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Ken Revealed as an Echo Fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The second poster child of the Street Fighter series, Ken, will be joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Echo Fighter for Ryu.

November 1, 2018

Today, during a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate related Nintendo Direct, Ken was revealed as the latest Echo Fighter in the game. With this new addition, there are a total of seven Echo Fighters. You can check out some screenshots of Ken down below.

Echo Fighters are essentially clones of other fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with slight variations that differentiate them from the characters they’re based on. In Ken’s case, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that his character is very similar to Ryu. Ken and Ryu are the poster children of the Street Fighter series. The Echo Fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate consist of Dark Samus, Dark Pit, Lucina, Daisy, Chrom, Richter Belmont, and now Ken.


Ken has been a staple of the Street Fighter series since the original. His move set has been relatively similar to Ryu’s throughout the series, but as the games have modernized the two have seen considerable differences.

Hailing from the Pokémon series, Incineroar was also revealed as a totally new character with original moves and all. Masahiro Sakurai, the game’s director has said that he’ll be the last newcomer outside of six additional DLC charactersNew amiibo were revealed as well for all of the newcomers and returning characters in Ultimate like Pichu and Daisy. The rumored Spirits Mode was also shown off during the Direct and given new details.

Finally, Pirahna Plant will be included as an additional DLC fighter, free of charge for those who purchase Super Smash Bros. Ultimate early. He’ll likely be free for some time but cost money later. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch on December 7. You can pre-order the game right now via Amazon if you haven’t already.

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.

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