Sheik changes it!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is big. Not only in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of pure things. The Nintendo Switch mascot warrior contains more than a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of a cartridge that you can plan on the road or on TV. If you have just as many big franchises as Nintendo, playing those games will all be in one game and that game is indeed very big.
But the biggest, most exciting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is his amazing, heart-warming selection of playable characters. Fighting games are proud of themselves not only on the basis of their mechanics, but also on the strength of the fighters, especially in cross-over fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every playable character from the four previous games in the twenty year old series. Add the new fighters and until now we have more than 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We are excited, but we are also intimidated. So to prepare you Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character for character, we create the ultimate guide for all of his characters. The hunter of today: Sheikh.
Who are they?
One of the cooler undervalued aspects of The legend of Zelda series is the touches of the Japanese craziness that Nintendo brings in an otherwise vague Western medieval fantasy world. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time deserves a lot of praise for translating the epic adventure to 3D. But we do not praise it enough for connecting Link with essentially a ninja, Sheik, who turns out to be the disguised princess.
By the time Super Smash Bros. Melee came from the cat was out of the bag and everyone knew that Princess Zelda and Sheik were the same person. So in the beginning of their debut you could actually switch between the two characters in the middle of fights, and this was taken over quarrel. However of press Wii U / 3DS and Zelda and Sheik were completely separate characters, which was great for people who always preferred to play as Sheik.
What looks new in Ultimate?
With her blazing ground and high speed, prone projectiles and the ability to disappear and re-appear with an explosion, sheik has always been one of the best characters in Smash Bros. At this moment we do not see that something is changing Ultimate because if something of most of her movements is polished. She has brought her great new tools press Wii U / 3DS including Burst Grenade and Bouncing Fish. And she even has a snazzy new Raging Demon-like Final Smash and an outfit inspired by Breath of the Wild.
Historically, Sheik's greatest weakness was in press has been a lack of consistent kill moves. But her ability to quickly recover damages is so effective that her lack of a finisher is probably the best. As with most already great characters, we hope Sheik is not that great to make the rest of the characters less interesting.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases December 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, the changes we are talking about here are mainly speculation. For more thoughts, check out our press hands-on and cool Switch games to play that are not Smash Bros., because they certainly exist.