Nintendo finally announced the next fighter on their Fighter Pass Vol. 2 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Minecraft Steve. In a livestream on Nintendo’s YouTube account on Oct. 1, Minecraft Steve was introduced, along with his alternate skins Alex, Zombie and Enderman, as well as a new stage.
The announcement follows months of fans begging for Minecraft Steve to be added. This new character will include a new moveset based around placing blocks. Sakurai, the creator of Smash Ultimate, said the newest addition was a big challenge for him and his team as they had to rework preexisting stages to handle the new block building feature.
The Fighter Pass Vol 2. can be purchased for $29.99, giving access to Steve, as well as the release prior: Minmin from Nintendo’s “Arms”. The pass also includes four more fighters who have yet to be announced. For just the newest additions from Minecraft, players can purchase the Challenger Pack 7 for $5.99. This gives access to Steve, his alternate skins, a new stage, and several new music tracks.
Sakurai has another livestream planned for Oct. 3 at 9:30am that will show more of Steve’s new moves and playability. Additionally, he plans to announce the official release date for the new characters.
View the announcement at https://youtu.be/TaDhtEcX1TM.