List of companies with minor representation
1-Up Studio Inc., formerly known as Brownie Brown Inc., is a Japanese video game developer. Having assisted with the creation of games such as Mother 3, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, the Super Mario 3D games and their spin-off, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, as well as creating new IPs including Magical Starsign and A Kappa's Trail, the company became a subsidiary of Nintendo. Following that, on February 1st, 2013, they announced they would be changing the internal structure of the company, including renaming themselves to their present name: 1-Up Studio Inc.
Lucas is a semi-clone of Ness in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, representing the Mother 3 game. New Pork City, a location from Mother 3, appears as a stage, with the Ultimate Chimera randomly appearing to roam around within it. The Porky Statue, Lucas himself, and Lucas's Final Smash, PK Starstorm, appear as trophies. Porky's Theme, Unfounded Revenge / Smashing Song of Praise, Mother 3 Love Theme, and You Call This a Utopia?! appear as music tracks. Finally, Lucas, Claus, Kumatora, Duster, Boney, Salsa, Hinawa, Flint, Pig Mask, and Mr. Saturn in its Mother 3 design appear as stickers.
Mokka, as well as the species Putty and Pyrite, from the Magical Starsign series all appear as trophies. Mokka and Putty also appear as stickers, in addition to the male and female protagonists and Kirsh from Magical Vacation, the male protagonist, an HP Pot, and a Sparrow from Magical Starsign.
Lucas does not return in the base roster, instead being DLC, along with the trophy of himself, an alternate trophy, and the trophy of his Final Smash. While New Pork City does not return, the Porky Statue and Ultimate Chimera make appearances as trophies. Every Mother 3 music piece besides You Call This a Utopia?! returns.
3D Land appears as a stage to represent Super Mario 3D Land. The Boomerang from Super Mario 3D Land appears as both an item and a trophy. Other trophies from that game include Tanooki Mario & Kitsune Luigi, Boomerang Mario, and Mario (With Propeller Box). Super Mario 3D Land Theme / Beach Theme appears to represent Super Mario 3D Land, while Super Bell Hill, The Great Tower Showdown 2, and Champion Road appear as music tracks to represent Super Mario 3D World.
Lucas returns as a member of the base roster, along with New Pork City. Every Mother 3 music track from Brawl returns. Flint, Hinawa, Boney, Duster, Kumatora, Salsa, Ultimate Chimera, Absolutely Safe Capsule, Masked Man, and Claus appear as spirits.
New Donk City appears as a stage, with Mario gaining a new taunt, a new costume, and a slightly changed up special to reference Super Mario Odyssey. Bowser (Wedding), Peach (Wedding), Cappy, and The Odyssey appear as spirits. The Boomerang item returns, along with the 3D Land stage. Cat Princess Peach, Sprixie Princesses, and Plessie appear as spirits. Along with Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World tracks returning from the previous game, Fossil Falls, New Donk City, Jump Up, Super Star!, Steam Gardens, Underground Moon Caverns, Break Free (Lead the Way), Plucky Pass Beginnings, and The King of Pyropuff Peak debut in this installment.
Totem Link and Madame Couture from The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes appear as spirits. Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Woodlands - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes appear as music tracks, as well.
The male & female protagonists of Magical Vacation (both share a spirit), Mokka, and a Putty from the Magical Starsign series all return as spirits.
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (formerly known as Leisure Concepts, Inc. and later known as 4Licensing Corporation) was an American licensing company. The company was previously also a film and television production company that English-dubbed Japanese anime through its subsidiary 4Kids Productions between 1992 and 2012; it specialized in the acquisition, production and licensing of children's entertainment around the United States. The first anime that 4Kids Productions dubbed was the first eight seasons of Pokémon that aired on Kids' WB! in the United States. The company is most well known for its range of television licenses, which has included the multibillion-dollar such as Nintendo's Pokémon and Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! franchises. They also ran two program blocks: Toonzai (originally The CW4Kids) on The CW Television Network, and 4Kids TV (originally FoxBox) on Fox, both aimed at children. The company is also infamous for its handling of localization and censorship. Aside from the typical renaming of characters and cutting of scenes they deemed as unsuitable for television, they would often edit the video itself, usually removing firearms, any showing or mention of Japanese culture, drugs like cigarettes, potentially sensual content, and anything to do with injury and death. The 4KidsTV block ended on December 27, 2008; Toonzai/The CW4Kids block ended on August 18, 2012, which was replaced by Saban Capital Group's Vortexx, which itself was succeeded by One Magnificent Morning in 2014.
Despite dubbing for the anime having been switched to The Pokémon Company International in 2005, Jigglypuff and select few Pokémon use their 4Kids voices rather than their current ones.
Jigglypuff's voice actor, Rachel Lillis, continues to reprise her role through reused voice clips.
Rachel Lillis' voice clips are reused for Jigglypuff once again.
Magkid, the titular player from Slide Adventure MAGKID, as well as a Midori Mushi, an enemy from the game, appear as stickers.
Magkid returns as a spirit.
AlphaDream Corporation, Ltd. was a Japanese game developer that worked closely with Nintendo. They were primarily known for developing the Mario & Luigi series, as well as Tomato Adventure, a Japan-only RPG for the Game Boy Advance. AlphaDream became defunct after filing for bankruptcy on October 1st, 2019.
The Mario & Luigi series is represented through multiple stickers: Cackletta, Mario & Luigi, Luigi, and Prince Peasley from Superstar Saga, and Luigi & Baby Luigi, a Shroob, Stuffwell, and Toadsworth from Partners in Time. The Gritzy Desert theme from Partners in Time is also remixed. Baby Peach, who first appeared in Partners in Time, receives a trophy. Mario & Luigi is also referenced in one of Luigi’s taunts. His up taunt has multiple poses very vastly shown and one is similar to his artwork for Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. This taunt comes back both in Smash Wii U & 3DS and Ultimate.
Baby Peach reappears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Try, Try Again from Dream Team is remixed in both versions, while Tough Guy Alert! and The Grand Finale from Bowser's Inside Story appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Prince Peasley from Superstar Saga, Princess Shroob from Partners in Time, Fawful in his appearance from Bowser's Inside Story, Broque Monsieur and Starlow from Bowser's Inside Story, Dreambert and Antasma from Dream Team, and Papercraft Mario from Paper Jam appear as spirits. Baby Peach also appears as a spirit. In addition to the previous Mario & Luigi tracks, four new ones are added: Time's Running Out!, Mixed-Up Scramble, and Attack and Run! from Paper Jam, and This is Minion Turf! from Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
Representing Tomato Adventure, protagonist DeMille and the Tomatrio appear as spirits.
Arc System Works
Arc System Works is a video game company known for developing mainly fighting game series, such as the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series, as well as licensed fighting games for franchises such as Dragon Ball and Persona. On June 2015, they acquired all the intellectual properties of Technōs Japan, such as the Kunio-Kun and Double Dragon series.
4 spirits from Kunio-Kun appeared in a Spirit Board event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, those being Kunio, Riki, Goda and the brothers Ryuchi & Ryuji (both share a spirit).
