Super Smash Bros. Ultimate secret revealed ahead of Nintendo Direct

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Today, during a Super Smash Bros Direct, Nintendo announced several new characters for Ultimate, alongside the inclusion of 103 stages.

"Simon's stage is none other than Dracula's Castle!" Players will have 28 hours worth of music tracks to pick from, but you won't be able to play just any theme music on any stage.

At the very least this suggests that a Castlevania character, probably Simon Belmont, is in the game but for months now it's been rumoured that he's a fully playable character.

Were you at all traumatised by what happened to Luigi in the latest Smash Bros. King K. Rool, a frequent foe of Donkey Kong, is joining the roster.

The Kremling leader showed up for the first time in Donkey Kong Country, but he may be best remembered for his extensive boss fight in Donkey Kong 64. These two will make lasting additions to the brawler's giant, yet beloved roster.

He kicked off the Super Smash Bros. When playing in Handheld mode, music can be played even while the Nintendo Switch screen is turned off, turning the system into its own portable music player. We got a total of two completely new, original fighters and several new "echo fighters".

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A big secret was reportedly leaked just ahead of a new Nintendo Direct announcement concerning the upcoming Nintendo game Super Smash Bros. The fan-favorite Alucard will also appear as an Assist Trophy. Combine this with Phil Spencer already stating in the past that he wants to see Banjo and Kazooie in Super Smash Bros.

A new mode called Squad Strike will use 3 or 5 fighters to create elimination matches. Dubbed the Smash Bros.

Of course, there will also be a Tourney mode in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but most veterans probably expected that. Ultimate includes an exclusive stage that features a grid, used to help measure the distance and trajectory of special moves and fighter knockback.

New Modes: A number of new competitive options were also revealed, including...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released December 7 on Switch.