Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo's biggest game of 2018, will be playable for the first time in the UK next month.

Nintendo is holding a special event at London's Royal Horticultural Halls on the 28th and 29th of July where you can go hands-on with Smash yourself.

The event will also be the first stop on 2018's Splatoon 2 UK Championship tour, with further qualifiers scheduled for Summer in the City (11-12th August), Insomnia63 (23-27th August), MCM Comic Con (26-28th October), and a certain huge gaming event due at the end of September. Wonder what that could be!?

Multiplayer-focused Nintendo Switch games like Mario Tennis Aces, Arms, Pokkén Tournament DX and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will also be playable.

Free tickets for Nintendo's London Royal Horticultural Halls event are available now, first-come first served, via Eventbrite.

I got to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last week at E3 and came away predictably pleased with what I saw. "Ultimate is shaping up to be the definitive Smash package," I wrote, "albeit one with incremental changes to its winning formula".

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