Argonaut Games was a British video game and software developer originally founded by Jez San in 1982. The name is based on his initials, J. San, being a play on Jason and the Argonauts. Argonaut first developed a relation with Nintendo when they presented a method of defeating the Game Boy copyright protection mechanism. This led to both companies working on a prototype flight simulator called SNESGlider. Nintendo published Argonaut's Game Boy action game X in 1992. Full development of SNESGlider then entered production, and San convinced Nintendo to make custom hardware for it. The hardware became the Super FX chip and the game became Star Fox, released in 1993. Nintendo would then publish the Argonaut-developed Stunt Race FX in 1994. Argonaut then started development of Star Fox 2 and got far into development before Nintendo shut it down. The most likely reasons for this are the game looking primitive by then-current hardware standards and Nintendo making Star Fox 64 in-house without their involvement. Argonaut then pitched a 3D platformer starring Yoshi but this was rejected. The project eventually evolved into Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. Argonaut would continue to develop games and chips for other companies until going bankrupt in 2004 and forced to liquidate their assets, effectively shutting themselves down.
Fox returns alongside newcomer Falco. Slippy and Peppy appear as cameos during the Smash Taunt on certain stages, as well as trophies. The music track Star Fox Medley debuts in this game. Corneria and Venom first appeared in Star Fox. Great Fox and Andross appear as trophies.
Fox and Falco return, with the latter now getting an Arwing in his entrance animation. Andross debuts as an assist trophy. The Smart Bomb debuts as an item. General Pepper debuts as a trophy. The music tracks Main Theme - Star Fox, Corneria - Star Fox, and Space Armada debut in this game.
Tunnel Scene (X), a remix of the game's Tunnel scene appears. Additionally, the Training Academy coach appears as a Sticker.
F-Type and Tractor Trailer appear as stickers.
F-Type and Tractor Trailer reappear as spirits.
Arika Co., Ltd is a Japanese video game developer primarily known for developing arcade games. Having created games for popular series such as Street Fighter EX and Tetris: The Grand Master and collaborated with companies like Capcom and Bandai Namco, Arika continues to work as a subcontractor for other companies. With Nintendo, the company developed multiple installments in the Dr. Mario series, the Endless Ocean series, AR Games and the 3D Classics series for the Nintendo 3DS, and Tetris 99 for the Nintendo Switch.
Dragon Battle returns, now only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes. The Tetriminos from Tetris 99 appear as spirits in the Attack of the Tetriminos! Spirit Board event.
Artoon Co., Ltd was a Japanese game development company that went defunct in 2010. It primarily served as an outsourced developer for other studios, most notably creating Blinx: The Time Sweeper for Microsoft. For Nintendo, it primarily worked on Yoshi games such as Yoshi Topsy-Turvy and Yoshi's Island DS, as well as FlingSmash for WiiWare.
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy is represented with two stickers: Ship Yoshi and Mace Guy. Yoshi's Island DS is represented with five stickers: Crayzee Dayzee, Super Baby, Goonie, Stork, and Stork Stop. It is also represented with a remix of Wildlands theme, playing on Yoshi's Island.
Zip, the main character of FlingSmash, appears as a spirit.
Arzest Corporation (stylized ARZEST) is a Japanese video game developer that primarily serves as an outsourced developer for other companies. It was founded by the same staff as Artoon after the company went defunct in 2010. The company has worked for multiple titles for Nintendo, including Wii Play Motion, StreetPass Mii Plaza, Yoshi's New Island, and Hey! Pikmin.
A trophy representing Yoshi's New Island appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has two music tracks from the game: Main Theme (Yoshi's New Island) and Bandit Valley (Yoshi's New Island).
Yoshi's New Island is represented with a spirit of Yoshi holding a Mega Eggdozer, as well as five other spirits using their artwork from said game: Stork, Bandit, Little Mouser, Grim Leecher, and Ukiki. Main Theme - Yoshi's New Island (Remix) is included in addition to the two Yoshi's New Island tracks from the previous game.
Asobism Co., Ltd. is an independent Japanese video game developer that is primarily known for developing the Freakyforms series, as well as the Dragon Poker series of mobile games.
King Roy, the damsel-in-distress of Freakyforms Deluxe's dungeons, appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. A remix called Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! Medley appears on the downloadable Miiverse stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Bethesda Softworks LLC, a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media, is an American video game publisher that is primarily known for developing The Elder Scrolls series and recent entries of Fallout franchise, as well owning rights of franchises from iD Software such as Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein series. In 2001, they spun-off their game development team into a studio called Bethesda Game Studios. On September 21st, 2020, it was announced that ZeniMax Media would be acquired by Microsoft, with acquisition being completed on March 9, 2021.
Camelot Software Planning
Camelot Software Planning, formerly known as Sega CD4 and Sonic! Software Planning, is a Japanese video game developer. Previously having worked for Sega and Sony Computer Entertainment, they are currently partnered with Nintendo, creating the Mario Golf and Mario Tennis series of games. Other works include the Golden Sun and the Shining series.
Isaac from the Golden Sun series and Waluigi from the Mario series appear as Assist Trophies. Using Move, a Psynergy spell, Isaac will attempt to push opponents off the stage. Meanwhile, Waluigi will stomp on opponents to bury them, attacking the defenseless foes with his foot and tennis racket. Both have a trophy as well.
The music track Mario Tennis / Mario Golf, an arrangement of the title screen themes from Mario Power Tennis and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour respectively, appears in the My Music for Mario Circuit. Additionally, Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun), an arrangement remix of two themes from Golden Sun: The Lost Age, plays on the My Music for Norfair.
Waluigi returns as an Assist Trophy.
Trophies of Peach and Daisy in their tennis outfits from Mario Tennis Open, as well as a trophy of Mario holding a golf club (which is referred to as "Mario Golf: World Tour") appear in the 3DS version.
The Mario Tennis / Mario Golf and Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun) tracks return, both playing on the same stage. Additionally, Weyard, the overworld theme from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, appears in the My Music for Palutena's Temple.
Isaac and Waluigi return as Assist Trophies, with Isaac now being able to use more Psynergy spells. These include Pound, which involves a fist slamming down; Lift, which includes two hands picking up a fighter and attempting to carry them above the blast zone; and Teleport, which has him teleport to a different part of the stage. Both characters also have spirits (with Isaac's being able to enhance into his adult form from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn) and Mii hats, with Isaac's hat coming with a Mii Swordfighter costume.
Garet, Ivan, Mia, Felix, and Jenna, as well as Matthew from Dark Dawn, appear as Golden Sun spirits. Kid from Mario Golf also appears as a spirit, in addition to spirits of Mario and Luigi as they appear in Mario Tennis Aces.
The Mario Tennis / Mario Golf, Battle Scene / Final Boss (Golden Sun), and Weyard tracks all return. New tracks include World Tour from Mario Golf: World Tour, Stadium Theme - Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash from Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Kingdom Stadium: Night and Country Field: Away Team from Mario Sports Superstars, and Title Theme - Mario Tennis Aces and Stadium Theme - Mario Tennis Aces from Mario Tennis Aces.
