Check out this brand-new video for the latest info on the fighters and gameplay of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Compilation video
The official website for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is live! The site is full of new information, so head over to see intro videos for each character, listen to the theme song, and more!
Many talented musicians worked on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimatesoundtrack, and you can hear some of their tracks on the official website. We'll be adding more music over the coming days. Music index
You can use all the Super Smash Bros. series amiibo you know and love with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! You can use amiibo as ""figure players"" that can grow stronger the more you train them, and you can even import your previous figure players into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Good news: The new fighters, Inkling and Ridley, have Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figures on the way! #SmashBros
If you have a GameCube™ Controller Adapter, you can use GameCube Controllers you already have to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! In addition, a redesigned GameCube™ Controller Super Smash Bros. Edition will be released when the game launches.
The Nintendo booth at E3 2018 is jam-packed with fighters, weapons, items, and more from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
#65: Ridley - Joining the battle from the storied Metroid series, Ridley's long tail and sharp claws let him unleash a torrent of devastating attacks. His Final Smash is a powerful stream of plasma breath intense enough to bring down Samus's starship. Ridley's demo video
Launch Star - If you touch the star, your fighter will be launched at high speed. Clever placement can lead to an easy KO!
#13ᵋ: Daisy - Her basic move set is the same as Peach's, but this princess has her own unique personality. She's known for being upbeat, energetic, and a bit of a tomboy. Daisy's demo video
ZeRo from Chile has won the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018! A big thank you to all the players who participated! For those that missed the live stream, check out the replay.
Pokémon: Alolan Vulpix - This Pokémon freezes fighters with icy breath.
#01: Mario - Mario is an all-around fighter who uses his wide variety of techniques to respond to any situation. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he shows up in his Wedding tux and his Builder outfit, and Cappy even makes an appearance! Mario's demo video
Battlefield - This stage is sporting a redesigned look. With vast natural vistas forming a stunning backdrop behind floating platforms, this stage truly deserves its name!
Black Hole - Pulls fighters and items into its powerful gravity field. If someone throws a Black Hole in your direction, you'd better keep your distance!
You can now listen to "Bomb Rush Blush" on the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
Assist Trophy: Bomberman - Bomberman is a brand-new Assist Trophy, which means he's here to help you during battle. The bombs he leaves on the stage detonate in his iconic, cross-shaped pattern!
#03: Link - Link has been redesigned to match his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He can now pick up arrows he's fired, and his bombs have been upgraded to remote bombs, so you can set them off when the timing is just right! Link's demo video
#31: Snake - Back by popular demand, Snake brings a ranged fighting style unlike any other fighter in the game. His Final Smash locks onto an opponent and fires five homing missiles. Snake's demo video
You can now listen to "Noisy Notebook" on the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
Assist Trophy: Sukapon - Attacking with his detached fists and feet, Sukapon can even pick up opponents and throw them.
Pokémon: Solgaleo - If this Pokémon hits you as it charges back and forth across the stage, you'll take serious damage!
Pokémon: Lunala - This Pokémon shoots a powerful light beam through the stage!
Assist Trophy: Knuckles - Knuckles attacks nearby fighters with his fist. He can also dig into the ground and then attack with an uppercut, so be careful!
#20: Falco - He's a talented aerial fighter with amazing jumping ability, but Falco is a bit slower on the ground. His final smash is an all-out attack using an unorthodox formation of Arwings! Falco's demo video
You can now listen to "City Trial" the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
Kongo Falls - Face off against your foes atop a raft stuck at the edge of a waterfall. How well you utilize the rock jutting out at the bottom right can be the difference between victory or defeat!
#21: Marth - Marth is an exceptional swordfighter with a long reach. He'll do the most damage with attacks using the tip of his sword, so spacing is an important factor. Marth's demo video
#6: Kirby - Kirby's ability to copy fighters is totally unique! While he is light and can be launched easily, he can also jump up to five times in the air, so he has great recovery. Look for his new Stone transformation, too. Kirby's demo video
You can now listen to "Mega Man 4 Medley" the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
Pokémon: Alolan Raichu - He rides his tail and rushes the enemy. Since he moves freely around the stage, Alolan Raichu may be a bit difficult to dodge.
