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Super Smash Bros. Eclipse
SSB Eclipse Logo
Series: Super Smash Bros.
Genre: Fighting
Developer: Bandai Namco,
Publisher: Nintendo
US Release: Nov. 15, 2018
JP Release: Nov. 15, 2018
PAL Release: Nov. 15, 2018
System: Nintendo Switch
Rating(s): T, 12+, B

"Super Smash Bros. Eclipse" is the upcoming fifth installment in the ever-expanding Super Smash Bros. franchise. It will be made for Nintendo's brand new home console and portable console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, and will be released on November 15th, 2018 in all regions. The game will add more content than any previous game, including an expanded roster, more stages and items, and even more content. A trailer will be shown at E3 2017, detailing new features and characters.


Super Smash Bros. Eclipse is like the previous entries in the franchises in terms of gameplay. The usual goal is to rack up your opponent's damage percentage and knock them off the stage, then come out as the winner. Of course, things like this can be changed in the Options menu. For example, you can set stage selection to always random, in it's Omega form (which makes every stage like Final Destination), or random in it's Omega form. In addition, you can switch between timed fights, stock fights, and coin fights.

Custom moves return from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS. However, this time, two more slots have been added for each move. One is available randomly whenever you get a certain move, like with the past moves. However, one of them is extremely hard to get, but an easy way to get it is to tap in a corresponding amiibo.

Super Smash Bros. Eclipse takes full advantage of the Nintendo Switch's hardware. It can be played in all three different modes: Tabletop, TV, and Portable. In addition, SSB Eclipse will let people play wirelessly with up to 8 players. However, motion controls like the kind used in 1-2-Switch and ARMS will not be available in the game due to the style of gameplay the game offers.

Multiplayer Modes

  • VS Mode: The standard mode of Smash Bros. You can fight with up to four players on certain stages. In addition, you can set the mechanics of the battle, such as the time and way stages are selected.
  • 8 Player Smash: It's the same as VS Mode except with eight players. In addition, certain stages are locked out of being played due to the number of players in matches. Stage bosses are automatically turned off in this mode.
  • Special Smash +: A successor to Special Smash. This adds more options that let you customize your battles.
  • Tournament Mode: A mode that can only be played online. It's a competitive elimination mode that has you trying to reach the top of the tier list and beat other opponents.

Singleplayer Modes

  • Classic Mode: You go through a barrage of randomly selected opponents until you reach Master Hand and/or Crazy Hand. You select the difficulty.
  • All-Star Mode: You go through a timeline of all the game's available fighters. This is only unlocked when you get all the characters in the game.
  • Story Mode: The story mode returns from Brawl, this time with more content, voice acted cutscenes, and a completely new story to go along with it.
  • Home-Run Contest: The goal is knock a Sandbag as far as you can in a matter of ten seconds.
  • Trophy Claw: You have up to 3:30 to grab as many trophies as you can in a claw machine styled minigame. Certain things get in your way, like bombs and enemies from Story Mode lingering in the machine.
  • Hit the Targets!: This mode returns from Super Smash Bros. Melee. You run around courses specifically made for certain characters and try to break all 10 targets in a span of 2:00.
  • Multi-Man Fight: A selected amount of Holo-Fighters try and attack you. The goal is to beat them all or last as long as you can before getting knocked out.
  • Training Mode: A mode where you train for battle. Self-explanatory.
  • Event Mode: The goal is to complete all 200+ events. They range in difficulty, ranging from simple to extremely hard. They all reward you with trophies, CDs, custom parts, etc.
  • Special Orders: You do certain challenges for the Hand Twins in a specific time limit. Once completed, you must fight one of them.
  • Trophy Box: A display case for the 1000+ trophies you collect during the game. They're separated into categories, including series, eras, and more.

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