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Pirates got a hold of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and are distributing the game online

People just couldn’t wait for December 7.

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Game leaks and news are nothing new, even early versions of pirated games happen, but Nintendo is currently dealing with those very issues with its biggest game of 2018 – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Scheduled to release December 7 on Nintendo Switch, the title is promised to be the definitive Smash Bros. experience and people around the world are excited to get the chance to play. So much so that pirates have obtained the game and are leaking it online, according to a report from Motherboard.

Nintendo is trying to suppress the leak

Nintendo doesn’t play when it comes to people distributing its games, and in this latest breach/leak, Nintendo is working fast to take down YouTube and Twitch videos featuring gameplay from the title.

One pirate told Motherboard that “as far as [pirated] Switch games go this is the biggest ever.”

What makes this leak so substantial is that unlike many games that get leaked a day or two early, this game still has over a week before release and is Nintendo’s headline game for the holiday season.

What now?

Now, Nintendo will basically be working around the clock to snuff out leaked Super Smash Bros. Ultimate videos from the pirated versions of the game, but considering the scope, it will prove difficult. A quick YouTube search will show footage and other videos about the leaked game.

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