But the biggest revelation to come out of this presentation was the inclusion of not one but two playable characters from the Castlevania series: Simon Belmont and Richter (who acts as an echo fighter for Simon).
Of course, lines such as these, coupled with the fact there were coloured chairs in the background of the latest Direct has once again led to wild speculation.
Zero, Knuckles, Krystal, Klaptrap, Kapp'n, Chef Kawasaki, Gray Fox, Nikki, Shovel Knight, the Majora's Mask moon, and Rathalos (Monster Hunter) are new Assist Trophies. Ultimate, meaning each fighter will have set of stages and fighters that they must take on consecutively. Is this a sign, or is this too far?
Classic Mode: The single-player mode in which players battle against a series of fighters will return in Super Smash Bros.
Smashdown - Play through the entire Smash Bros.
Nintendo of Europe today announced that Ultimate's Limited Edition will ship with a GameCube controller and an accompanying 4-slot dock. "Between all the iconic fighters, stages and music, it's the largest video game crossover ever produced - and nothing short of a Nintendo fan's dream come true". The new Stamina Battle mode has fighters fight until all stamina is lost and there's one fighter left standing.
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In the reveal that Castlevania's Simon Belfort would be in the game, Luigi is literally scared to death by a Grim Reaper figure, and his soul leaves his body.
Final Smashes now have a meter that can be filled to perform a slightly weaker version of the attack than the Smash Ball allows.
Smash Bros. Ultimate will also introduce the new Stage Morph feature - select any two stages, and the game will morph from one to the other mid-battle.
Konami stars have appeared as playable character in the cross-over fighting series before, most notably Snake from the Metal Gear Solid franchise, and Mr Belmont will be welcome with open arms.
Training will feature an exclusive stage that measures the distance of moves both at low and high health.