Copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are out there in the wild, which has led to numerous leaks being posted online and people streaming the game on platforms like Twitch.
Nintendo hasn't taken this leak lightly, as the most prominent channels that have been uploading content from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been hit with content strikes by the big N.
The YouTuber named Crunchii has been uploading new remixes from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to his channel over the past few days, which has drawn the ire of Nintendo. Crunchii's channel has been hit with copyright strikes from Nintendo of America, which has caused him to be locked out of his account and will result in its termination over the next few weeks.
There is also a YouTuber named Dystifyzer, who also posted songs from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's soundtrack. He too has been hit with numerous copyright strikes from Nintendo and is expecting his YouTube channel to be gone by next week.
I have also been copyright striked and the Dystifyzer YouTube channel will be deleted in 7 days. I knew the risks when uploading a soundtrack 2 weeks early, but I didn't want to be left behind other uploaders. Tough luck.— Dystifyzer (@Dystifyzer) November 25, 2018
We had recently reported that the cutscenes from the World of Light mode from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had been posted online by a YouTuber named RIN GAMES. These videos are now gone due to copyright claims from Nintendo and the account that posted them seems to have been terminated.
Those who have leaked elements from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate don't seem to be surprised by this level of reaction from Nintendo, as they are notoriously heavy-handed when it comes to copyright claiming their videos. This is especially true for video content of games that haven't been officially released yet.
The sad thing is that the leaked content from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate hasn't been all that exciting – it's mostly new music tracks and some new facets of the World of Light mode. There haven't been any secret unannounced characters hiding in the code of the game that Sakurai was hoping to spring on the fans.
The reason why the World of Light mode doesn't have as many cutscenes as the Subspace Emissary mode is due to how disappointed Sakurai was when all of the lovingly crafted FMV sequences were quickly uploaded to the Internet. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leak proves that he was right to reveal everything beforehand, as any secrets would have been spoiled just two weeks before the game was released.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available for the Nintendo Switch on December 7th, 2019.