In the most recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct hosted by Nintendo, many exciting aspects of the upcoming game were revealed. These included new fighters (such as Donkey Kong’s King K. Rool and Castlevania’s Simon Belmont and Richter) , over 100 arenas, a soundtrack featuring over 900 songs, and a mysterious mode blurred out on the game’s menu.
The mystery mode sent the internet in a tizzy, with fans speculating what could possibly be behind the hidden menu title. The most common hope by players is that Smash Ultimate will return to having a story mode similar to what was seen in Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s “Subspace Emissary.”
Due to the frame by frame analysis of a Smash fan on Twitter, it appears that the secret mode might be named “Spirits.” According to the Twitter user, “l’attardé”, both the English and the Japanese versions spell out “Spirits.” While this still doesn’t tell us much, it is fuel to the fire of theorists who are curious about the hidden mode.
— l'attardé (@noctulescent) August 8, 2018
Fans who are hoping for another single-player story mode have made the connection between the title “Spirits” and the fact that Luigi’s soul was tragically sliced out of his body in the Castlevania character reveal trailer (don’t worry though, he’s fine). If “Spirits” is Ultimate’s “Subspace Emissary,” then the plot could center around (or feature) characters losing their souls or spirits, prompting their families and friends to rescue them from Dracula’s castle.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released December 7th, so it’s unlikely we will know the content of the mysterious mode until the game’s official reveal. Here’s hoping for a single-player story mode!
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