Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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When Pit gets Star KO'd, he'll shout out that he never learned how to read. This is likely a reference to a scene from Kid Icarus: Uprising Spoiler:when Palutena cuts off his power of flight upon defeating Pyrrhon.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
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Mirroring a similar easter egg on the Temple stage, the Sheikah text on a platform in the Great Plateau Tower stage says "SMASHBROS" twice.
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According to Sakurai's Famitsu column, he chose to build the game off of the previous entry's mechanics instead of building the game from scratch as choosing the later would have caused a large portion of the game's roster to be cut. This would be due to the fact that more time would have had to be put into rebuilding each individual character.
He also remarked this decision allowed for more focus to be put on other aspects of the game.
Contributed by Boyobmas
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first game in the series that requires players to select a stage before selecting a character in multiplayer matches. In previous entries, as is common in other fighting games, it was the opposite. This is an attempt by Masahiro Sakurai to change up the strategy of the game (specifically stage-character match-ups).
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Solid Snake's series logo was changed from the FOX emblem that was used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, to the exclamation point seen when being caught in most Metal Gear Solid games.

This is likely because the FOX emblem (which first appeared in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater) is also commonly associated with series creator Hideo Kojima and his company Kojima Productions, a former subsidiary of Konami. Kojima left Konami in 2015 and the removal of the FOX emblem to represent the series is likely a biproduct of the split.
Contributed by Boyobmas