Shovel Knight, Rathalos, And More Debut As Assist Trophies In Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Shovel Knight, Rathalos, And More Debut As Assist Trophies In Smash Bros. Ultimate

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai showed off a few more assist trophies in today's Direct, confirming some new crossovers for the game and also a few new trophies from Nintendo's history.

Assist trophies are basically non-playable fighters that can be summoned into battle. When a player grabs one, it summons an AI-controlled fighter who can be attacked and knocked out for points by other players, but also performs their own attacks. In the E3 Direct, Assist Trophies like the returning Waluigi were shown off, but also new crossovers like Hudson's Bomberman.

Here's a list of what was shown today:

Shovel Knight, Rathalos, And More Debut As Assist Trophies In Smash Bros. Ultimate

about X hours ago from
Shovel Knight, Rathalos, And More Debut As Assist Trophies In Smash Bros. Ultimate

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai showed off a few more assist trophies in today's Direct, confirming some new crossovers for the game and also a few new trophies from Nintendo's history.

Assist trophies are basically non-playable fighters that can be summoned into battle. When a player grabs one, it summons an AI-controlled fighter who can be attacked and knocked out for points by other players, but also performs their own attacks. In the E3 Direct, Assist Trophies like the returning Waluigi were shown off, but also new crossovers like Hudson's Bomberman.

Here's a list of what was shown today:

Blizzard Says Multiple Diablo Projects Are In The Works

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Blizzard Says Multiple Diablo Projects Are In The Works

Overwatch and World of Warcraft may be getting most of the attention these days, between summer events and upcoming expansions, but that doesn't mean that Blizzard has forgotten about one of its other big names. A new tweet from the company teases that the studio has multiple Diablo projects in the works, and that additional details could be coming by the end of the year.

In the short video below, associate community manager Brandy Camel talks briefly about Diablo III's current season, before saying that more projects are in the works – adding that some of them are going to take longer than others.

Late last year, the studio posted a job listing for what they were calling "a new, unannounced Diablo project," and tweeted out what was initially believed to be a tease of a Nintendo Switch port of Diablo III. 

Blizzard Says Multiple Diablo Projects Are In The Works

about X hours ago from
Blizzard Says Multiple Diablo Projects Are In The Works

Overwatch and World of Warcraft may be getting most of the attention these days, between summer events and upcoming expansions, but that doesn't mean that Blizzard has forgotten about one of its other big names. A new tweet from the company teases that the studio has multiple Diablo projects in the works, and that additional details could be coming by the end of the year.

In the short video below, associate community manager Brandy Camel talks briefly about Diablo III's current season, before saying that more projects are in the works – adding that some of them are going to take longer than others.

Late last year, the studio posted a job listing for what they were calling "a new, unannounced Diablo project," and tweeted out what was initially believed to be a tease of a Nintendo Switch port of Diablo III. 

King K. Rool From Donkey Kong Country Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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King K. Rool From Donkey Kong Country Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Like Ridley, King K. Rool is a long-requested fighter that not many fans really ever expected to see in the game, but the end boss from the first Donkey Kong Country will be showing up as a fighter.

From the Donkey Kong County series, the Kremling leader King K. Rool comes to Super #SmashBrosUltimate! pic.twitter.com/zMbxsiRf39

He looks like a heavy fighter who uses his golden belly for powerful slam attacks. He also has a musket and a helicopter backpack.

King K. Rool From Donkey Kong Country Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

about X hours ago from
King K. Rool From Donkey Kong Country Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Like Ridley, King K. Rool is a long-requested fighter that not many fans really ever expected to see in the game, but the end boss from the first Donkey Kong Country will be showing up as a fighter.

From the Donkey Kong County series, the Kremling leader King K. Rool comes to Super #SmashBrosUltimate! pic.twitter.com/zMbxsiRf39

He looks like a heavy fighter who uses his golden belly for powerful slam attacks. He also has a musket and a helicopter backpack.

King K. Rool From Donkey Kong Country Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

about X hours ago from
King K. Rool From Donkey Kong Country Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Like Ridley, King K. Rool is a long-requested fighter that not many fans really ever expected to see in the game, but the end boss from the first Donkey Kong Country will be showing up as a fighter.

From the Donkey Kong County series, the Kremling leader King K. Rool comes to Super #SmashBrosUltimate! pic.twitter.com/zMbxsiRf39

He looks like a heavy fighter who uses his golden belly for powerful slam attacks. He also has a musket and a helicopter backpack.

Chrom And Dark Samus Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Chrom And Dark Samus Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In the Super Smash Bros. Direct, director Masahiro Sakurai announced a few new echo fighters are joining the cast. Chrom, Fire Emblem Awakening's prince/king and Lucina's father, comes in after being teased in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. The other is Dark Samus, the villain of Retro's Metroid Prime series.

Echo fighters are Smash Bros. Ultimate's term for clone characters, or characters based on other existing characters. In this case, Chrom is based on Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn's Ike, while Dark Samus is based on, of course, Samus.

In addition to these echo fighters, both Simon and Richter Belmont from Castlevania were announced today, as well. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases on the Nintendo Switch on December 7.

Chrom And Dark Samus Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Chrom And Dark Samus Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Correction: An earlier version of this story said Chrom is a clone of Ike, but Nintendo has clarified he is based on Roy. He just uses Aether as a Final Smash.

In the Super Smash Bros. Direct, director Masahiro Sakurai announced a few new echo fighters are joining the cast. Chrom, Fire Emblem Awakening's prince/king and Lucina's father, comes in after being teased in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. The other is Dark Samus, the villain of Retro's Metroid Prime series.

Echo fighters are Smash Bros. Ultimate's term for clone characters, or characters based on other existing characters. In this case, Chrom is based on Fire Emblem's Roy, while Dark Samus is based on, of course, Samus.