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Smash Bros. players are often as particular about the controllers they use as they are which characters they pick to go into battle.

With the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch, there are more ways to control the game than ever. What’s your Smash Ultimate controller setup? Fine, we’ll share ours first.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate officially landed on the Nintendo Switch last Friday, giving folks just enough time to hold inaugural tournaments for the new game over this past weekend. Local event series Smash @ Xanadu hosted the first of many Ultimate competitions on Saturday, bringing in players from surrounding states to test their burgeoning skills.

While it may be too early to start figuring out character rankings, the fact that Star Fox protagonist Fox McCloud won the whole thing has distressing parallels with the undying Super Smash Bros. Melee.


Starting with Super Smash Brothers: Brawl, if characters fell into bodies of water on certain stages, they had a few seconds to swim out before drowning. Being in the water doesn’t hurt, although if characters complete their drowning animation, they plummet to the bottom and die.

In Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, that’s all still the case, except now, there are four characters who accrue damage just from being in the water, even if they get out before drowning: Charizard, Incineroar, Inkling, and Sonic.


Dropping after the Game Awards last Friday, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate quickly turned it up to become the fastest-selling Smash Bros. game ever. If you're one of those who have picked it up and sunk your teeth into some Nintendo-flavoured brawling, it's time to come tell us what you think.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has it all, and whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie coming in blind, "it all" is a lot. Every fighter from every prior Smash game is available, plus over 100 stages, a lot of wily items, a slew of quality-of-life updates and a somewhat perplexing collectables system called "Spirits." Here's how to get the most out of Smash Ultimate, which is, in my opinion, the best Smash game yet.


I used mathematics to determine which characters took the longest between their video game debut and their arrival as a playable Smash character. (I included Echo Fighters.) Then I made a video in which I used all the data I collected to make various predictions. For example, I pinpoint a realistic estimate of when Waluigi will arrive in Smash.


It's the week most of you have been waiting for. It's Smash time. But for those that don't own a Switch, or don't care about Smash at all, there are some interesting titles you'll want to keep an eye on.


With Smash Bros. Ultimate right on the horizon, I am experiencing my usual case of wondering if it’s way too late for me to get on that ship.

I sat down with Kotaku’s Maddy Myers to figure out if now is the time for me to start playing Smash or if I should just be OK with being the little sibling who gets an unplugged controller so I can feel like I’m “participating.”