Super Smash Bros Ultimate headlined a content-packed Nintendo Direct presentation ahead of this year's E3. Doubts about the popular fighting game resembling a glorified Wii U port were put to rest with an announcement of every existing Smash Bros character returning—and tons of tweaks big and small coming to the whopping 65-character roster. Smash Ultimate will launch on Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018.
Every third-party and DLC character from prior games, including Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake, Street Fighter's Ryu, and Final Fantasy VII's Cloud, will join Smash Ultimate—as, too, will the fan-favorite weirdo pair of characters Ice Climbers. ("I kind of hope you aren't expecting too many new challengers," series creator Masahiro Sakurai added before revealing one more new character on top of Splatoon's Inkling: Metroid's popular, winged-and-fanged boss Ridley.)