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Colors weave into a spire of flame
Distant sparks call to a past still unnamed
Bear this torch against the cold of the night
Light will guide you on your way to the ultimate fight!
— The final chorus of "Lifelight", the game's main theme

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fifthnote  installment in Nintendo's Massive Multiplayer Crossover Platform Fighter series Super Smash Bros. It is developed by Bandai Namco and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Initially teased in March 2018 at the end of a Nintendo Direct, the game was formally revealed at that year's Electronic Entertainment Expo and was released on December 7, 2018.

The biggest Smash Bros. game to date, the title features a grand total of 89note  fighters in the roster, including every single character from previous installments (including two, Pichu and Young Link, not seen since Super Smash Bros. Melee in 2001), newly christened "Echo Fighters", and several brand new characters, including the Inklings from the Splatoon series and Guest Fighters like Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series.

Following the game's release, six fighters were added as Downloadable Content up until January 2020. Excluding the first onenote , five of them released as Challenger Packs (available individually or as a bundle called the Fighters Pass), which contain a fighter, plus music and a stage related to them.note 

On September 4, 2019, it was announced in a Nintendo Direct that further DLC characters would be developed for the game after the completion of the first wave of content. In the January 16, 2020 "Mr. Sakurai Presents" video, the post-Pass DLC was revealed to consist of six more Challenger Packs, bundled as the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.note  Eventually after three years, all content reached its end on October 2021, finally completing the game in full.

Along with the new and returning characters, the game offers over 100 new and returning stages, 1000+ music tracks, and a new Adventure mode, World of Light, which allows you to collect Spirits of non-playable characters (from all franchises with playable representation, and various additional ones) that can empower and grant extra abilities to your fighters.

Examples of Spirits can be found in their own Mythology Gag page here.

Its website can be found here.

Previews: Reveal Trailer, E3 2018 Reveal, Last Pre-Launch Direct (World of Light Trailer), Overview Trailer

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Note: Bold denotes starter characters. Italics denote Echo Fighters, listed next to their derivative.

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"Everyone is here. And everything...IS...ULTIMATE!"

Alternative Title(s): Super Smash Brothers Ultimate



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