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Super Smash Bros Ultimate looks to be the most content-packed entry into the series yet. There are 74 characters to play as, hundreds of stages, and over 800 audio tracks to work with. With all of these new features, we figured it'd be good to build character pages for every fighter in the game. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Dark Samus Guide, we'll be taking a look at Dark Samus. She's a brand new fighter in the game, acting as an Echo fighter for Samus. Despite being an Echo fighter, there are plenty of differences to the regular version, from new animations to taunts.
For more on Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. It's got an ever-growing list of guides on every character in the game. We add them in regularly, so it's definitely worth checking back to see if we've covered your favorite fighter yet.
Dark Samus is a brand new fighter for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. She serves as an Echo Fighter to Samus, though there are enough differences to make her feel distinct. We've compiled everything you need to know about Dark Samus below:
Dark Samus is the villainous counterpart to standard Samus in the Metroid series. In the table below, you can see a complete moves list for Dark Samus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Charge Shot|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Missile|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Screw Attack|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Bomb|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Phazon Laser|
Unlike previous Smash games, fighters are unlocked in the same way for all, rather than character-specific challenges. This means that while it can be a bit of a grind, all you need to do is play the game naturally and you’ll eventually unlock all of the characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ve listed the three ways you can unlock characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate below:
The fastest method involves triggering the Challenger Fights by reloading the game regularly. We’ve listed the method below:
For more info on unlocking characters using the modes listed above, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Unlock Guide .
Dark Samus is an Echo Fighter to Samus meaning that while she shares the same moveset, there are some slight differences that make her feel distinct. We've listed all of the differences between Dark Samus and Samus below:
Dark Samus has their own alternate Costumes, separate from Samus. They are all simple color swaps, with her default outfit rendered in green, purple, red, yellow, grey, black and pink. You can check out the purple variant in the image embedded above.
All of the new fighters will be getting Super Smash Bros Ultimate amiibos at some point. This includes Dark Samus, and while we haven't seen what it looks like yet, Nintendo has confirmed that it is on its way.
Super #SmashBros Collection #amiibo of the five newly announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters – Simon Belmont, Richter Belmont, King K. Rool, Chrom and Dark Samus – will be released in the future!Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) August 8, 2018
Dark Samus has her own Final Smash in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. It's called Phazon Laser, and is functionally identical to Samus' Final Smash. The visual effects are different though, with a dark blue and black design.
That's everything we know about Dark Samus in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We'll be adding more info as we get it, but in the meantime you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guides Hub for more info on the game.
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