Nintendo Direct Aug. 8 - Roundup - Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join the fight

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    The next Nintendo Direct is almost here. This time, the focus will purely be on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, to the excitement or dismay of many. A major character reveal will be a likely announcement, and after an accidental video upload earlier today, Castlevania's Simon Belmont might be making an appearance. Isabelle from Animal Crossing and a Gen 7 Pokemon are also heavily rumored to be roster choices who will be announced today, as well. The only way to see if these rumors are true are to stay tuned! The direct starts at 10 am ET, and GBAtemp will be covering the event live. All announcements and trailers will be noted and summarized below.

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    • Simon Belmont confirmed.
    • Richter Belmont as well as an Echo.
    • Slow, but has a long reaching whip. Has the axe, cross, and holy water.
    • Grand cross Final Smash.
    • Dracula's Castle stage. Has monsters from the series as stage hazards.
    • 34 Castlevania tracks will be available.
    • Alucard is an assist trophy.
    • Chrom as an echo of Marth.
    • Dark Samus as an echo of Samus.
    • You'll be able to minimize echo characters appearances on the character select, or expand them.
    • Pokemon Stadium, Flat Zone, Garden of Hope, Brinstar Depths, Summit, Unova League, Magicant, Gamer stages all shown off.
    • New Donk City Hall is a new stage.
    • SSBU will have 103 stages total.
    • You don't have to unlock them.
    • You can turn off stage hazards without playing the Omega Form.
    • New feature will let you change stages mid-battle
    • Over 800 tracks.
    • You can turn on an option for mini final smashes that are built up by a super gauge.
    • Squad Strike Mode. 3v3 or 5v5, where you use 3/5 different characters to fight.
    • Tournament mode for up to 32.
    • Smash Down mode, which removes the roster as you select them, until there's no characters left to choose.
    • Practice mode shows your trajectory of attacks to show you how far you can launch enemies.
    • Classic Mode is back.
    • New items. Banana-gun. Killing edge. Bomber.Ramblin Mushroom. Rage Blaster.
    • Abra, Lunala, Mimikyu, Pyukmuku, Vulpix, Marshadow, Ditto as new Pokemon
    • Assist trophies: Zero, Knuckles, Krystal, Klaptrap, Kapp'n, Gray Fox, Nikki, Shovel Knight
    • Rathalos stage boss or assist trophy.
    • Mysterious mode that can't be announced yet...
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    Final reveal is...

    King K. Rool!

    A limited edition version of the game will also be available.

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  1. Big Man Tyrone2

    Big Man Tyrone2 GBAtemp Regular

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    The fact that almost the whole direct got leaked killed all hype for me (there was another leak before that was spot on with Simon Belmont before the mistake on the website).
     
  2. sarkwalvein

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    A big Castlevania based soundtrack, well played!
     
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    Leave it to Smash to include a crazy amount of music. Can't wait to hear that Castlevania sound track!
     
  4. leon315

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    i tried to get into Smash bros then i bought it for Wiiu (i got the one with GC adapter), tried 2h per 2 days in a row, i just can't see a shit while in a 4 players battle. then i putted it back to the package and asked refund to Amazon... This game is horribly chaotic and boring.
     
  5. leafeon34

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    We have Simon and Richter Belmont and the moon. I'm happy. Everything else I don't give a shit about.

    EDIT: I didn't realise King K. Rool was announced at the very end. Even better.
     
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  6. Chary
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    THE KING K ROOL TROLL THO
     
  7. Mylink5

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    Hope that the secret mode is story mode! Can't think of any other mode that should be kept secret
     
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  8. hamohamo

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    the mystery mode looks like tentacle porn
     
  9. Eddypikachu

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    This is so cool I've always been requesting King K. Rool as a new fighter and now he's here ;u;
     
  10. gamecaptor

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    Hyrule most of the time
    The amount of content in this new Smash is INSANE! I can’t wait to see how they balance it all!
     
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    we must be crazy
     
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  12. kikongokiller

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    I'll probably spend more time listening to all of that music instead of playing the actual game! Properly looking forward to this now, it's an instant buy for me.
     
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    Was not disappointed, finally, a direct that didn't make me cringe this yeaWas not disappointed, finally, a direct that didn't make me cringe this year :P 800+ soundtracks, 100+ stages, what, nearly 70 characters, yeah, that's insane. Also that Monster Hunter boss, maybe adventure mode?r :P 800+ soundtracks, 100+ stages, what, nearly 70 characters, yeah, that's insane. Also that Monster Hunter boss, maybe adventure
     
  14. hyguy

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    But where is waluigi? Can someone check that final piece at the end and check for a waluigi-shaped hole please? :)
     
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  15. Mylink5

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    Just can't wait for this game. Brawl defined my childhood. Can't even count how many hours I sunk into that game.
     
  16. Trash_Bandatcoot

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    My f*cking brain exploded.
    Sadly, no Shadow, now it's just bare Knuckles so they can turn it into a meme, but, MAN...
    Sakurai is full of surprises!
     
  17. Lazyt

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    i am really suprised ofnintendo making the game with this huge library of music
     
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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    Well now people can finally zip their lips about "King K. Rool being a property of Rare and will never be in Smash". He never was :P


    @Chary, was it 24 or 34 soundtracks? :unsure:
     
  19. Trash_Bandatcoot

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    900+ songs. They just want to reach the limits to 1000+.
     
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