Ryu Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Ryu Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Ryu Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide - Unlock, Moves, Changes, Ryu Alternate Costumes, Final Smash

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Nintendo isn’t pulling any punches with Super Smash Bros Ultimate, filling it with more fighters, stages and audio tracks than ever before. Changes have been made to all returning characters, and there are several new faces to choose from as well. Here at USgamer, we’ve been busy putting together character guides for each of the fighters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ryu Guide, we’ll be taking a look at Ryu. Specifically, we’ll be looking at the changes that have been made since his last appearance. We’ll also detail the Final Smash and Alternate Costumes.

For more on every single fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. You'll find breakdowns of all of the other characters, a look at the new additions to the game, and more.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ryu Guide

Ryu is back for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, having last appeared in SSB4. There have been a few changes since then, though perhaps not as many as other fighters. To get you up to speed, we’ve been busy pulling together everything you need to know about Ryu in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. You’ll find all of the key info below:

Ryu Smash Bros. Ultimate Moves Set and Final Smash

The main character from the Street Fighter series, Ryu brings close combat dominance to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In the list below, you can find all the moves that Ryu can use in the game.

Special Move ControlsSpecial TypeSpecial Move Name
BNeutral SpecialHadoken
Left Stick Left/Right + BGreen MissileTatsumaki Senpukyaku
Left Stick Up + BUp SpecialShoryuken
Left Stick Down + BDown SpecialFocus Attack
B when FS Meter is FullFinal SmashShin Shoryuken/Shinku Hadoken

How to Unlock Ryu in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ryu Changes

All returning characters have been changed slightly for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This includes Ryu, who has been rebalanced and and given several new animations. We’ve listed all of the changes that we’ve noticed below:

  • Several animations have altered including jumpsquat, victory, Up Taunt, double jump, Shin Shoryuken.
  • Final Smash cancelling has been altered.
  • Dash attack does more damage.
  • Design is now closer to Ryu in Street Fighter V.
  • Forward aerial does less damage.
  • Double jump is higher.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ryu Alternate Costumes

Ryu Alternate Costumes

Much like the rest of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster, Ryu comes with some Alternate Costumes for players to choose from. They are simple color palette swaps of his default outfit, in grey, white, black, orange, light blue, yellow and purple variants. You can check out the yellow variant in the image embedded above.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ryu Final Smash

Ryu’s Final Smash is once again Shin Shoryuken/Shinku Hadoken. It is unique in that it is actually two moves, that players can choose between. The Hadoken is favored if there are no opponents right next to Ryu. If he is positioned right next to another character, he will perform the Shoryuken, a rising uppercut attack. You can check out the Hadoken in the trailer embedded above.

That’s everything we know about Ryu in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. We’ll add more info as we learn more about the character. You can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate guide hub in the meantime for more general details on the game, like what the Ridley amiibo looks like, what stages are in the game, and more.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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