What you need to know
- Minecraft's two primary playable characters are Steve and Alex, and they're already available as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters.
- During the last Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stream, it was revealed that Steve and Alex are both getting amiibo variants.
- In the game, this should allow players to create a fightable variant of Steve or Alex to train against.
- The Steve amiibo, at least, is slated for release in Spring 2022, while the Alex amiibo may not share the same release window.
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster already includes Steve and Alex from Minecraft, but today's final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stream revealed that the blocky duo isn't quite done with Nintendo's epic fighting game. Towards the end of the stream, it was announced that both Steve and Alex are getting amiibo figures, which will undoubtedly make amiibo collectors happy.
While it wasn't revealed how the Steve and Alex amiibo will operate, it's relatively safe to assume the pairing will work much the same way as other Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo. The Steve amiibo is slated for release in Spring 2022, but it wasn't explicitly confirmed if the Alex amiibo will appear at the same time, or at a later date. Regardless, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players and amiibo collectors alike will have reason to look out for the Minecraft heroes.
I recently discussed what other games Mojang Studios could make, but it's clear Nintendo already nailed the fighting genre by including Steve and Alex. Now, their highly collectible amiibo will likely join the best Minecraft toys and gifts around when they release sometime next year. Nintendo also revealed that several other recent additions to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster will get amiibo variants, but Steve and Alex were the headlining pair.
A gaming masterpiece
Available everywhere you play.
Minecraft is an inarguable and complete success. It has sold copies in the hundreds of millions, has a huge following of dedicated players, and lets you unlock your every creative desire. It's also available on every platform imaginable, including Xbox, Windows 10, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. Play with anyone and play anywhere.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Settle all of your problems in Smash.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is, as the title suggests, the definitive game in the Super Smash Bros. series. Join the amazing cast from tons of different video game franchises and watch as they use their unique fighting moves to come out on top. Minecraft's Steve and Alex are already available, and they're about to get amiibo variants to come to the game in a brand-new way.
Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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