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Update: Panda Global CEO resigns
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More Smash Bros. amiibo are on the way
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The 9th March 2023 marked the 15th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Brawl's US launch. We took some time back in January to discuss the game (specifically the Subspace Emissary single-player mode) in honour of the same milestone for the Japanese version, but we thought it high time to revisit this ranked...
Random Check Out These Photos From 1999's Smash Bros-Themed Wrestling Event 'Slamfest'
Pikachu takes to the ring
Back in 1999 Nintendo revealed a Super Smash Bros. marketing campaign which makes those "everyone is here" Ultimate trailers pale in comparison. The company hosted an event called Super Smash Bros. Slamfest '99 and it saw the likes Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Mario and Yoshi take to the ring in a wrestling match in front of a...
Poll Kazuya & Sephiroth Smash amiibo Now Available, Will You Be Getting Them?
Update: Now available in the UK
Update [Tue 17th Jan, 2023 15:00 GMT]: UK readers, rejoice! Sephiroth and Kazuya are now available to buy from the My Nintendo Store in the UK. Buyers are limited to only one of each amiibo, with each costing £12.99. Be quick if you want one! <products id="22197,22198"> Original article [Fri 13
News Kazuya & Sephiroth Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo Are Already Appearing In The Wild
Officially releasing on 13th January
We're almost halfway through the first month of 2023, and that means it's nearly amiibo time! Yes, following on from a release confirmation at the end of last year, this week marks the arrival of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kazuya (Tekken) and Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII) amiibo.
News Smash Bros. Creator Masahiro Sakurai Supposedly Confirms He's "Semi-Retired"
"He is 52 after all"
In a recent interview with Denfaminicogamer, the legendary video game developer Masahiro Sakurai apparently confirmed he is now semi-retired. He elaborated on this, mentioning how he worked on the Super Smash Bros. series for around nine years between the 3DS/Wii U and Switch release, along with the DLC updates. Sakurai feels...
News Kazuya & Sephiroth amiibo Release 13th January, Pyra & Mythra Arrive In 2023
More Smash Bros. amiibo are on the way
Although Nintendo is done with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate development, it is still busy making amiibo for the game's DLC fighters. If you've been wondering about the next batch, Nintendo has today finally confirmed Final Fantasy's Sephiroth and Tekken's Kazuya will be arriving early next year on 13th January...
News Nintendo Australia's Smash Summer Open Offers A Mug As A Prize
Nintendo Australia has announced the Smash Australian Summer Open, a new casual Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament that takes place on 18th December, reports eSports.net. But that's not what's caught people's attention, oh no — one of the prizes at this "open to all" event is a mug. Okay, so this isn't the top level of Smash Bros...
News Nintendo Releases Full Statement After Cancellation Of Smash World Tour
Update: Panda Global CEO resigns
Update #2 [Tue 6th Dec, 2022 04:05 GMT]: Panda Global has now released its own statement - revealing Alan Bunney is no longer CEO. Panda's Cup Finale has also been postponed due to security concerns for staff and contractors. You can see the full statement below: Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 11:30 GMT]: We heard...
Random YouTuber Ludwig Announces His Own Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Featuring "a $50,000 total prize pool"
There's been plenty of drama happening in the Super Smash Bros. community this week - with the cancellation of the unofficial 'Smash World Tour' series. Nintendo followed this up with its own statement and now in response to this, Ludwig is once again stepping in to save the day. The popular YouTuber and...
News Sakurai Shares First Ever Footage Of Dragon King, The N64 Smash Bros. Prototype
The Dragon King rises
Masahiro Sakurai's new life as a YouTuber has really taken off, with the game developer sharing his thoughts, tips, and snippets of his own history in the industry. Today's video focuses on how Sakurai came up with the original Super Smash Bros. — you know, that tiny little Nintendo crossover beat 'em up that has ballooned...
Rumour This Could Be Our First Look At Sephiroth's Super Smash Bros. amiibo
Update: Tekken's Kazuya, too
Update #2 [Sun 9th Oct, 2022 17:55 BST]: It seems Nintendo uploaded a new amiibo certificate on 5th October - titled "amiibo". The date of manufacture is August 2022 and September 2022. As noted by Nintendo Wire, the time between certificate uploads and the production date is around two to three months on average. If...
Random You Can (Kind Of) Thank Toby Fox For Sakurai's English YouTube Channel
Undertale creator linked him with localisation company
Masahiro Sakurai opened English and Japanese YouTube channels a few months ago focused on video game development. In an update on his YouTube socials, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director revealed how the Undertale creator Toby Fox kind of played a part in the process. Toby passed on details...
