Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is almost here, and developers are celebrating its release with more special countdown artwork

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • December 6, 2018 at 6:10 a.m. PST

It feels like it hasn't been that long since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was first teased during this Spring's Nintendo Direct stream, but now we're less than a day away from the massive title's official release on December 7.

A special social media campaign has been ongoing leading up to the game's release with fans and developers in Japan and around the world coming together for a countdown celebration.

Every day starting on the 10th day before Smash Ultimate's release, one or more game company's Twitter accounts have released special artwork relating to the fighters found within the game with a number and text for how many days until the title hits shelves.

We previously covered the countdown artwork for the first 5 days of the campaign — days 10–6 — where artists like famed Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts designer / director Tetsuya Nomura contributed original pieces alongside others from places like Sega.

Now, art for days five through one are now online featuring developers / companies for titles like Mega Man, Splatoon, Metal Gear, Kid Icarus, Fire Emblem, The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon. Day three even included a new piece of Bayonetta artwork from Platinum Games' own Yusuke Hashimoto with Rodin peeking in from the side as an Assist Trophy for the title.

You can check out the fan countdown artwork under this hashtag on Twitter plus the official art and screens for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the game makers below.

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