'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' New Characters: Check Out Nintendo's Epic Art

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It’s easy to complain about the lack of new characters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster (especially the absence of a certain mustachioed villain) but there’s still plenty to be excited about. After all, Nintendo is bringing back every single fighter that’s ever been in a Smash Bros. game. That includes Solid Snake, the Ice Climbers, Dr. Mario, and other forgotten favorites.

To celebrate the news, Nintendo released some beautiful new art showing off the full roster of returning fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Everyone is here, from Link in his new Breath of the Wild Tunic to Pichu (a somehow even more adorable baby Pokémon version of Pikachu).

The piece was originally revealed during Nintendo’s E3 presentation as a quick panoramic scroll, but it’s since been uploaded to the internet as a beautiful high-resolution image. The entire thing is a little too wide to fit comfortably on one screen, so we’ve cut it up into a triptych of pictures for you to enjoy.

To start, we get the Ice Climbers, Link, Sonic, Lucario and many more.

Every returning 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' character in one glorious image.


Moving on to the center of the action you’ll find Pikachu (and Pichu), along with Samus, Cloud, Fox, and Wolf (the returning Star Fox antagonist who didn’t make it into Super Smash Bros. Wii U).

Every returning 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' character in one glorious image (Part 2).


And finally there’s Mario, Peach, Pokémon Trainer, Captain Falcon, and all the rest.

Every returning 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' character in one glorious image (Part 3).


You might notice that a couple of characters are missing in action. Specifically, Smash Bros. newcomers Daisy and Ridley. Of course, that doesn’t detract from the beauty of this video game art, but maybe if we’re lucky Nintendo will come out with a revised version that includes those additional fighters too. Until then I’ll be endlessly analyzing this image for any clues that might suggest you’ll be able to play as Waluigi in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after all.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on December 7 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.

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