Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has leaked early, Nintendo on prowl for early content posters

Two YouTube channels already banned

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 27, 2018 at 1:34 p.m. PST

It's not uncommon for smaller gaming stores to start selling titles a bit before the official release date, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already out and about nearly two weeks before its December 7th release date.

We're not exactly sure how Ultimate made its way into consumers' hands so far ahead of schedule, as it's highly unlikely that even Mom and Pop stores have the game this early. Speculation is that perhaps it was leaked from a distribution center, but hard evidence we currently do not have.

Regardless of how it got there, at least one physical copy of Ultimate has made it out to the public and even more ROM versions have made their ways to hacked Nintendo Switch consoles.

While no company is immune from potential leaks, Nintendo has a track record of being one of the hardest to crack. As one may imagine, the gaming company powerhouse is not taking this sitting down.

Nintendo has been on the prowl, issuing copyright strikes in an attempt to keep leaks at a minimum until December 7th. Already two music-based YouTube channels that uploaded Ultimate's leaked soundtrack have been hit with multiple strikes as Dystifyzer is slated to be shut down in a week's time and and Crunchii is already stricken from YouTube. You can read more about these two on IGN.

We've included a pair of videos from RGT 85 and Spawn Wave as they offer further details on the matter.

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