Moray Towers - This is a stage from the Splatoon and Splatoon 2 games. Look closely for Judd and Li'l Judd. Judd will raise the flag with the color of the fighter or team currently in the lead.
You can now listen to "Snake Eater". The original version was the opening theme song for Metal Gear Solid 3. This time it's an arrangement by Nobuko Toda!
Wily Castle - Hazards from the previous games for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will appear on this stage. The Yellow Devil will cause a big explosion when it's defeated, but the player who landed the final attack doesn't take any damage. Use this to your advantage!
Great Plateau Tower - This is the tower everyone visits first in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The top part of the tower can be destroyed after taking damage, but will come back eventually. You can spot a certain Old Man in the background, watching over the match...
You can now listen to "F-Zero Medley." Takenobu Mitsuyoshi arranged and also sang the song for this version. The medley consists of DEATH WIND, FIRE FIELD, and perhaps more...
Princess Peach's Castle - A returning stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Watch out for Banzai Bill to come flying out of nowhere and explode. There are also red, yellow, and green switches you can press to make "!" Blocks appear. Try hitting them to get items!
#42: R.O.B. - He has two powerful projectiles: Robo Beam and Gyro, along with a very effective recovery. The 1P color in the North American version of the game is a light gray, and the 2P is red and white, but this is reversed in the Japanese version. R.O.B.'s demo video
#12: Jigglypuff - Jigglypuff can jump 5 times in the air and can move faster in the air than on the ground. Use Jigglypuff's great aerial ability to overwhelm your opponent! If you manage to land the down special Rest, you can powerfully launch your opponent. Jigglypuff's demo video
Fake Smash Ball - This dangerous item looks like a Smash Ball but explodes when you break it. Take a closer look and you can see that the symbol's horizontal line is thicker...
You can now listen to "Galaga Medley". This song, arranged by Yusuke Takahama, consists of 4 songs and sound effects from the game. It's like recreating the gameplay in sequence!
Lylat Cruise - This stage rests on top of the spacecraft Pleiades. Since the craft tilts from side to side, it can affect the trajectory of ranged attacks as well your recovery distance.
#30: Wario - Wario has unique attacks, like using his Wario Bike and releasing noxious gas. He can jump higher than normal by leaping from his bike, which comes in handy when recovering. For his Final Smash, he turns into Wario-Man and creates copies of himself for an all-out attack! Wario's demo video
Assist Trophy: Rodin - Rodin gave Bayonetta her name. He summons a giant arm and unleashes a powerful blow, and sometimes he'll even give you a powerful weapon as he leaves.
#4: Samus - With her Charge Shot, Missile, and Bomb, Samus has three different projectiles to keep her opponents in check from a distance. When fully charged up, her Charge Shot is quite powerful. For her Final Smash, she launches a wide laser beam that can be moved up and down! Samus' demo video
Bomber - Hold the Bomber up with the A button and a massive explosion will occur in 1.5 seconds. You will take less damage by moving away from the center of the explosion, so if you are about to get caught in it, try to get away!
Pokémon: Abra - Abra will ensnare a nearby fighter and teleport them to a random position on (or even off) the stage. Look out!
You can now listen to "Gang-Plank Galleon," from the last boss battle in Donkey Kong Country. Arranged by ACE, this remix even includes a rap!
Dracula's Castle - On this stage, various characters from throughout the series will appear as guests and you can get items by breaking the candles. Including new and classic tunes, this stage has 34 total tracks to listen to!
