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Nintendo prepares character showcase Steve in ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

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Minecraft’s Steve, as well as other characters, are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC. We know that the character is coming, and true enough, we finally got a look at how he plays.

Steve is going to be one of the oddest characters to be added in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but based on what we’ve seen, Nintendo pulled off the feat. Series director Masahiko Sakurai just gave us a glimpse of how Steve works. Here’s everything we know.

Release date

Masahiko Sakurai finally revealed the release date for Steve. As per the director, the character launches globally on Oct. 13. Players who have Fighter Pass 2 can get Steve immediately, but he can be bought separately as well.

Gameplay

Like previous characters before him, Steve will feature gameplay mechanics inspired by his source material. The neutral ability of Steve and Alex lets them mine around the arena. What they are able to dig up will vary depending on where they decide to dig around.

They can use the material they acquire to craft something via the trademark Minecraft Crafting Table. To summon the table, players of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate only have to press the block button.

Some of the things that Steve can summon is a minecart. This will be fueled by iron ore. Once the ore runs out, the move will end. Players will have to have a fast reaction time to master Steve fully.

Their other abilities see them pull out a magma block, lock enemies inside a pen, and drop an anvil. While in the air, Steve can summon temporary block platforms. He can also summon wings to glide.

For the neutral attack, players will see Steve or Alex swing a sword or a pickaxe around. The damage will be the same regardless of what weapon the player uses.

For his ultimate smash, Steve summons a piston which knocks opponents into the House of Boom for extra damage.

Sakurai also revealed the new stage called Minecraft World. The arena features different biomes that change throughout the course of the fight. There are also plenty of destructible blocks.

Steve is one of the unique characters to be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Fans would like to see how Nintendo plans to implement the character in the game in a way that’s fair and fun. Hopefully, they’re able to work their magic this time as well.

Image used courtesy of Nintendo/YouTube

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