Almost two years after its release on the Switch, Smash Bros. Ultimate still adds new fighters regularly. Next on the list (number 77 if you count) is Steve from the hit building game Minecraft. Steve and skins for Alex, a zombie, and the Enderman (a particularly scary zombie) come as DLC.
The ultra-blocky characters are replicated in Smash bros., with movements that emulate their typical basic animations and voxel tools and weapons. There will be one too Minecraft-themed combat phase, with variable terrain and destructible elements.
It’s hard to say who will benefit the most from this partnership. While Nintendo was more than happy to bring in characters from other companies’ rosters like Pac-Man, Sonic, Hero von Dragon warriorand Bayonetta, Minecraft is actually a much bigger game than Smash bros. in terms of sales. It has sold 200 million times since it was first released in 2011, more than twice as many as any other Smash bros. Game combined.
The Minecraft Characters are technically the second cross between Nintendo and Microsoft after Banjo and Kazooie. Both Minecraft Developer Mojang and Banjo kazooie Owners Rarely are Microsoft subsidiaries. It’s interesting to note that too MinecraftThat uses a simple type of graphics and animation that intentionally creates nostalgic graphics is now featured in a fighting game that is basically a huge nostalgia party.
The Minecraft Characters are part of Fighter Pass Volume 2, a $ 30 add-on for the base game. They’re also available as a standalone option for $ 6. They should be live in the game in a couple of weeks.