Since E3, Nintendo fans have been hard at work combing through trailers and gameplay, speculating and theorizing about the new Super Smash Bros game that was just announced. Though there were suspicions that it might just be a port, Nintendo has been adamant that Super Smash Bros Ultimate is in fact a brand new game.
New and tweaked mechanics have been introduced, as have new characters like Ridley and the Inklings. But Nintendo is still packing some surprises. They’re gonna need to do more to really capture that sense of awe and surprise that they’re famous for. For Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS, that surprise was Megaman, Cloud, and Bayonetta. What can they possibly do now to top that?
The answer is simple.
Rick and Morty are portal gunning their way into Super Smash Bros. The Adult Swim duo have torn up plenty of sci-fi landscapes, but they’ll be getting a chance to shine in Nintendo’s epic fighting game like never before. Similar to the “Pokemon Trainer” fighter, Rick and Morty will act as a pair, with Rick giving orders to his Morty. Morty will be who the player actually controls, though Rick will step into the game when the player unleashes his epic Final Smash where he transforms into Pickle Rick. Morty will wield an assortment of high-tech gadgets and summon all sorts of bizarre creatures with his portal gun to devastate his opponents.
“You know, I really enjoy Rick & Morty. I know some of the players may feel he doesn’t belong in Smash. But to be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Rick’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick’s existential catchphrase “Wubba Lubba Dub Dub,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂 And yes, by the way, i DO have a Rick & Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎” Sakurai told us, in an exlusive interview.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is currently dated for December 7th, 2018. There’s no word yet on if Sakurai is an atheist or not, but it has been confirmed that he does indeed vape. Rick and Morty Amiibos will be open for pre-order at an unspecified date.