Nintendo ran its final Direct presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate today, revealing the remaining two fighters to round out the total 74. Unfortunately for Waluigi, he’s still not invited, and the internet is furious about it.
The first new character is Street Fighter classic, Ken, dishing out shiners all over the damn shop. Joining him is something called Incineroar, which is apparently a Pokémon, but I refuse to acknowledge any Pokémans after the OG 151. Fight me.
Nintendo also revealed the title’s Adventure Mode, along with the DLC you can expect moving forward. There’s also a new mechanic called Spirits, which are like little helper dudes who can assist you in battle by powering you up. They consist of a whole cast of new characters from just about every series you can think of and can be applied to your fighter in primary and secondary forms. It’s a pretty complicated system, so you can get more details in the video below.
There’s also a mention of new fighters available as part of the DLC, so maybe Waluigi could slide on in that way? We’ll have to wait and see, but for the meantime, the online world is venting its frustration and, uh, sadness, for a lack of Waluigi, but the addition of a literal plant, which is like the ultimate slight to his fans.
Waluigi advocates sent this image to Sakurai every single day yelling "PUT HIM IN SMASH" and Sakurai was finally like "OKAY FINE GEEZ" but pic.twitter.com/P27k4K37mj
— JezMM (@JezMM) November 1, 2018
they really just put in waluigi's pet before waluigi himself pic.twitter.com/xsi7RSZHpa
— Jackson Lancaster (@JPLanny) November 1, 2018
Nintendo: Waluigi isn't popular enough to get his own full Smash character
Also Nintendo: Pirranah Plant is a real full Smash character
— Quinn (@quinn_town) November 1, 2018
How a whole ass plant get in but not Waluigi ? Smhh lmao
— NRG | HookGangGod @ Tokyo ???????? (@HookGangGod) November 1, 2018
— Graveyard Smash Mouth (@PixelPitchfork) November 1, 2018
It's never Waluigi Time…ITS PIRANHA PLANT TIME pic.twitter.com/foZz3BS2qq
— Dr. komori Strange ???? (@Komoriarts) November 1, 2018
— AltChar (@altchargames) November 1, 2018
Waluigi raised his only son with much love and care,
the only thing he wanted is that his son would grow up into someone better than him,
and he did it alright. pic.twitter.com/7Sd0HEDERU
— Lenox (Commissions Open!!) (@Lenoxmst) November 1, 2018
piranha plant getting into smash brothers before waluigi is the most waluigi thing to ever happen
— wretchedland???? (@splendidland) November 1, 2018
characters you can play as in smash ultimate:
– a plant
– a dog
– a different dog
characters you cannot play as in smash ultimate:
— leon (@leyawn) November 1, 2018
Waluigi: “I’m-a gonna send this Piranha Plant to Sakurai as a present in hopes of him making-a me a Smash Fighter… It’s-a perfect plan! What could go wrong?” #SmashBrosUltimate #SmashBros #NintendoDirect #PiranhaPlant pic.twitter.com/tyALB6RwOP
— Andre Piranha Plant (@BlackNerd) November 1, 2018
Waluigi fans looking at this nintendo direct like pic.twitter.com/jLPdkIRkmY
— Nicholas Pellegrini (@Unholydaedalus) November 1, 2018
WALUIGI REALLY GOT SHAFTED FOR A PLANT pic.twitter.com/1BICbVstK1
— Jome ???????? (@JomeLaJome) November 1, 2018
I am sorry, waluigi, but Piranha Plant is supreme pic.twitter.com/k5Tn8hw3OR
— Piranha Plant for the win (@groenboys) November 1, 2018
— Dexter Valera (@DexterValera) November 1, 2018
Classic gear. Nintendo sure isn’t keen on old mate joining the party. That was the last Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before its release on the 7th of December, so we now know just about everything there is to know about it, save for whatever is included in the DLC.
Don’t lose hope, folks. I still have a good feeling about old mate appearing in the future.Image: Nintendo