Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Getting a Special Edition Steelbook and Pro Controller

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Aug 27, 2018
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How do you plan to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Are you going to rig up some Gamecube controllers? Or just play with the standard Joy-Con Grip? Well, if you really want to play in style, you might want to consider the newly-revealed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition  Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (phew, that’s a mouthful). Check this sexy beast out.

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Nintendo hasn’t revealed any specifics about the Smash Bros. Pro Controller, but, as you can see, it features a slick, white-and-translucent-gray color scheme and the iconic Smash logo. The new Pro Controller will be available on its own, or as part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition, which also includes a steelbook case for the game. Get a look at that, below.

I got a chance to go hands-on with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3 2018, and the game seemed to be shaping up well

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“In terms of mechanics and gameplay, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, unsurprisingly, feels a lot like the Wii U game. That said, I did detect a few tweaks. Some aspects of the game, particularly dashing, felt faster. A bit more twitchy. You especially feel it when using a slower character like Ganondorf. The game has also added a new twist to the Smash Ball mechanic – now, two float onto screen at once, one of which is fake (I almost always went after the wrong one). I’m by no means a high-level Smash player, so if even I noticed Ultimate feels a bit different, I’m sure the hardcores will have plenty to chew over. Overall, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate seems like it will be a solid greatest hits collection. Sure, I might’ve preferred something a bit more experimental, but Ultimate ought to be satisfying comfort food.”

The Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition bundle is available to pre-order for $140. No word yet on how much the Pro Controller will cost on its own, but the standard model costs $70, so expect the Special Edition to set you back about the same.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings the rumble to Nintendo Switch on December 7.

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