Now, it turns out that 'Don’t Stop Me Now' really is unstoppable too. It’s now crossed over into Super Smash Bros. territory.
How do you make an already super-hyped Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer even better? By replacing the soundtrack with a good dose of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now, apparently.
There are some things in this world that are just always appropriate. They go with absolutely everything. A little black dress, for instance, or the much-loved and much-memed Guile’s Theme. Not to mention that piece of music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is shoehorned into absolutely everything space-related ever.
For Nintendo Switch owners right about now, there are a fair few major titles just about to touch down. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee is mere days away (yep, Red, Blue, and Leaf have been confirmed to feature), by for many, it’s all about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The hype for the game has reached fever pitch, as its December 7th release date approaches. The excitement has been buoyed along by Nintendo itself, of course, who dropped all kinds of details about characters (Piranha Plant!?) and the new spirits system at the last Ultimate-focused Nintendo Direct. In the run-up to release, it’s all over bar the trailers.
And what trailers they are. The latest one, which Nintendo released on November 11th, is a back-to-basics demonstration of what Smash Bros. does best: the biggest characters from the company’s vast repertoire (and beyond), dashing about and pummelling each other in dramatic Hollywood special effects fashion. It’s a must-see, if only for Captain Falcon taking that charged punch from Donkey Kong and being catapulted hilariously into the distance.
As always, though, the internet was quick to do its usual internet thing to the trailer. We’d already seen this with the teaser from the Direct; those fearsome Light Beams of Doom™ were soon made into all manner of memes.
Back to the November 11th trailer, though, this is just perfect. All The Mystical Fox did was add Don’t Stop Me Now to the footage, and it works so well it’s almost eerie. It cannot be a coincidence. This is the greatest thing you’ll see today, Smash fans, so check it out: