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Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the latest entry into the long-running fighting game franchise. It comes packed to the gills with content, over 74 fighters are included at launch, with even more set to arrive via DLC, and as with any new Smash Bros game, there’s been some changes to the way most of the characters handle, so your favorite might not be your favorite any longer. To help you get back into the swing of things, and to help those coming to the series for the first time, we’ve been busy putting together character guides for all 74 fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ike Guide covers Ike. Specifically, the changes that have been made since his last appearance. We’ll take a look at Ike’s Final Smash, Alternate Costumes and provide some screens of him in action as well.
For info on every other character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You’ll find an ever-growing list of character profiles, as well as a full roster list.
Ike is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. Ike also featured in Super Smash Bros Brawl on the Wii, though he’s changed a heck of a lot since then. We’ve detailed everything you need to know, below:
You can find a full list of Ike’s moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just below. There’s also Ike’s Final Smash move, called Great Aether.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Green Missile||Quick Draw|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Aether|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Counter|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Great Aether|
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 .
As with all of the fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Ike has been through a number of changes since his last appearance. This includes tweaks to his design, moveset and Final Smash. We’ve listed all of the Ike changes we’ve noticed in Super Smash Bros Ultimate so far, below:
Ike has some pretty interesting Alternate Costumes that players can choose from before starting a match. There’s one based on his design in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and the rest are color variations. There’s purple, red, orange, green, blue and brown variants of his default outfit. You can check out the Radiant Dawn outfit in the image above.
There have been some slight changes to Ike’s Final Smash. He still uses Great Aether in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but it plays out a little differently than it does in SSB4. You can check out the new visual effects that accompany the Final Smash in the trailer embedded above.
That’s all the details we know about Ike in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll be updating this guide with more details as we get them. For more info on other aspects of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guides hub. There’s trailers, a look at the Ridley amiibo, and more.
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