Iispo! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

The Iispo! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament will air on Fuji TV ONE on SKY PerfecTV! from 19:00 JST on 22 December. The tournament features Zackray, Abadango, HIKARU, Kombu, Lunamado, Kome, Raito, and Nietono. Check out the channel’s eSports schedule here. Image thanks to @7C4FoH0rwv6oijE.

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1st Anniversary Spirit Event

A new 1st Anniversary “SSB Ultimate Is One Year Old!” spirit event has been announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning on Friday 06 December and lasting for three days. Experience Points and SP earned from battle will be tripled plus an additional Damage 50% item.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Magazine Advert

The 11th full page magazine advert for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time focusing on Terry Bogard, and taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order physical copies of the magazine here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off all orders over $20!

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Resident Evil Spirit Event

A new “Oust Resident Evil” spirit event has been announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning on Friday 29 November and lasting for five days featuring four new spirits from the Resident Evil series shambling onto the Spirit Board. Defeat them in battle to earn more SP than usual. Post updated with full list of spirits Albert Wesker, Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and Jill Valentine…

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Sakurai Worked On a New Smash Fighter Today!

At today’s Famitsu Super Smash Bros. Ultimate corporate tournament, Masahiro Sakurai told the crowd: “Today I also made things in the company, such as a fighter whom hasn’t been known by everybody yet. And I came here after the work has ended.” Thanks to BlackKite for the translation and Naruki for the clip (posted below). Please note that the image isn’t supposed to infer that Spring Man will be added to the game.

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Taisho Pharmaceutical Win Smash Tournament

Taisho Pharmaceutical won today’s ‘Famitsu Presents “Super Smash Bros SPECIAL” Game Tournament for Corporates’ winning both a full page advertisement and article in an upcoming issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine. Sony Interactive Entertainment defeated Japan Patent Office in the first round, but were knocked out in the semi-finals of the eight team tournament by Zoff, who in turn lost to Taisho in the finals. Image thanks to @7C4FoH0rwv6oijE. Full video added below featuring all matches and an appearance by Masahiro Sakurai. Edit: condensed video also added.

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Sakurai Talks SSBU Surpassing SFII

Masahiro Sakurai’s 592nd column in this week’s issue (No.1616) of Weekly Famitsu magazine sees the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director talk about the game surpassing Street Fighter II to become the best-selling fighting game. Sakurai says that Smash is considered an action game in Japan. Even though it has suprassed SFII in sales, he still considers Capcom’s classic to be the king of fighting games still. Sakurai says a fighting game may become stale once mastered, hence why the series is designed closer to a party game. More details are found at this thread. Translation thanks to Robert Sephazon.

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