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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.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 3.0.0 is launching tonight. Ahead of its release, there’s one thing that players should be aware of.

Nintendo has noted that replays created in versions before 2.0.2 are not compatible with 3.0.0. If you want to save any data, you can convert theses replays. Simply visit “Vault”, then “Replays”, “Replay Data”, and lastly “Convert to Video” before updating your game.


Nintendo has provided new screenshots of Joker’s appearance in Smash Bros. Ultimate. Additionally, we have a look at the character’s alternate costumes. Check out the full set below.

Nintendo has put out an official press release announcing all of the new content for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dropping tomorrow. We have it below.

REDMOND, Wash., April 16, 2019 – In a new video released today, Nintendo unveiled that the new playable fighter Joker from Persona 5, the Mementos stage and several Persona series music tracks will be coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system on April 17 for players who own the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass or purchase Challenger Pack 1*. In addition to showcasing Joker in action, the video also highlighted the free Version 3.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate available on April 17, which will introduce a new Stage Builder feature, new video editing features and the Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app**. To view the video in its entirety, visit
“As the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time and the fastest-selling game ever released in the Super Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to deliver a seismic collision of the biggest cast of iconic video game characters ever assembled in one game,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Through both free content updates and paid DLC, like Joker from Persona 5, we’re able to keep making the game bigger and better with new experiences for Super Smash Bros. players to enjoy for a long time to come.”
After downloading the free Version 3.0 update on April 17, the following features, among others, will also be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

Nintendo has announced the latest Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event. This week, the theme is “Castlevania: Spirit Nocturne” where Castlevania spirits will be appearing. If you defeat them, you’ll earn more gold than usual.

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