Super Smash Bros. Retaliation
Developer(s) Bandai Namco

Sora Ltd.

GalaxySoft Inc.

Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U
Release Date(s)



Single Player, Multiplayer, Online Multiplayer
Age Rating(s)
ESRB: E 10+
Genre(s) Fighting
Series Super Smash Bros.
Predecessor Super Smash Bros. 4
Media Included Optical disc

Super Smash Bros. Retaliation is an upcoming fighting game in the Super Smash Bros. series, which marks the third game to be developed by GalaxySoft Inc. and the first game in the SmashReboot line of games. Retaliation will be released on the Wii U on November 3, 2016 and features one of the largest rosters in the series with 62 characters (not including alternate costumes and DLC).


There are 62 characters in Retaliation, with 32 starters and 30 unlockable characters. Downloadable characters have been confirmed, and the first DLC character (Rayman) will be released at launch.

Starting Fighters

Unlockable Warriors

Unlock Criteria

Character Criteria
  • Win 10 VS. matches.
  • Have Luigi join your party in Story Mode.
Captain Falcon
  • Win 35 VS. matches.
  • Win 20 VS. matches.
  • Win 50 VS. matches.
  • Clear Master Orders on Nothing Harder! difficulty.
  • Complete the Story Mode.
Mr. Game and Watch
  • Win 30 VS. matches.
  • Win 75 VS. matches.
  • Complete All-Star Mode as a Pokémon representative.
  • Complete Chapter 3 of the Story Mode.
  • Win 40 VS. matches.
  • Win 70 VS. matches.
Meta Knight
  • Win 45 VS. matches.
  • Win 80 VS. matches.
  • Win 55 VS. matches.
  • Win 60 VS. matches..
Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Win 85 VS. matches.
Rosalina and Luma
  • Win 65 VS. matches.
Bowser Jr.
  • Win 90 VS. matches.
  • Win 100 VS. matches.
Little Mac
  • Win 95 VS. matches.
  • Win 110 VS. matches.
  • Win 105 VS. matches.
  • Win 120 VS. matches.
  • Win 115 VS. matches.
  • Win 130 VS. matches.
  • Win 5 VS. matches.
Captain Toad
  • Win 15 VS. matches.
Prince Fluff
  • Win 125 VS. matches.
  • Win 135 VS. matches.
  • Win 140 VS. matches.
Dixie Kong
  • Win 25 VS. matches.
Captain Syrup
  • Win 150 VS. matches.
Professor Layton
  • Win 145 VS. matches.

Downloadable Legends


Release Dates

Character(s) Cost Release Date

Free (if bought at launch)


$4.99 (post-launch)

Q3 2016

Capcom 2-Pack: Beck (Mighty No. 9) and Ryu (Street Fighter)

$9.99 Late 2016
Single Character: Wolf O'Donnell (StarFox) $4.99 Unknown
Single Character: King K. Rool (Donkey Kong) $4.99 Unknown
Single Character: Banjo & Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie) $4.99 Mid-2017
Melee All-Stars Pack: Young Link (Legend of Zelda) and Pichu (Pokémon) $9.99 Mid-2017
Newcomer Package Part 1 (contains Rayman, Beck, and Ryu) $14.99 December 2017
Newcomer Package Part 2 (contains Wolf, King K. Rool, and Banjo) $14.99 December 2017


The amount of stages in Retaliation is currently unknown, but it can be assumed that 50 stages will be in the game.

Starting Stages

Unlockable Arenas


Retaliation has a couple more modes than previous games. Smash Run returns, this time with a selection of arenas and more enemies, while Smash Tour has been removed. Classic Mode, All-Star Mode, Stadium Minigames, Events, and Challenges also return. Special Smash has been revamped immensely, with new options included. You can find all of the events and challenges here.


