Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. will introduce another Donkey Kong character to the game. King K. Rool, a long-time enemy of D.K. and his simian dudes, enters the fray for the first time.
During today’s Super Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct, the company announced two new characters, including Simon Belmont and his echo fighter, Richter, before ending the presentation with King K. Rool. Donkey Kong fans have wanted another rep from the franchise for some time — and K. Rool in particular. He first appeared in Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo, a series where he continued to be the main villain.
The Kremling king looks like an alligator, but he’s ... a Kremling, obviously. He’s also a fan of bananas, which is a big reason why he’s so anti-Donkey Kong and company. K. Rool isn’t the most threatening guy — no offense intended — and that may be why his intro teaser compared him to Kirby’s antagonist, King Dedede. Still, we love both of these royals all the same.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is heading to Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7. The game will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch, and marks the fifth unique entry in Nintendo’s crossover fighting series. For more on the game, check out our post on everything we know — at least, for now.