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If you needed any proof that it's literally impossible to predict anything this year, Nintendo just announced that he latest fighter destined for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is none other than Minecraft Steve. Yes, the standard avatar for Mojang's massively popular block-based survival sim joins the likes of Mario, Link, Cloud, and Sonic in the ultimate battle royale.
Minecraft Steve was introduced as the second character of the second DLC Fighter Pass. Min Min, from Nintendo fighting game Arms was added as the first fighter of the DLC pack a few months back. In typical Smash Bros fashion, Minecraft Steve made his debut in a pretty entertaining trailer during which he traps Mario underground with a bunch of zombies. Dark? Yes, but we're here for it.
Check out the trailer below.
Minecraft Steve's moveset of course pays tribute to the game he comes from, and the trailer gave us a brief look at what exactly he'll be able to do. Look forward to tearing up the battlefield as the blocky beast as he plants TNT, pelts enemies with a pickaxe, and finishes them off by locking them in a castle filled with creepers and explosives. Steve is brutal, y'all.
Minecraft Steve isn't the only playable Minecraft hero coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate though. Oh no. You'll have the option to choose between Steve, Alex, Zombie, and Enderman - though they all function exactly the same.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai explained following the announcement that Steve and the Minecraft visual style presented a challenge to the team. He explained that "we have to rework all our existing stages so that blocks can be placed in them." Given the sheer amount of stages in the game, that's a tall order. It's no surprising that Sakurai didn't share a release date for Steve, then - though a separate broadcast for later this year will dive deeper into the character's moveset.
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