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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaks Two Weeks Before Launch

Lots of details about the Nintendo Switch fighting game has emerged online ahead of launch.


Nintendo's new Switch exclusive, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, has leaked with more than a week to go before its official release date on December 7. The game is apparently being sold early at some Mexican retailers, according to Ars Technica.

What's more, pirated versions of the mascot fighting game have reportedly emerged online, and video streams of people playing the game have populated on video streaming sites around the internet. Nintendo has apparently issued copyright notices against some of these videos, but it's hard to completely erase anything from the internet. With some of the game's code in the wild, data-miners have pored over it to find certain elements Nintendo has yet to discuss.

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All of this is to say that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has leaked to some corners of the internet, so it's a good idea to be vigilant if you're hoping to go in with fresh eyes.

Following Smash Bros. Ultimate's release on December 7 will be five more fighters coming as DLC, along with the free Piranha Plant DLC for early purchasers. Each pack will cost $6 and come with one new fighter, one new stage, and a variety of music tracks. They will be available as a bundle for $25, which will also net you an outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2

In other Smash news, Nintendo has acknowledged that people want to see Waluigi in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but whether or not it happens remains to be seen. We can hope. For now, you can check out GameSpot's pre-order guide to get all the details on how to buy the game.

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