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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

While Nintendo have hosted several tournaments for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and provided support for the community in other ways, they generally don’t provide prize money for the tournament winners, making it tough for competitive players to build a career around it. In a recent interview with Nikkei, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked about this issue and said the following (credit goes to Kotaku for the translation):

A new update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available. Version 6.1.1 is live, which implements support for the Dark Samus and Richter amiibo.

You’ll need today’s update in order to access the online mode. Replay data works with version 6.1.0, but not version 6.0.0 and earlier.

Nintendo has lined up another tournament event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This week, amiibo are getting the focus and are actually needed to participate. FP (figure players) are involved.

The new tournament goes live on January 10. Look for it to last a total of three days.


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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is kicking it old-school this week with another brand new tournament. This time around, the theme is actually dedicated to a previous entry in the series.

When the event begins, players will only be able to use fighters and stages from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Items will also appear from the classic GameCube game.

The new tournament goes live on January 3.

A few months ago, Nintendo Dream was able to interview some of the developers behind Dragon Quest XI S. Towards the end of discussion, the Japanese magazine asked about Hero’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Producer Hokuto Okamoto, development director Masato Yagi, and director Takeshi Uchikawa all shared a few words about the Square Enix roster edition. Twitter user Sephazon has prepared a translation of the excerpt, which you can find below.

The latest Spirit Board event, “So Comfy! So Cool!” is now live and features characters wearing shorts. Players will gain extra snacks by defeating them, and characters Ninten, Pyra, Giga Mac, and Claus will also appear at set times. The event will last for three days, concluding late on December 30th.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will host its latest Spirit Board this week, Nintendo has announced. “So Comfy! So Cool!” will feature characters wearing shorts, and you’ll gain extra snacks by defeating them. Ninten, Pyra, Giga Mac, and Claus will also appear at set times.

The new Spirit Board event goes live on December 27. Expect it to last for a total of three days.

Nintendo is gearing up for another tournament in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For this week’s theme, all characters will be mega-sized. This is an opportunity for players to earn more spirits.

The event kicks off on December 20. Look for the tournament to last a total of three days.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was already confirmed to be the best-selling fighting game of all time as far as worldwide sales go. The Switch game had reported sales of 15.71 million, surpassing Street Fighter II’s total of 15.5 million.

Smash Bros. Ultimate has also now reached a similar milestone specifically in the United States. As revealed by the latest NPD sales data, it has become the best-selling fighting game of all time in the country. Super Smash Bros. Brawl previously held that title.


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