News Tekken 8 Director Praises Sakurai, Says He's "Probably The Only One That Could Properly" Make Smash Bros.
Due to his "deep" understanding of IPs
There's been a lot of conversation about the future of the Super Smash Bros. series since the development of Ultimate wrapped up, but if you ask Katsuhiro Harada about it, there's only one guy who can handle it. Speaking to IGN to promote Bandai Namco's next-gen fighter Tekken 8, director Katsuhiro Harada was...
Reminder Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Minecraft amiibo Are Now Available
Update: Stock appears at My Nintendo Store
Update: The double pack for Steve and Alex has finally appeared on the My Nintendo Store UK. You can order a set below for £25.99. Stock is also still available at Amazon and Best Buy for those of you in the US. <products id="20292,20535,20536"> Original Article: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate...
News PAX West 2022 Nintendo Stream Times - Splatoon 3 & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Invitationals, And More
All the dates and times you need
With Gamescom now over, there's just enough time to catch your breath before the next big event in the gaming calendar, PAX West! The 2022 show is running from Friday 2nd to Monday 5th September and there are a whole load of Nintendo-themed events lined up that you'll want to keep an eye on, even if you're not...
News Masahiro Sakurai Now Has More Than 700,000 YouTube Subscribers
The combined total of his English and Japanese channels
Update [Wed 31st Aug, 2022 05:45 BST]: Following on from the launch of Sakurai's YouTube channels last week which gained 200,000 subscribers in less than 24 hours (see the original story below), exactly one week later he's announced his channels have now exceeded a combined total of 700,000...
Random Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Modder Creates 'Emoji Kirby Pack'
See all the expressions of Kirby
Although Masahiro Sakurai has officially completed development on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the mod community continues to support it with all sorts of updates. Some of these remove certain characters from the selection roster, while others add new fighters and stages. The latest one currently doing the rounds on...
News Masahiro Sakurai Has Launched His Own YouTube Channel About Creating Games
Smash director wants to help "make games more fun"
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai yesterday teased a new announcement, and today he's revealed it's his very own YouTube channel titled Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games. As the title suggests, this channel will be focused on game development and what exactly makes games fun to...
Random Masahiro Sakurai Updated His Awesome Gaming Setup, Here's A Look
What's up with the Switch dock?
When he's not making huge games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, video game director Masahiro Sakurai is actually playing them. Yes, as you've likely already seen before, he's got an extensive collection of consoles and games (new and old). In a new post on social media, it seems Sakurai has updated his gaming space...
News Super Smash Con Celebrates All Things Smash Bros. Until August 14th (US)
Tournaments, indie showcases and more
EVO 2022 provided many great fighting moments this year, but one major title missing from the event was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo appears to have moved on, instead choosing to host its own events. Fortunately, there are other events stepping up, and one of them is Super Smash Con - taking place at...
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Minecraft amiibo Launching This September
Take a look at Steve & Alex
Nintendo is still busy producing amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the next batch as you might recall are Steve and Alex from Mojang's survival, crafting and building game Minecraft. Earlier this year in February, these amiibo were delayed due to "logistics and production" issues, but now
News Super Smash Bros. Composer Kenichi Okuma Has Passed Away, Aged 56
Sakurai offers his condolences
There's some incredibly sad news coming out of the Super Smash Bros. community today, with the unfortunate announcement on Twitter that composer Kenichi Okuma has passed away at the age of 56. Okuma passed away last week on 22nd July after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was best known as the composer and arranger...
Random Stunning Smash Ultimate Mod Adds Dream Chrono Trigger Character
Crono counts down to battle!
There's pretty much an endless list of fighters people want to see in Smash — Geno from Super Mario RPG (the Mii costume doesn't count!); Isaac from Golden Sun (we know he's an Assist Trophy!); Dante from Devil May Cry; Phoenix Wright from the Ace Attorney series. This is just a tiny handful of dream additions people...
News Studio MDHR Director Wants Cuphead To Appear In More Games After Smash Bros. Cameo
A delicious appearance
Cuphead became an instant smash hit when it was released in 2017 on Xbox and PC, but its run-and-gun gameplay and cartoon aesthetic soon made its way to Switch, and it sounds like even Nintendo was a fan! Given Cuphead's popularity, it's maybe not too surprising that the eponymous character made its way into Super Smash Bros...
