It’s Official…King. K Rool is in SSB!

I’ll admit that, in recent times, I haven’t really bothered to keep up with gaming news.  Life’s taken up too much of my focus, plus I haven’t felt the need to spend a large quantity of cash on the Nintendo Switch when it only possesses one game I actually feel like playing (Super Mario Odyssey, which looks awesome, but maybe not $300 awesome).  And with no need to buy the newest Nintendo console, it didn’t really matter to me what games it had.  What finally started to pull me out of my lethargy was the upcoming Super Smash Bros Ultimate.  Even so, a game that would normally catch my attention was met with mild disinterest after the Wii U entry in the franchise barely motivated me to play beyond a few hours.  (There weren’t enough interesting new characters for me, there was no story mode, and the need to earn money to pay for certain challenges was tedious.)

And then something happened that was the equivalent of an alarm clock startling me to complete attention.

Video from Youtube User: GameSpot

Donkey Kong Country’s King K. Rool is finally going to be a playable character!  Oh my gosh, you have no idea how much I’m freaking out about this!  I’ve loved this guy since 1994, considering he’s the villain of some of my favorite games ever (even if his coolness took a drastic turn for the worse after DKC2…), and after he failed to appear in the Wii U SSB, I lost all hope of this ever happening.

Come to think of it, maybe that accounts for a large part of my disappointment with that game.  The rumored addition of Ghirahim and Krystal turning out to be completely false didn’t help, either….

Ahem, back on topic.  All I can say now is…I’m so excited for this game, and this might be the push I need to finally buy the Switch.  Correction: it IS the push I need, provided I have the money for it.

I think it’s safe to assume Super Smash Bros Ultimate is exciting a whole lot of people, so why not share your favorite piece of news concerning the game?  Is there anyone else now planning on buying the Switch because of this game?  Before you go shout for joy from the mountaintops, please leave your thoughts in the comments below!  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go run around in joyful circles for a while.

Image from Flickr User: Instacodez


  1. Hatm0nster says:

    Love what they did with K.Rool! They referenced every single game he’s been in solely through his move set. This is awesome!

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    1. duckofindeed says:

      Yeah, I noticed that, too. I’m especially excited by the fact that he has his blunderbuss from DKC2, considering K. Rool was at his coolest in that game…. I’m super excited for this game, and I just know K. Rool’s gonna be my new favorite character.

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