Terminal cancer patient receives special in-home visit from Nintendo, gets to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before release

A wish granted

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 22, 2018 at 1 p.m. PDT | Comments: 46

A bit of a reprieve amidst a more solemn backdrop, 21 year old Chris "SpookyWoobler" Taylor got some special advance time with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after Nintendo delivered it right to his door.

Taylor is a three time cancer survivor who has found himself in a fourth battle with the disease, and as of July 17th he's chosen to no longer pursue treatment.

Atop the gamer's wish list was to get some game time in with the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is slated to drop on December 7th of this year. The young gamer expressed his hopes on the matter on his Twitter about a week back.

"I'm really scared I won't get to play Ultimate." Taylor tweeted on September 13th. "December is a long way away for someone who's already bedridden..."

Those words resonated heavily with many on the social media platform, and eventually made it all the way up to Nintendo. The gaming big wig sent a pair of representatives to Taylor's house on Friday with a Nintendo Switch equipped with the E3 demo of Smash Ultimate.

The wish came true and SpookyWoobler was able to get a few hours of Ultimate in from his bed. He uploaded some photos that capture the sheer joy on his face quite nicely. Our well wishes to the Taylor household.

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Thanks to Xurkey and Hansel_G for sending this in.

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