Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 9.0.0 Update Adds Minecraft And A Ton Of Fighter Changes

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 9.0.0 Update Adds Minecraft And A Ton Of Fighter Changes

Minecraft’s Steve has officially arrived with the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 9.0.0 update, but he’s not the only change made to the fighting game. With his arrival comes a few key changes to the rest of the fighters in addition to the standard balance tweaks.

There are a lot of changes made to the fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including Ness seeing an increased power boost for his third attack and attack speed, Ice Climber seeing a few buffs as well, and Lucario gets a nice rework as well. For the full list of changes, courtesy of Nintendo:

Donkey Kong

    Side Special Move

      Increased attack range vertically for opponents on the ground when used on the ground

Link

    Up Smash Attack

      Easier to hit numerous times

Pikachu

    Forward Air Attack

      Easier to hit numerous times

Ness

    Dash Attack

      Third attack is boosted and launch distance buffed

    Up Tilt Attack

      Increased power with launch distance

    Down Air Attack

      Attack speed buff

    Up Throw

      Increased power

    Neutral Special

      Buffed attack speed

Captain Falcon

    Up Smash Attack

      Easier to hit multiple times

Ice Climber

    Basic Movement Changes

      Nana takes less damage Nana has a shorter launch distance Nana’s AI behavior adjusted

    Dash Attack

      Easier to hit numerous times alongside increased attack range

    Down Smash Attack

      Increased launch distance

    Side Special

      Edge-grab timing’s speed increased

    Up Special

      Nana’s Up Special attack will not disrupt another player’s Up Special

Sheik

    Up Tilt Attack

      Easier to hit multiple times

Young Link

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attack can no longer be neutralized

Meta Knight

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attack can no longer be neutralized

Wario

    Up Special

      Easier to hit multiple times

Ivysaur

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attack can no longer be neutralized

Charizard

    Side Special

      Easier to hit multiple times

    Up Special

      Easier to hit multiple times

Sonic

    Dash Attack

      Steady launch distance with increased power and a nerf to vulnerability

    Up Tilt Attack

      Decreased vulnerability

    Up Smash Attack

      Attack speed buffed Invicibility lasts longer both pre and post round Easier to hit multiple times

Lucario

    Increased the max value the Aura will boost attack power Neutral Attack 1

      Attack speed buffed

    Side Title Attack

      Easier to hit multiple times

    Down Smash Attack

      Attack speed buffed

    Up Special

      Vulnerability decreased following another move

    Side Special

      Aura area launch distance increased

Mii Swordfighter

    Up Special 3

      Easier to hit multiple times

Robin

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attack won’t be neutralized

Shulk

    Up Smash Attack

      Easier to hit multiple times

    Neutral Special

      When Monoado Arts shield is active, Shulk’s launch distance is increased

    Down Special

      Launch distance increased

Bowser Jr.

    Basic changes

      Landing behaviors have been tweaked to stop prevention of passing through platforms

    Side Tilt Attack

      Launch distance increased

    Up Smash Attack

      Easier to hit multiple times

    Down Smash Attack

      Attack speed buffed

    Forward Throw

      Launch distance increased

    Edge Attacks

      When grabbing an edge after an Up Special, the power of the attack used will be increased

    Side Speical

      Decreased flinching when attacked

    Up Special

      Attack speed increased

Ken

    Final Smash

      Easier to hit multiple times

Bayonetta

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attack won’t get neutralized

Ridley

    Flurry Attack

      Attack won’t get neutralized

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attack won’t get neutralized

    Up Special

      Hit detection with the downward charge only affects players already on the ground

Simon

    Flurry Attack

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

    Dash Attack

      Power increased and launch distance increased for players with low damage

    Up Tilt Attack

      Launch distance increased for players with low damage

    Up Smash Attack

      Attack speed increased and launch distance buffed

    Down Smash Attack

      Launch distance increased

    Up Special

      Attack range increased

Richter

    Flurry Attack

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

    Dash Attack

      Power increased and launch distance increased for players with low damage

    Up Title Attack

      Launch distance increased for players with low damage

    Up Smash Attack

      Power increased and launch distance increased for players with low damage

    Down Smash Attack

      Launch distance increased

Piranha Plant

    Flurry Attack

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

Banjo & Kazooie

    Flurry Attack

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

Min Min

    Flurry Attack to KO

      Attacks won’t get neutralized

And those are all of the fighter changes made in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 9.0.0 update! To learn more about Minecraft Steve, including how Nintendo had to rework every single level, you can check out our previous coverage here.

[Source: Nintendo]