The months surrounding a Super Smash Bros. release are historically loud — fighting game players, Nintendo fans, and even followers of individual characters roar together in a chorus of anticipation. Yesterday, the fanfare surrounding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate grew a little bit louder, as new footage popped up on Nintendo’s social media.
First up, a tense 1v1 between King K. Rool and the (now returning) Snake:
Secondly, a hectic 2v2 between the protagonists of Fire Emblem: Awakening and the villains of Metroid:
Despite featuring item spawns for dramatic flair, these videos showcase how exciting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be in a competitive setting. Harboring both energy and polish, as well as a ludicrous number of characters, Smash’s future has never looked brighter.