Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Next Fighter Is Steve From Minecraft

Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Next Fighter Is Steve From Minecraft
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Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai announced today that Steve from Minecraft will be joining the game’s roster. He’ll be joined by Alex, Zombie, and Enderman.

Steve and co. will be able to use pickaxes, throw down blocks, and even have a crafting ability. Sakurai added that every stage currently in the game had to be re-worked in order to support these characters new moves.

Steve is the second fighter that will be coming to the game as part of its second Fighter Pass. The first, Min Min from Arms, was added over the summer. When Steve goes live it will bring Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster up to a whopping 77 fighters. It’s unclear if the four Minecraft characters will have their own spots or be character swaps of one another.

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Sakurai said he’ll have more to announce about when Minecraft will come to Smash Bros. Ultimate and how the characters will work on October 3 at 10:30 a.m. ET during Minecraft Live 2020.


  • I think that this was the least exciting character I can think of. So far two misses in the new Season pass, with the likely the only western character a dud for me.

    • Totally disagree! First of all, I’m just happy it’s not another anime swordfighter. Wew. Second, I’m so glad to see some western game representation. There’s a lot of Japanese game chars and it’s always nice to see a bit of love for a Western dev in Smash. Third, for me at least, Minecraft is a great game. Absolutely worthy of representation. And finally, his move set looks like a weird one which will keep him interesting to play.
      Steve may not be as exciting as getting Kratos or Master Chief, but hey, he’s better than getting a rando JRPG char.

  • Many people thought that Steve from Minecraft getting added as our 7th DLC in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was an absolute joke.
    But no we really are getting Steve from Minecraft as our 7th DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    For the upcoming 8th DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate I hope we get Crash Bandicoot as I will be waiting until Activision Toys For Bob and Beenox have evaluated their plan to bring Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time to the Nintendo Switch next year.
    Spyro the Dragon from Activision and Toys For Bob’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy Dante from CAPCOM’S Devil May Cry franchise or Sora from Disney and Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts.

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