  • TRAINING DOJO: Test out some strategies or just have some fun.
  • STORY MODE: Masters of Subspace - Fight your way through familiar Nintendo worlds in order to save them from Subspace! (Read the story here!)
  • CLASSIC MODE: Fight your way through branching pathes of fighters, each yielding their own rewards.
  • ALL-STAR MODE: It's a blast from the past! Battle characters in the order of when they were created.
  • EVENTS: Play through a series of events to claim rewards!
  • CHALLENGES: Complete pre-determined challenges and claim rewards for doing them!
  • SPECIAL ORDERS: Undertake orders from the hands themselves!
    • MASTER ORDERS: Take Master Hand's orders for no cost at all! Make sure to defeat him though...
    • CRAZY ORDERS*: Crazy Hand has increased the amount of difficulty for his orders! This mode is unlocked by completing Story Mode or playing Master Orders on Nothing Harder! difficulty (which will also unlock Ganondorf if you haven't already).
  • STADIUM MINIGAMES: Brawl against an army, blast targets, and hit a home run...all to get the highest score!
    • MULTI-MAN SWARM: Battle an oncoming horde of Miis!
    • TARGET BLAST: Bombs away! Launch a bomb at several targets in order to claim victory.
    • HOME-RUN CONTEST: Swing for the fences in order to win prizes! 


  • SMASH: Fight some of your favorite characters whether controlled by your friends, you, or AI!
    • 8-PLAYER SMASH: Brawl with 2-8 friends or CPUs in a wild match!
    • SPECIAL SMASH: Turn the tables on your opponents' expectations with some crazy options to really change the game.
    • 3D SMASH: Battle your friends or CPUs in specially made 3D arenas!
  • SMASH RUN: Battle enemies in a large labyrinth and then test your skill in a match against your friends or AI!

The Vault

  • STAGE BUILDER: Create your own stages using your imagination and parts that are original and ones from existing stages!
  • amiibo: Scan in your amiibos to bring new fighters into the game!
  • TROPHY ROOM: Buy trophies, play Trophy Rush, and gaze at your trophies.


Almost every item from previous Smash games return, with a few exceptions. This game introduces 18 new items, along with several new Assist Trophies and Pokémon.

New Items!

Returning Items

  • Super Smash Bros. - Beam Swords, Bob-ombs, Bumpers, Capsules, Fire Flowers, Green Shells, Hammers, Heart Containers, Home-Run Bat,  Maximum Tomatoes, Poké Balls, Ray Guns, Red Shells, Stars, and Star Rods.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee - Food, Freezies, Lip's Sticks, Metal Boxes, Mr. Saturns, Party Balls, Poison Mushrooms, Screw Attacks, Super Mushrooms, Trophies, and Warp Stars.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Assist Trophies, Banana Peels, Blast Boxes, Cracker Launchers, Deku Nuts, Franklin Badges, Golden Hammers, Gooey Bombs, Hotheads, Pitfalls, Rolling Crates, Sandbags, Smart Bombs, Smash Balls, Soccer Balls, Superspicy Curry, Timers, and Uniras.
  • Super Smash Bros. 4 - Back Shields, Beehives, Beetles, Bombchus, Boomerangs, Boss Galagas, Bullet Bills, Cuccos, Daybreaks, Drill Arms, Grass, Gust Bellows, Hoctate Bombs, Killer Eyes, Master Balls, Ore Clubs, POW Blocks, Rocket Belts, Special Flags, Spiny Shells, Steel Divers, Super Leaves, and X Bombs.


Announcement Trailer

The trailer begins with a Smash Ball floating around in a black void. The screen suddenly turns white and reveals Battlefield, with Mario, Link, Pikachu, and Kirby watching it float about. They all rush to attack it, but then the logo for the game appears. Gameplay is shown of them duking it out, along with several other characters fighting. It then transforms back into an animated scene, and shows a hand pulling out a notebook and scribbling down something. A dinosaur appears and splash text says Maxwell writes it up!.


  • Palutena's Guidance returns from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To see the full list of Palutena's Guidances, click here.
  • Originally, Cracker Launchers were going to be renamed to Firework Blasters. Flippers and Cloaking Devices were also to make returns, but were scrapped. The Boo item replaces the latter.
  • SonicFanG7 created this game to express their idea for a proper Smash game on the Wii U. SonicFan doesn't hate SSB4, but has stated that it [Super Smash Bros. 4] didn't exactly feel like a Smash game.
  • Stickers (from Brawl) were replaced by Miiverse Stamps in the final game. This was done so that the stamps actually served a purpose. 
  • Several stage ideas were considered, including a Nintendo 3DS stage that would shift through different games as the match went on. This idea came from the fan game by McLeod Gaming, Super Smash Flash 2.
  • To make finding unlockable content easier, SonicFanG7 has created a page that contains all of the content that needs to be unlocked. The page can be found here.