The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide Simon and Richter Belmont

first_img ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsThe Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Hero Who Are They?Castlevania is awesome because it’s about hunting hordes of Halloween monsters on your way to defeat anime Dracula. And you (usually) play as a beefy barbarian Belmont boi wielding a wonderful whip. In the original NES Castlevania you’re Simon Belmont. In the acclaimed Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night, you’re Richter Belmont. And in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate you get to be either one of them.Smash HistoryWhen Konami first decided to play ball with Nintendo, they let Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid join the Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In Ultimate, Snake is back but Konami also opened the door to more of its forgotten video game history including Bomberman and most importantly Castlevania. Along with Simon and his Echo Fighter Richter, Castlevania content in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes an Alucard Assist Trophy, Dracula Boss fight, Dracula’s Castle stage, and over thirty tracks.What Looks New in Ultimate?Simon and Richter are one of the handful of totally new characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And after getting some hands-on time with them, they were instant favorites. Forget Sheik’s weak chain from Melee. The Vampire Killer whip has ridiculous range and punishing power. It just feels so good to crack. Even better though is just the sheer variety of ways Belmonts control space from the axe to the cross to the holy water. And any game that lets us chain up Mario and murder him in a coffin is fine by me.Our Hopes?Playing as Simon and Richter Belmont made me realize why I never really enjoyed projectile-heavy characters in Smash. Moves like Fox’s laser and Link’s arrows, while useful, just feel so light and cheap and unsatisfying. But the Belmonts’ kit feels substantive due to its trade-off in speed. When you hit someone with an axe or cross or holy water, they really feel it. And we hope that ends up being a sound strategy in the final game.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Stay on targetcenter_img Simon Lashes Out!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighters: Simon and Richter Belmont.AdChoices广告last_img read more