Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Release Date, US Pre-Order Guide For Switch

You don’t have to be a fan of any one gaming property to be looking forward to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a big, meaty brawler that’s coming to Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018. This game boasts a massive roster comprised of every character seen in the series to date–including Snake and Cloud, plus a whole lot more.

Metroid’s Ridley is also being introduced as a new character alongside Castlevania’s Simon Belmont and Animal Crossing’s Isabelle–among many others. Another change of note is support for all Smash Bros. Amiibo figures and the ability to select a stage before choosing characters.

If you’re one of the many people looking to pre-order Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered all the information you need about the pre-order bonuses, special editions, and pricing below.

Early Bonus

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If you buy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the Nintendo Eshop or register your physical copy before January 31, 2019, you’ll get Piranha Plant as a playable character for free. Piranha Plant will be added to the game in February, and will later be available to purchase as DLC along with a new stage and music tracks. Additionally, some retailers are offering discounts for pre-ordering the game, which you can find below.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition

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Nintendo has announced it will release a special edition of the game in the U.S. This version comes in a black steelbook case and is accompanied by a special Smash Bros.-themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. If you just want the Pro Controller, you can buy it here for $75.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Standard Edition

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Here’s where you can pre-order Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and how much it costs. Note that My Best Buy and Amazon Prime members currently get the best deal, with a $10 reward certificate offered at purchase. You can sign up for a free My Best Buy account here.

Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition

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If you want a Switch that’s decked out in Smash Bros. imagery, this is the item for you. It comes with a special edition Nintendo Switch console, as well as the game.

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