Nintendo fans around the world are positively bursting with excitement about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at this point; the latest entry to the series will re-introduce every character that has ever graced the franchise's games and we only have a handful of months to wait until it releases. If you're hoping to buy the game digitally, though, you might want to check your current Switch storage space.

Details have emerged on the Japanese My Nintendo store, giving us some key information on what to expect when buying a copy of the game. The page states that "16 GB or more" free space will be required for download, and with the likelihood of future updates - and possibly DLC - this number will likely rise quite dramatically over time.

Of course, the Switch comes with 32 GB internal memory as standard - some of which is already used up for essential, undeletable things like the operating system - meaning that you'll be taking up over half of the console's space with a digital copy of the game. This isn't the first time this has happened on Switch, with games like NBA 2K18 taking up crazy amounts of space, but you'll need to make sure you have the capability to store the game on your system or compatible SD card if you're hoping to buy it this December. If you find yourself in this predicament, our super handy micro SD card guide might be of use to you.

For the sake of comparison, though, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U uses 15.7 GB, meaning that this new release is only slightly bigger in size. When thinking about the huge amount of content present in Ultimate, as well as the upgraded visual quality, it's clear that Nintendo is still very much on top of compressing its games to an incredible standard. 

Will you be downloading your copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Or were you looking to secure a physical edition anyway? Let us know with a comment below.