Reddit Just Found an Epic 'Metroid' Easter Egg From 'Smash Bros. Ultimate'

Ridley is even more badass than we thought.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate only added two totally new characters to the roster (so far), but Nintendo clearly put a ton of work into developing these additional fighters. That’s especially true when it comes to Ridley (the evil extraterrestrial dragon from the Metroid series), who was announced as a new addition to the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster back at E3 2018 in June.

A gameplay video from the expo featuring a “Golden Ridley” skin shows the new character in action, but as one Reddit user recently pointed out, it also reveals a subtle Easter Egg for the new Smash Bros. roster addition.

Ridley’s unique Final Smash attack involves grabbing an enemy, flying them into space, throwing them against the side of Samus Aran’s gunship, and then blasting them with a deadly fireball. It’s an epic cutscene that’s sure to infuriate your friends when you pull it off in Smash Bros. Ultimate. But if you pay careful attention there’s also a small Easter egg after the attack is over.

Did you see it? Focus on the background in the moments after Ridley’s Final Smash is finished and the characters return to the stage. You can clearly see that same spaceship sputter across the screen before presumably crashing off in the distance.

It’s a small detail with no real bearing on the actual game, but it just goes to show how much effort Nintendo puts into each new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series. We just hope the company didn’t spend all its time on Ridley, instead of, you know, developing a bunch more new characters.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches December 7 on Nintendo Switch.

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