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Police respond to Super Smash Bros.-related noise complaint by joining in the game

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Dec 11, 2018

Some enthusiastic Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans ended up with some unexpected competition the other night for a rather surprising reason. 

Last Friday, Jovante S. Williams and his friends were playing Nintendo Switch's new Smash Bros. title when some of his neighbors in the apartment complex ended up calling the cops and complaining about the noise. 

It was something Williams was used to, apparently. "We got a lot of cops. We’re telling them this is the same noise level we’ve been having," he told Yahoo!, adding that they've been playing the game on mute to help curb the complaints. Granted, anyone who's played Smash Bros. is familiar with the... reactions it can cause. 

Regardless, Williams said that the police actually conceded "a few times" that he and his friends weren't even being that loud, and eventually one asked what game they were playing. Then they joined in for a few rounds, as Williams chronicled on Facebook. 

Even though the cops acted like they were new to the game, Williams said one ended up playing as Pikachu, indicating that he wasn't exactly a noob. Not a bad hustle, though. 

Speaking of Super Smash Bros., Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime recently told The Hollywood Reporter that there will be five new fighters coming via DLC. This includes Persona 5's Joker persona that was revealed during The Game Awards last week.

"The reason it was so important to showcase Joker was really to help the player understand that the net has been cast very wide for the different new fighters who will enter Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. From that perspective, it’s going to be very exciting," said Fils-Aime.

No specifics were mentioned, but he said they'll be revealing more info closer to the launch. Just think, before long Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be fun enough to get you out of even bigger crimes than a simple noise complaint. 


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