Revealed at E3 2018, the release date of the Nintendo Switch fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is December 7th. Thanks to a listing on the Nintendo Japan eShop, we now know how much space you would need for the game. Nintendo claims that you will need at least 16 GB of free space for the game. That would make Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo’s largest proprietary game in terms of file size at launch and could be the second release after Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2 on a 32GB Nintendo Switch cartridge as a 16GB cartridge is not necessarily contain exactly 16 GB of data.
Previously, it had been suggested that despite the inclusion of all characters from Super Smash Bros. history, including those offered via downloadable content (DLC) in the past, alongside a few new ones, all of them previous steps would not appear in the game.
A recent press demo, covered by the Japanese video game magazine Famitsu and translated by gaming site Source Gaming, revealed that all stages of Super Smash Bros. will not reach Ultimate, unlike the characters. “Not all of the past stages will be in the game but a lot of them will,” tweeted on Tuesday.
In a follow-up Tweeter, Source Gaming pointed out that “the questions and answers were probably edited by Famitsu for brevity and translated from English to Japanese, which introduces a risk of misunderstanding.” This means it’s best to take this with a slight pinch of salt until we get a good feel for the game.
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