Video Game Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over Latest Reveals in Nintendo’s Hotly Anticipated Super Smash Bros.
As if Nintendo’s E3 announcement about every single playable fighter being available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch wasn’t enough, game director Masahiro Sakurai gave fans even more to scream about – and scream they did.
In Wednesday morning’s “Direct” announcement, Sakurai revealed that Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont from the Castlevania series would be featured as playable characters.
Additionally, Chrom from the Fire Emblem franchise and Dark Samus from the Metroid series were announced as echo fighters. And, at long last, Donkey Kong‘s nemesis, King K. Rool, will be a playable fighter.
These were huge developments in and of themselves that fans of the series have hoped for for a long time. But Sakurai was far from finished: He also showcased that over 800 tracks and over 100 stages are currently revealed for the game, and also showed off some new items and assist trophies, including Shovel Knight from indie developer Yacht Club Games. There’s even a completely new mode of gameplay which Sakurai teased but did not reveal.
This is a veritable ton of content – with even more on the way. As fans of the series were losing their minds, #SmashBrosDirect quickly became a trend on Twitter:
>Simon Belmont and Richter
>enormous song library
>squad strike and tournament modes
>King K Rool#SmashBrosDirect pic.twitter.com/Xjgxp6MNzm
— Seth Carnes (slowly learning in BBTAG) (@Seth_man) August 8, 2018
HE SNAPPED#SmashBrosDirect pic.twitter.com/WBz0B4rajZ
— Bear (@BearUNLV) August 8, 2018
Smash Bros reactors on youtube #SmashBrosDirect pic.twitter.com/MwYEixcLOw
— ✨Maria MsDBZbae?✨ (@MsDBZbabe) August 8, 2018
Cancel all games for the year, we have a winner. #SmashBrosDirect pic.twitter.com/3mAwgKLDKx
— Matthew Forde ?️? (@Forde999) August 8, 2018
This was the best thing to happen in a direct ever. #SmashBrosDirect pic.twitter.com/lNhSwkAx51
— Soul Train (@ThatSoulTrain) August 8, 2018
I CALLED IT. I’M CRYING. #SmashBrosUltimate #SmashBrosDirect pic.twitter.com/EkZkmrZ5hQ
— Cat@ CHROM IS IN SMASH? (@cannolicat31) August 8, 2018
I don’t even know where to begin with all this new #SmashBros Ultimate news, this is way more than I was expecting. Simon, Richter, Chrom, Dark Samus, AND K. Rool?! As @CelestialRhaps just said, Sakurai is spoiling us rotten. We don’t deserve him. ? #SmashBrosDirect
— Ash Paulsen ?️? (@AshPaulsen) August 8, 2018
Jesus Christ,THE HYPE IS NOT STOPPING ANY TIME. THE HYPE IS REAL #SmashBrosDirect pic.twitter.com/W7hJl7476Q
— Manu (@_Scarlet_Terror) August 8, 2018
When the twitter trending section is 90% #SmashBrosDirect pic.twitter.com/BMKH16T4QK
— Abe Ztalls (@KirbyPixel) August 8, 2018
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