According to Polygon, a Smash fan has digitally reconstructed a scene from Smash Bros. Direct to discover what a hinted “mysterious mode” might actually entail. In the original video, Nintendo purposefully blurred out a portion of the main menu leaving everyone wondering what the new “mystery mode” might be. Twitter user “l’attardé” went back to the video and did a frame by frame enhancement of the image to try and discover the answer to the mystery.
First, here’s a look at the blurred main menu screen.
As you can see, it’s nearly impossible to make out what the bottom green portion of the screen says.
Twitter user “l’attardé” was able to do a bit of photoshopping wizardry to produce the following image.
— Lattie (@Lattie9001) August 8, 2018
If you look closely, you can just barely make out the word “Spirits.”
There’s a lot of theories as to how the new “Spirits” mode might play out with many fans pointing to the recent “death” of Luigi as somehow being connected to it. In a previous Smash trailer, Luigi is seen being slashed by Castlevania’s Death, a grim reaper-esque character, causing his soul to become disconnected from his body. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a link to the exact moment when that occurs.
One possible theory is that players will have to rescue the souls of characters that were seemingly killed off during the promotional trailer. In case you’ve missed it, Mario and Megaman were also “murdered” in a previous video.
This makes three characters that could potentially be rescued in an adventure mode of sorts.
As more info is revealed about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we’ll be sure to keep you guys updated. Stay tuned!