Ah, the GameCube Nintendo… a console that managed to revive Metroid, bring the world Pikmin, and sell you cel-shaded Zelda. The purple lunchbox is one of Nintendo’s most beloved systems, and with good reason in the context of Super Smash Bros. After all, would the series be as hypeworthy if not for Melee? As we near the console’s 20th anniversary, Smash Ultimate is paying tribute pretty much the only way it knows how – in Spirit.
For three days starting Friday, spirits of characters first introduced in Nintendo GameCube games will be angling their way onto the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board! pic.twitter.com/3b63x53tq1
— Nintendo UK VS (@NintendoUKVS) September 8, 2021
As you can tell by now, spirits from the GCN days are taking over. It’s not just the super stars either, what with Chibi-Robo and Baten Kaitos getting in on the action. There’s a good chance you’ll be taking on these fights with a GameCube controller even, something Smash has kept in demand for nearly two decades.
You can pull your own memories out of Eternal Darkness when the GameCube Spirit Board event begins this Friday, September 10th.