Nintendo launched a new trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and, while it's got plenty of action and fun, the internet has improved the ad tremendously by plugging in a soundtrack.
The above trailer is the official Nintendo offering. It begins with Joe Average Gamer looking at a massive mural of the cast of Smash Bros., which comes to life in painterly animations featuring folks like Mario, Kirby, Samus, Princess Zelda and more doing battle. Again, there's nothing wrong with the trailer, it's just missing a little extra pizazz. So, of course, the internet came to the rescue.
While the original trailer features battle cries, sound effects from various Nintendo games and the like, it turns out the action gets cranked all the way up to 11 if you drop in an appropriate song. This first example comes from Twitter user Brad Ward, who decided to match the action with a tune pulled straight from Kingdom Hearts III. The somber yet hopeful song fits the scene of Nintendo characters fighting rather nicely, especially now that we know the Smash Bros. campaign will begin with every character except for Kirby being wiped out of existence.
And then we have some custom creations done by Bob Chipman, who decided to be an overachiever and make a whole bunch of new trailers for Smash. First up is the super appropriate "Little Fighter," by White Lion. And then, of course, a little something-something from Aerosmith.
And then there's this one over on Zion Kraze's YouTube page, which combines the trailer with the orchestral rock version of "Rain Maker." This one, in particular, works so well that we wouldn't fault anyone for thinking this song actually belongs with the trailer.
Now, I know what you're thinking: What would the trailer look like if it was matched to the soundtrack from The Matrix Reloaded? Thankfully, Imanol Barriuso has got you covered.
There are quite a few more of these out there on the internet, which is pretty impressive considering the fact that the original trailer didn't go live all that long ago. There were a few I saw last night that were fantastic but, regrettably, I can't seem to track them down now. So if you've stumbled upon a classic, be sure to share it in the comments below so we can all applaud or groan at the most recent creations.
As for the actual game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to launch on Dec. 7, so we're only a few weeks out from actually being able to play the game. The roster is finalized at this point, though Nintendo has announced that five DLC fighters are planned to roll out over the next year or so. Also, if you haven't had a chance to see the game in action yet, maybe you can drop by one of Nintendo's ongoing holiday events.