Undertale’s Sans is in Smash Ultimate – kind of

Meg Bethany Koepp

Undertale’s Sans has joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster with the 5.0.0 update – but there’s a twist.

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September 4 saw a Nintendo Direct worth writing home about – fans got Nintendo Online SNES games, Banjo Kazooie in Smash, Overwatch on Switch, and more.

Undertale’s Sans was another character added to the Smash Ultimate roster, but not in the way you’d expect.

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Undertale in Smash

After the Direct, Smash director Masuhiro Sakurai showed off new features coming to the game – including Sans from Undertale. No, he’s not a playable hero, but rather a skin for the Mii Fighter character.

In a tweet from the pixel art game’s creator, Toby Fox detailed how he is really happy to see his creation in a Nintendo game, and that the character will come with a special music track composed by him.

“Yes. It’s true. You’ll be able to buy a Mii Gunner costume of Sans in Smash Brothers Ultimate later today! It’ll come with a special arrangement of Megalovania composed by me. It’s a huge honor to have something I created in Smash. Thank you so much Mr. Sakurai!!!” he said.

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He then explained how he’d met the fighting game’s director in person, and that it was one of the best experiences of his life.

“I wrote more beforehand but I’m so shocked that Sakurai-san talked about our meeting. If he’s going to mention me, then I have to tell everyone that we listened to a CD of Smash music as he drove me home in his car (which I kept calling his Batmobile)” Fox tweeted.

“I didn’t have a translator with me so I had to use my own broken Japanese to talk about Smash. It was one of the most surreal (and fun) experiences of my life. I’ll never forget it.”

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Could Undertale come to Smash properly?

While Sans is only available as a skin in Smash, a rumor from August 4 suggests that he might not be the only Undertale character making its way to the fighting game.

A ‘leak’ posted onto internet forum 4chan detailed that Frisk, the game’s main protagonist, will make their way to Smash as a main fighter. 

The leaker did claim that it was hero four though, who we now know is Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, but it can’t be ruled out now that we know more characters are coming after the Fighters Pass is done.

4chan / YouTube: BlockedContentThe alleged 4chan ‘leak’.
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Undertale released back in 2015, and has become an indie-game staple ever since, with a 10 out of 10 score on Steam and a 93% score on Metacritic.

About The Author

Meg was Weekend Editor at Dexerto before leaving us in April 2022.