#25ᵋ: Chrom - The protagonist of Fire Emblem Awakening joins the battle as Roy's echo fighter. His final smash is Awakening Aether. Like Aether in the original game, this move has Chrom charge toward his opponent, slashing with his sword. Chrom's demo video
#4ᵋ: Dark Samus - Dark Samus joins the battle as Samus's echo fighter. With floatier movement, it's a little different from Samus--and it doesn't roll when dodging or jumping. If you look closely, you can see that its bombs and missiles look a little different, too. Dark Samus's demo video
Assist Trophy: Alucard - 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...?
#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! Ness's demo video
Assist Trophy: Rathalos - 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!
You can now listen to Shota Kageyama's rhythmic arrangement of "Yoshi's New Island – Main Theme." Go, Yoshi!
New Donk City Hall - 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.
#13: Peach - THE super princess. Watch out for her powerful kicks while she's airborne. Using her down special, she picks vegetables and throws them at her opponents. Sometimes she even gets items...like a Bob-omb! Peach's demo video
#44: Wolf - The leader of the Star Wolf mercenary team makes his grand return after 10 years! He puts his sharp claws to good use in wild attacks, and his Final Smash is an all-out attack by Team Star Wolf! If Fox or Falco is in the battle, you may hear a unique line of dialog. Wolf's demo video
#32: Ike - Ike's side smash attack is extremely powerful, but it leaves him open, so you'll need to reach your opponent's moves carefully. You can choose between his Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn costumes. Ike's demo video
#39: King Dedede - He's not very fast, but he's one of few heavyweight fighters with great recovery. Apparently, a defeat by Kirby inspired him to train hard to learn a move called Hovering, which allows him to float after taking a deep breath. King Dedede's demo video
You can now listen to "Fortress Boss (Super Mario Bros. 3)." Enjoy this arrangement by Akihiro Honda while reminiscing about the bosses that have tried to stand in Mario's way!
Final Destination - Though this is a simple stage, with no stage hazards or floating platforms, the background has been updated for this game. Make sure you don't get too distracted and get defeated!
Pokémon: Alolan Exeggutor - Check out this taaaall Pokémon. It may seem like it just gets in the way, but it can actually make it harder or easier for you to get a KO depending on where it's placed on the stage.
#14: Bowser - Who's the greatest nemesis of all!? It's King Bowser! In Super Smash Bros. his power and weight make him a reliable fighter. Use his Fire Breath to keep opponents at bay, then use his damaging attacks to launch them off the stage! He transforms into Giga Bowser for his Final Smash and delivers a super powerful punch! Bowser's demo video
#43: Toon Link - He's smaller and faster than Link. His bombs explode with a unique anime-style. For his Final Smash, he emits light from his left hand and any opponents hit by it are trapped in the Triforce, subject to a punishing gauntlet of attacks. Toon Link's demo video
You can now listen to "Pikmin - Main Theme." Doesn't it bring back memories of that title screen with all the Pikmin swaying? Please enjoy Hideki Sakamoto's arrangement.
Summit - This stage is so exciting! When the summit of the mountain clears up you can slide down the incline straight into the ocean. There are tons of details to take in: the aurora floats over the mountaintop, a polar bear with sunglasses and swimming trunks swims in the ocean, and there's even a mysterious fish that tries to eat the fighters...
#60: Ryu - Ryu is a special character—you can use directional command inputs to trigger his special moves. Executing moves like his Hadoken and Shoryuken using the command inputs from the original game will raise their power. You can even use a Shakunetsu Hadoken by inputting ←↙↓↘→ then tapping the attack button while facing right! Ryu's demo video
#68: Isabelle - Isabelle joins the battle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf! She uses various trinkets from around the village to battle. Her side special, ""Fishing Rod,"" not only allows her to snag and bring opponents closer, it can also be used as a recovery move. Isabelle's demo video
Assist Trophy: Shovel Knight - Blue armor, horns, and a shovel...that's right, it's Shovel Knight! With his trusty Shovel Blade, he can bury an opponent in the ground or throw rocks as he digs. He may even dig up some food.
You can now check out "Happy Home Designer - Title Theme." Enjoy the arrangement by Kazumi Totaka, a staff member from the original game!
