One Smash Bros. fan tweeted out a prediction in 2017 that just came true.
The August 8th Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcements have everyone excited. First, there were a ton of new character announcements, including several new Echo Fighters to further pad out the roster. There were also a bunch of new items introduced that will be sure to create even more mayhem in every match.
Also, Luigi died. We’re certainly excited about that here at TheGamer’s head office. Never liked that scraggly plumber.
All of it is great news. But there’s some even greater news that might have flown by everyone’s radar:
Somebody predicted all of this, and the proof is on their Twitter profile.
Let’s back up a bit. First, Chrom was announced as a new fighter in Smash Bros. Ultimate, surprising everyone with the sheer volume of Fire Emblem characters that are going to be stuffed into this game. He’s an Echo Fighter of Roy, meaning he’ll have basically the same moves, but will have a slightly different idle animation, taunts, and Final Smash attacks.
Also announced was a brand new weapon: the Banana Gun. The Donkey Kong-inspired item looks just like a regular banana but fires a super powerful bullet. And if whomever you just shot manages to survive, you can then throw the remaining peel at them as a final insult.
That’s all well and good. Now take a look at Twitter user @theprinceofiris’s tweet from December 30th, 2017 (note: slight profanity found, viewer discretion is advised).
chrom: (holds a banana like a gun) haha banana gun (a bullet fires out of it) what the fuck— Øscar @ 第14弾 9/27発売 (@theprinceofiris) December 30, 2017
Keep in mind, this was way before Ultimate was even announced. It’s spooky just how accurate this tweet is.
We have the find Smash fans at the Smash Bros. subreddit to thank for pointing this out, as well as a delightful rendition of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”.
Also announced to join the roster of Smash fighters is Chrom’s daughter, Lucina, adding yet another Fire Emblem fighter to the mix. She’ll be an Echo Fighter of Marth rather than Roy.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate thus far sounds like it’s certainly going to live up to its name. The roster of fighters will include all previous characters ever featured in a Smash game, plus a bunch of new ones, for a roster better suited to a MOBA than a fighter. That’s 71 characters for those keeping track.
Mark your calendar for December 7th, 2018. That’s when Super Smash Bros. Ultimate comes out for Switch.