Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SSBU Box Art.png
The North American box art of the game.
Developer(s) Bandai Namco
Sora Ltd.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Producer(s) Shinya Saito
Yoshito Higuchi
Director(s) Masahiro Sakurai
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release Worldwide: 7 December 2018
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Media Game Card
Digital download (eShop)
Game size(s) 17.3 GB (standalone)
17.6 GB (with DLC)
Age rating(s) NA: Everyone 10+ by ESRB
EU: 12+ by PEGI
JP: All Ages by CERO

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game in the Super Smash Bros. series of crossover party fighting games for the Nintendo Switch. It was first teased at the end of a Nintendo Direct on 8 March 2018 before being revealed at E3 2018. It is notable for featuring the return of every playable fighter from the series to date as well as many new ones, including an Inkling. The game was released worldwide on 7 December 2018 and is the third-best-selling game on the Nintendo Switch, with 33.67 million copies sold.[1]

Splatoon series representation

Mii Fighters can wear custom outfits based on Splatoon characters. The Inkling costume returns from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, appearing as the default orange female or blue male Inklings from Splatoon depending on gender, with the outfit section being exclusive to Mii Gunners and wielding the Splattershot. The standalone green Inkling Squid hat also returns. Additionally, a Splatoon 2 costume debuts, appearing as the default pink female or green male Inklings from Splatoon 2 depending on gender. Again, the outfit section is exclusive to Mii Gunners and they wield the Splatoon 2-design Splattershot.

Additionally, some paid DLC costumes were sold separately. Costumes based on Callie and Marie were released on 30 June 2020 and allow Mii Fighters to dress as the Squid Sisters' normal outfits. The Callie outfit is exclusive to Mii Brawlers and the Marie outfit is exclusive to Mii Gunners, wielding the Hero Shot. On 19 October 2021, an Octoling wig (wearing the Octoleet Goggles) and a Judd hat were also released.

The Squid Sisters also appear as an Assist Trophy, an item that helps the player defeat opponents. Upon being summoned, they set up a dance stage and the camera slowly zooms in as they perform a song, restricting the playable area. One playable stage from Splatoon, Moray Towers, is also a stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In similar fashion to its original appearance, it is constructed mostly of ramps and features Judd and Li'l Judd in the background, judging the winning fighters. It includes many original and remixed versions of Splatoon series music that play while players are fighting on the stage. If a song from a Splatfest is playing, the stage will turn into a nighttime setting, though the track layout does not change.

Spirits from the Splatoon series

Various Splatoon series characters appear as Spirits, characters that can be linked to a fighter and power that fighter up by raising their stats or giving them special abilities. The total list is as follows.

No. Image Name
1025 WiiU Splatoon char 06.png Inkling (Girl)
1026 Intro-img-boy.png Inkling (Boy)
1027 WiiU Splatoon char 08.png Inkling Squid
1028 SSBU Judd Spirit.png Judd
1029 SSBU Li'l Judd Spirit.png Li'l Judd
1030 SSBU Squid Sisters Spirit.png Squid Sisters
1031 SSBU Off the Hook Spirit.png Off the Hook
1032 SSBU Sheldon Spirit.png Sheldon
1033 Annie1.png Annie
1034 SSBU Jelonzo Spirit.png Jelonzo
1035 S2 crusty sean.png Crusty Sean
1036 File:Spyke transparent.png Spyke
1037 Flow and Craymond.png Flow
1038 Jelfonzo.png Jelfonzo
1039 Bisk Artwork No Background.png Bisk
1040 SSBU Murch Spirit.png Murch
1041 File:Capn cuttlefish transparent.png Cap'n Cuttlefish
1042 SSBU Octoling Spirit.png Octoling
1043 SSBU DJ Octavio Spirit.png DJ Octavio
1044 S DJ Octavio Enter the Octobot King Artwork.png Octobot King
1045 SSBU Zapfish Spirit.png Zapfish
1046 SSBU Great Zapfish Spirit.png Great Zapfish
1047 SSBU Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy Spirit.png Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy
1048 SSBU Octoling Octopus Spirit.png Octoling Octopus
1049 SSBU Super Sea Snail Spirit.png Super Sea Snail
1515 SSBU Deep Cut Spirit.png Deep Cut

Music from the Splatoon series

Bold indicates a new remix.

Inkling fighters

Main article: Inkling (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

The Inkling appears as a newcomer fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is described on the Super Smash Bros. Blog as follows: "Attacks with a variety of weapons. Covering opponents with ink leads to more and more damage—plus these Inklings are really fashionable!"[2] It utilizes the Splattershot, Splat Roller, Splat Bomb, Inkbrush, Blaster, and Slosher for various attacks in its moveset. Inkling switches to its squid form while dashing and spot-dodging, and utilizes it offensively in its pummel, throws, and up special (the Super Jump).

Although the costumes are designed according to Splatoon's available gear and character customization options, several of them display oddities:

  • The costumes based on the Inkling Boy and Agent 3 both have blue eyes, but Agent 3's are significantly more vibrant. Excluding the blue eyes with colored pupils added in Splatoon 3, only one variation of blue eyes exists.
  • The lime and purple Inkling costumes have purple eyes, and the turquoise costume has teal eyes. These colors were only added in Splatoon 2.
  • The indigo Inkling has matching indigo eyes. To this day, no game features this hue.

List of costumes

Costume 1

The default Inkling fighter, identical in appearance to the Inkling Girl amiibo. She is a light-skinned girl with orange ink, tentacles and eyes. She wears the Fake Contacts, White Tee and Pink Trainers.

Costume 2

The second costume available to players, identical in appearance to the Inkling Boy amiibo. He is a light-skinned boy with blue ink, tentacles and eyes. He wears the Fake Contacts, Zink Layered LS and Purple Hi-Horses.

Costume 3

The third costume available to players, greatly resembling Agent 3. She is a light-skinned girl with yellow ink and tentacles as well as blue eyes. She wears the Hero Headset, Hero Jacket and Hero Runners.

Costume 4

The fourth costume available to players. He is a dark-skinned boy with lime ink and tentacles as well as purple eyes. He wears the Skull Bandana, Armor Jacket Replica and Moto Boots.

Costume 5

The fifth costume available to players. She is a dark-skinned girl with pink ink, tentacles and eyes. She wears the Takoroka Mesh, Black Squideye and White Kicks.

Costume 6

The sixth costume available to players. He is a light-skinned boy with turquoise ink, tentacles and eyes. He wears the Black Arrowbands, Baby-Jelly Shirt and Blue Slip-Ons.

Costume 7

The seventh costume available to players. She is a light-skinned girl with purple ink, tentacles and eyes. She wears the Squid Hairclip, School Uniform A and School Shoes + Hi Socks.

Costume 8

The eighth costume available to players. He is a light-skinned boy with indigo ink, tentacles and eyes. He wears the Skate Helmet, Octo Tee and Octoling Boots.

Character renders

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