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With the latest round of Super Smash Bros Ultimate previews, information about unlocking the game’s impressively large roster has come out. According to a spokesperson for Nintendo, unlocking all the Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters should only take a few hours.
The character roster (which is over 70 at this point) in Smash Ultimate begins at a paltry eight when players start the game. These first characters represent the characters playable in the original Super Smash Bros on Nintendo 64. From there, players will unlock new characters by completing challenges, playing a number of matches, and other parameters to unlock them. The whole character roster should be unlockable within a couple hours, according to a spokesperson Nintendo Life spoke with.
Every character is said to have different parameters to fulfill before they are unlocked, with no specifics given for each. Past Smash games have locked characters behind challenge modes, total matches played, story content, and other content. Smash Ultimate players should expect the game to dole new characters out fast and loose in the first few hours, which fill out players’ rosters quickly.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate characters include every playable fighter from past Smash games, alongside 11 newcomers. Some of those newcomers, like Daisy and Richter Belmont, are “Echo” characters that alter another character’s moveset to create new characters. The six “Echo” fighters are Dark Samus, Daisy, Lucina, Chrom, Dar Pit, Ken, and Richter Belmont. The other new characters to Smash Ultimate are Inkling, Ridley, Simon, King K. Rool, Isabelle, Incineroar, and DLC character Piranha Plant.
Ultimate‘s “World of Light” story mode could be home to many of the character unlocks. The story mode was revealed during a Nintendo Direct earlier this month, and quickly garnered interest for killing literally every Smash Bros fighter except Kirby. Super Smash Bros Ultimate releases on the Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018.