Choice Provisions, originally known as Gaijin Games, is an independent video game studio based in Santa Cruz, California. They are best known for developing the BIT.TRIP series, with the platformer Bit.Trip Runner being their breakout hit. The original Bit.Trip series was developed and released for Nintendo's WiiWare service, and their later games — which include platformers, RPGs, strategy games, and even an installment in the infamous Bubsy franchise — continue to support Nintendo consoles.
Cing, Inc. (stylized CING) was an independent Japanese video game developer that went bankrupt in 2010. They primarily worked with Nintendo, creating the Hotel Dusk and Trace Memory series, as well as Little King's Story for the Nintendo Wii. With the company's demise, its games are now owned wholly by the original publishers.
Kyle Hyde from Hotel Dusk: Room 215 appears as a trophy, notable for being the only animated trophy in the entire series. Kyle, Dunning Smith, and Mila also appear as stickers.
Ashley returns as a spirit, this time using her appearance from Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories.
Kyle Hyde returns as a spirit.
Curve Digital Limited (formerly Curve Studios Limited) is an independent British video game developer and publisher. Within Super Smash Bros., they are represented by the Fluidity series of digital games.
Eddy returns as a spirit.
Data East Corporation was a Japanese video game publisher and developer. The company was known for several titles such as the BurgerTime, Karnov, Joe & Mac, Jake Hunter, Tattoo Assassins, and Glory of Heracles series.
After the bankruptcy of the company in 2003, the rights to their former IPs would be acquired by several other companies, such as Arc System Works, G-Mode, and Paon.
Heracles, the title character of the Glory of Heracles series, appears as a spirit.
Double Eleven is a British video game developer and video game publisher based in Middlesbrough. It was founded by former Rockstar Games developers, Lee Hutchinson and Matt Shepcar in June 2009. It is well-known for developing LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and Minecraft Dungeons with help of Mojang.
Eighting, formerly known as Raizing, is a Japanese video game developer. Eighting is known for developing fighting games and shoot 'em up games, such as Bloody Roar series, some Vs. series with Capcom such as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Castlevania Judgment and Kamen Rider Series. They have also developed some games for Nintendo, such as the Kururin series and Master of Illusion.
The Helirin appears as an Assist Trophy, where it slowly spins around the stage and its blades can push back fighters. It also appears as a trophy as well.
Several Action Helirins from Kururin Squash appear as a shared trophy. These include the Helibokaan, Helibashan, Heliboboh, Helirburuun, and Helibibyuun.
Kururin himself, as well as the Helibokaan, appear as stickers.
The Helirin does not reprise its role as an Assist Trophy. However, it does appear as a support spirit, with Kururin himself piloting it in the artwork.
FromSoftware, Inc. is a Japanese video game development company founded in November 1986 and a subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation. The company is best known for the Armored Core and Souls series, as well as Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The company has also developed Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village, a spinoff of the Monster Hunter franchise.
The Felyne Mii headwear is based on the more cartoonish appearance of the main character from Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village.
Ganbarion Co., Ltd. (stylized GANBARION) is a Japanese video game company that primarily works as a planner and developer for other companies. They are best known for developing One Piece games with Bandai Namco; however, they also created Pandora's Tower for the Nintendo Wii, and co-developed Wii Fit U with Nintendo EAD.
Aeron and Elena both return as individual spirits.
Genki Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer and a subsidiary of Daikoku Denki. The company is best known for its racing games, particularly Tokyo Xtreme Racer (Shutokou Battle in Japan). They also developed a variety of other titles across multiple platforms, with one such example being the real-time strategy game Napoleon for the Game Boy Advance; while only released in Japan and France, it nonetheless is represented in Super Smash Bros.
Genius Sonority is a Japanese video game development studio formed in 2001 and officially incorporated in June 2002, whose staff consists of programmers who have previously worked on the Dragon Quest series of video games in the now defunct Heart Beat Inc.. They are also known for developing Pokémon spin-off games for home consoles.
All Poké Ball Pokémon models are reused from the Wii game, Pokémon Battle Revolution.
Mewtwo has an alternate costume whose color scheme matches Shadow Lugia, the main Pokémon from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation and Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past were originally developed by Heartbeat for the Super Famicom and PlayStation respectively. Eight's alternate color scheme resembling Terry, and Reck and Auster appearing in Hero's Final Smash Gigaslash were sourced from these games.
Good-Feel Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer that primarily works with Nintendo. The company got its start making educational video games for the Nintendo DS, but broke out into the mainstream with their first major title, Wario Land: Shake It! for the Nintendo Wii. The company has also developed Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yoshi's Woolly World, their respective ports for the Nintendo 3DS, Yoshi's Crafted World, and Looksley's Line Up, as well as providing development support for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and StreetPass Mii Plaza.
While Wario Land: Shake It! had not yet been released, Wario's victory theme shares its melody with the Stonecarving City theme from the game. According to the composer, Tomoya Tomita, the theme was composed for Brawl first and then remixed in Shake It!.
Woolly World, a stage based upon Yoshi's Woolly World, appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, along with two versions of its main theme: Yoshi's Woolly World (Remix) and Yoshi's Woolly World (Original).
The Captain and Robo-Bone from Mii Force appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The helmets worn by the Mii Force squad members can be equipped by Mii Fighters in both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Yoshi gains an alternate costume based upon his appearance in Yoshi's Crafted World, which doubles as a fighter spirit. Yarn Yoshi and Yarn Poochy from Woolly World also appear as spirits. The music tracks Main Theme - Yoshi's Woolly World (Remix) and Main Theme - Yoshi's Woolly World (Original) return from for Wii U.
The music track Ruins - Wario Land: Shake It! likewise returns from for Wii U. The Shake King and Captain Syrup, as they appear in Wario Land: Shake It!, debut as spirits.
Prince Fluff from Kirby's Epic Yarn, Gold Bone from Mii Force, Nico Fire from Slot Car Rivals, and Looksley from Looksley's Line Up all appear as spirits.
Google is an American technology company owned by the technology conglomerate Alphabet. It is best known for Google Search, a popular web search engine, and Google Chrome, a cross-platform web browser. In recent years they've branched out to other industries, including the smartphone industry with the Android operating system and the gaming industry with the cloud based gaming console Google Stadia.
After the 1.1.0 update in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it was possible to upload replay data to YouTube. After signing in with a Google account, users would be allowed to record and upload replay data to their YouTube and Miiverse accounts. As of the discontinuation of Miiverse on November 8, 2017, it is no longer possible to use this service.
As of version 3.0.0, it is possible to upload replays to YouTube. After converting the replay data into a video, select the "Post" button. After naming the video, it will upload to the Smash World account that the uploader owns as well as an unlisted video on the official Super Smash Bros. YouTube Channel. A link will be provided on Smash World that can shared between people, saved to a playlist, or downloaded onto a PC and then uploaded to a personal YouTube channel. If the video is saved onto an SD card, it can be directly downloaded onto a PC, circumventing the previous steps.
