Following various rumours in the Super Smash Bros. community, the draconian Metroid villain Ridley was officially confirmed during the Nintendo E3 Direct. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai revealed more details about Ridley – whose biggest appearances are in Metroid Prime and Super Metroid – during the Nintendo Treehouse stream in a Ridley versus Mario match.
In true villainous fashion, Ridley uses his raw power to beat his enemies into the ground, or uses his tail in a beautifully purple sweeping attack. Requested time and time again by Smash fans, Ridley’s attacks can cause massive amounts of damage depending on the angle you hit your enemy. He’s also able to breathe fire, of course, with his Final Smash allowing him to blast a fellow character into space, pin them against Samus’ ship and obliterate them with a fiery explosive attack.
Sakurai later added that as the game is still in development, Ridley’s sweet spot, amongst other playable characters, may be subject to change.
Source: Nintendo Treehouse