Nintendo Announces New Amiibo, Limited Edition Smash Bros Ultimate

Published: August 8, 2018 2:20 PM /


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Nintendo has announced five new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo, as well as a special Limited Edition package containing a GameCube controller and adapter.

This news follows today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct, during which five new characters were announced for the upcoming crossover fighter. As such, amiibo of Simon and Richter Belmont, King K. Rool, Chrom and Dark Samus will be made available "in the future", according to Nintendo.

There's still no word on exactly when these amiibo will be released, but it's a safe bet not to expect them until around the game's launch or later. Speaking of which, Nintendo also announced a special Limited Edition version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which will be released alongside the regular edition on December 7th.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition will contain a physical copy of the game, a Super Smash Bros. GameCube controller, and an adapter so you can use the controller (plus any other GameCube controllers you might have) with the Switch. There's no word yet on pricing for the Limited Edition version, so expect more information in the coming weeks and months. The GameCube controller that comes with the game is the same one that's currently on sale, so it's not specially made for the Limited Edition. Still, it looks pretty cool, so having one can't hurt (unless it's your wallet).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the latest in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series of crossover fighting games. The game will be released for Nintendo Switch on December 7th. Today's Nintendo Direct presentation confirmed the appearance of Simon and Richter Belmont from Castlevania, as well as King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country franchise, and two new "echo fighters" in the form of Fire Emblem's Chrom and Metroid Prime's Dark Samus.

Will you be dropping some cash on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Limited Edition? How about the new amiibo? Let us know in the comments below!

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