Nintendo has revealed when Minecraft’s Steve will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The legendary blocky explorer arrives in the game on October 13.
Steve’s taunt includes eating a steak, and his standard jump is too short to get up to most platforms. However, he can also build blocks to get to these, and his midair jump is high enough to reach them, as well.
Steve’s regular attacks include a swinging sword move, as you might expect. Holding the button down will let you walk forward and backward while swinging, which is useful for defending yourself in tricky situations, but it has pretty short reach. His side smash is a sweep attack that only exists in Minecraft’s Java Edition, while his axe is used as an anti-air attack and to juggle enemies. The pickaxe is used for mining from the ground and for a dash attack that quickly closes gaps.
Just like in Minecraft, you can even upgrade your weapons to increase them from wood to iron and even diamond. They can break, too, leaving you without some of your attacks. You can craft using resources gathered from the ground and walls, and these differ depending on the surface unless you’re playing on a Battlefield or Omega stage.
Steve has an attack similar to PK Fire that lets him set the ground alight, which should help with preventing fighters from dashing in, while his magma block works as another anti-air attack. You can even use the magma block to hit fighters on platforms above you. A minecart ability lets you quickly close distance on enemies and run them over for use damage, and a powered version is even faster.
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