Nintendo Direct reveals 5 new characters and kills Luigi

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Returns with Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Way More Info

Multiple new sections are available to check out, including the addition of fighters Simon, Richter, Chrom, Dark Samus, and King K. Rool - along with their respective trailers. With this expanded roster comes an expanded Amiibo lineup as well! No date has been announced yet, but keep your eyes peeled for any updates! 34 Castlevania tracks are included out of a massive 800, which can be listened to on the go. 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. A 32 player tournament mode is also included. Alucard will appear as an assist trophy.

Stamina Battle is also returning, taking its place alongside Time Battle and Stock Battle as one of Ultimate's standard game modes.

Simon Belmont, the vampire hunter of Castlevania, is joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. The dock will plug into the Switch console itself, seemingly allowing for up to 4 GameCube controllers to be used at any given time.

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Thanks to a listing on the Nintendo Japan eShop, we now know how much space you'd need for the game. The big question for the rest of the year, for Smash fans, is now going to be what that mode could possibly be. We've embedded the VOD of the livestream below so you can watch all of the announcements, so check it out if you have a half-hour to spare.

In Wednesday morning's "Direct" announcement, Sakurai revealed that Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont from the Castlevania series would be featured as playable characters.

As expected, the stream chat blew up in a series of hype and shock, as King K.Rool, despite being among the most requested character to ever join the franchise, always had compelling arguments against his inclusion.

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Likewise, the Direct also revealed a new mode called Squad Strike, which pits 5×5 or 3v3 teams against one another in an elimination competition, which can be played either co-operatively with other players taking turns or solo.

He's been widely requested from Smash players for quite a while, but Nintendo waited for their Super Smash Bros. What was your favorite reveal from the Direct today?

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