The spirit Ando Kensaku originates from And-Kensaku, a Wii game developed in collaboration with Google Japan themed around Google Search trends.
Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. is a Japanese video game developer founded by Goichi Suda, also known as Suda51. They are known for the No More Heroes series and Let It Die. In addition, they've developed titles for other publishers, including Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse with Nintendo and Tecmo as well as killer7 with Capcom.
"Grasshopper Manufacture Inc." is credited for the composition of Marionation Gear. In addition, Grasshopper Manufacture's sound team helped provide the vocals for Mike's Song (JP), credited as "ghm sound team".
Marionation Gear returns from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Grezzo Co., Ltd. (stylized GREZZO) is a Japanese video game developer that primarily works on The Legend of Zelda series with Nintendo, having assisted in developing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch). They also Developed Miitopia's Switch port. It was the primary developer for Ever Oasis, and also worked on the Flower Town minigame for StreetPass Mii Plaza.
Mr. Mendel and Ms. Blossom from Flower Town appear as a shared trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. In addition, a few Zelda trophies in the 3DS version use their models from Ocarina of Time 3D.
From Ever Oasis, the male protagonist Tethu and the water spirit Esna appear as spirits. Two music tracks from the game, Dawn in the Desert and Struggle Against Chaos, are available, only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.
Totem Link and Madame Couture from The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes appear as spirits, as do Link and the Owl from the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Woodlands - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes appear as music tracks, as well.
Grounding Inc. is an independent video game developer based in Japan, primarily made up of former Sega employees. Among other downloadable titles, the company released Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword and Nintendouji in collaboration with Nintendo.
The Sakura Samurai appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and a remix based on the game, Boss 1 (Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword), plays on Luigi's Mansion in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
The titular character of NIntendouji, Kageshina Kurabe, appears as a collectible trophy in for 3DS.
Kageshina Kurabe returns as a spirit.
Headstrong Games was a London-based subsidiary of Kuju Entertainment, known for developing the Art Academy and Battalion Wars series for Nintendo, as well as The House of the Dead: Overkill for Sega. In 2017, Kuju decided to shift focus to contract game development and amalgamated all their resources, including Headstrong, into itself, effectively shutting down the company. The Art Academy series is Headstrong's only form of representation within the Super Smash Bros. games.
The Swan Lesson music track returns.
Hudson Soft Co., Ltd was a Japanese video game publisher and developer. The company was known for the Bomberman, Adventure Island, Bloody Roar, and the Bonk series. They were also known for their partnership with NEC to develop video game consoles such as the TurboGrafx-16. Hudson Soft formally partnered with Nintendo to develop the Mario Party series all the way until 2007, with subsequent games being worked on by Nintendo subsidiary Nd Cube.
In April 2011, Hudson was acquired by Konami, and in March 2012 the former company ceased to exist as it dissolved into Konami Digital Entertainment. Despite this, products and services will continue to be provided under the Hudson brand through Konami.
Ballyhoo & Big Top appear as a trophy.
In terms of stickers, Yoshi represents Mario Party 2; Millennium Star and Snifit represent Mario Party 3; Misstar, Muskular, and Eldstar represent Mario Party 5; a Bowser Space (erroneously referred to as "Bowser Coin"), Toadette, Toad, Brighton, and Twila represent Mario Party 6; Peach & Daisy as a group, Toad & Toadette as a group, Dry Bones, and a single Toad represent Mario Party 7; and a Dice Block, Ballyhoo & Big Top, and Chain Chomp represent Mario Party 8.
MC Ballyhoo & Big Top from Mario Party 8 and a Dice Block, a recurring item from the Mario Party series, appear as spirits.
indieszero Corporation, Ltd is a Japanese video game development company that commonly works with Nintendo and Square Enix. Its catalog includes titles such as Sutte Hakkun, Electroplankton, Sennen Kazoku, the Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi series, the NES Remix series, and Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido for Nintendo, and the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest titles, and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory for Square Enix.
Hanenbow, a minigame from Electroplankton, appears as a stage. Several stickers from Electroplankton also appear: Nanocarp, Hanenbow, Volvoice, and an image of the Hanenbow stage (Referred to as "Electroplankton").
Several stickers from Sennen Kazoku appear: Cupit, Akuma, Kamisama, and the Aijou Boom no Ya.
The Chef from Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi appears as a sticker. Also, a music track called Shaberu! DS Cooking Navi, a remix of the title screen theme from the game of the same name, appears in the My Music for PictoChat.
The Hanenbow stage returns after being absent from Super Smash Bros. 4. A Hanenbow also appears as a spirit.
Cupit (now under the name "Cupid") from Sennen Kazoku and the Chef from Personal Trainer: Cooking return as spirits. Additionally, Hakkun from Sutte Hakkun and Musashi from Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido make their series debut as spirits.
Both the Shaberu! DS Cooking Navi (Now under the name "Personal Trainer: Cooking") and Title Theme - NES Remix 2 tracks return. Additionally, the Electroplankton theme from Brawl (Called "Electroplankton (Original)") is now playable in My Music, alongside a new track from the series, Electroplankton (Remix).
Songs From Threatrythm Dragon Quest appear as a part of Challenger Pack 2 alongside Hero.
inisJ Corporation (formerly iNiS) is a Japanese video game developer originally known for developing rhythm games; its name stands for "infinite noise of the inner soul". It developed the Ouendan series and Elite Beat Agents in collaboration with Nintendo, as well as the Gitaroo Man series for the PlayStation family of consoles. After restructuring, the company was reestablished under its current name in November 2016, and now works primarily as a producer and publisher.
Ryuta Ippongi and Hayato Saionji, collectively the Ouendan, appear as a shared trophy. Ryuta and Hayato both appear as individual stickers, along with Hajime Tanaka, Kai Doumeki, and Sayaka Amemiya, all representing the Ouendan series.
From Elite Beat Agents, Agent J, Agent Derrick, and Agent Morris appear as a collective Elite Beat Agents trophy and as individual stickers. Commander Kahn appears solely as a sticker.
Ryuta Ippongi and Sayaka Amemiya both return as spirits, this time sharing a spot with their fellow back-up dancers: Atsushi Saitou and Ittetsu Suzuki for Ryuta (collectively the Ouendan) and Aoi Kanda and Anna Lyndhurst for Sayaka (collectively the Ouendan Cheerleaders).
J, Derrick, and Morris all return as a collective Elite Beat Agents spirit, while the Elite Beat Divas—Starr, Foxx, and Missy—also debut as a shared spirit.
KeysFactory, Inc. is a Japanese manufacturing company primarily known for creating video game accessories; they are officially licensed to manufacture accessories for Nintendo hardware. They additionally developed the Thru series of digital games.
