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Steve From Minecraft Announced For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Steve becomes the latest character to join the battle.

October 1, 2020

After months of silence, Nintendo broke the news yesterday that we’d finally be getting information on the second character from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass 2. In a short announcement trailer, that character was revealed to be none other than Steve from Minecraft.

Steve comes from the world’s best selling game, Minecraft and will also be accompanied by a trio of alternative skins in the form of Alex, Zombie or Enderman. The aesthetic of Steve and company very much maintains that of Minecraft, rather than adapting to the look of Super Smash Bros. The characters appear to use a range of weapons and items familiar to the Minecraft series as well as being able to construct buildings to their advantage.

After the presentation, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai had an update for fans. He said that while graphically adding the Minecraft characters was easy, balancing the characters would be far more difficult. Alongside that, all stages would have to be reworked in order for the characters to be able to build on them.

Sakurai also shared that more information will be coming in a special live stream on October 3. He added that as Steve has a lot of elements that “are completely different from our previous fighters” he would like to give a deeper dive into the character during this stream. The stream will be live at 7:30am PT/ 10:30am ET / 3:30pm UK.

Steve becomes the second character from the second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass, following ARMS’ Min Min, who was announced and released this past June. The original Fighter Pass consisted of five DLC characters who are now fully integrated into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The first pass contained a mixture of first and third-party characters, with a couple of surprises to boot. They were Joker from Persona 5, Hero from Dragon Quest, Banjo from Banjo Kazooie, Terry from Fatal Fury and Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out now for Nintendo Switch, along with both Fighter Passes.

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