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Now that we know Super Smash Bros Ultimate will feature every single Smash Bros character in history we decided to start detailing each one, one by one. We’ll take a look at moveset, alternate costumes, changes from the last game, and more. We’ll be adding to each guide as we learn more details. In this Super Smash Bros Ultimate Samus Guide, we’ve pulled together all the info on everyone’s favorite bounty hunter.
If you’re looking for details on some of the other characters in the game, you can head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Characters Guide. We’ll be adding details on more and more characters over time, so be sure to check back and see if we’ve covered your favorite fighter yet.
Samus returns once again in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. She’s been a part of the series since the very beginning, so it’s no surprise that she’s available in the new game. There have been some changes to the way Samus plays, albeit very subtle ones. Let’s take a look at what they are.
Samus can be a tricky character to master, though is extremely effective when used right. We've listed some essential Samus tips to keep in mind while playing.
We've detailed all of Samus' Special Moves in the table below. You'll find info on how to perform all of Samus' special moves and Final Smash.
|Special Move Controls||Special Type||Special Move Name|
|B||Neutral Special||Charge Shot|
|Left Stick Left/Right + B||Side Special||Missile|
|Left Stick Up + B||Up Special||Screw Attack|
|Left Stick Down + B||Down Special||Bomb|
|B when FS Meter is Full||Final Smash||Zero Laser|
As usual, Samus boasts some alternate outfits in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. They’re pretty much just variations of different armor colors, much like what we saw in SSB4, used to distinguish between players. It’s possible that we might get to see some other ones, but currently there is no official confirmation.
The changes to Samus in Super Smash Bros Ultimate are very subtle indeed, as much of her moveset and animations have remained unchanged. We’ve listed all the changes we noticed below:
Samus’ Zero Laser returns as Samus’ Final Smash Special move. This time, she unleashes jets of flame out of the back of her suit whilst firing. It’s as devastating as ever though, which you can see for yourself in the video embedded above.
That’s everything you need to know about Samus in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. For more details about the game, including release date, trailers and stages, head over to our Super Smash Bros Ultimate Guide.
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