During today's Super Smash Bros. Direct, Simon and Richter Belmont have been confirmed as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The legendary vampire hunter Simon, main protagonist of Castlevania and Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, will use his far-flinging vampire killer weapon in the game. The whip is relatively slow to use, but has an extremely long reach to make up for it.

On top of this, Simon will be able to use axe, cross, holy water, and uppercut moves, and charges into the game with a Castlevania-themed stage, Dracula's Castle. This stage is the darkest stage that will appear in the game, and certainly looks wonderfully spooky to us. It will have 34 different audio tracks taken from the Castlevania series, too, so fans of the game's soundtrack will be more than pleased.

Richter Belmont will also join the roster as an echo fighter, playing in a similar fashion to Simon. His strength is the same, but his look, voice and animations set him apart.

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