News Tetsuya Nomura Reveals He Was "Picky" About Sora In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
But he was happy with the end result
For many, Sora from Kingdom Hearts was a dream addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster and the perfect way to cap off the game. Sora was one of the most requested characters, but many thought it wouldn't be possible as Disney own the rights to the Kingdom Hearts series. However, in an interview with
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #100 - Super Smash Bros. Melee
A milestone number deserves a big game
Hello, and welcome to the 100th edition of Box Art Brawl!! This is a pretty momentous occasion for us at Nintendo Life and all of you Box Art Brawl enthusiasts, so thank you for participating over the years! We have a big one to kick off the celebrations, but first, we need to look back at last week. For the...
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Online Challenge' Kicks Off This Month (Europe)
My Nintendo Gold Points up for grabs
Nintendo is set to launch a 'European Online Challenge' for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with the event running from 18:00 to 21:00 (CEST) / 17:00 to 20:00 (BST) on May 20th, 2022. The event allows participants to compete in 1 vs 1 matches via the 'Online Tourney' menu; players will be limited to two lives with...
Random Stop Calling Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl A 'Smash-Killer', Pleads Lead Artist
"I'd really rather you not"
When Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl launched on the Switch in October 2021, the comparisons to a certain Nintendo platform fighter were natural and inevitable. Heck, we spent our review trying — and admittedly failing — to avoid the obvious similarity to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Indeed, when a game comes out that...
News Ninja Wanted To Add $500K To Smash EVO 2019 Prize Pool, But Was Apparently "Ghosted" By Nintendo
"I wanted to get Nintendo's permission"
The Super Smash Bros. competitive scene has a huge following, but Nintendo's relationship with this part of the community and fighting game tournaments, in general, hasn't always been the best. Now adding to this bumpy history is a new story this time from the famous Twitch Streamer and Fortnite player Ni
PSA You Might Not Need To Unbox The New Smash Bros. amiibo To Use It
See for yourself
As you've probably seen, the new Min Min Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo is now available in-store. If you are planning on adding this one to your collection, here's your PSA that this new amiibo based on the fighter from the ARMS series might not actually need to be unboxed to be used. As highlighted by a user (with a North...
News Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Director Says He's Open To Making A Smash Bros. Movie
"Nothing would make me happier"
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie director Jeff Fowler is currently doing the press rounds this week to promote the sequel and as you can probably imagine, he's being asked all sorts of questions about what type of video game movie adaptation he would like to work on next. Speaking to Comicbook.com, Jeff was asked if he...
News Sakurai Reflects On Every Super Smash Bros. Fighter Reveal In New Blog Post (Part 2)
Take a trip down memory lane
Last week, Nintendo shared a special 'Part 1' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate article on its official website. It's now back this week with 'Part 2' - which encourages fans of the latest game to reflect on the history of Ultimate with Masahiro Sakurai, as he talks about each of the fighter reveal scenes. Here's the full...
News Sakurai Reflects On Every Super Smash Bros. Fighter Reveal In New Blog Post
Half of them are here!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate got its final DLC character last October in the form of Sora from Kingdom Hearts. It was a hugely exciting time, Sora's arrival in the game brought near-universal joy. People who didn't like Kingdom Hearts could see that the Keyblade-wielding boy had earned his place, while fans of the series were...
News Nintendo Slammed For Its Stance On Super Smash Bros. At 2022 Streamer Awards
Publisher called out for EVO withdrawal
Nintendo's stance on its involvement with events like EVO has been a source of much conversation over the past few months. Most recently, ex-Nintendo employees Kit and Krysta hypothesised about the potential reasons for the company pulling out of EVO 2022. Now, Super Smash Bros. streamer Hungrybox has called...
News Sakurai Wins 'Most Valuable Creator' At Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2021
Monster Hunter Rise takes out GOTY
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has been recognised by the Dengeki Game Awards as Japan's most valuable video game creator in 2021. This award was decided based on user voting within Japan. Sakurai shared the news with his followers over on Twitter, while also thanking everyone who supported...
News Kit & Krysta Discuss Why They Think Nintendo Is Dumping EVO This Year
A one-two-three punch
Ex-Nintendo employees Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang have shared their thoughts on the potential reasons for why Nintendo has effectively ditched EVO, the world's premier fighting game tournament. Through their new 'Kit & Krysta' podcast (vidcast??), the pair detailed three potential reasons for the move, all of which sound...
News It's Official, Nintendo Has Withdrawn Super Smash Bros. From EVO 2022
"Nintendo has chosen not to continue that legacy"
As you might recall, last March - Sony Interactive Entertainment and esports business RTS jointly acquired the fighting game tournament Evo. Nintendo, at the time, said it would continue to "assess" Evo, as it planned for future Super Smash Bros. tournament activity. It seems a decision has now been...