Koei Tecmo Holdings Co., Ltd., formerly known as Tecmo Koei Holdings, is a Japanese holding company that consists of several video game studios and developers. Titles that fall under the Koei Tecmo name include Dynasty Warriors, Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, and Fatal Frame. With Nintendo, they exclusively developed Hyrule Warriors, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and Fire Emblem Warriors, the former two being spinoffs of The Legend of Zelda and the third of Fire Emblem, respectively. Finally, they played an instrumental part in the development of Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
The company is the result of a merger between Koei Co., Ltd. and Tecmo, Inc.; Tecmo originated titles such as Ninja Gaiden, Fatal Frame, and Dead or Alive, while Koei was known for Samurai Warriors and Dynasty Warriors. Koei absorbed Tecmo in 2009, and the two companies completed their merger by 2010. The company has cooperated with Nintendo to co-develop and publish games in the Fatal Frame series as well as the Hyrule Warriors series and Fire Emblem Warriors.
Mayu from Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, while Mio & Mayu Amakura from Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly appear as a shared trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Three new spirits based on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity were added on January 8, 2021, being Impa, Master Kohga, and the Diminutive Guardian. A spirit based on Persona 5 Strikers was added on March 4, 2021, being Sophia.
Kojima Productions Co., Ltd. is a prominent Japanese video game development studio founded in 2005 by video game designer Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series as well as the Lords of Shadow subseries for Castlevania. It was established as a subsidiary of Konami.
Due to restructuring in the company, as well as a falling out during production of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions was closed and Kojima left Konami, canceling many projects in the process such as Silent Hills. After the split, Kojima would make the studio independent from Konami, developing Death Stranding alongside Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Snake returns to the roster after being absent in the previous title.
Gabriel Belmont from the Lords of Shadow subseries of Castlevania appears as a spirit. Additionally, the Vampire Killer's appearance in Smash is based on its appearance here.
Level-5 Inc. is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino after he departed from the now defunct Riverhillsoft. Starting in 2007, the company started self-publishing its games in Japan, with other companies such as Nintendo handling publishing on the relevant platforms internationally. The company is best known for their Dark Cloud, Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Ni no Kuni, Yo-kai Watch, and Snack World franchises. The company has also contributed in the developments of other third party franchises, including the Dragon Quest series.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King and Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies were originally developed by Level-5 for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS respectively. Eight, who is an alternate costume for the Luminary, Nine appearing in Hero's Final Smash Gigaslash, and soundtracks from VIII were sourced from these games.
Marvelous Inc. is a Japanese entertainment corporation with a focus on video games. Its current form is the result of a merger between Marvelous Entertainment Inc., AQ Interactive Inc., and Livewire Inc., of which Marvelous was the only remaining company. It is known for its involvement with series such as Story of Seasons, Senran Kagura, and No More Heroes. One of its former subsidiaries, AQ Interactive, helped co-develop The Last Story. The company has also developed Daemon X Machina.
Zael and Calista both return as spirits.
Four Daemon X Machina spirits appear in the Arsenals at the Ready! DAEMON X MACHINA Spirit Board event.
Travis Touchdown, the main character of the No More Heroes series, appears as a Mii Costume for Mii Swordfighters, using his appearance from Travis Strikes Again.
Maxis is an American video game developer and a division of Electronic Arts. The studio was founded in 1987 by Will Wright and Jeff Braun, and acquired by EA in 1997. Maxis is best known for its simulation games, including the SimCity The Sims, and Spore.
Dr. Wright appears as a Assist Trophy.
Dr. Wright returns as an Assist Trophy for this game.
Dr. Wright reprises his role as a Assist Trophy.
MediaKite Distribution Inc. was a Japanese video game developer that went defunct in 2007. It was primarily used by other companies as an outsourced developer, creating ports of existing games like Yakuman DS, though it also developed some original titles, such as Kurikin Nano Island Story.
A bacteria (known as Kurikin) from Kurikin Nano Island Story appears as a spirit.
Mercury Steam Entertainment S.L. is a Spanish video game development company known for their contributions to modern entries in the Castlevania series with the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series and the Metroid series with Metroid: Samus Returns and Metroid Dread.
The crossguard on the Vampire Killer is taken from the Combat Cross in Lords of Shadow. Gabriel Belmont, the main character of Lords of Shadow, also appears as a spirit.
Three music tracks from Metroid: Samus Returns appear in Ultimate: Magmoor Caverns, Boss Battle 4, and End Results. The Metroid spirit and Samus's fighter spirit both use artwork from this game. Diggernaut is also introduced as a spirit.
Midway Games Inc. (formerly Midway Manufacturing, Bally Midway and commonly known as simply Midway) was an American video game developer and publisher. Midway's franchises included Mortal Kombat, Rampage, Spy Hunter, NBA Jam, Killer Instinct, Cruis'n, NFL Blitz, and War Gods. Midway also acquired the rights to video games that were originally owned by Williams Electronics and Atari Games, such as Defender, Joust, Robotron: 2084, Gauntlet, and Rush. In addition, they held the North American distribution rights to the Pac-Man and Galaxian series, the former of which would receive a sequel developed under Midway titled Ms. Pac-Man.
In February 2009, Midway Games filed in Delaware for bankruptcy. Warner Bros. purchased most of Midway's assets (including Mortal Kombat), and Midway settled with Mark Thomas to relinquish his Midway stock and debt. The U.S. District Court in Chicago dismissed a lawsuit alleging that former officers of Midway misled shareholders while selling their own stock. In 2010, the bankruptcy court dismissed claims against Redstone concerning his sale of the company to Thomas and approved Midway's plan of liquidation. Midway terminated the public registration of its securities in June 2010.
Ms. Pac-Man, a character originally created by Midway, appears as a background in the Pac-Land stage, using her appearance from the Japanese version of the eponymous game.
Ms. Pac-Man reprises her role in the Pac-Land stage.
Mistwalker Corporation is a Japanese video game development company founded by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series. The company primarily develops role-playing games, such as The Last Story and ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat, which represent the company within Super Smash Bros.
Zael and Calista both return as spirits.
The protagonist of Archaic Sealed Heat, Princess Aisya, appears as a spirit.
Mitchell Corporation was a Japanese video game developer that primarily created puzzle games. Working with Nintendo, the company released Number Battle for the Nintendo DS in 2007, and a DSiWare installment of the game in 2009. The company went defunct on November 20, 2012.
Hsien from Number Battle appears as a spirit.
Muu Muu Co., Ltd. (stylized muumuu) is a Japanese developer of video games and mobile apps, using a distinct hand-drawn artstyle. Collaborating with Nintendo, they released Make 10: A Journey of Numbers for the Nintendo DS in 2007 and Tsukutte Utau: Saru Band for the DSiWare service in 2010.
Num Diddly, the player's guide from Make 10: A Journey of Numbers, appears as a spirit.
Prince Saruno, the main character of Tsukutte Utau: Saru Band, appears as a spirit.
NDcube Co., Ltd. is a first-party video game developer fully owned by Nintendo. The company primarily develops party video games, in particular taking over the Mario Party series from Hudson Soft starting with Mario Party 9. It also developed the Wii Party series, Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, and Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics.
