Following today's Nintendo Direct, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai took over the stream to detail some of the moves for the upcoming character Banjo, who's set to join the Smash roster later today. Within a few minutes, however, Banjo was completely upstaged by a flood of new Smash information, including a new patch, game mode, Amiibo, and a long-requested character finally making his way into Ultimate (in a way).
Banjo's attacks are pretty much what you would expect, and Sakurai went into the various ways in which his spring pad recovery move can be altered or projectiles utilized to deal with annoying enemies. Banjo also brings along a new stage in Spiral Mountain, which twists and turns throughout the match, and a number of tracks from composer Grant Kirkhope, including a few new remixes.
But while Banjo looks cool, the show really got going when Sakurai revealed that the video wasn't just about the Rare bear. Version 5.0 is on the way for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and that means a few things. First up is a new game mode that Sakurai implies is likely the last major game mode addition: the Home Run Derby, this time with multiplayer options.
There are also a number of new Amiibo coming to support some of the fighters in Ultimate who don't have their own mini-figure yet. Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Snake all have Amiibo on the way, set for September 20.
A number of new Mii Fighter costumes are rolling out as well, alongside an update to the Mii Fighter's custom moveset, and one of them has set the internet ablaze. While the Mega Man, Goemon, and Team Rocket outfits are neat, there is also one other outfit: Sans, from Undertale. His costume will arrive alongside the Home Run Derby mode and other content coming today, and it will also pack in a remix of the song "Megalovania."
On the stream, Sakurai says that Undertale creator Toby Fox actually visited Sakurai's house and put up a pretty good fight in Smash. This is truly a bizarre world we're living in, but Sans is now in Smash, albeit as a costume rather than a fully fledged fighter.
Sakurai closed the stream with a sneak peek at what Terry Bogard, the next fighter coming to Ultimate, looks like in-game. That Shining Knuckle is looking okay!
Check out the new update once it goes live today, and stay tuned to our guides section for all things Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.