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Nintendo has just announced a new update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that will include new fighter adjustments. However, they have noted that this is the final set of fighter adjustments for the game. No exact release date for update 13.0.1 has been announced, but Nintendo advises converting replay data into videos before they become incompatible with the update.

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Two of the biggest DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were from Square Enix, with Sephiroth and Sora generating huge reactions from fans. With both, Tetsuya Nomura played a big part in their creation as the original character designer. He’s also been a director on the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series.

As for Sephiroth joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nomura told GameSpot in a recent interview:

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has spoken about a ton of topics related to the game, including all of the DLC fighters, a scrapped mechanic for air Smash attacks, the future of the series, and more.

The discussion with Sakurai took place in a recent interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu. We’ve translated the full talk, coming in at over 5,000 words.

Here’s our complete translation:

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Nintendo is teaming up with Panda Global for the first officially licensed Smash Bros. circuit in North America, the two sides confirmed today. It will kick off in 2022, featuring both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

According to Nintendo, players in the U.S. will compete online in qualifying rounds for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Additionally, in-person qualifiers are planned for both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee once large-scale events return. Winners of the virtual and in-person qualifying rounds will go on to compete in the grand finals for the championship.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is putting an end to new in-game events featuring the Spirit Board and tournaments, Nintendo has announced. Prior activities will be recycled starting on November 19.

Nintendo has been hosting various events for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for awhile now. Arguably the highlight has been the addition of new spirits, as you never knew who would show up and taking them on in battle brought a new wrinkle to the game.

Nintendo has recently announced that spirits previously exclusive to players who had save data for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin on their Switch will now be available to all players via the Shop and the Spirit Board in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Nintendo has announced a new Spirit Board event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that’s all about nice-looking teeth. Characters that have them on display will be partaking in the festivities. By defeating them in battle, you can earn additional snacks. 

Confirmed characters include Rayman from Ubisoft’s classic platforming franchise, Chain Chomp from the Mario series, Daruk from Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and more. Other spirits can be seen in the image above. 

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Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has opened up a bit about the future of the series. This comes as part of an interview with Famitsu.

The new issue of the magazine isn’t actually out yet, but some early tidbits have come online and Siliconera has provided a translation. Read the full rundown below.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is planning a new tournament event focusing on new fighters for this particular game. Characters brought back from prior entries – the original N64 game, Melee, Brawl, and Wii U / 3DS – are not eligible.

You can get a look at the participating fighters above. They include fighters revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of the title’s release like Ridley and King K. Rool, but also all of the DLC fighters: Joker from Persona 5, Hero from Dragon Quest XI, Banjo & Kazooie from the N64 classic, Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Min Min from ARMS, Steve & Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, Pyra / Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Kazuya from Tekken, and Sora from Kingdom Hearts.

According to a translation by Perfectly Nintendo, it seems that three previously time-limited spirits from Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin are being added to the game permanently. The spirits are Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin: Sakuna, Kokorowa, and Tama, and will be available to all players via the Spirit Board or the Store from now on.

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