Pandemonium from Mario Party 9 returns from the previous installment. Two tracks from Mario Party: Island Tour also appear: Title Theme - Mario Party: Island Tour and Rocket Road. A Dice Block and River Survival appear as spirits to represent Super Mario Party.
A spirit of Party Phil represents the Wii Party series. Final Results - Wii Party U also returns.
Next Level Games
Next Level Games is a Canadian video game developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They were originally an independent developer that worked closely with Nintendo, developing titles such as the Mario Strikers series, the Luigi's Mansion series, Punch-Out!! for the Nintendo Wii, and Metroid Prime: Federation Force. On January 5th, 2021, it was announced that Next Level Games would be acquired by Nintendo by March 1st, essentially converting them into a first party subsidiary.
Next Level Games' only representation in Brawl is through the Mario Strikers series. The Soccer Ball item is inspired by these games, including its tendency to catch on fire. The Striker Mario, Striker Daisy, and Kritter (Goalie) trophies are taken directly from Mario Strikers Charged. Several stickers are taken from the series, as well.
Little Mac makes his debut as a playable character using his design from the rebooted Nintendo Wii installment. Doc Louis also appears as part of his taunts (voice only) and victory animations, with his voice actor Riley Inge reprising the role. The Boxing Ring stage is based on the game's aesthetics and design. Several trophies use models directly from the game, in addition to the music tracks Minor Circuit (Original), World Circuit Theme, and Title (Punch-Out!!).
Luigi's new Final Smash, the Poltergust 5000, is based on the updated Poltergust model from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, which was developed by Next Level Games. It also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, along with ghosts from the game and the Polterpup. The tracks Luigi's Mansion Series Medley and On the Hunt -Gloomy Manor ver.- (Instrumental) are based on songs from the game.
The Soccer Ball item returns with similar functionality.
Little Mac and all his associated elements return. Additionally, all Punch-Out!! spirits use artwork from the Wii installment.
Luigi's Final Smash is replaced with the Poltergust G-00 from Luigi's Mansion 3, which was not yet released at the time of Ultimate's debut. Luigi also uses the Poltergust G-00 for his grab and throws. The previous music tracks sourced from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon return, and Polterpup and the Poltergust 5000 appear as spirits. King Boo and Professor E. Gadd's depictions from Dark Moon also appear as spirits.
Waluigi and Petey Piranha's depictions from the Mario Strikers series appear as spirits. The Soccer Ball item also returns once again.
A Mech from Metroid Prime: Federation Force appears as a spirit, and the music track Main Theme - Metroid Prime: Federation Force is taken directly from this game.
Noise, Inc. (stylized as NOISE) is a second-party game developer partially owned by Nintendo. They are best known for developing the Custom Robo games, which have received consistent representation through the Super Smash Bros. series.
Three Robos from Custom Robo V2, Ray Mk II, Bayonette, and Annie, appear as collectible trophies.
Three trophies from the series appear: Ray Mk III, Jameson & A.I.R.S., and a collective trophy for various robos throughout the series.
In terms of stickers, Ray represents Custom Robo, Annie represents Custom Robo V2, a Robo Cube, Seal Head, Rakensen, and Ray 01 represent Battle Revolution, and Ray Mk III (mislabeled as "Ray MKIII") represents Arena.
Ray Mk II and Bayonette return as spirits, along with a newcomer to the series Flare.
omiyasoft Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer best known for creating the Culdcept series.
The character Goligan appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. A remix of the title theme from the first 3DS installment, known simply as Culdcept, plays on the Boxing Ring stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Goligan returns as a spirit, along with Culdra, the goddess and mascot of the series, and Allen, the main protagonist of Culdcept Revolt. The Culdcept track returns, as well as two tracks from Culdcept Revolt: Revolt -Striving for Hope- and Worthy Rival Battle. All three tracks only play on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.
Param is a Japanese video game developer which is known for only developing a single game, Doshin the Giant for the 64DD and GameCube, as well as its 64DD expansion Kyojin no Doshin Kaihō Sensen Chibikko Chikko Daishūgō.
Doshin the Giant is represented via two trophies, both being the forms that the Giant can take, Love Giant (Doshin) and Hate Giant (Jashin) (with the former holding an islander in his hands).
ParityBit Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer that primarily creates sports video games, though not much else is known about them. They developed the Calciobit series with Nintendo, which is their sole representation in Smash.
A trophy for Nintendo Pocket Football Club, depicting two Blue Team soccer players, three Red Team soccer players, and a referee, appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS under the name "Athletes" in North America and "Football Players" in PAL regions.
A single Pocket Football Player returns as a spirit.
Plato Corporation (stylized PLATO CORPORATION) is a video game and mobile app developer. Plato is best known for their involvement in the development—as well as publishing in Japan—of a handful of Nintendo DS titles, being English Training and the Japan-exclusive Sing & Play DS Guitar "M-06", later reworked by Plato and localized by Ubisoft to other regions as Jam Sessions.
Dzuke-chan, the host of the Japanese version of English Training, appears as a sticker.
Prope Ltd. (stylized PROPE) is an independent Japanese developer founded by Yuji Naka, a former employee of Sega. Known primarily for developing casual video games targeted at a general demographic as well as Rodea the Sky Soldier, they also assisted in developing the Monster Manor and Ultimate Angler minigames for StreetPass Mii Plaza.
Iris Archwell returns as a spirit, joined by Coraline from Ultimate Angler, Shinobu from Ninja Launcher, and Crispin from Find Mii.
Q-Games is a Japanese development company formed by Dylan Cuthbert, a former developer for Argonaut Games, who assisted Nintendo in the 3D graphics technology used in developing X and Star Fox. They developed successors to the Star Fox series, such as Star Fox Command and Star Fox 64 3D, as well as X-Scape for DSiWare.
The Star Fox characters in Brawl are partially based upon their designs from Star Fox Command, combined with their designs from Star Fox Assault. A trophy, Falco (Command), and several stickers also represent the game.
The latter half of Theme from Area 6 / Missile Slipstream is taken from Star Fox Command. The Star Fox characters are now based upon their designs from Star Fox 64 3D, including Falco's voice actor, Mark Lund.
The track Tunnel Scene (X-Scape) is taken from X-Scape.
The Tunnel Scene - X-Scape track also returns.
Red Entertainment (formerly known as the Red Company) is a Japanese entertainment company that primarily focuses on video games. They are best known for creating the Sakura Wars franchise with Sega, as well as the Bonk series for the TurboGrafx-16 and the Fossil Fighters series, as well as Project Hacker: Kakusei, with Nintendo.
Nibbles returns as a spirit, along with a T-Rex from the original Fossil Fighters. In addition, the Battle Start - Fossil Fighters: Frontier theme from Fossil Fighters: Frontier is added, only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.
Satoru Amatsubo, the main protagonist of Project Hacker: Kakusei, appears as a spirit.
