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Ken and Incineroar are the last additions to Smash Bros Ultimate

Published: 17:28, 01 November 2018
Picture of Ken from Street Fighter in Smash Bros Ultimate
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Nintendo have confirmed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster is now complete with a total of 74 fighters. The final two to join are Ken from Street Fighter series and Incineroar from Pokemon. As expected, Ken's moves will mostly mirror Ryu.

Ken and Ryu have shared their movesets across several games as they were just palette swaps at times, usually justified by the fact they were both trained by Gouken, and will continue the tradition in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. That said, Ken's animations will be somewhat different, as you can see in the video above.

Classic moves such as Hadoken, Shoryuken and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku are incorporated and he will have two super moves - Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku. The first one is a spinning uppercut that really looks more like Ken being engulfed in a pillar of fire, while the latter will unleash a hail of kicks that look just as flashy, but the movements can be discerned a bit more.

Unlike Ryu's version of Tatsumaki Senpukyaku, Ken's version will hit opponents multiple times instead of knocking them down immediately. On top of other minor visual changes, Ken will have somewhat faster movement speed.

Incineroar will be a bit more of a wrestler with moves that look more akin to Zangief from Street Fighter than anything from Pokemon. This monster has a flair for the dramatic, in the proper spirit of wrestling, and will pose for the audience every time it lands a hit on an opponent.

Players will be able to cancel these poses so they are not left open for attacks for too long. Incineroar's signature move, Darkest Lariat, will be featured in his moveset. While this particular one makes the monster look like the Looney Toons' Tasmanian Devil, its other moves make it as flashy as Ken.

Bandai Namco Second part of roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With these two, the roster is finally complete for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and even though players will initially have only eight unlocked fighters, they can work their way up for the mind boggling total of 74 fighters.

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