Stop pinching yourself; you’re not dreaming.
In the Direct presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this morning, Simon Belmont from Castlevania was confirmed as a playable character at the very beginning (RIP Luigi). Not only that, but Richter Belmont also joins him as his Echo Fighter, including Alucard as an Assist Trophy. Since Castlevania began on the NES back in 1986, these fighters are perfect inclusions.
That’s not all. Since Ultimate has a great number of villains in its roster, it’s time for Donkey Kong to receive more love in the form of a new fighter: King K. Rool. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen these cowardly crocodile in any game, and he has been largely requested by the Smash community.
You can watch the Smash Bros. Direct in its entirety below. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on the Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018.