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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct live stream, live blog

Posted on August 8, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Videos

Today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct will kick off in a couple of hours from now. The presentation begins at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM in the UK / 4 PM in Europe. Director Masahiro Sakurai will be hosting the proceedings.

You can watch the Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct as it happens below. We’ll also have a live blog going past the break, which will be handled by our lovely video editor Eric. We’ll keep our coverage going after the presentation ends.

Live stream

Live blog

New characters 

  •  Simon Belmont
  •  Richter Belmont (Echo)

Simon 

  • Axe, cross, holy hater, uppercut
  • Final Smash: Grand Cross
  • Simon’s Stage: Dracula’s Castle
  • Castle will have well known Castlevania monsters
  • 34 Castlevania Tracks
  • Alucard assist trophy
  • Richter is Simon’s Echo fighter

New Echo fighters

  • Dark Samus
  • Chrom
  • Stack Echo’s for quick swapping
  • More coming later

New Stages

  • Pokemon Stadium
  • Garden of Hope
  • Brinstar Depths 
  • Summit 
  • Gamer
  • Unova Pokemon League
  • Magicant
  • New Donk City Hall
  • Final Destination?
  • 103 Stages – They must be crazy
  • All available from the beginning 
  • 8 fighters for each level
  • Stages can morph into each other – you pick which 2

Music

  • Tracks organised by series 
  • Sample tracks on the website
  • MORE THAN 800 TRACKS!
  • 28 hours of music….
  • In handheld, you can play music while in sleep mode. 

More Stuff

  • Pick rules, then stage, then fighter
  • Sudden death camera will slowly zoom
  • Chargeable Final Smash’s are now an option – When gauge is full, use a weak Final Smash

Battle Modes

  • Squad Strike 
  • Ultimate Cup Tourney 
  • Smash Down
  • Training Mode has a exclusive stage with grid
  • Classic Mode

Items 

  • Banana Gun
  • Killing Edge
  • Bomber
  • Death’s Scythe
  • Staff
  • Ramblin’ Evil Mushroom 
  • Rage Blaster

New Pokemon 

  • Alolan Exeggutor 
  • Abra
  • Solgaleo
  • Lunala
  • Mimikyu
  • Pyukumuku
  • Vulpix
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Marshadow
  • Ditto

Assist Trophies 

  • Zero
  • Knuckles
  • Krystal 
  • Klaptrap
  • Kapp’n
  • Chef Kawasaki
  • Grey Fox
  • Nikki
  • Shovel Knight
  • Moon (Majoras)

New Boss

  • Rathalos from Monster Hunter Series
  • Can be a boss
  • Or assist trophy

Main Menu

  • New look at the menu
  • Side menu
  • Secret menu not yet shown

One more thing…

  • WOW!
  • King K. ROOL!!! Comes aboard!
  • Fights DK
  • New art shown with all characters

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