Super Smash Bros Ultimate is one of the most anticipated video game titles left on the 2018 release schedule. There are a lot of reasons for that: Smash Bros games have not missed since they first came out in 1999. Each significant Nintendo console release has had a Smash Bros to call its own, and as the games character roster gets bigger and more and more people flock to the franchise, every new title feels like a bigger party.
One reason this game in particular feels so big is that, well, a lot of people have played Smash Bros competitively, and this version seems like it will be great for parties. Which is why a lot of people have already given retailers their money for the game when it officially will be released on December 7.
According to Variety, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has already broken Nintendo records as the most preordered game in the company’s history. Nintendo announced on Friday that not only is the Nintendo Switch title the best-selling game for the console, it’s the best-selling Smash Bros game in the franchise’s history, and all that’s before it even gets into gamers’ hands.
The article gives you a nice preview of just how massive the game is and also points out something that has made hardcore gamers particularly happy.
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” arrives on Dec. 7 on the Switch and will include 76 characters and 103 stages. The game will also support a FIghter’s Pass that includes extra stages, music, and characters. The game will also support GameCube controllers, with the use of a GameCube controller adapter.
The GameCube controller is largely thought to be the best Smash Bros controller, so allowing it to be used for the new title is a big deal. It might not be the go-to for your game night with friends, but those who are extremely into the series are itching to get their hands on a GameCube controller with the new characters and move sets.