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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going all out for Banjo-Kazooi’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Original Grant Kirkhope is on board, and is even contributing new music for the DLC.

In an interview with VGC, Kirkhope explained how he got involved. Here’s what he shared with the site:

As was promised for today’s Nintendo Direct, the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been revealed. The Hero from Dragon Quest XI will be added to the game. Additionally, you’ll be able to play as other heroes from the Dragon Quest series. A release is planned for this summer.

Nintendo will announce the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in its E3 Nintendo Direct, the company has confirmed. Director Masahiro Sakurai shared the news at the end of today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 tournament. Some were hoping that a reveal would take place during the actual tournament, but we’ll have to wait just a few more days.

The E3 2019 Nintendo Direct will air at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe on June 11.

E3 2019 technically starts today with a trio of Nintendo tournaments. The Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019, Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 will all be taking place over the next several hours.

Super Mario Maker 2 gets things started at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 7 PM in the UK / 8 PM in Europe. The other two tournaments will follow right after.

We’ve included a live stream below where you’ll be able to watch all three tournaments.

Nintendo has announced the latest Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event. This week, the theme is “Making a Splash” where aquatic spirits will be appearing. If you take them down, you’ll earn more gold than usual.

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


Hello my HMs & TMs! It’s bonus time on NEP- you get a double length episode! Oni and Galen kick things off by discussing Nights of Azure 2 on Switch, Smash Ultimate’s Labo VR update and the weird amiibo implementation along with it. The gang then covers more details on Super Mario Maker 2 including the bizarre lack of playing with friends online, the Nintendo Switch Online Vouchers for discount digital games, and how Nintendo games in general hold their value. Oni and Galen then go through all the awesome announcements from the Pokemon Press Conference this week, and muse on the potential of Pokemon Home, in particular. By this time, Oni starts to become weak with hunger and all reasoning goes out the window… Check below the break for more details!

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As part of tonight’s update, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has gained a brand new VR mode with Nintendo Labo. Check out some footage below.

Nintendo has shared a new trailer highlighting the Nintendo Labo VR Kit functionality in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was just added to the game. View it below.

The latest update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just went live. Version 3.1.0 features a new VR mode, amiibo features, and fighter adjustments.

The full patch notes are as follows:

Major functionality is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It appears that with version 3.1.0, Nintendo will be adding in a VR mode. The feature will work through the Toy-Con VR Goggles included with the Nintendo Labo VR Kit.

Here’s the brief blurb uncovered from an in-game notice that will be appearing when the update goes live: