Spirit Booster Bundle Now Available!

Nintendo Switch Online paid subscribers can download the Spirit Booster Bundle for a limited time for use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The set contains 3000 SP, Snack (S) x100, Snack (M) x30, and Snack (L) x5. Users with a free trial cannot download the set.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Spirits Added

Nine new spirits from Fire Emblem: Three Houses are being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In addition: Edelgard, Dmitri, and Claude can evolve to level 99. Screenshots posted below, adding Dorothea, Ingrid, Seteth, and Rhea…

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Shuton Becomes Smash Champion at EVO Japan

Shuto “Shuton” Moriya won the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament at EVO Japan 2020, defeating Seisuke “Kome” Komeda in the finals. Shuton won a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with gold Smash logo, and a trophy which was presented to him by Masahiro Sakurai. Watch a brief clip below including Shuton hugging Sakurai!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Challenge Announced

Nintendo have announced a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Challenge for Japan, taking place for just two hours on Saturday February 1, 2020, from 19:00-21:00 JST. Matches will be 1 on 1 rules with players scores starting at 15,000. The top 8 players will be invited to compete in the finals on Monday February 24, 2020, which will be broadcast on YouTube Live and OPENREC.tv.

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Kunio-kun Spirit Event

Nintendo have announced a Kunio-kun themed “River City Smash” spirit event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning this Friday (24 January) and lasting for five days featuring four spirits from the Kunio-kun universe. Defeat them in battle to earn more gold than usual. Post updated with the full list of spirits Kunio, Ryuichi & Ryuji, Riki (River City), and Goda.

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EVO Japan Prize Money Revealed

The prize money for EVO Japan 2020 has been revealed with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the only game not to have a cash prize (a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with gold Smash logo). BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE, SAMURAI SPIRITS, and SOULCALIBUR VI winners each get ¥500,000 ($4,538), whilst Street Fighter V Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 winners each get ¥1,000,000 ($9,075). EVO Japan takes place this weekend (24-26 January) at Makuhari Messe. Read about Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa talking Esports prize money at this post.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournaments Return

Nintendo have announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Elementary School Tournament and Junior High School Tournament will both be returning in 2020 in five districts (Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Osaka, and Tokyo) from May through August. Pre-entry opens on 12 March. Image thanks to Masahiro Sakurai. Edit: winner’s trophy pictured below…

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New Mii Fighter Costumes

Five new Mii Fighter costumes have been announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Altaïr (Swordfighter) from Assassin’s Creed, Rabbids (Hat), X (Gunner) from Mega Man X, and MegaMan.EXE (Gunner) from Mega Man Battle Network, and Cuphead (Gunner). Introduction video added below…

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Byleth Joins Smash House!

Byleth (male and female) has been announced as the fifth DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Byleth will be available on 28 January in North America and 29 January in Japan, along with Version 7.0.0. The new stage is the Garreg Mach Monastery. 11 songs will be added. A new Fire Emblem Spirit Board also confirmed. New Mii Fighter costumes detailed here. Six new DLC fighters are to be announced! Pre-orders open 28/29 January with an exclusive The Ancient Soldier Gear (pictured here). Byleth artwork added below along with all videos…

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