Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters: Simon Belmont, King K Rool Added

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be adding some new characters to the game for the first time. During Nintendo Direct on Wednesday, Aug. 8, it was announced that Donkey Kong villain King K. Rool will be added to the game as a playable character along with Castlevania hero Simon Belmont and his echo fighter, Richtor.

The news generated plenty of excitement from fans of the Super Smash Bros. series, taking over four of the top ten trends in the United States on Twitter.

Here is the big reveal for King K. Rool.

And the big reveal for Simon Belmont and Richter:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will also feature new game modes like Squad Strike battle mode, Tourney mode, and Smashdown mode.


The Squad Strike battle mode is a 5-on-5 or 3-on-3 elimination-style battle, where each player uses five (or three!) consecutive fighters in a battle to decided the winner. But multiple players can also take turns.

Tourney mode will allow players to input up to 32 participants and generate a tournament bracket, perfect for large Smash gatherings.

Smashdown mode makes the selected characters from the previous battle unavailable, so players must chose a new fighter for the next round. Versatile players who play many different characters will have a chance to excel.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be heading to Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7. The game will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive and will be the fifth edition of the popular fighting game. A full look at the roster of characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be seen below.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

  • Bayonetta
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Captain Falcon
  • Cloud
  • Corrin
  • Dark Pit
  • Daisy
  • Diddy Kong
  • Donkey Kong
  • Dr. Mario
  • Duck Hunt
  • Falco
  • Fox
  • Ganondorf
  • Greninja
  • The Ice Climbers
  • Ike
  • Inkling
  • Jigglypuff
  • King Dedede
  • King K. Rool
  • Kirby
  • Link
  • Little Mac
  • Lucario
  • Lucas
  • Lucina
  • Luigi
  • Mario
  • Marth
  • Mega Man
  • Meta Knight
  • Mewtwo
  • Mii Brawler
  • Mii Gunner
  • Mii Fighter
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Ness
  • Captain Olimar
  • Pac-Man
  • Palutena
  • Peach
  • Pichu
  • Pikachu
  • Pit
  • Pokemon Trainer (Charizard, Ivysaur and Squirtle)
  • R.O.B. the robot
  • Robin
  • Rosalina
  • Roy
  • Ridley
  • Ryu
  • Samus
  • Sheik
  • Shulk
  • Simon Belmont
  • Snake
  • Sonic
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Wario
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Wolf
  • Yoshi
  • Young Link
  • Zelda
  • Zero Suit Samus
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