Ryu (リュウ, Ryū) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He was officially confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Ryu is classified as fighter #60.
Ryu is once again voiced by Kyle Hebert in English and Hiroki Takahashi in Japanese, with their portayals of Ryu from Super Smash Bros. 4 being repurposed for the English and Japanese releases of Ultimate, respectively.
How to unlock
Complete one of the following:
With the exception of the third method, Ryu must then be defeated on Battlefield.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4
Ryu has received a mixture of buffs and nerfs in his transition from Smash 4 to Ultimate, but was nerfed overall.
Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.
Classic Mode: Seeking a Challenge
Ryu's opponents are all references to characters that appear in Street Fighter II and are stamina battles with all of the stages being in Ω form. The Bonus Stage also comes earlier, similar to the car mini-game from said title. The final boss fight also includes Ken as a teammate. His song in the credits is "Ryu Stage".
Note: All of the matches play music from Street Fighter II regardless of the stage.
Role in World of Light
Although Ryu does not appear in the World of Light opening cutscene, he was vaporized and later imprisoned alongside the rest of the fighters (sans Kirby) when Galeem unleashed his beams of light.
Ryu only appears after the player clears the World Tour sub-area reminiscent of Street Fighter II by beating every spirit.
Ryu's Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Ryu in World of Light allows the player to preview the spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.
Character Showcase Video
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