Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Gone Gold, Sakurai Comments on Features in Famitsu Column

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Gone Gold, Sakurai Comments on Features in Famitsu Column

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has gone gold, cementing the release date of December 7, 2018 for the latest and greatest iteration of Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now gone gold, and Masahiro Sakurai wrote some commentary on details that were revealed in the latest Nintendo Direct for Smash Bros.

On top of being officially ready for its release on December 7, 2018, Sakurai wrote about Ken and Incineroar joining the roster, the process of making amiibo, and when to expect Piranha plant. Translation comes via Siliconera through ryokutya2089‘s transcription of Famitsu.

Reggie has also been out there talking up Smash Bros, even mentioning how they would have preferred the game release earlier than December but nonetheless are satisfied with third party support. You can also read about why Grant is excited about the spirits, and watch the latest trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that brings everyone together in a giant battle.

On Ken joining

“While he may have a lot that is different from Ryu, there are players who are sensitive to the frame. Please think of him as mostly a bonus Echo Fighter.

On Incineroar joining

“I’ve always wanted to make a pro-wrestling character! He’s voiced by Unsho Ishizuka. He recorded new lines just for this game. Again, we pray that his soul may rest in peace.”

Various amiibo

“It takes about a year after making the prototype for its release, so please forgive us for the wait.”

Removal of Trophies

“That was decided early on. I wanted to split the workforce more for other things. They required a lot more work than what people might think.”


“It’ll be easier to understand after playing. We’ll summarize the project designs after release.”

Online Matchmaking

“The game is completely synchronized. Distance (between players) is a top deciding factor.”

VIP Matches (Elite Smash)

“The true game for advanced players, where they won’t run into beginners and can brag about being placed among other merits.”

Piranha Plant

“Will be available about a month or two after release.”

Strongest Ultimate enemy

I’d like to write more about Adventure Mode if given the opportunity. The ROM is already complete.”