Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct earlier today talking to fans all about the new things you can expect to see and do in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The biggest announcement today was the revelation of two new characters joining the huge 70 plus character roster.
It has now been revealed that Simon Belmont from the famed Castlevania series will be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He looks pretty awesome in 3D as this is one of the few times the character has been rendered in 3D. Donkey Kong fans are also happy since his arch nemesis King K. Rool is also joining the roster of the game.
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the biggest games Nintendo has ever released,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Between all the iconic fighters, stages and music, it’s the largest video game crossover ever produced – and nothing short of a Nintendo fan’s dream come true.”
You can also read character biographies for Simon Belmont and King K. Rool posted by Nintendo down below. The following information comes from the official press release for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Simon Belmont: Simon’s signature weapon is, of course, his whip, with special attacks true to the Castlevania series, including the axe, cross, holy water and Grand Cross Final Smash. His stage is Dracula’s Castle, with candlesticks that release an item when destroyed. Alucard, the tragic hero from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, appears as an Assist Trophy, lending his cursed steel in battle. Richter Belmont, a descendant of Simon Belmont and the star of his own Castlevania games, also joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as an Echo fighter.
- King K. Rool: As the beloved villain from all three Donkey Kong Countrygames on Super NES, King K. Rool joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable fighter. He attacks with a blunderbuss that can fire cannonballs at opponents, and throws his crown, which acts like a boomerang.
More info about today’s announcements can be seen in the video posted below. How excited are you for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!