Steve in Super Smash Bros.

New playable characters Enderman, Zombie, Alex and Steve (top left to bottom right) and a few shots of game play. Source:

Super Smash Bros. was first released in 1999 as a crossover game with eight Nintendo characters and four unlockables (which are unlockable characters you can find through easter eggs in the game) that would fight in an arena to see who was the strongest or most skillful fighter. Since 1999, the game has expanded and grown to have five different versions: the most well-known being Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was released in 2018. The game included 80 playable characters from a variety of different Nintendo games. 

Two of the most popular character ideas made by the fanbase were Sans from Toby Fox’s game “Undertale” and Steve from Markus “Notch” Persson’s “Minecraft.” In late 2019, Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Smash Bros., announced new costumes and skins for the customizable Mii Fighters: one of the notable skins being Sans. This caused an uproar as the internet and “Undertale” fans celebrated the new challenger entering the battlefield. 

At the beginning of October 2020, a trailer for Smash Bros. was released. In the trailer, it announced a new challenger. After two years, Steve from “Minecraft” was finally added in. Along with Steve, the creators added Alex, Zombies and Endermen to the game. Although it’s a DLC (Downloadable Content) for $5.99, it’s an exciting and new update for players. Some of his special attacks include mining, crafting, creating a block, making a minecart, making TNT and making an elytra which is a special item to help you hover in the air. It was officially released on Oct. 13 and is now available to play for anyone who buys the DLC.