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Here is the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Kingdom Hearts Crossover Trailer No One Asked For

I spent a little too many hours making a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Kingdom Hearts crossover trailer, and now I'm making everyone bear witness to it.

November 5, 2018

The new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer for the World of Light single-player mode is a tour de force. While an Avengers: Infinity War mashup became immediately popular in the hours after the reveal, there have been a ton of memes and riffs on the Nintendo carnage since then. And with the self-devastation that comes with the fact that Sora isn’t making it into the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate opening roster, I made a huge mistake. I created a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate x Kingdom Hearts crossover trailer.

God help us all.

The reaction generated from it was expected. Audrey Lips, DualShockers’ Community Manager and resident Kingdom Hearts die-hard said:


Very well made, but incredibly dumb lol

Chris Compendio, my biggest doubter and arch-enemy on the DualShockers staff said:

I’m mad that that works so much better than I expected

I’m glad I can continue to prove you wrong.

Now I’m far from the person to try this venture–a quick glimpse of YouTube shows that a video with 3.2K views from YouTuber cab00se600 was the first to take a crack at it. His version is different, erring more on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate side while throwing in Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix’s take of “Fate of the Unknown.” On top of that, it is a more direct music-over-video cut.

Meanwhile, Yuri012 was able to provide a more chopped-up version of the trailer with a more dramatic and less somber tone.

My version, which you can (unfortunately) see above, is a re-imagining of the Kingdom Hearts Final Mix opening cutscene:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases for Switch on December 7th. You can pre-order the game on Amazon, a task that will net you the Piranha Plant character. Meanwhile, Kingdom Hearts III is quickly approaching with a January 29, 2019 release date on PS4 and Xbox One. If you haven’t seen it already, make sure to go check the new (real) Tangled-themed trailer that Square Enix released earlier this weekend.

Please notice me, Nomura-san.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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