Well, this should at least make up for Castlevania Judgement.
Today, Nintendo have announced that Simon Belmont of Castlevania fame is finally back in the fighting arena as the newest member of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Along with Belmont is Donkey Kong Country‘s King K. Rool.
Not much info has been revealed regarding Simon as a fighter, although he retains his classic Castlevania look, and does have the Vampire Killer whip with him. His stage will be Dracula’s Castle, complete with classic Castlevania bosses and candles to snuff out to grab items. As for the music, the game will sport 34 tracks from the entire series’ history (which will be part of the 900 tracks that will be in the game), and Alucard will appear as an assist trophy.
That’s not all. New to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are echo fighters, which are slightly different versions of existing fighters. Richter Belmont (of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood fame) will be Simon’s counterpart. Yeah, this isn’t a brand-new standalone game, but by far, this is more than what Konami has done lately for the franchise.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate hits the Switch December 7, 2018.
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