Smash Bros Ultimate character roster – every fighter and level for the Switch Smash listed

By James Billcliffe, Friday, 22 June 2018 16:06 GMT

Super Smash Bros is arguably one of the most prestigious events in gaming: if you’re a video game character and you get an invite to the Smash tournament, it’s surely a big deal. But who makes the cut this time?

Well, the answer is… a long list. The truth is, every single character that’s ever appeared in the series is making it onto the Super Smash Bros Ultimate character roster – every single Smash fighter ever gets their chance to shine on the Switch. On top of that, however, there’s going to be some all-new fighters, too.

On this page, we’re going to list the Smash Ultimate Character Roster in full – first the complete list and then separately a list of newcomers so you can keep track of who is new to Smash. Before we do that, however, here’s the epic trailer Nintendo released as part of their E3 events, showcasing every single character in the game up until that point in action. That’s approaching 70 characters for a start!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Roster: a complete list of every playable fighter

When you first boot Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you’ll actually only have access to twelve characters: the original eight characters from the N64 Super Smash Bros game, plus the four extra characters that featured in that game as unlockable fighters. After that, you’ll gradually unlock more characters as you go, with Nintendo aiming to make it feel like you’re constantly unlocking a new all-star fighter all the time.

The main roster is only the beginning, too, as there’ll be non-playable assist characters and Pokemon creatures to summon to aid you in battle, plus a slew of stages and items. More on those in a moment, however – first, here’s the full Smash Ultimate roster:

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character List:

  • Bayonetta
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Captain Falcon
  • Cloud
  • Corrin
  • Dark Pit
  • Daisy
  • Diddy Kong
  • Donkey Kong
  • Dr. Mario
  • Duck Hunt
  • Falco
  • Fox
  • Ganondorf
  • Greninja
  • The Ice Climbers
  • Ike
  • Inkling
  • Jigglypuff
  • King Dedede
  • Kirby
  • Link
  • Little Mac
  • Lucario
  • Lucas
  • Lucina
  • Luigi
  • Mario
  • Marth
  • Mega Man
  • Meta Knight
  • Mewtwo
  • Mii Brawler
  • Mii Gunner
  • Mii Fighter
  • Mr. Game & Watch
  • Ness
  • Captain Olimar
  • Pac-Man
  • Palutena
  • Peach
  • Pichu
  • Pikachu
  • Pit
  • Pokemon Trainer (Charizard, Ivysaur and Squirtle)
  • R.O.B. the robot
  • Robin
  • Rosalina
  • Roy
  • Ridley
  • Ryu
  • Samus
  • Sheik
  • Shulk
  • Snake
  • Sonic
  • Toon Link
  • Villager
  • Wario
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Wolf
  • Yoshi
  • Young Link
  • Zelda
  • Zero Suit Samus

Super Smash Bros Ultimate New Characters: Smash series newcomers

While they’re also listed above, we figured it’d be wise to break out the complete newcomers to Smash as well – so here are the all-new fighters to Smash Bros Ultimate – plus where they’re from.

  • Daisy (As Peach’s echo fighter – a ‘clone’ of Peach with a slightly adjusted move-set)
  • Inklings (Spaltoon)
  • Ridley (Metroid)

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Confirmed Stages: classic levels to fight on

While Nintendo hasn’t gone to the lengths of producing a trailer to showcase all the returning stages in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, they do have a very stacked website that’s full of video clips for every single character in the roster, plus a number of trailers. From that, we can figure out which stages are going to make their way onto the Smash Bros Ultimate Stage Roster – and it’s looking an awful lot like it’ll be almost every stage from the history of the series, just as with the characters.

