The game is an enhanced port of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The game features additional content that wasn’t available on the Wii U title. Every fighter that has appeared throughout the series has been included as well as additional characters, such as Daisy, Inklings, and Ridley. Piranha Plant was added on January 29, 2019 as a free character for players that registered their game before the January 31, 2019 deadline.
The new World of Light mode was
inspired by the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Subspace Emissary Mode. The
development team wanted an enjoyable single-player mode.
The game was officially unveiled during a Nintendo Direct presentation on March 8, 2018. The game was then shown off at E3 2018.
The game is compatible with the Wii U’s Gamecube controller adapter. Up to 4 players can use Gamecube controllers. The game is also compatible with the Switch’s Joy-Cons, and the Switch’s Pro Controller.
The game received five additional characters in paid DLC. Nintendo revealed that more characters would be released in Challenger Pack 2.
The game has received very favorable reviews. Some have called it the best game in the series to date. The online service has suffered from lagging and reviews noted this. As of December 2019, the game has sold over 17 million copies. The game was the most pre-ordered game in the series as well as for the Switch itself. The game has also become the fastest selling Nintendo game to date. It sold over 3 million copies in its first three days in the United States.