When Nintendo announced that the Switch version of Smash Bros. would be called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it wasn't kidding about the title; every single character that has ever appeared in any previous Smash Bros. game is available on the Nintendo Switch incarnation. Crikey.
Along with updated moves and final smashes, Sakurai-san and his team updated the visuals for almost all the characters matching them with, more often than not, their latest game appearance. We've put them together in this gallery of hi-res artwork for everyone to sit back and enjoy.
Remember, while the numbers (currently) go up to 77, you'll find more than that in our gallery thanks to the five 'echo' fighters (denoted with a 'ε') that share another fighter's spot (Ryu and Ken at #60, for example, or Simon Belmont and Richter at #66).
With Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses taking up the final slot in the first batch of DLC, and Steve & Alex from Minecraft being the recipients of the latest Smash invitation, there are four slots left to fill over the next 14 months to bring the total to a sizeable 81 fighters. Who will they be?
Updated 1st Oct 2020: Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman are confirmed as DLC Challenger #7!
Updated 22nd Jun 2020: Min Min is confirmed as Challenger #6!
Updated 17th Jan 2020: Fire Emblem's Byleth is confirmed as Challenger #5 and Nintendo has announced a further six places to be filled by new challengers in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC. The hype continues!
Updated 5th Sep 2019: SNK's Terry Bogard has been revealed as Challenger #4, and Nintendo has revealed that even more DLC fighters are planned following the release of Challenger #5!
Updated 11th Jun 2019: During Nintendo's E3 2019 Nintendo Direct it was revealed that Hero from the Dragon Quest universe (with four variants: Eleven, Erdrick, Solo and Eight) would be next challenger. Also during the E3 Direct, it was teased and revealed that Banjo & Kazooie would be the 73rd entry. Guh-huh!
Updated 17th Apr 2019: Joker's official render was spotted in the source code on Nintendo's website.
Updated 7th Dec 2018: The game is finally here! Check out our full review to find out more.
Updated 1st Nov 2018: Today's Smash Direct has added two new characters, Ken and Incineroar. It was also announced that more characters will be added via paid DLC, with Piranha Plant being a pre-order bonus.
Updated 10th Aug 2018: During the Smash Direct it was announced that Dark Samus, Chrom, Simon, Richter and King K. Rool have all been added to the line-up!