Details continue to emerge on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, thanks to the Treehouse Live footage following yesterday’s Direct presentation. With series director Masahiro Sakurai present for the first segment, earlier we reported on his decision to put stage select before character select in the new title.
He follows that up with new details on one-on-one versus matches in the game.
A new feature in Ultimate is a score display that appears when a player is knocked out. In a stock match, the number of stocks (or lives) you have remaining will appear every time your opponent knocks you outside of the stage boundaries.
Sakurai also revealed that there will be increased output in one-on-one matches. You can see all this demonstrated in the video, along with the appearance of a new dog breed for the Nintendog Assist Trophy.
He reminds us that there is still work to be done on the game. “Of course this game is still in development, so the damage ratio, where the sweet spot is, things like that may change in the future.”
This man is never off the job! I caught the end of the Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament yesterday, and even then Sakurai said he spotted a few minor bugs he aims to fix while watching the competition. His attention to detail and commitment to improving the game is staggering.