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Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Steve from Minecraft would join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as its next DLC fighter. In addition, other Minecraft characters will appear in the game as alternate costumes. These include Alex, Zombie, and Enderman.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 1, 2020
Steve’s reveal trailer showcased much of his moveset, but Sakurai did not explain the character’s mechanics in-depth. However, he will do so in just two days during the Mr. Sakurai Presents “Steve & Alex” livestream. This will take place at 10:30 AM ET on October 3, just before Minecraft Live 2020 begins.
Considering Minecraft is the best-selling game of all time, it’s hardly surprising that Steve will join the cast of Smash. As with other DLC fighters, a new stage and new music will accompany the Minecraft characters in Smash. Steve is the second of six downloadable fighters revealed as part of the Fighters Pass 2.
A closer look at Minecraft Steve’s Smash moveset
Steve’s moveset appears quite unlike any other Smash Ultimate character, naturally borrowing many elements from Minecraft. Notably, the character can build temporary structures by placing blocks, which begin to break apart immediately. In addition, Steve can mine materials from the ground, then summon a crafting table to create stronger weapons. The Minecraft gang can also set off a block of TNT, and even grow wings to recover from offstage.
Besides these moves, the Minecraft characters also seem to have plenty of standard attacks. Steve can attack with items like a sword, a pickaxe, an anvil, a fishing rod, and a bucket of lava. For his Final Smash, Steve forces his opponent into a building full of Creepers ready to explode.
As of now, Nintendo has not announced when Steve and the Minecraft bunch will be available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, we will likely receive a release date during Sakurai’s upcoming fighter presentation.
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.