Dark Samus

As the dust begins to settle, and as we finally manage to retrieve our well and truly blown-off socks, it seems like now is a good time to take a look back at the shenanigans, reveals, and juicy info that were all present in the recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct.

Many went into the Direct with a degree of caution, preventing themselves from any potential let downs, or even annoyance thanks to the Smash-heavy E3 presentation, but the online reaction since the event seems to have been mostly positive, leading us to question what else Nintendo and Sakurai-san could possibly announce.

Before we ask you for your opinion on all things related to the show (via the lovely polls and comments section featured down below) feel free to watch the full video again to recap if you need to. We had the character announcements for Simon and Richter Belmont, King. K Rool, and Chrom and Dark Samus as Echo Fighters; the single-player Classic mode was confirmed to be making a comeback; a handful of new multiplayer mode options were revealed; and even the shocking 'death' of our favourite green hat-wearing moustachioed plumber amongst other things.

So, with all of that nicely cleared up, it's time for you lovely lot to let us know what you thought. Go ahead and leave your votes in the polls, and make sure to share any extra thoughts with us in the comments down below.

What were your favourite announcements in the Direct? (Choose up to 3) (1,881 votes)

  1. Simon and Richter Belmont / Castlevania content18%
  2. King K. Rool character announcement18%
  3. Chrom and Dark Samus as Echo Fighters9%
  4. Echo Fighters roster stacking system1%
  5. Confirmation of 103 unique stages11%
  6. The Stage Morph feature - combining two stages in one match7%
  7. My Music - 900 compositions which can be played on the go11%
  8. New items - such as the Banana Gun, Bomber and Death’s Scythe  0.5%
  9. Newly revealed Pokémon - including Alolan Exeggutor, Mimikyu and more1%
  10. New Assist Trophies - including Krystal, Rathalos and Shovel Knight3%
  11. Confirmation of Classic Mode4%
  12. Squad Strike - the 5v5 and 3v3 battle formats6%
  13. The return of Tourney Mode3%
  14. Smashdown - where the roster depletes after each match6%
  15. The improved Training functionalities2%

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Which new character are you most excited to try? (645 votes)

  1. Simon Belmont31%
  2. Richter Belmont10%
  3. Chrom7%
  4. Dark Samus12%
  5. King K. Rool40%

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What did you think of the Smash Bros. Direct, overall? (678 votes)

  1. It was utterly fantastic and Mr Sakurai will forever be my hero57%
  2. I thought it was good, a solid presentation33%
  3. It was ok, I guess6%
  4. It was a bit disappointing2%
  5. I thought it was terrible2%

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