Nintendo has confirmed the two final fighters of Super Smash Bros.Ultimate, an announcement that squashes recent rumors of a possible five character addition.
Ken of the Street Fighter games and Icineroar of Pokémon will “fight fire with fire” in the new release.
These selections aren’t particularly surprising—they were expected before the whole Grinch debacle—but they are a welcome finale to the 74 fighter lineup.
Nintendo posted the following details about the characters to Twitter during the announcement livestream.
Here’s Incineroar in action.
And Ken far from Ryu’s shadow.
Ryu’s best friend and constant competitor, Ken Masters joins Super #SmashBrosUltimate as an echo fighter! His moves are based on his appearance in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, so watch out for his iconic flaming Shoryuken! pic.twitter.com/ARB7cooMVu
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) November 1, 2018
Nintendo also promised future expansions of more characters through downloadable fighter passes. These characters will be created from scratch exclusively for SSBU.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out December 7 on Nintendo Switch.