Nintendo revealed three characters for the Super Smash Bros. ultimate roster this week and each has its niche. The game releases next month.
Ken Masters of Street Fighter fame, Incineroar from Pokémon Sun and Moon, and Piranha Plant from the Super Mario franchise have been revealed as playable fighters.
Ken Masters was dubbed an "Echo Fighter" of Ryu during Nintendo Direct earlier this week, citing clear similarities but some notable differences as well. Ken has a somewhat faster movement than Ryu, likely to play to his up close and personal strengths from the Street Fighter titles.
Incineroar, the 2nd evolution of Litten, sports a familiar arsenal to any Pokémon faithful. Darkest Lariat takes control of the close to mid range with a rotating furious spin attack.
His inputs, in general, utilize grapples and intrusive heavy attacks that seem to take priority over the moves of other fighters. His Final Smash "Max Malicious Moonsault" makes a return, initially a Z move featured in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Piranha Plant's mouth can stretch to strike opponents at ridiculous distances with a charged head launch, which is about half the length of a smaller stage. It utilizes what appears to be poison gas and its leafy appendages at close range along with fast and frantic movement.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases on December 7, 2018, for Nintendo Switch. The game features 74 characters in total at the time of writing.