A new fan-made video has surfaced and it features 30 different animators with 30 different styles teaming up to recreate the iconic introduction to Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Video games have some of the most creative fans in the world. Throughout the years, Game Rant has been fortunate enough to bring the various works from a myriad of artists to our audience’s attention, and now an ongoing YouTube channel known as The Reanimation Station has taken the initiative of doing the same thing – rounding up a total of 30 different artists for a single video in the process. The latest collaborative creation in particular is sure to appeal to longstanding Nintendo fans, as it recreates the intro to the still-adored Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Featuring a medley of Nintendo’s iconic mascots, the fighting game’s reimagined opening cinematic is quite a sight to see. Given the cult popularity that Super Smash Bros. Melee has amongst its competitive community, it’s also sure to be a hit for those that have re-watched the introduction video hundreds, if not thousands, of times on the Nintendo GameCube.
Those wanting to see what all of the fuss is about can check out The Reanimation Station‘s ‘Smash Bros. Melee Reanimated‘ below.
While it’s awesome to see beloved Nintendo characters interacting with one another through a new lense, it’s far from the first time fans have been treated to such a spectacle – albeit still one of the largest collaborative projects in recent memory. Others have combined the likes of Mario Kart with Star Wars, while more traditional artists have opted to hauntingly reimagine Pokemon through paintings. Regardless of the form their art takes, the artists behind them have surely appeased consumers in the years they’ve been active, and they’ll likely be doing so for many more to come.
Admittedly, it’s cool to see Melee getting some additional attention, especially since Nintendo hasn’t made much more of an effort to provide competitive fighting game fans with an easier way to access the GameCube title. Despite a port of that game still believed to be a ways away, rumors have recently surfaced suggesting that the latest Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be ported over to the NX – Nintendo’s new and in-development hardware. These reports have not yet been verified, although that hasn’t stopped us from discussing what we’d like to see from an NX port of Smash if and when it arrived on the platform.
With the Nintendo NX set for a March 2017 release, it’s possible that fans could very well be seeing a lot more of the characters featured in this fan-made video sooner rather than later.
Source: The Reanimation Station