Here are the stages we’ve been able to confirm so far, ordered by their game of origin. Where not completely obvious, we’ll also list what game these locations originally hail from. More may be confirmed as we go, and we’ll keep this list updated…

Smash 64 Stages

  • Dreamland (Kirby)
  • Hyrule Castle (Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Saffron City (Pokemon)
  • Yoshi’s Island

Smash Bros. Melee Stages

  • Battlefield
  • Big Blue (F-Zero)
  • Brinstar (Super Metroid)
  • Corneria (Star Fox)
  • Final Destination
  • Flat Zone (Game & Watch)
  • Fourside (Earthbound)
  • Great Bay (Zelda: Majora’s Mask)
  • Green Greens (Kirby)
  • Jungle Japes (Donkey Kong Country)
  • Kongo Jungle (Donkey Kong Country)
  • Mushroom Kingdom 2
  • Pokemon Stadium
  • Onett (Earthbound)
  • Peach’s Castle (Mario 64)
  • Temple (Zelda: Adventure of Link)
  • Venom (Star Fox)
  • Yoshi’s Story

Smash Bros. Brawl Stages

  • 75M (Donkey Kong)
  • Bridge of Eldin (Zelda Twilight Princess)
  • Castle Siege (Fire Emblem)
  • Distant Planet (Pikmin)
  • Flat Zone 2 (Game & Watch)
  • Frigate Orpheon (Metroid Prime
  • Green Hill Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Halberd (Kirby)
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Lylat Cruise (Star Fox)
  • Mario Circuit (Mario Kart)
  • Mushroomy Kingdom
  • New Pork City (Earthbound/Mother)
  • Norfair (Metroid)
  • Pictochat (DS)
  • Pokemon Stadium 2
  • P.T. Aero Dive (F-Zero)
  • Shadow Moses Island (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Skyworld (Kid Icarus)
  • Smashville (Animal Crossing)
  • Spear Pillar (Pokemon)
  • Summit (Ice Climbers)
  • Wario Ware
  • Yoshi’s Island

Smash Bros 3DS Stages

  • 3D Land (Mario)
  • Arena Ferox (Fire Emblem)
  • Balloon Fight
  • Find Mii (3DS)
  • Gerudo Valley (Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Living Room (Nintendogs)
  • Magicant (Earthbound)
  • Pictochat 2 (DS)
  • Prism Tower (Pokemon)
  • Reset Bomb Forest (Kid Icarus)
  • Spirit Train (Zelda: Spirit Tracks)
  • Tomodachi Life
  • Tortimer Island (Animal Crossing)
  • Unova League (Pokemon)
  • Smash Wii U Stages

  • Big Battlefield
  • Boxing Ring (Punch-Out!!!)
  • Coliseum (Fire Emblem)
  • Duck Hunt
  • Flat Zone X
  • Garden of Hope (Pikmin)
  • Gaur Plain (Xenoblade)
  • Great Cave Offensive (Kirby)
  • Kalos League (Pokemon)
  • Mario Circuit
  • Mario Galaxy
  • Mario Maker
  • Midgar (Final Fantasy 7)
  • Mushroom Kingdom U
  • Pac-Land (Pac-Man)
  • Paletuna’s Temple (Kid Icarus)
  • Pilotwings
  • Skyloft (Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Suzaku Castle (Street Fighter)
  • Town and City (Animal Crossing)
  • Wily Castle (Mega Man)
  • Wii Fit Studio
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Wuhu Island (Wii Sports)
  • Umbra Clock Tower (Bayonetta)

New Stages for Smash Ultimate

  • Great Plateau Tower (Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • Moray Tower (Splatoon)
  • New Donk City (Mario Odyssey)

In perhaps the ultimate fan service, Smash Bros on the Switch will also support the classic GameCube Controller. What’s more, a new Smash-branded Switch version of the controller will be available when the game launches.

As for amiibo, all existing amiibo will be supported by Super Smash Bros Ultimate, including ones from different series. Meaning you’ll be able to use an amiibo from a different game with Ultimate, so long as it’s for a character included in the roster – ie. your resplendent Wedding Suit Mario from Super Mario Odyssey will interact with Mario in Smash.

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