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Published on December 12th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning


In a new trailer that debuted during The Game Awards, Nintendo announced that Sephiroth, the iconic villain from the FINAL FANTASY VII series, is joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable fighter this month. Sephiroth is part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC, which also includes DLC fighters Min-Min from ARMS and Steve & Alex from Minecraft, along with three yet-to-be-announced fighters. Sephiroth joins Cloud as the second character from FINAL FANTASY VII available as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. More information about Sephiroth will be revealed in a special video dedicated to the upcoming fighter on Friday 18th December at 09:00 AEDT.

In addition to the Sephiroth reveal, more Nintendo Switch news was announced during the live virtual show. Development and publishing partner Capcom debuted an announcement trailer for Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection, a new entry in the classic Ghosts ’n Goblins series, releasing digitally on Nintendo Switch on 25th February 2021. The new action platforming game features beautiful storybook-like graphics and pays homage to Ghosts ’n Goblins and Ghouls ’n Ghosts.

Fans that want to play the first two games in the Ghosts ’n Goblins series will be able to do so with the just-announced Capcom Arcade Stadium, a digital collection of 32 classic Capcom games, coming to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch in February 2021. The game collection includes WWII-shooter 1943: The Battle of Midway as a free download, with additional packs that can be purchased containing more games, including classics like Bionic Commando, Strider and Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

A new trailer for MONSTER HUNTER RISE from Capcom was also shown off during The Game Awards. The new trailer for the action-filled game, which launches for Nintendo Switch on 26th March 2021, revealed new monsters and a new location, as well as an announcement that a free downloadable demo for the game will hit Nintendo eShop in January 2021. More details about the demo will be announced in the future.

During The Game Awards, Animal Crossing: New Horizons took home the award for Best Family Game. Several games from Nintendo’s development and publishing partners that are available to play on Nintendo Switch also won awards, including Hades for Best Action Game and Best Indie Game and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate for Best Fighting Game.

Nintendo announced at The Game Awards this morning that Sephiroth from the FINAL FANTASY series is joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game as a playable fighter this month. In other news, Animal Crossing: New Horizons received an award at The Game Awards for Best Family Game. Development and publishing partner Capcom debuted an announcement trailer for Ghosts ’n Goblins: Resurrection, as well as announcing Capcom Arcade Stadium – and revealing a new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise, announcing a free demo coming in January 2021.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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