Sandlot (stylized SANDLOT) is a Japanese video game developer known for creating titles with unusual control schemes. Working with Nintendo, the company developed Chōsōjū Mecha MG for the Nintendo DS and Zangeki no Reginleiv for the Nintendo Wii, both of which are represented in Super Smash Bros.
Warrior Mech Gauss, HM Mech Rosa, and Musketeer Daltania appear as both collectible trophies and stickers, while Ningyou Kouchuu Viigaru appears solely as a sticker. The music track Marionation Gear is remixed from Chōsōjū Mecha MG, playing on the Norfair stage.
Frey and Freya, the main characters from Zangeki no Reginleiv, appear as individual trophies in for Wii U.
Frey and Freya return as a shared spirit.
Saru Brunei Co., Ltd. (credited in Ultimate as Sarubrunei) was a Japanese video game developer that worked in collaboration with Nintendo to create Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest. The company became defunct after the liquidation of Marigul Management in May of 2003.
A creature named Alpha from Cubivore appears as a trophy. As the game was still in development, it is credited as a "Future Release".
A pig from Cubivore appears as a spirit.
SFB Games Limited is an independent video game developer based in London, England. Notably, it was originally named Super Flash Bros. after the Super Smash Bros. series. As its name implies, the company was originally started by two brothers, Tom and Adam Vian, developing games in Adobe Flash; after incorporating, the studio went on to create Snipperclips for the Nintendo Switch.
Shift (stylized shift) is an independent Japanese video game developer. Though they primarily develop titles for the PlayStation family of consoles, they also developed And-Kensaku, a party game for the Nintendo Wii.
Ando Kensaku, the host of And-Kensaku, appears as a spirit.
Silicon Knights was a video game development company based in Ontario, Canada. They are best known for creating the Legacy of Kain series of games and the psychological horror game Eternal Darkness, the latter of which was developed in partnership with Nintendo; together with Konami, they also developed Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, a remake of Metal Gear Solid. Following a failed legal battle with Epic Games over unauthorized use of the Unreal Engine for nearly ten years, thus forcing all unsold copies of Too Human and X-Men Destiny to be destroyed, Silicon Knights filed for bankruptcy on May 16, 2014. Regardless, Eternal Darkness receives representation in Super Smash Bros. due to Nintendo owning the game's copyright.
Alexandra Roivas, the main protagonist of Eternal Darkness, appears as a spirit.
Skip Ltd. (stylized as skip) is a Japanese video game development company that works closely with Nintendo. They have most notably created the Chibi-Robo! series and Captain Rainbow, as well as GiFTPiA and the bit Generations/Art Style anthologies.
Chibi-Robo appears as a collectible trophy, along with his motivator, Telly. Several characters from the series also appear as stickers: Chibi-Robo (one in a stationary pose and one running), Telly, and Papa represent the original Chibi-Robo!, while Chibi-Robo and a Free Ranger represent the sequel Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol.
The logos for 5 out of the 7 games of the bit Generations series (referred to as "Digiluxe" in-game) appear as stickers. The games include Orbiter, Chromatron, Boundish, Digidrive, and Rotohex.
Chibi-Robo and a Chibi-Tot as they appear in Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder appear as a shared trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Captain Rainbow from the eponymous game, as well as the obese version of Little Mac, appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. A music track called Tomorrow's Passion appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a track for the Boxing Ring stage.
A costume based on Chibi-Robo is available for Mii Gunners. Chibi-Robo (who can be enhanced into Super Chibi-Robo), Telly, and a Chibi-Tot all return as spirits, alongside a newcomer to the series, Drake Redcrest.
Mappo, the robot police chief from GiFTPiA, appears as a spirit.
Softnica (formerly Pax Softnica) is a Japanese video game developer that formerly worked with Nintendo. Aside from providing development support for EarthBound Beginnings, EarthBound, and Pokémon Snap, they also developed Shin Onigashima, Yūyūki, Mole Mania, and Hajimari no Mori. They currently work as an independent company.
Donbe and Hikari, the main characters of Shin Onigashima, appear as a trophy.
Goku and Chao, the main characters of Yūyūki, debut as a shared spirit, along with the music track Yūyūki Medley.
Muddy Mole, the main protagonist of Mole Mania, appears as a spirit.
Komurasaki from Hajimari no Mori (referred to as "Girl from Hajimari no Mori") appears as a spirit.
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd is a Japanese video game development studio best known for creating the Mystery Dungeon series. The company is the result of a merger between Chunsoft Co., Ltd.—who developed Portopia Serial Murder Case, the early Dragon Quest titles, Sound Novel games, Mystery Dungeon and Zero Escape series—and Spike Co., Ltd., who developed the Danganronpa, Fire Pro Wrestling and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series. Spike Chunsoft also provides development support to Nintendo, having assisted with Wii Play Motion and the Warrior's Way minigame for StreetPass Mii Plaza. Collaborating with Red Entertainment, the studio additionally developed Fossil Fighters: Frontier. Spike Chunsoft also publishes the Crypt of the NecroDancer games in Japan, including the Zelda themed Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda.
Wentworth and Emperor Fynalle from Warrior's Way appear as trophies.
A collective trophy of Jura, Tria, and Nibbles from Fossil Fighters: Frontier appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
The Chocobo headgear in Super Smash Bros. 4 is based on the main Chocobo character of the Chocobo series, most closely resembling its appearance in Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon; the third game in the Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon trilogy.
Dragon Quest to Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride were originally developed by Chunsoft for the NES and Super Famicom respectively. Erdrick and Solo, who are alternate costumes for Eleven, Alef, Allen and Abel appearing in Hero's Final Smash Gigaslash, Mii costumes such as Martial Artist and Erdrick, soundtracks from III and IV, and monsters prior to V like the Slime were sourced from these games.
The Chocobo headgear returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and is updated to its latest appearance, being Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, the remake of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.
Nibbles from Fossil Fighters: Frontier returns as a spirit. In addition, the Battle Start - Fossil Fighters: Frontier theme from Fossil Fighters: Frontier is added, only playing on Summit, Duck Hunt, and stages from non-playable universes.
Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian independent game development studio mainly known for the development of the run-and-gun game Cuphead.
A downloadable costume for Mii Gunners based on Cuphead is available as downloadable content. Purchasing the costume will also unlock the Floral Fury music track, sourced from Cuphead. Additionally, in a Spirit Board event that began on February 14th, 2020 and lasted for 5 days, four characters from Cuphead were added as spirits: Cuphead, Mugman, the Devil, and King Dice.
syn Sophia, Inc. is a video game development company formerly known as The Man Breeze and AKI Corporation. Previously known for wrestling titles, the company restructured under its current name in 2007; it now primarily develops series aimed toward young girls, such as PriPara and Nintendo's Style Savvy. They have also collaborated with Square Enix to develop Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai - Xross Blade for arcades and Sega to co-develop the Kurohyō games in the Yakuza series for the PlayStation Portable.
Evie, the owner of the shop in the Japanese and PAL versions of Style Savvy: Trendsetters, appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Interestingly, Evie is referred to as "Michaela" in the North American version of for 3DS, who was a distinct character that replaces Evie in North American versions of Trendsetters. There are also two music tracks that play on the Wuhu Island stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: Style Savvy: Trendsetters and Pop Fashion Show.
