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Simon Belmont is a playable character in the fighting game, M.U.G.E.N Trilogy. He was confirmed along with the other characters who appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 14, 2018. Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese) and Keith Silverstein (English) provide the role for Simon in this fighting game.

Description

Simon Belmont is widely considered to be an icon of gaming, as he was one of the earliest mascots for the Nintendo Entertainment System and among the most recognizable video game characters from that era. He shares this status alongside characters like Nintendo’s Link and Samus Aran and Capcom’s Mega Man. His original barbarian-esque design and Vampire Killer are the most recognizable aspects out of all of his iterations, and the pioneering attributes of the Belmont clan such as the “Belmont strut,” stilted jumping, delayed whip attacks, and immense knockback when taking damage all make his early home games among the most challenging in the console’s library.

Simon hails from the Belmont clan, a bloodline of vampire hunters with immense power that have engaged in combat against Count Dracula for centuries. Wielding the sacred whip, Vampire Killer, he storms Dracula's Castle in 1691 defeating several of his minions and the Count himself. Simon's story has been retold through multiple games, with varying differences. The original story, as depicted in the manuals for the original game, Vampire Killer, and the opening cinematics of Castlevania Chronicles, Simon heads to the castle after Dracula was resurrected by an evil cult on the evening of April 15, 1691 (Easter Sunday of that year), spilling fresh blood and crushing a freshly extracted human heart over the Count's ashes. Simon defeats Dracula in the castle keep, and watches from a distance as the castle collapses, bringing with him a set of wounds that would seemingly not heal. The arcade game Haunted Castle portrays Simon as being a newlywed man who has his wife, Serena, taken away by Dracula, forcing him to venture onward. Vampire Killer for the MSX2 is a non-linear title that has him traveling around the castle utilizing many weapons. Super Castlevania IV for the SNES introduces a powerful omnidirectional whip capable of striking in eight directions, which would be retained in future Castlevania games. Castlevania Chronicles, initially made for the Sharp X68000 and adapted to the PlayStation, is a more standard retelling of the original game, redesigning many of the original stages and enemies. His appearance has varied notably, often alternating between a more rugged blonde-haired warrior in brown armor that resembles Conan the Barbarian and a more effeminate red-haired design with darker clothing.

How to Unlock

Use Simon's Super Smash Bros. amiibo or scan Simon's AR Icon from the M.U.G.E.N Trilogy website.

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