Onett - Ness's hometown has a drugstore in the middle and houses on either sides. Watch out for cars entering the stage from the right - they can hit you for 30% damage!
Assist Trophy: Moon - From "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask," this assist trophy will appear in the sky and slowly approach the center of the stage. When it hits, it deals a lot of damage to opponents nearby!
#21ᵋ: Lucina - Lucina is Marth's echo fighter, so she shares most of her standard and special attacks with Marth. However, while Marth's attacks are more powerful when made with the tip of his blade, Lucina's attacks just as powerful whether you use the tip or the base of the sword. Lucina's demo video
You can now check out "Battle! (Steven)." Whether or not you struggled with Steven's steel type Pokémon, you're sure to enjoy Soshi Abe's arrangement!
Brinstar - 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!
Death's Scythe - 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!!
#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. Lucario's demo video
Assist Trophy: Kapp'n - 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!!
#16: Sheik - 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! Sheik's demo video
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 received here? Enjoy Masafumi Takada's arrangement.
Saffron City - 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!
#07: Fox - He can overwhelm his opponents with his quick movements, and his specials don't leave him open for counterattacks. His costume and voice have been redone to match his appearance in Star Fox Zero. This Fox is brand new! "Come on!"Fox's demo video
Flashback: Fox - He made his first appearance in Star Fox, released in 1993. Fox is the leader of the mercenary group Star Fox. He cares about his team and has a strong sense of justice. Fun fact: Star Fox was the first game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ that featured 3D graphics.
Pokémon: Mimikyu - Mimikyu drags a nearby opponent under its rag and attacks them! The opponent cannot move while captured by Mimikyu, and if they end up with more than 100% damage after the attack, they'll be instantly KO'd.
#18: Dr. Mario - He has more attack and launch power than Mario, but his jump and recovery is not as good. Pro tip: You can repeatedly press the B button when using his down special, Dr. Tornado, to float a bit! Dr. Mario's demo video
You can now listen to "Id (Purpose)." Enjoy Takeshi Kuramochi's arrangement as you reminisce about the moment you changed destiny!
Boxing Ring - You can jump really high using the ringside rope. And when you attack the lights on the ceiling…well, you'll have to wait and see. By the way, holding down the L button when selecting this stage will turn this into the Punch-Out!! version of the Boxing Ring!
Assist Trophy: Zero - He appears from the Mega Man series. Just like in his original appearance, he uses his learned moves to wreak havoc on stage!
#57: Shulk - He is the only fighter that can change his status during battle. His sword, the Monado, allows him to switch between five modes—Jump, Speed, Shield, Buster and Smash—which change his abilities for a short time. Fun fact: Shulk's eighth color variation puts him in a pair of swimming trunks! Shulk's demo video
Pokémon: Marshadow - This Pokémon can hide in the shadows. When it finds its target, it will emerge from the shadows and deal a powerful punch! When there are multiple opponents, it may change its target between punches so you'd better keep an eye out!
You can now listen to "Flash Man Stage." Enjoy Keiichi Okabe's arrangement—featuring a fresh guitar part that kicks into a nostalgic tune!
Green Greens - A stage based on Green Greens from Kirby's Dream Land. Whispy Woods (the tree in the center) blows wind to the sides. You can eat the apples it drops to recover health! Or you can just pick them up and throw them at your opponents.
#54: Palutena - With her wings and staff, this goddess's attacks cover a wide range. With her up smash, neutral special, and sidespecial, she can create a ranged attack in almost every direction except for directly beneath her! Keep the pressure on your opponents from a distance with ranged attacks! Palutena's demo video
The update on June 12th erroneously lists the Inkling as the 62nd character to join Smash Bros. when it should be the 64th.
The update on July 3rd mistakenly reads "You can now listen to "City Trial" the..." instead of "You can now listen to "City Trial" on the..."
This is also the case for the update on July 10th.
The update on September 26 misspells "opponent" with three P's.