Nintendo weighs in on Luigi's fate in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Aug 9, 2018, 4:53 PM EDT (Updated)

Sure, the game looks pretty awesome, but Nintendo fans were collectively horrified today by the publisher's recent presentation of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.

At the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Direct event, Nintendo got fans hyped by showing off even more playable characters for the latest installment of the fighting series that pits classic Nintendo characters against each other. 

But there was one thing that stuck out in today's presentation: the apparent death of Mario's brother, Luigi.

As the green-clad plumber cowers his way through Dracula's castle, it's obvious that all that time spent lurking in haunted mansions wasn't enough preparation for him. Just as Luigi manages to scurry away from a couple of mummies, he has his soul literally torn from his body thanks to some floating skeletal monster's scythe. Then Castlevania's Simon Belmont shows up (albeit a little late) and makes short work of the monster. 

Later in the segment, Luigi's soul looks like it's trying to lie back down into his lifeless body just as a giant bleeding face creeps over a nearby window, terrifying him once more. So, is Luigi really okay? 

Shortly after the presentation, Nintendo's UK Versus account tried to calm everyone's nerves by insisting that, yes, Luigi's body and soul were intact. 

The presentation also revealed lots of other juicy tidbits about the game. Namely, the aforementioned Simon Belmont will be a playable character, as will his brother, Richter. In addition, Dracula's castle will be one of a whopping 103 stages where fighters can face off against one another. Donkey Kong baddie King K. Rool will also be joining in the fun. 

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate will be available on the Nintendo Switch December 7. Which character are you most excited to play? Let us know in the comments. 

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