Gaming

Behold The ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Trailer, As It Is Now A Glorious Meme

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Over the weekend, Nintendo dropped a new trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a video game in which everybody’s favourite moustachioed plumber can beat the everliving daylights out of a small dog in a dress. Fans are now setting it to music.

Due for release on December 7, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the latest game in the popular Super Smash Bros. fighting game series. The trailer depicts grandiose clashes between some of the characters that make up the game’s roster, from Legend of Zelda‘s Link to Pokemon‘s Red. Sadly, Waluigi is not among them, an injustice that will not soon be forgotten. But even devoid of the lanky purple-clad icon, the game looks to be bright and full of energy.

Though punctuated with sound effects, the trailer does not include any music – an unconventional choice in a video that is also largely devoid of dialogue. This has provided a beautifully exploitable template upon which the denizens of the internet are overlaying whatever tune strikes their fancy. This has ranged between everything from the Avengers: Infinity War theme to Celine Dion.

That ‘Immigrant Song’ edit is great, but my personal favourite is the addition of ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen. When paired with the ’70s hit the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer comes out looking as though it was cut together to the song.

From Pikachu, Samus and Marth seeming to float as Freddie Mercury sings about defying gravity, to Isabelle cheerfully turning to face the camera at the mention of Lady Godiva, almost every beat lines up perfectly.

It really makes me feel fired up to go out there and punch a gorilla in the face.