Super Smash Bros. Phoenix Rising is a fighting game developed by Nintendo, Sora Ltd., Namco Bandai, THQ, Disney & Antilope Productions. It will be the fifth installment of the SSB franchise.

Opening Theme

Like in any SSB game, this game has also an opening theme. But this theme varies in regions.

Transformers- The Score - Arrival To Earth

Transformers- The Score - Arrival To Earth

North American Opening Theme

Hans Zimmer-One Day

Hans Zimmer-One Day

European & Japanese Opening Theme


The gameplay is very similar to both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, especially the Wii U version, but mostly because of controls and in terms of graphics. The pace of battles in the game as been confirmed to be close to that of Super Smash Bros. Melee's, being rather fast-paced, which leads to a more competitive play. Elements and features such as the Final Smashes and the Footstool Jumping returns in the game, and unlike the last installment, the tripping feature returns from Brawl. Other older features such as Wall Jumping (and wall cling) and the Tether Recovery return in this game. Unlike the last installment, which had a version for the Wii U, this one doesn't change its roster with another version of the game, which means that the roster is considerably larger.

The game shares the same basic controls as its predecessors, especially Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as both are for the same console. The goal of the game is the same as the other installments, to attack and damage opponents to increase their damage percentage. The higher the percentage is, the faster players can be sent flyng from the stage. Players must knock others off the stage to perform a KO, which gives them a score which will determine the winner at the end. Basic moves can be done either on land or in mid-air using the A button, while using the B causes the character to perform Special Moves. Different variations of moves can be done if pressing these buttons while tilting the Control Stick, and depending to where it's tilted a different move will be performed.

An important move is the shield which every character can do to block most attacks. They can also dodge attacks by tilting the Control Stick down or at the sides while they are using the shield, it can also be performed in mid-air to dodge incoming attacks while the player is jumping or falling. However, If the shield is too small, the player is vulnerable to attacks and if the shield breaks, the player is momentarily stunned. The player can also do grabs while shielding. Once the player has grabbed an opponent he or she can either pummel the opponent with the attack button or throw the opponent with the Control Stick. Opponents can break free of grabs by moving the control stick and mashing buttons, but the higher the percentage, the longer it takes for opponents to be released.

In addition to the Grab move, players can now perform an Aerial Grab. This new move allows characters to grab their opponents in mid-air, in which they will fall in a flying suplex way, and the grabbing character can subsequently punch and damage its victim as they fall. Like the land grab, the grabbed character can break free if continuosly pressing buttons and tilting the control stick, if that happens before they land, both will fall normally, but if not the grabbing character will fall on its opponent and cause higher damage. The damage also depends on the size of the characters, in case a heavier character grabs a lighter one, they will much more damage than if it was viceversa.

Additionally, the move customization returns from Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, with some returning from said game as well as a few new move customizations which increases the movement variation in the game. Some characters just gain special effects in their abilities, while others obtain completely different abilities.

Online play is also considerably similar to both Brawl and 3DS / Wii U. When playing with friends, players can customize the rules to their liking. If not playing with friends, three modes are available, which are the returning For Fun and For Glory, and a new mode called For All, with the latter being a rather tournament-like mode, in which players team up with others in order to rank up to win the tournament against other teams. In all of these modes, losses and victories are recorded, and can be shared with other players. Also, the "Global Smash Power" rank returns, which is used to determine how strong the player is compared to others around the world.

The game has various controller methods, most of these being from the last installment, which are: the Wii U GamePad, the Wii U Pro Controller and the Nintendo GameCube Controller. In addition, both the Wii Remote sideways and the Wii Remote + Nunchuck Attachment can be used as well, all controllers in the same manner as the other games. Button configuration can be done as well in this game, in the same manner as Brawl.

Character Roster & Game Platforms

With 300 playable characters from movies, games & TV series, this roster contains now a shitload of characters. Bold ones are unlockable. The game will be released for Wii U, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. It is the first Smash Bros. Game to have the same required platform as its predecessor. It also contains TagTeam/Ice Climber-like characters. Characters marked with an asterisk* are tag-team characters. The launching date will be on Summer 2015 worldwide (North America: 3rd July 2015, Europe & Japan: 20th July 2015, Australia: 8th August 2015, Korea: 25th September 2015).

