Following a brief tease, Nintendo has announced the next fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s Steve from Minecraft, the blocky pickaxe-wielding hero, and it’s already getting a big reaction on social media.
In the reveal trailer, Steve was spotted building walls, crafting items like swords, and summoning TNT blocks. He’s able to jump atop blocks that he places to get out of tight spots, and we saw some constructed materials like switches being dispatched to fling enemies or anvils to crush them. The building materials appear to crack rather quickly, though, so don’t expect persistent building like Fortnite. At one point we even got a glimpse of a minecart complete with tracks.
The presentation showed a few alternate skins: Alex, Enderman, and Zombie. We also got a brief glimpse at a Minecraft-themed stage, which appears to be able to swap between different biomes. The trailer showed a forest as it appears lush and green, wilted in the fall, and snowy in the winter.