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Nintendo recently sent out word that an update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be arriving soon. The patch has now officially gone live, bringing the game up to version 2.0.0.

The big highlight of today’s update is the arrival of Piranha Plant. Spirit Board now supports four players, fighters have been adjusted, and more. Full patch notes below.

A few days ago, Nintendo let Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players know that a new update was on the way. The company said that the patch would be out sometime within the next week.

No official announcement has been made, but Smash Bros. Ultimate version 2.0.0 is expected to go live tonight. An in-game noticed has been spotted on Nintendo’s servers that supposedly confirms the news.

A couple of things are happening in the world of Nintendo within the next few days. Two deadlines are just around for corner.

If you’ve bought the physical version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, now is your last chance to register the game on My Nintendo for free Piranha Plant DLC. Again, you need to do so by January 31. Nintendo will email you a code to redeem the DLC for future use a bit after the game has been registered. If you bought the digital version, no further action is needed.

Also, on January 30, the Wii Shop Channel is closing for good. Nintendo already removed the ability to add Wii Points last year, but if you have any extra points lying around, you’ll need to spend them before January 30. This move is also accompanied by the end of remaining video-on-demand services on Wii.

In this month’s issue of Nintendo Dream, a lengthy interview was published with Masahiro Sakurai. The magazine has several pages touching on a wide variety of topics with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director. Sakurai weighed in on the lack of certain playable characters like representatives from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and ARMS, explained why Incineroar was chosen over Decidueye, spoke about Piranha Plant, talked about specific character changes such as giving Ganondorf a sword, online play, and more.

We’ve prepared a complete translate of Sakurai’s interview with Nintendo Dream. You can read it in full below.

The announced Spirit Board event for this week — “The More the Merrier” — is now live in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the weekend.

Players can expect to encounter more Spirit fights on the Spirit Board that involve more than one character this time around. This includes Spirits like Articuno, Zapdos, & Moltres, Donkey Kong & Lady, and Octoling Boy and Girl.

It’s been discovered that Nintendo will soon be distributing a new update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Apparently, version 2.0.0 will be going live within the next week based on what exists on the company’s servers. An official announcement should be made very soon.

After Smash Bros. Ultimate has been updated, replays created with previous versions will no longer be accessible. You can convert replays you’re interested in saving now by going to the Vault, then Replays, Replay Data, and finally “Convert to Video”.

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Later this week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be kicking off its latest Spirit Board event. “The More the Merrier” starts on January 25.

Nintendo says that the event will feature many multiple-character spirits. Players can earn extra Snacks by beating them.

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Nintendo has announced a pair of new tournaments: the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019. Open qualifiers will be held online, leading to a final event at PAX East at the end of March. Nintendo will be live streaming the finals for each online event.

We’ve included the full schedule below. That also includes the official announcement from Nintendo and a promotional video.

Last week, we posted a translation of a column from Sonic the Hedgehog series sound designer Tomoya Ohtani in which he spoke about working on some Splatoon music from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sonic Team sound director Jun Senoue had his own contribution having worked on a new Mega Man 4 medley.

Why did Senoue go with Mega Man for his music piece? He discussed that and more in his own column, which we now have a translation of as well. You can read it in full below.

As first announced a couple days ago, the Fire Emblem Fest Part 2 Spirit Board event is now live in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Players will have an increased chance of running into some Fire Emblem-based Spirits that were not featured on the Spirit Board during the first Fire Emblem Fest event.

The event is set to last over the weekend. Some of the Spirits highlighted are included below.