By Luke Riley, games editor, IGN Australia
The latest in Nintendo’s acclaimed brawler series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, has pounded its way to top spot on the charts in its first week on sale, which is not a surprise considering the power of cramming dozens and dozens of iconic video game characters into the same game and forcing them to duke it out.
Name another game where Mario and Zelda can square off against Street Fighter’s Ryu and Final Fantasy 7’s Cloud on a backdrop plucked from Metal Gear Solid!
With upwards of 74 fighters, 108 stages, nearly 1300 Spirit characters to collect, and a single-player Adventure mode that ought to take around 24 hours to complete, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the most comprehensive game in the series to date.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has nudged Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption II into second spot, which has been top dog for most weeks since its release.
The only other new entry of note this week is Just Cause 4, which enters in third. It seems like a good showing for the series at this competitive time of year, which has a faithful following. The improvements to the Just Cause 3 formula are admittedly minor but Just Cause 4 retains the same destructive, physics-based fun the series is famous for.