As we continue our painfully long journey towards the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the Smash Blog keeps us fans alive on an IV drip of updates. Most of the news from the previous week was already common knowledge to anybody who watched Smash coverage from E3. However, there was one small bit of information that might add more ammunition to a certain fan theory.
This was one of the many reveals this week that didn’t do much for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love being in a world where Snake — voice by David Hayter nonetheless — is back in Smash Bros., but even confirmation of the return of the codec conversations would have been preferable. I need to know if Snake is jealous of Bowser Jr.’s positive relationship with his father or if the super soldier feels some kinship with Mewtwo as a fellow genetic experiment. Regardless, it’s great to have this sneaky, snarky serpent back in the game.
Update 6/26: Sniptastic Music and Sukapon Spars with the Best
On Tuesday we got what is known in the business as a double whammy — it’s quite the technical term. The first announcement from the Tuesday post was the remix of a track from the game Snipperclips. As with most Smash remixes there are some variations to the tempo of the music to keep up with the fast-paced action of the game. Before going on to Sukapon, if you have a Switch and don’t own Snipperclips please undo that egregious error as soon as you can. It’s one of the most fun puzzle games on the console.
Now I get to talk about a little pink guy with floating limbs that about 23 people wanted to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I first learned about Sukapon on multiple gaming forums leading up to the previous games in the Smash series. This little pink guy was a robot from the Famicom game Joy Mech Fight. It was one of the first fighting games that Nintendo ever developed so many people considered Sukapon to be a likely retro representative. In the end this super fighting robot is destined to just be an assist trophy in Ultimate. However, Sukapon is one of the few assist trophies that has a moveset like that of a playable character with regular attacks and even a grab.
Update 6/27: Solgaleo and Lunala are Something of Legend
Oh boy another daily double from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate blog. This day and the next were slightly boring. Solgalelo prances back and forth, demolishing everything in its path. It seems like it won’t be too difficult to dodge. Just make sure you’re not in front of Solgaleo when it’s about to charge.
Lunala fires a beam of energy down from the sky which can penetrate platforms as well at the stage itself. This one also seems like it’s an easy attack to dodge since it telegraphs when it’s going to attack. Lunala moves into the background once it’s released. Once it stops moving that is the telltale sign that it’s about to unleash a deadly beam of energy. Both are easy to avoid, but also incredibly deadly if taken lightly.
The Legendary Pokémon that are in Pokéballs are always overpowered, but they’re also a sight to behold coming from the much less capable handhelds. It’s always a treat to see the latest Pokémon models in HD, but I have a feeling that novelty will start to wear off when Pokémon RPGs make their way to Switch in November.
He’s finally back to kick some tail. His coconut gun can fire in spurts. If it shoots ya, it’s gonna hurt! He’s bigger, faster, and stronger too. He’s the first of the DK Crew! HUH! DK! Donkey Kong! DK! Donkey Kong is here!
Update 7/1: Sonic & Knuckles & Knuckles
All memes aside, this was possibly one of the more important posts of the last week. Sonic and Knuckles were seen during the E3 demos and the Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational. It seems that one other Sonic character is missing from the party and that would be Shadow. The internet has been buzzing about the possibility of Shadow coming into Smash as an echo fighter ever since he wasn’t shown to be an assist trophy during E3. None of the fan theories I’ve read seem out of the realm of possibility at this point. With the roster that is currently in the game I can’t really be surprised by any character reveals anymore unless Jimmy Neutron gets revealed as an echo fighter of DK. While all signs point to Shadow likely becoming a playable fighter in Ultimate; the absence of a character as an assist trophy does not mean they will instead be playable. Isaac of Golden Sun was given the complete remove treatment in the previous Smash title. However, since Shadow is a more well-known character than Isaac, I have a feeling that his promotion to playable character is likely.
Thank you for checking out the Super Smash Blog Summary for the week of June 25th. Please feel free to comment down below and let me know what you think about Shadow’s chances of being playable in Ultimate or anything else Smash Bros. related.