Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition Bundle, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Announced
The US is getting its own special edition bundle this December.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives for Nintendo Switch this December, and we learned earlier this month that Nintendo will release a limited edition bundle of the game in Europe. The company has now confirmed it will likewise offer a special edition of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the US, but this one will come with a different assortment of contents.
Nintendo has updated the official Smash Bros. website with the first images of the US Super Smash Bros. Ultimate special edition. Unlike the European equivalent, the US bundle comes with a copy of the game housed in a black steelbook case with a fiery Smash Bros. logo emblazoned on the center. Additionally, the bundle includes a Smash Bros.-themed Switch Pro Controller, which features white grips and a white Smash Bros. logo on the face. You can take a look at images of both below.
The US special edition will release on the same date as the standard version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: December 7. It retails for $140; as of this writing, it's only available to pre-order from Best Buy and GameStop. The Smash-themed Switch Pro Controller can be purchased separately for $75 and is likewise available to pre-order from Best Buy and GameStop.
Europe's special edition packs likewise launches on December 7. It retails for £90 and, along with a copy of the game, packs in a GameCube controller plus the adapter needed to use it on Switch in a big collector's box. Both the adapter and a new line of GameCube controllers will also be available for purchase separately later this year. Those who already own the adapter released alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be able to use that with Switch.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features the largest selection of playable characters and stages to date, with more than 70 fighters and 103 stages. Nintendo hosted a special Direct presentation dedicated to the game earlier in August, during which it revealed five more playable characters, including Simon and Richter Belmont from Castlevania and King K. Rool from Donkey Kong Country. You can read more about the game in our roundup of everything we know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate so far.
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