The first Super Smash Bros. game was released in 1999 and was, well, a bit of a smash. However, what remains to be seen is whether this is a brand new entry in the series or a port of the version that was on 3DS and Switch.
While a graphical facelift on top of the same game-or even some additional costumes-also doesn't almost necessitate a whole new game, that was enough to set the internet's hivemind on fire like so many giant, burning Smash symbols. The second is a little easier to miss - when the camera shows a quick flash of Link, it's very clearly the Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild we're looking at, not the green-tunic-wearing Link we're used to seeing in Super Smash Bros.
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In the game, players draw brushstrokes on screen with the Celestial Brush to battle opponents or solve puzzles.
So... the most important question facing video games today: what new characters should be added to the new Smash Bros.? In the final moments, it was revealed that the game would be out later this year. You can also earn points for purchasing physical Switch games, although the amount you receive will be considerably less than for digital purchases.
It's not exactly a deal-breaker as we're sure that eventually there will be guides on how to navigate the game, but it's something to think about if you chose to go ahead and get it.
Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U had 58 playable characters (including those featured in DLCs) and 55 stages.
▲ These are not confirmed and not all silhouettes can be made out, but here are our guesses as to who each character is!