The Cuphead Spirit event–called “Ready? Wallop!”–will run from February 14-19 and gives you the chance to collect four spirits based on the run-and-gun game’s characters. It will feature four themed battles resembling Cuphead scenarios, where you can pick up Cuphead, Mugman, King Dice, and The Devil as spirits to use in Adventure or Custom Smash mode.
Good Golly!! The five-day #SmashBrosUltimate Cuphead Spirit event “Ready? Wallop!” starts on 2/14.
Participate in four themed battles resembling scenarios from Cuphead, and earn collectible Spirits representing Cuphead, Mugman, King Dice, and The Devil! pic.twitter.com/PivBwg7pis
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) February 12, 2020
This isn’t Cuphead’s only inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players who create a Mii Gunner can purchase a Cuphead skin that replaces the entire model with a Smash Ultimate rendition of the titular character. This coincided with the launch of the game’s eighth Fire Emblem character, Fire Emblem: Three Houses‘ Byleth. The inclusion of Byleth garnered some backlash, with some fans voicing disapproval at the number of Fire Emblem characters in the game. Smash Ultimate’s director Masahiro Sakurai agrees there are too many Fire Emblem fighters.
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