KEY POINTS

  • Steve of "Minecraft" crosses over to "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" as the next DLC fighter
  • Steve will be joined by Alex, Enderman and Zombie as "echo fighters"
  • They will be included in the the second Challenger Pack in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2

Steve, the pickaxe-wielding base character from Mojang Studios’ sandbox game Minecraft, is the next DLC to grace the long list of “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” fighters following Arm’s Min-Min.

Prior to Steve coming to “Super Smash,” it was previously rumored that Tracer from “Overwatch” will be introduced as the seventh DLC. Slayersfan, who allegedly claimed to have leaked two “Overwatch” skins last year, posted on a now-deleted thread on GameFAQs about the speculation of Tracer’s arrival, said Dexerto.

The leaker then went on to express their “disdain” and bluntly said that Tracer will be the next fighter, citing that Nintendo and Blizzard “finalized” an agreement this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic “caused it to take longer on Blizzard’s end.”

Slayersfan also described the character to be a “fast and agile fighter” and comes with “every move from her game” such as Blink, Pulse Pistols, Recall and Pulse Bomb Ultimate as her Final Smash.

minecraft-cover 'Minecraft' will receive a story mode. Photo: Courtesy/Mojang

Tracer didn’t materialize and Steve and the rest of the “Minecraft” gang took her place instead. Alex, Enderman and Zombie will join Steve as “echo fighters,” said IGN.

A “Minecraft”-themed stage that can “change” each time it’s loaded will also be part of the second Challenger Pack in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Seven music tracks will be added as part of the crossover, Engadget reported.

Nintendo of America posted a video of Steve’s arrival on Twitter and showed some of the character’s abilities. These include the use of “Minecraft” blocks and, using his pickaxe, craft weapons and other familiar items found on their part of the world.

The teaser didn’t bore deeper on Steve’s other abilities and fighting style. Engadget said Nintendo is saving it and will be revealed on Saturday. Hopefully, it won’t “crash Twitter” just like it did when over 40,000 fans tuned in to the live stream for Steve’s reveal.

Players can buy Challenger Pack individually for $5.99, or buy the Fighters Pass for $29.99. This will give them access to the four remaining fighters which will be announced by the end of next year. Steve will be further explained by Masahiro Sakurai in a second broadcast called “Fighting with Steve & Alex” and will include the fighters’ release date, said IGN.