 5-on-5 or 3-on-3 elimination battle. The new Stamina Battle mode has fighters fight until all stamina is lost and there's one fighter left standing. Stage hazards can be disabled, and any arena can be set up like Big Battlefield or Final Destination. Once the Final Smash Meter is fully charged, players can unleash a less powerful Final Smash attack.

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The GameCube controller, which are preferred by pro players was revealed to be compatible in Nintendo's E3 conference in June. You can fill any gaps you may have with AI players too, making this a viable mode for smaller groups as well.

Because of these additions, Training mode sounds like it's going to be a great way to learn a new character quickly. Ultimate includes an exclusive stage that features a grid, used to help measure the distance and trajectory of special moves and fighter knockback.

He's been widely requested from Smash players for quite a while, but Nintendo waited for their Super Smash Bros.

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