Sakurai Reflects on Every Super Smash Bros. Fighter Reveal in New Blog Post (Part 2)

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Last week Nintendo shared a special “Part 1”. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Article on its official website.

Now this week, “Part 2” is back, encouraging fans of the latest game to reflect on Ultimate’s history with Masahiro Sakurai as he discusses each of the fighter reveal scenes.

Here’s Sakurai’s full message on this blog in case you missed it the first time:

The Super Smash Bros. series is a project where we have collaborations that you can’t see anywhere else. We wanted to take this opportunity and create nice content for people to enjoy, so we started making the fighter reveal videos.

It was a lot of work making the videos and working on the game at the same time, but there was always a great response from the fans, so it was worth the effort. In this article, I’ll be providing some brief comments over time, so I hope you enjoy watching all of these videos.

Please take this opportunity to reflect on the history of Super Smash Bros. by watching the scenes where each new fighter first appeared. You may have seen some of the videos before, but they’re worth another look!

And here are just some of the reveal trailers featured in the latest blog. A big focus is on the DLC fighters, which is quite interesting:

The Piranha Plant joins the fight!

The Piranha Plant Reveal was an additional video for the early purchase bonus. So there is no CG part, just the in-game part. The Piranha Plant is not included in the Fighter Pass, so you must purchase it separately. At the time, people said they never expected the Piranha Plant to join the fight.

The Masked Rebel

This was the announcement video that revealed Joker as a full fledged fighter. The actual announcement was made with “take your heart”. It was created with the concept of Joker sneaking into the Game Awards 2018 to steal a Super Smash Bros. invite, so there were two dialogues: one for The Game Awards and one for the web version. The animated parts were created by Domerica, who also worked on the cutscenes in Joker’s original game.

Best friends

With the Banjo & Kazooie reveal video, we targeted what is called a “string” (recall in English) in Japanese comedy terms, where we repeat the same joke all over again. In this case, we followed King K. Rool’s video. The ending is of course inspired by Gruntilda’s defeat in the original game.

One Winged Angel

Released in 2005, the FINAL FANTASY film had a tremendous impact. For revealing Sephiroth’s accession Super Smash Bros. Ultimatewe created a high-quality production video with the aim of achieving a similar effect. As a result, there was an extremely great response, and the video is something to really enjoy. It also marks the debut of Cloud’s additional Final Smash, Omnislash Ver. 5.

The Last Key

This is the last fighter to be revealed, so we went back to the beginning and made it a finale. Creating so many fighters in CG would have been a lot of work! Instead we made the background black and plain, but I think that’s the best way. The in-game part came out really well too. I think it’s a worthy ending.

Again, this isn’t every single trailer highlighted in the latest blog, so head over to Nintendo’s page to see every other character covered. You can also see our previous post for more characters:

What was your favorite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter reveal trailer? Tell us below. Sakurai Reflects on Every Super Smash Bros. Fighter Reveal in New Blog Post (Part 2)

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