News Min Min Smash amiibo Arriving April 29th, Steve & Alex Minecraft amiibo Delayed
You win some, you lose some
Just weeks after a listing for the Min Min (ARMS) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo was spotted online, Nintendo has now locked in a release date. She'll be "stretching onto the scene" on April 29th. Unfortunately, it's not all good news - with Nintendo also revealing the Steve and Alex
News Min Min's Smash Bros. amiibo Could Be Arriving Soon By The Looks Of It
One of many Smash amiibo releasing in 2022
Last June, Nintendo confirmed the existence of a Min Min (ARMS) amiibo as part of the Smash Bros. Ultimate line of figures. We don't know its exact release date yet, but if you are eager for an update - it seems Nintendo has finished production of this amiibo. This is according to the Nintendo CPSIA...
News Three Kirby amiibo Appear To Be Getting Reprints (North America)
Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Byleth, too
It was discovered earlier this month that the upcoming Switch release Kirby and the Forgotten Land would support amiibo functionality, and now in an update, it seems reprints of existing Kirby amiibo have been confirmed. Following on from a user
News Surprise! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Getting A Brand New Spirit - Street Fighter's Evil Ryu
Celebrating 35 years of Street Fighter
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Street Fighter. Capcom kicked off the celebrations by sharing a new logo with fans at the start of this week and now, as a bonus, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has joined in on the celebrations. Although the development of Nintendo's all-star brawler is officially over, it...
News Missed Out On Smash Bros. Ultimate's Metroid Dread Spirits? Now's Your Chance
All Metroid Dread Spirits now available permanently
If you're on a mission to collect every last Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you'll be pleased to know that another set of previously limited-time characters have now been made available permanently. Back in October, upon the launch of Metroid Dread, three Spirits inspired by the game...
News Sakurai Thinks It's Probably Best To Forget About Him For A While
If anything is in the pipeline it might take some time
Masahiro Sakurai was able to complete Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this year, but from here on out, it's not clear what's next. Although he's apparently not thinking about a new Smash Bros. entry right now, that doesn't mean he'll rule it out. He's also not even sure about his future in video...
News Sakurai Believes He Was Able To "Fully Complete" Iwata's Final Mission
The Smash Bros. director is now thinking about what's next
As you might recall, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the "final mission" assigned to Masahiro Sakurai by the late Satoru Iwata. The Switch entry went on to become a huge success and has now sold over 25 million copies worldwide. After the game shipped, Sakurai's "next mission" was to release...
News A New Smash Bros. Would Need A Smaller Roster, Admits Sakurai
"I’ve been doing too much of the work myself"
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with its 'everyone is here' approach, concluded with an enormous roster and amount of content. It was already a huge game on release, but a DLC program that rolled out over the course of three years expanded it further, in addition to the various free updates and mode...
Anniversary Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Turns Three Years Old Today
And what a wild ride it's been
Three years ago today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched worldwide on Nintendo Switch. And what a game it turned out to be, huh? With its constant character reveals, Nintendo Direct showcases, and internet memes aplenty, few games have had quite the impact on the gaming community that Ultimate has in recent times...
News Nintendo's Hosting An Online Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament, And Prizes Are Up For Grabs (Europe)
Take part from home this weekend
This weekend, Nintendo will be hosting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's "biggest competition of the year", giving all players the chance to walk away with some very welcome prizes. The European Online Challenge will be taking place on Saturday 11th December, running from 1pm - 4pm UK time. Every fighter can participate,...
Anniversary Super Smash Bros. Melee Launched 20 Years Ago Today In North America
"CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER!"
Making everyone here at Nintendo Life feel painfully ancient, today marks the 20th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Melee's release in North America. Only the second game in the series, following on from the original Super Smash Bros. on N64, Melee would go on to become arguably the most beloved entry in the franchise, long...
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 13.0.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Metroid Dread amiibo support and more...
Nintendo announced Version 13.0.1 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be arriving at some point this week, and it's now available. Although DLC fighter support has officially come to an end, there's still some exciting stuff included in this latest update. There are several fixes and game balance adjustments...
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 13.0.1 Will Patch In The "Final" Fighter Adjustments
And it's coming soon
Nintendo has announced the arrival of a brand new update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it sounds like this could well be the last. Taking the game to version 13.0.1, following on from the 13.0 update that introduced Sora, this latest patch will certainly be the final update relating to fighter adjustments. As is always...
News Nintendo Announces "First-Ever" