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[[caption-width-right:350: [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros The]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog internet]] [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny exploded]] ''[[CueTheFlyingPigs TWICE]]'' the day this was announced. [[UpToEleven And if you thought that wasn't enough]], you should check the page for ''Super Smash Bros. 4''.]]

--> ''"What Mr. Sakurai suggested then was a specific idea to make Smash Brothers '''for both Nintendo 3DS and WiiU.'''"''
--> '''Satoru Iwata''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi4Gro4dZZU E3 2011 announcement]]

Let's face it, there's a reason this series is so popular: ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''[='s=] nature as a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover featuring many different Nintendo characters is just about every fan's wet dream. Then, sometimes, [[SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced the hype goes through the roof even more.]]
* AndTheFandomRejoiced/SuperSmashBros4


[[folder:''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'']]
* Any new character that was confirmed to be playable, especially Snake and especially, ''especially,'' Sonic. R.O.B. and Toon Link were the only exceptions, as they were [[ReplacementScrappy Replacement Scrappies]] to many fans' dream additions. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap they didn't stay hated for long, though.]]
** A long time ago, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4XrmjZQRQs this trailer came out]], and people were enjoying it so far. They got happy to see Meta Knight, then all of a sudden-[[UnexpectedCharacter WHOA!]] [[http://www.ssbwiki.com/Pit_%28SSBB%29 Who's this dude?]]
* "Cool, new Smash Brothers game. Wait, what's this, a new Franchise/MetalGear? What, they're discussing the game? [[GuestFighter An invitation?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzQJpP8M7XA YEAH!]]"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PgxEQuFp2c And a few months later]], after enduring years of waiting and April Fools Jokes about his appearance in Melee, Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog joins the fray complete with [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Crush 40's Live and Learn]] blaring in the background, allowing players to pit Sega's iconic mascot against his long time rival. There's a reason why that screenshot from Brawl is on the main video game page.
* A more subdued moment happened when it was revealed that the character-specific battle introductions from the original Nintendo 64 ''Super Smash Bros.'' came back for ''Brawl''.
* ''Brawl's'' Stage Builder.
* Shortly before the game's release, the full soundtrack was leaked. The internet practically squealed like 5 year old girls upon learning about (and hearing) the remixes of King Dedede's theme, King K. Rool's theme, Pokemon Red's Route 1 song, and the final boss theme from Golden Sun, among other songs that can be seen in the Awesome Music page.

[[folder:''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'']]
[[caption-width-right:350:'''''The internet has finally nuked itself.''''']]
* Well, it looks like the Nintendo Direct is going to end. Wait, there's more? Hmmm... [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy]]? Fighting in the white space from the first game's trailer? But why would they por- hold on. What's with the lights dimming? What's shining on Inkling Girl? Hold on... '''[[WhamShot IS THAT THE SMASH LOGO IN HER EYE?!]]''' '''''INKLINGS ARE COMING TO SMASH???!!!''''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Oh.]] [[BigOMG My.]] [[HolyShitQuotient God.]]
** Also the Link seen in this trailer... He's [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]] Link, not [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]] Link!
** The reveal that [[UpTo11 it's stated to be released in 2018 doesn't hurt, either.]] To be specific: December 7th, 2018!
** And contrary to what he said during the development of the last game, Daddy Sakurai is indeed returning!
** Also worth noting is that the teaser alone implied the return of 17 characters right off the bat, with fans identifying Mario, Link, Ness, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Captain Falcon, Kirby, Peach, Samus, Bowser, Sheik, Wario, Pit, Marth, Pikachu, and Fox from the silhouettes shown at the end, along with the likely implication that Zero Suit Samus will also be returning. And that's ''before'' there's even a proper reveal trailer!
* It gets better. Who else is in the game? '''AllOfThem.''' That's right; [[HolyShitQuotient Every. Single. Smash. Character.]] ''[[HolyShitQuotient Ever]]'' [[HolyShitQuotient is in Smash 2018!]] This includes Snake, Pichu, Ice Climbers, Wolf, Young Link, and all the DLC fighters from Smash 4! ''[[Film/AvengersInfinityWar Infinity War]]'', get out of town and take ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternetWreckItRalph2'' with you. ''This'' is the most ambitious crossover in history!
** Lucina, Dark Pit, and other new clone characters are being treated as Echo Fighters, so it's easier to distinguish which ones are clones. On ''that'' note, ''Daisy'' is premiering as an Echo Fighter of Peach. No more just being a palette swap for her!
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse Leaf]], the female Pokémon Trainer from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]],'' is an alternate costume! Nintendo ''hasn't'' forgotten about her after all!
** Ladies and Gentlemen, the memes are over. '''Ridley''' is a fighter in Smash Ultimate. "[[AscendedMeme Hits the Big Time]]" ''indeed''.
*** In retrospect, some people have wanted Ridley to be playable even back in the ''64'' days. Fans have been clamoring for years on end, hoping and praying for his inclusion, until he became a colossal BaseBreakingCharacter. And now, nearly 20 years have passed, and Sakurai has finally found a way to make Ridley work in Smash. '''''And now, he's finally playable.''''' Both the ''Smash Bros.'' and ''Metroid'' fanbases ''exploded.''
* We have a name that's appropriate for all this epicness: ''Super Smash Brothers Ultimate''.
* Final Smashes are now lightning fast, and several are improved-- for example, Pac-Man's can loop around the playing field, and even move diagonally.
** After King Dedede's not so impressive Final Smash in the 3DS and Wii U version, his Final Smash has been updated to be [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Masked King Dedede!]] That's right, he throws his opponents in his ring and shoots a barrage of jet missiles from his hammer before slamming straight into them.
** Certain Final Smashes have been updated to include some surprise cameos:
*** [[VideoGame/EarthBound Paula and Poo]]/[[VideoGame/Mother3 Kumatora and Boney]] appear and lend their energy to Ness/Lucas for PK Starstorm.
*** The 5 different incarnations of Mega Man are now accompanied by Proto Man and Bass for an even greater laser barrage.
*** For his Chain Attack, Shulk is not only assisted by Dunban and Riki, but by Fiora as well (in her [[RobotGirl Mechon form]], no less).
* Among the many Assist Trophies:
** [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} Rodin]], who's ready to [[JustForPun raise some hell]] alongside Bayonetta's return.
** VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}!
** Sukapon, finally giving ''VideoGame/JoyMechFight'' some representation in Nintendo's far more successful fighting game franchise.
** [[EnsembleDarkhorse Callie and Marie]], [[VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} AKA The Squid Sisters]]!
** [[VideoGame/StarFox Krystal]] finally shows up in the Smash Bros. franchise, with her sporting her NubileSavage attire from ''VideoGame/StarfoxAdventures''.
** Knock knock, it's [[VideoGame/SonictheHedgehog Knuckles!]]
** At least [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Waluigi]] is still an assist and not forgotten!
* The initial reveals shown at E3 and the initial launch of the website show content from '''83 different stages'''.[[note]]For frame of reference, 80 stages are returning from earlier games; prior to ''Ultimate'', there were 115 unique stages across the entire series, provided that you don't count the various iterations of Battlefield and Final Destination as their own stages. So that means that roughly '''70%''' of stages from previous games will return, not counting any future confirmations of returning stages![[/note]] While the vast majority of them are ported from earlier games, the returning stages are all completely remastered in HD.
** Stages that were exclusive to the 3DS iteration of the game -- such as Spirit Train -- are playable in ''Ultimate''. Furthermore, Wily's Castle features the traps from '''both''' versions of the game.
** All stages now have Omega and Battlefield modes, which mimics the size and layouts of the Final Destination and Battlefield stages respectively. It was also later shown that the player would be given the option to turn the stage hazards off, even the stages' regular layouts, so players who want more variety without the hazards don't need to only choose the Omega and Battlefield versions.
** The list of returning stages is ''wild'', with favorites such as [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee Princess Peach's Castle]] and [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Spear Pillar]] making a return, despite their exclusion from previous Smash games. But easily the stage nearly, if not everyone, is excited for is [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Saffron City]] from the very first game, a stage that hasn't been seen since ''1999''.
** Both Shadow Moses Island and Palutena's Temple are returning, building hope that the entire roster will get stage taunts at last.
* Gamecube Controllers and all amiibos are compatible! In fact, ''all'' amiibo of Smash characters, even if they're from a different series, are compatible (though this was the case in the previous games as well).
* Ganondorf isn't a Captain Falcon clone anymore! That sword he keeps pulling out but never uses? Anyone foolish enough to get within range of him gets to taste that cold steel as part of his new Smash attacks. On top of that, he returns with his iconic slim build from ''Ocarina of Time'' alongside the equally iconic Demon King Ganon from the same game as his Final Smash.
* The [[ScrappyMechanic much maligned]] stamina mechanic for Pokémon Trainer HAS BEEN REMOVED! Meaning you will no longer be forced to switch out and can just play who you want as much as you want. Also, switching Mons is much faster, opening up a huge realm of possibilities for combos.
* Pokemon sent out from Pokeballs are now labeled with the person that threw it.
* Not only is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Snake]] back, [[TheOriginalDarrin but so is]] Creator/DavidHayter.
* Marth is being voiced [[Creator/YuriLowenthal in English!]]
* In addition, Creator/XanderMobus [[https://twitter.com/XanderMobusVO/status/1006652458104307714 announced his return to Smash Brothers Ultimate as the Narrator!]] This makes him the very first Narrator in Smash Brothers HISTORY to actually return to his role, breaking the series tradition of replacing the Narrator every game!
* Directional dodging returns though with a laggy price....but you know what this means.....WAVELANDING FROM ''MELEE'' IS BACK!