As with other popular games of the past, such as Pokémon X and Y, physical copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may have already made their way into the wild. With the game being prepared for distribution, it is a fact that the physical game will be passed between companies, warehouses and people in the coming weeks.
Twitter user @ferdkssb48 has posted a compilation of what are claimed to be photos of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gameplay, as well as the physical game case and cartridge. However, as the YouTube app was recently released on the Nintendo Switch, without unique video proof, the gameplay photos could be video-related trickery.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate News on Twitter reached out to one of the original photo uploaders who claimed to have a legitimate physical version of the game. While they conclude it as legitimate, Smash Bros. subreddit moderator 8Stuart98 said, "I'm really not so sure about the second one. It was posted here and we sent the poster a request for a very specific screenshot that they never responded to." As Super Smash Bros. is seeing more and more clever hoaxes, without broad, unique video evidence to support these claims, nothing can be verified completely.
Regardless, with the game closing in on release, be careful of potential spoilers that may pop up within the coming weeks. As always, when the game launches, we here at Nintendo Life will continue our coverage of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Wow no way!! That’s crazy
I don't see why anyone would have any physical copies of the game already.
Why would Sakurai put so much work into this game, only to have it given to players early who are likely going to spoil it? I know this franchise has a long tradition of spoilers, but even this sounds far fetched.
When is release date?
People do anything for internet fame it seems.
@sandman89 December 7th.
I don't believe in anything until proven. This hasn't been yet
Here comes the next week's worth of material for LaxChris' "countdown videos".
@LoriLoud physical copies have been sent out to certain media sites for review purposes. Others got a code only. Not only does physical exist right now, but copies of it are able to get lost in the wild right now.
I think Nintendo has properly spoiled Smash more then enough already!
I have it, and Waluigi is the REAL final boss of World of Light... Then becomes playable after beating him! Defeating him without taking damage triggers a secret fight against Goku, to unlock him!
You heard it here furst!
Very possible, however persionally I doubt it.
I don't see what's left to spoil? We know all characters, stages and modes. Maybe some bits from World of Light and Spirits, but thats all. I don't really see the problem.
This is why Nintendo basically spoils everything before their big games release now. Chances are slim that you’ll discover things on your own before someone online spoils it for you.
Aaaand the tweet's deleted. I wonder why?
I expected Waluigi on the roster.
Anyways, kinda sucky that Toad is not playable:( Why Piranha Plant over Toad? Hes a good boy!
How does one spoil a fighting game when every fighter is already revealed?
@ValhallaOutcast There's ways. It varies from person to person, but there's people who want to be surprised with the smaller things too, such as the specifics on World of Light, what pieces of music there is, what every character's Classic Mode journey will be like, which Spirits are in the game, stuff like that. Whether you agree with it or not, for some people all this stuff could fall under spoiler category since they could want to find all this stuff out on their own rather than have it spoiled to them.
Over 2 weeks before release isn't too likely imo but maybe it is possible.
Gaming sites get their copies early so reviews are possible by release. Other than that it’s all BS. Friday the 7th needs to hurry up lol.
Believe it when I see it.
14 more bed times!!
I usually hear people getting a game early just a few days before release date, but a little over 2 weeks? I guess it ain’t impossible.
Everyone is here and everyone knows
Guys, it's 2018. They don't send physical copies anymore to media outlets. They send codes.
@LoriLoud Despite the perfect world we all hope to live in. Once the game is complete and being manufactured it’s got to be passed from company to company to get those scaled out to where they need to be. Sakurai and the development team have absolutely no control over that.
How could this game be spoiled after we had like 20 Nintendo Directs about it?
I’m fairly certain that major retailers have physical stock. Nintendo is pretty good at advanced stocking their big releases. They are also good at putting they smack down on street date breaks. They loathe that. Fines will be inbound.
@EvilRegal how about that plot twist that Shrek was the real villain all along? Zero Suit Shrek is definitely the best surprise character, surprised they managed to keep it a secret so long!
"People Claim To Already Have Copies Of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate"
They also claim they got it from their dad who works at Nintendo, and if you don't believe them, you're a stupid poopy head.
@RadoGoji no dads work at Nintendo silly, they only hire uncles!
Nope, wrong! Dads or uncle's don't work at Nintendo.... It's your cousin's uncle's second niece twice removed!
“ Sakurai wouldn't let it happen“
Lmao! Yes he is God of all and all seeing.
2 weeks from release it’s plausible people have copies 100%. Doesn’t mean these people are telling the truth but Sakurai isn’t stood in a warehouse of 10,000,000 copies making sure no copies are “leaked”
People really do believe he is a god.
I believe it I live in the Bronx and stores here always release games like a week and a half early same happin with dbfz and marvel vs Capcom street fighter 4 and 5 and so why not super smash Bros ultimate? Tobad I always buy digital or I would probably snag me a early copy too..
@LoriLoud Remember back when Splatoon 2 was close to launch and someone hijacked a truck hauling the games to a distributor? This is a similar situation where someone working along the chain of delivering the games to distributors could have taken one of the physical versions of the games before they even get to stores to be ready for launch day.
Some stores get games many days in advance, believe it or not. I was able to get Pokémon Black Version 15 full days before launch day back in 2011; they had it at HEB in the electronics section and I couldn't believe my eyes, I asked for a copy and they handed it to me in the most casual fashion. What a great day that was.
If some people have actually managed to get their hands on SSBU copies all I can say is good for them, just don't spoil it for the rest of us.
Thanks to people make fake copies the switch will have another update.I'm glad I buy my games the right way
Beside Nintendo employees don't get early copies lol
It's real. Some countries have less than ideal shipping services, so Nintendo distributed them to those places early. Expect a flood of videos and spoilers imminently.
@Greator Will this prove it enough?
IIRC, something like this happened with Halo 4. It seems that one of Microsoft's factories here in Puerto Rico had shady people within the building distributing copies way before launch. I recall the news, because the FBI was involved in the arrest of the suspects.
Whoever connects online with Smash in play would probably end up with a bricked Switch. Of course, people aren't that stupid.
@EvilRegal What about Shrek?
Edit: Oh... Someone made that joke already...
i hope not cause no one wants to be spoiled this early.
I've already seen the game as well as Switch + Smash bundles in a local electronics store. I wonder if I would have been able to buy it if I had the money. But I can see how people could get their hands on the game.
And i am already playing the one that comes after this one. But honestly, it’s a bit boring all alone.
Claiming is news?
I have the next five Nintendo systems because in 10 years I create a time traveling Pogo Stick.
@Stocksy At least they're more grateful than you.
Nintendo at the game awards. Because smash got leaked its is out now, I suppose people can dream right?.
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