Minecraft Steve has been announced as the next character to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.
In a live stream produced by Nintendo, the face of the long-running crafting title was revealed to be entering the fight of Nintendo’s newest iteration of its popular arena fighter. Additionally, Alex from Minecraft will serve as an Eco Fighter for Steve, as well as new costumes for the characters including Zombie and Enderman.
Series Director Masahiro Sakurai gave a special message to fans at the end of the live stream stating, touching on the ideas behind bringing the iconic characters of the crafting to the series. “When thinking about new fighters for this game, we don’t just pick my favorites or draw from a hat. More often than not, these discussions start by Nintendo approaching me with an idea. Of course, if I can’t do that idea justice, I’ll tell them no. But then, someone from Nintendo will come to my work place and say…’Mr. Sakurai…surely you can put Minecraft in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?’. Sakurai also informed fans that more information would be available on the two characters during a deep dive look on Nintendo’s YoutTube channel on October 3rd at 7:30 AM PT/10:30 AM ET.
Minecraft Steve is the second of six fighters to be include within the second volume of the Fighters Pass, including the previously released Min Min from ARMs.
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