Nintendo’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate already has a large cast of fighters, and it has two more surprises in store, as of today.
King K. Rool, the main antagonist to the Donkey Kong Country series, will join the roster. The large leader of the Kremlings throws his crown, which comes back to him like a boomerang, and can use his blunderbuss from Donkey Kong Country 2 as some of his moves. K. Rool first appeared in the 1994 SNES game, Donkey Kong Country, and has been a recurring nemesis in most Donkey Kong games since then.
Perhaps an even bigger surprise is that Simon and Richter Belmont of the Castlevania series will also be playable fighters. Simon was the protagonist of the first Castlevania game, which debuted on the NES in 1986, and appeared in seven more games after that. Richter appeared in Rondo of Blood, and Symphony of the Night. He will be Simon’s echo.