Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.jpg
North American box art.
Rating Unrated
Console Nintendo Switch
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Genre Fighting
Players 1 to 8 (depends on the mode)
Release date
Japan December 7th, 2018
North America December 7th, 2018
Europe December 7th, 2018
Australia December 7th, 2018
South Korea N/A
Related games
Predecessor Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U


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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an upcoming fighting game in the Super Smash Bros. series. Like all games in the franchise, it has fighters from several Nintendo franchises battle each other, and just like the previous entries, it features some Pikmin elements. The first Pikmin-related information about the game was revealed in the Nintendo Direct that took place on June 12th, 2018.

Known Pikmin information[edit]

Captain Olimar[edit]

Captain Olimar's artwork.

Captain Olimar returns as a fighter.[1] His moveset and appearance seem mostly identical to his Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U incarnation, meaning he can only have 3 Pikmin at a time, uses Winged Pikmin to recover, etc.

Some changes can be observed, however:

  • When grabbing, Olimar issues all Pikmin to lunge forward and pin the opponent in place. Olimar himself can then deliver backhanded slaps to the opponent as a grab pummel.
  • His Final Smash, End of Day seems the same, except Red Bulborbs cannot be seen at the bottom of the screen, only their chomping graphical effects.
  • When Olimar is knocked back, his helmet can appear covered in cracks. The helmet returns to normal when the hitstun period is over, though. The helmet can also appear similarly cracked when he is Screen KO'd. This feature is only aesthetic.[2]

As seen in Olimar's trailer, Alph also is also playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and given that there is no page for Alph as a fighter, it is likely he is simply one of Olimar's alternate costumes, like in the previous game.

Stages[edit]

The following Pikmin stages have been seen so far, whether in videos or screenshots:

Music[edit]

Of all the Pikmin songs in the game, only two are currently known.

  • In Captain Olimar's trailer, a snippet of a new track can be heard. It is a remix of Garden of Hope's theme.
  • On September 12th, 2018, a part of a new track has been uploaded to the official website titled Main Theme.[4] It is a remix of the title theme in Pikmin.

Other[edit]

The Burrowing Snagret makes an appearance in this game as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, it will appear from the floor (even go-through platforms) near an opponent, and will idle for a second before unleashing three quick stabs towards the opponent. It can peck at the ground or the air. It will then bury back down and reemerge elsewhere, repeating the process. Like other Assist Trophies, it can be KO'd if it takes enough damage. It makes the Burrowing Snagret death sound from Pikmin when it emerges, and also when it is KO'd.

The Hocotate Bomb returns as an item, and acts and looks the same as before.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The official website, put up right after the E3 Nintendo Direct, has a page for Olimar as a fighter, but his name started off misspelled as "Olimer", in the banner at the back of the page.[5] This only happened in the desktop site, as the mobile site was fine. The problem was only fixed on June 19th, 2018.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Captain Olimar's page on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official website
  2. YouTube video of the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct (at 30:31)
  3. YouTube video of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate August 2018 Direct (at 09:15)
  4. Music on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Website
  5. Official Smash Bros. Website misspelled Olimar's name on reddit, published on June 12th, 2018, retrieved on June 12th, 2018