This gallery contains all playable characters.




Alternate Costumes

Mario: Fire Mario

Luigi: Mr. L

Peach: Shadow Peach, Fire Peach

Rosalina & Luma: Cosmic Spirit

Bowser: Dry Bowser

Bowser Jr.: all Koopalings

Donkey Kong: Boxing Gloves

Cranky Kong: Karate Outfit

King K. Rool: Captain K. Rool, Baron K. Roolenstein

Wario: Plumber Outfit

Link: Hyrule Warriors Link

Zelda: Hyrule Warriors Zelda

Sheik: Hyrule Warriors Sheik

Ganondorf: Hyrule Warriors Ganondorf

Toon Link: Engineer Link, Outset Link

Ravio: Unmasked Ravio

Ridley: Meta-Ridley

Fox: Assault Fox

Falco: Assault Falco

Krystal: Adventures Krystal

Pikachu: Cosplay Pikachu

Pokémon Trainer Serena: Pokémon Trainer Calem

Squirtle: Shinobi Squirtle

Mewtwo: Armored Mewtwo

Olimar: Alph

Ness: Ninten, Pajamas

Robin: Female Robin

Villager: Female Villager

Tom Nook: Shopkeeper Tom Nook

Wii Fit Trainer: Male Wii Fit Trainer

Shulk: Shorts Shulk

Isaac: Matthew

Little Mac: Hooded Little Mac, Wireframe Mac

R.O.B.: Virtual Boy R.O.B.

Sonic: Rider Sonic, Zero Gravity Sonic

Bomberman: Pretty Bomber

Pac-Man: Mrs. Pac-Man

Luiz: Fruitcap, Tribal

Katniss Everdeen: 75th Hunger Games Outfit

Harry Potter: Quidditch Uniform

Mickey Mouse: Classic Mickey

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Menu Music

Bold ones are unlockable.


  • SSB4 Announcer Xander Mobus
  • Garterbelt (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) (voiced by Christopher R. Sabat)
  • Morgan Freeman (Various movies)
  • Will Smith (Various movies)
  • ERB Announcer Nice Peter (Epic Rap Battles of History)
  • GLaDOS (Portal) (voiced by Ellen McLain)
  • Mufasa (The Lion King) (voiced by James Earl Jones)
  • Tara Strong (Real-life Person)
  • Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Last Airbender) (voiced by Kate Higgins)
  • Fred Fredburger (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy) (voiced by C. H. Greenblatt)
  • Alduin (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) (Daniel Riordan)
  • Caesar Flickerman (The Hunger Games) (voiced by Stanley Tucci)
  • Patchy the Pirate (Spongebob Squarepants) (voiced by Tom Kenny)
  • Reggie Fils-Aime (Nintendo)

Menu Music

Main Menu


Classic Mode

All-Star Mode

Stadium Mode

  • Target Blast
  • Boss Battles
  • Multi-Man Smash
  • Home-Run Contest
  • Smash the Car!
  • Board the Platforms!
  • Race to the Finish
  • Climb to the Top!
  • Enemy Team Camp


Event Match

Special Orders

  • Master Orders
  • Crazy Orders

Trophy Rush


VS Mode

  • Regular Smash (up to 4 players)
  • Hyper Smash (up to 8 players)
  • Time
  • Stock
  • Coin Battle
  • Stamina
  • Team Battle
  • Enemy Team Invasion

Smash Run

Special Brawl




With Anyone

  • For Glory
  • For Fun
  • For All

With Friends





  • Trophy Library
  • Trophy Shop
  • Trophy Hoard


Stage Builder

Customizer Mode

  • Combot Tuning
  • Moveset Customization

Replay Channel



  • Group Records
  • Smash Records





My Music!

Announcer Changer






Erase Data



Classic/Arcade Mode cutscenes

  • Character Introductions
  • Character Endings


Sound Test


  • This game has the largest number of playable characters in a Super Smash Bros. Game.