In the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update, the newest fighter to join the ranks is Steve, the protagonist from Minecraft. A Minecraft-themed stage will also appear, along with Alex, Zombie, and Enderman.
In the video, Masahiro Sakurai talked about how a lot of different ideas are given to him to look over, and for Minecraft it was something that he only did because he felt he could do the concept justice. He deemed the plan to create a fighter easy to create and the graphics should also be straightforward. He also noted that the motions that the fighter would use would be "relatively simple" and the sound "comparable to other fighters." Sakurai's team also had to rework the stages so that blocks could be placed in them, among other programming challenges.
“Bringing Minecraft to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the result of an amazing collaboration with Nintendo,” said Jens 'Jeb' Bergström, the Chief Creative Officer at Mojang. “As fans of the series and avid players at our studios, we couldn’t be more excited to see Minecraft join Smash’s already legendary lineup of characters.”
Steve and Alex will be available to players who purchase Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 for $29.99 or those who purchase the Challenger Pack 7 separately for $5.99. Those who purchase the pass will get Min Min from ARMS and four more TBA Challenger Packs as they are released. Each pack will include one fighter, one stage, and multiple music tracks.
For more information on the newest fighters, be sure to check out the deep dive video Mr. Sakurai Presents "Steve & Alex" on October 3rd at 10:30 AM ET. There will also be a live celebration for everything Minecraft at 11:30 am on the same day, so if you're a fan of both Smash Bros. and Minecraft be sure to check them out.
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