The girl who appears on the Japanese cover of the first Style Savvy game (referred to as "Shop Assistant") appears as a spirit. Style Savvy: Trendsetters and Pop Fashion Show both return, along with the addition of the vocal song Ring a Ding from Style Savvy: Styling Star ("Ring! Dong! Dang!" in the Japanese version).
Taito Corporation is a video game development company known for its arcade titles, such as Space Invaders and Bubble Bobble. Originally founded as a trading company, the corporation is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix, though the Taito brand name continues to be used separately. Within the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Taito is represented through their sound department Zuntata and by the game Takt of Magic, a role-playing game for the Nintendo Wii.
In addition to the former musics from Super Smash Bros. 4 returning in their respective universes, Staff Credits - Kirby's Dream Land, We're Robots (Dr. Wily Stage 2) and Splattack! (Remix) appears as new music remixes. Wii Shop Channel is named now as Wii Shop Channel (Remix) due to the inclusion of original Wii Shop Channel track being back from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Orville, the protagonist of Takt of Magic, appears as a spirit.
Tose Co., Ltd. (stylized as TOSE) is a Japanese game development company that often collaborates with other companies, typically going uncredited. Working with Nintendo, the company's most notable franchise is The Legendary Starfy; it also developed the Game & Watch Gallery series and Super Princess Peach, among many other titles where it remains uncredited.
Starfy and his sister, Starly (then known as Stapy), appear as collectible trophies. Perry, Peach's parasol companion from Super Princess Peach, also appears as a trophy.
Several stickers from the series are available: Herman (Yadokarita) and Starfy represent Densetsu no Stafy, a Chonmagyo and Starfy wearing the Aloha Shirt Stuff represent Densetsu no Stafy 2, Seiuchi-kun and Starly represent Densetsu no Stafy 3, and, Moe (Kyorosuke) and Mattel (Materu) represent Densetsu no Stafy 4. Perry also appears in two stickers, one while being carried by Peach and the other solo.
Starfy returns as an Assist Trophy.
Starfy returns as an Assist Trophy once again, also appearing as a spirit.
Starly, Moe, and Mattel all return as spirits, along with newcomers to the series Old Man Lobber and the Mermaid. Perry also returns as a spirit.
Traveller's Tales is a British video game developer and a subsidiary of TT Games. Traveller's Tales was founded in 1989 by Jon Burton and Andy Ingram. Initially a small company focused on its own content, it grew in profile through developing games with larger companies such as Sega and Disney Interactive Studios. They are primarily known for developing the Lego video game series since Lego Star Wars: The Video Game's release in 2005. Soon after, Traveller's Tales acquired its publisher, Giant Interactive Entertainment, and the two formed TT Games, with Traveller's Tales becoming its development arm and Giant Interactive becoming TT Games Publishing.
Treasure Co., Ltd. is a Japanese game development company that primarily creates run and gun and shoot 'em up games. Though they are best known for their collaborations with Sega, such as Gunstar Heroes, McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure and Dynamite Headdy, they also developed some titles in collaboration with Nintendo, such as Sin and Punishment and Wario World, both of which represent the company within Super Smash Bros.
A sticker of the Wario World symbol appears as a collectible sticker.
Wario's forward throw originates from Wario World.
Saki returns as an Assist Trophy.
Isa Jo, Saki's son as he appears in Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, appears as a support spirit.
Ubisoft Entertainment, formerly known as Ubi Soft, is a French video game company. They are mainly known for developing games for franchises such as Rayman, Raving Rabbids, Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy, and Just Dance as well as publishing games such as Brawlhalla, a fighting game inspired by the Super Smash Bros. games, and the modern South Park role-playing games, which drew heavy inspiration from Nintendo titles.
Ubisoft's Rayman franchise is represented through collectible trophies of the series' main characters, Rayman and Globox, as well as Barbara from Rayman Legends.
Rayman returns as a primary spirit using artwork from Rayman Legends. Additionally, the Rabbids subseries is represented with spirits of Rabbid Mario, Rabbid Peach, and Rabbid Kong from the crossover title Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Altaïr from the first Assassin's Creed game appears as a downloadable Mii Swordfighter costume, and a Rabbids hat appears as downloadable hat for all Mii Fighters.
Vanpool, Inc is a Japanese development company that creates video games, computer software, and toys. Within the gaming industry, they are most known for developing the Dillon's Rolling Western series; they had previously developed Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland and Irodzuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip, a pair of games starring Tingle from The Legend of Zelda series.
Dillon, the main protagonist of his titular series, appears as an Assist Trophy, in which he continuously uses Roll Attacks at the opponent before charging a final, extra-charged Roll Attack.
Dillon returns as an Assist Trophy, now sporting his appearance from Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers.
Dillon and his companion Russ appear as spirits, both using their artwork from Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers.
Two music tracks from the Dillon series are included: Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger, returning from for Wii U, and a new track, Frontier Battle, the overworld Grock Invasion theme from Dead-Heat Breakers.
Vitei Inc. (stylized VITEI) is a Japanese development company which, like Q-Games, was founded by a former Argonaut Games employee: Giles Goddard, who was involved with the 3D graphics technology used in X, Star Fox, and Super Mario 64. The company developed the Steel Diver series and Tank Troopers with Nintendo.
The Steel Diver item is based on the BlueShark submarine from the eponymous game. It, alongside the Manatee and the Serpent submarines, appear as a collective trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
The Garage theme from Tank Troopers is also available as a music track.
Vivarium Inc. (formerly known as OPeNBooK, which it is credited as within Super Smash Bros.) is a Japanese development company that develops video games and computer software, known for creating The Tower series and Seaman. Their sole representation in the series comes from the game The Tower SP.
Yama, the boss from The Tower SP, appears as a spirit.
WayForward Technologies, Inc. is an American independent video game developer and publisher based in Valencia, California. They are mainly known for their series such as the Shantae and Mighty series, as well as Double Dragon Neon and their re-imaginings of A Boy and His Blob and Capcom's DuckTales.
Shantae from the eponymous series appears as a spirit, alongside the series antagonist Risky Boots.
Yacht Club Games
Yacht Club Games is an American independent video game development studio founded in 2011 by former WayForward Technologies director Sean Velasco. On March 14th, 2013, the company announced their first title, Shovel Knight, on Kickstarter, and released it on June 26th, 2014. The project had a goal of $75,000, and reached over four times the amount in nearly a month's time, with the total amount reaching $311,502. In 2016, the company announced that it would start publishing games from other companies, and that their first published game would be Azure Striker Gunvolt and its sequel, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, compiled into one game: Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.
Shovel Knight, the star of the titular game, appears as an Assist Trophy. He uses his shovel to dig the ground, hitting opponents with the dirt and occasionally pulling up items, as well as hopping on opponents with it. Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, King Knight, Specter Knight, and Shield Knight all appear as spirits as well.