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Nintendo has made the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update available. Version 3.0.1 is live, and the main highlight is that a bug has been addressed involving Joker’s Final Smash in Classic Mode.

The full patch notes are as follows:

It’s been revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will soon be updated again. Version 3.0.1 is expected to release tomorrow. For now, it’s unclear what will be changed, but bug fixes and / or small changes are possible.

Last week, Smash Bros. Ultimate received its major 3.0.0 update. The patch added support for the Joker DLC, Stage Builder, and more.

Nintendo has announced the latest Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event. This week, the theme is “Nintendo Labo Smash Kit” where new Labo spirits will be available. Take them down to earn triple the EXP you’d normally receive.

The Spirit Board event should kick off on Friday. Like past events, look for it to last a few days.


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At PAX East 2019, Nintendo concluded two tournaments – one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and another for Splatoon 2. The Smash Bros. tournament was particularly noteworthy since it strayed a bit from community-organized events. Smash Balls were turned on, and items in general were allowed. Not all top players were happy about that, since they believe it goes against fair competition.

In an interview with Polygon, Nintendo of America senior director of product marketing Bill Trinen explained the decision. Trinen said that Nintendo was “trying to attract as many people who don’t normally play in tournaments.”

Last night’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update was a big one. Aside from adding in support for Joker’s DLC, it also brought along a couple of new modes, including Stage Builder. Naturally, one of the first things some players jumped to was creating inappropriate levels, which were promptly shared online.

Nintendo didn’t leave these stages up for too long. We’re hearing that the Big N has been cracking down on inappropriate levels, so they won’t be as easy to spot online now. Some may initially slip through the cracks, but it sounds like Nintendo is committed to removing such content as soon as possible – at least early on.

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Now that Joker has been added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, footage is beginning to pop up online. Get a look at 5 minutes of gameplay below.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s latest update has gone live. Version 3.0.0, which was detailed last night, is now available.

As part of the update, Joker’s DLC pack is up and running. Nintendo has also added the Stage Builder, video editing, support for sharing of online content, and support for Smash World.

Below are the full patch notes:

Update: We’ve added an official translation from Nintendo below.

Original: After Nintendo put out yesterday’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video and announced everything pertaining to today’s DLC and update, director Masahiro Sakurai shared a few extra tidbits on Twitter regarding Joker.

Here’s the roundup of information, courtesy of Siliconera:

As part of Joker’s introduction to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a bunch of different songs from the Persona series will be added to the game. One of these is “Beneath the Mask”, a new arrangement based on a track from Persona 5.

We now have confirmation that ACE (TOMOri Kudo / CHiCO) created the new arrangement for the song. This group is known for their work on the Xenoblade series, and were also behind the arrangement for Gang-Plank Galleon in Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Vocals for Beneath the Mask are by original singer Lyn Inaizumi. She was the original vocalist in Persona 5.