Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Spirits Mode Explained (VIDEO)
News regarding Nintendo’s recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct have been pouring in all morning, providing exciting new details about the epic crossover fighting game. The event dropped the big announcement of the game’s final two fighters, and proceeded to jump off from there with the reveal of a new story mode called ‘World of Light.’
One of the most major inclusions in this ‘Ultimate’ entry of Smash Bros is the addition of Spirits, a new means for non-fighter characters to offer players a helping hand in battle. 59 characters are slated to be available as Spirits, all of which will boost the stats for a user in ways specific to their unique strength-type. These varieties are separated into tiered classes: Novice, Advanced, Ace, and Legend.
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Assigning a Spirit endows the player with an appropriate ability and can result in a significant power boost when strategically paired. This Primary Spirit can be assigned up to three Spirits of its own called Support Spirits to carry over additional skills. Acquiring all this Spirit is done through participating in specially-prepared Spirit Battles, where a win nets players their coveted prize.
Regular brawls with Spirits can increase their level, and over time, enhance their effectiveness on the battlefield. To further utilize Spirits’ talents, players can send a team on explorative treasure hunts, training sessions, and exchange them to power-up amiibo figures. Those who gather an especially formidable array of Spirits can put theirs to the test against other rival teams or even utilize them in competitive battles.
Spirits mode is definitely a lot to take in, but the sheer amount of variety seems like it could add a worthwhile layer of depth for those that decide to jump in. Of course, this ghostly mode is headed to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate upon release, but a number of extra content was recently revealed for the game’s post-launch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases for Nintendo Switch on December 7th.
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