E3 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Makes You Pick Stages Before Characters, It Seems
Nintendo revealed a ton of details about Switch’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. game–now known as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate–during its E3 2018 Direct presentation. The game makes a huge assortment of tweaks to the series, but one of the more notable is when you’ll be choosing stages, or so it appears.
As shown during Nintendo’s Treehouse livestream, it seems that players will now choose a stage before picking a character to use. This could be a particularly big change, as before, players could select a level that their opponent’s fighter didn’t fare well on. This approach helps put everyone on even footing before the match begins. However, it’s not clear if this system will be in place in the final version of the game.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is by far the biggest Smash Bros. game to date. It features every character who has ever been in the series, whether they were a DLC addition or only appeared in a single entry. It also introduces a number of new characters, such as Daisy, the Inklings, and Ridley from Metroid.
Additionally, Nintendo confirmed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a new installment of the series, not a port of the Wii U game. The company also revealed that GameCube controllers will be compatible with Smash Bros. Ultimate, and those who have the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter will be able to use it for Switch.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches for Switch later this year, on December 7. In the meantime, you can read about every character we know so far.