Nowadays, character reveal leaks for fighting games are as legit as they come.
The news came right after the most recent Nintendo Direct video about Smash Ultimate, in which Nintendo revealed new characters, stages, items, and more coming to the fifth Super Smash Bros. game.
His main weapon comes in the form of his signature chained whip, which retains its properties from the classic NES Castlevania entries.
New items and assist trophies are also being added to Super Smash Bros. While sometimes overshadowed by his more famous brother "Super" Mario Mario, the green-overalls wearing plumber has starred in tens of classic video games, and he's also been the subject of many popular memes.
Nintendo of Europe announced that the special edition version of Super Smash Bros. The big lizard sports his regal attire and is also capable of donning his pirate captain costume.
King K. Rool has climed aboard the Smash Ultimate roster. King K. Rool looks to be a powerhouse on par with King DeDeDe. In addition, there were three major echo fighters revealed.
Be sure to check out the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Stamina Battle, players fight to deplete each other's stamina until only one fighter is left standing.
Game director Mashiro Sakurai gave viewers a deep dive into some game modes the new title will have to offer when it launches on December 7 for the Nintendo Switch. Players will also be given the chance to morph into a 2nd character mid-battle.
Final Smashes now have a meter that can be filled to perform a slightly weaker version of the attack than the Smash Ball allows. When playing in Handheld mode, music can be played even while the Nintendo Switch screen is turned off, turning the system into its own portable music player.
A new mode called Squad Strike will use 3 or 5 fighters to create elimination matches. They're not all new, of course - in fact, all the N64 stages will reappear in their old low-poly glory - but many are, including New Donk City Hall. Training mode is even improved, featuring an exclusive stage that features a grid that helps determine the distance and trajectory of abilities and fighter knockback.