Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster just keeps expanding

Posted on September 5, 2019

A Nintendo Direct this morning has shed a lot of light on Super Smash Bro. Ultimate and the game’s ever-expanding hero roster.

The big news that kicked things off was the reveal that Banjo-Kazooie would be made available within Smash today! The iconic bear/bird duo also had their gameplay revealed with a moveset reminiscent of the old 3D platformers. You can check out Banjo-Kazooie and the new music and stage accompanying their arrival in the video below.

“Look at my trucker hat!” We also saw the reveal of not only the game’s next DLC fighter, but the arrival of even MORE fighters in the future! All bets are off, people!

Let’s start things off by taking a quick look at the next Fighter Pack character set to arrive after Banjo-Kazooie, Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury series!

Terry is a veteran of the Fatal Fury games, having debuted in the very first entry of the series,  as well as the King of Fighters series. Both franchises have a long history in the arcades, so it makes perfect sense to celebrate their history in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

There isn’t too much to see gameplay-wise, but the Direct did show off a very brief clip of one of his moves that can be seen here. Terry will be joining the roster in November. No word yet as to whether or not the version of Terry from SNK Heroines will make an appearance as a costume, or as I like to call her, “Transition Goals.”

“Is that Sans Undertale!?”

Alongside the reveal of Terry, the next pack of Mii costumes has been revealed, giving us five new costumes to play dress-up with. Take a look:

So we have the following pseudo-characters joining the Super Smash Bros Ultimate lineup:

  • Goemon from the Mystical Ninja series
  • Proto Man from Mega Man (returning from Smash 4)
  • Zero from Mega Man X (returning from Smash 4) (yay!)
  • Team Rocket grunts from Pokémon
  • Is that SANS from Undertale!?

Yep! The last entry on that list is none other than Sans the snarky skeleton from Undertale, functioning as a full replacement for a Mii gunner AND comes packaged with a remix of Megalovania, which, as the kids say these days, “slaps.”

The new Mii Fighters joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is NOT done there!

And with that, we only have one fighter left to ponder… or so we thought! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been confirmed to be receiving EVEN MORE fighters in the future beyond the Fighter Pack. The number of new arrivals hasn’t been specified, so there’s PLENTY of room to speculate. Can you guess my number-one pick? (He’s blue and I write about him a lot).

And that about wraps it up! With the recent release of the Hero, the imminent arrival of Banjo-Kazooie, and the confirmation of Sakurai knows how many fighters on the way, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is shaping up to be the all-time greatest celebration of gaming by a wide margin.