Today’s Nintendo Direct Live Stream promised big new announcements, and things certainly started off with a bang. Nintendo confirmed that Castlevania’s Simon Belmont would be joining the cast, marking the first time that a character from that series has ever been in Smash Bros.
That’s not all that will be coming from the Castlevania series, as the company also confirmed that Richter Belmont will be coming to the game as an Echo Fighter to Simon. This means that he will control similarly to Simon, rather than being a dramatically different fighter.
This is excellent news for Castlevania fans. Simon Belmont was actually rumored to be joining the game’s roster prior to the game’s official reveal, but the reveal came and went without any reveal for the character. It looks like the company was simply waiting for the right moment, and now we know that Richter will be coming along for the ride.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is in development exclusively for Nintendo Switch, and is currently slated for a December 7th release. The game is set to feature every character that has ever appeared in the series, along with brand new additions. More news on the game will be coming soon, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated.