During a recent Nintendo Direct, the director of the Smash Bros. franchise Masahiro Sakurai announced the addition of Simon Belmont to the roster of his upcoming game. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives on Nintendo Switch later this year, but the reveal gave us a preview of what to expect from Castlevania’s finest whipmaster.
You can watch the trailer embedded below, and we’ve broken out five moments in the trailer that demonstrate moves we expect will be key to playing Simon effectively in Ultimate.
In this first highlight, we get to see what could be Simon’s horizontal smash or his Forward + B attack. The range looks incredible, as Simon’s whip significant outranges Corrin’s already long spear smash.