Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the Best-Selling Game of 2019
This week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu featured the 100 best-selling games for the first half of 2019. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the highest ranking Switch game with 779,845 units sold and at #2 overall, followed by New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe with 643,426, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 318,492. Check out the full top 100 here. Image thanks to @7C4FoH0rwv6oijE.
A Triple EXP & SP spirit event has been announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning this Friday (19 July) and lasting for three days where during this event, EXP and SP earned on the Spirit Board will be tripled!
In the recent “Nintendo Switch – Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases – July” video from Nintendo of America which showcases games playable in July including Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Fortnite, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate it states “Hero Joins the Battle” during the Smash Bros. footage, seemingly indicating that Hero may be available this month. We’ll keep you posted. Video added below. Via GoNintendo.
The Masked Cuccos team won today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate National Elementary School 3v3 Smash Ball Cup tournament in Tokyo and are heading to the national finals in October. The next tournament will be Nagoya on 03 August with Sapporo, Fukuoka and Osaka. Video of the 3v3 and 1v1 tournaments (the latter featuring an epic R.O.B. vs R.O.B. final!)…
In his latest column in Weekly Famitsu magazine, Masahiro Sakurai talks about making fighter reveal trailers in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These are done both for the fans to enjoy and to create buzz. Sakurai says he writes the script for the trailers and each scene. A company called Digital Frontier help with the CG animation trailers. Sakurai checks each step and is very thankful for Digital Frontier. Much more is detailed over at this thread courtesy of PushDustIn. The next column (in two weeks) will talk gameplay. Buy physical copies of Weekly Famitsu here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all physical purchases above $20.
A Splatoon 2 spirit event has been announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning this week (12-14 July) called Spiritoon in Japan and Squid Pro Quo in the west. During the event, spirits from the Splatoon series will appear hourly on the Spirit Board, with the amount of SP earned after battle doubled! Post updated with full list of spirits including Squid Sisters, Off the Hook, Octoling Octopus, Bisk, Li’l Judd, Crusty Sean, Octoling, Murch, Jelonzo, Octoling Girl & Octoling Boy, and Annie. Artwork added below…
A spike-themed spirit event “Beware of Spikes” has been announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning this Friday where spirits with spikes will invade the Spirit Board. Post updated with full list of spirits including Baby Bowser, Super Sonic, and Dry Bowser below…
In his latest column in Weekly Famitsu Issue No.1595, Masahiro Sakurai talks about the recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC announcements. He wanted to include the legendary Command Prompt with the Dragon Quest Hero. Originally the Hero was to be silent until Dragon Quest XI S added voice actors.
Banjo & Kazooie were requested in large numbers by fans from the west. Sakurai said that both Microsoft and Rare for their assistance. Sakurai also notes that he doesn’t really care for console wars, and ends in saying he wants to please all the fans of the original games.
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The next spirit event “Metroid Mania” for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sees spirits from the Metroid series invade the Spirit Board, beginning this Friday. Post updated with full list of spirits including Queen Metroid, Metroid, and Omega Ridley.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tourney Magazine Advert
Another full page magazine advert for the Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) tournament for elementary school students, taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. This as appears the same as last week’s, but check out the ad from the week before here. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!
A cape-themed spirit event ‘Talk to the Cape!’ begins in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this Friday where spirits donning capes are sweeping onto the Spirit Board! Defeat them in battle to earn more gold than usual. Dark Matter, Wario-Man, and Alucard pictured below…
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tourney Magazine Advert
Another full page magazine advert for the Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) tournament for elementary school students, taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Check out last week’s ad here. Order physical copies of the magazine here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off!
A five day Link’s Awakening ‘Return to Koholint’ Spirit Board event will take place in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Friday with double the usual EXP. Spirits include Link (Link’s Awakening), Owl, Wind Fish, Prince Richard, Goomba, Marin, Wart, and Chain Chomp!
The Nintendo 2019 World Championship Tournaments begins momentarily with the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019, Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3. Video feed added below. Post to be updated below with all the winners and any news!