Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Announces New "Spirits" Mode

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While early adopters will be going in blind with the Fighters Pass, it's important to note that each new fighter will be developed from scratch. Sadly, he won't be available for a couple months after launch, though given his matching amiibo scheduled for release on February 15th we can't imagine the wait will be long.

There are some wonderfully obscure ones there, plus Mii Fighter costume sets for the Yiga Clan from Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Splatoon 2, Ribbon Girl from ARMS, Chibi-Robo, Ray Mk III from Custom Robo, and the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit Toy-Con.

To rescue them you have to win special fights that are themed around the character in question. In Spirit battles, players will select opponents from the Target List on the Spirit Board. The remaining roster additions will be revealed here, as well as other game mode details. With Nintendo Switch, players can throw down whenever and wherever they like in Handheld or Tabletop mode while enjoying online play. This time around, however, Super Smash Bros. The Nintendo Online app will support multiplayer features, and the app will also support voice chat for the game. The new Stage Morph option will allow battles that transition between two stages.

Monster Hunter's Rathalos will be the game series' first character that will be both a boss and assist trophy.

Instead there are collectable objects called spirits, with the main story mode revolving around all the Nintendo characters (except apparently Kirby) becoming merely disembodied souls.

Super #SmashBros Ultimate includes 59 Assist Trophies, such as Spring Man from #ARMS, #SuperMario's Thwomp and #StreetFighter's Guile! More than 50 assist trophies will appear in the game. Players will be able to choose tracks be series, and music from a series will be available to listen to while playing any of its related stages.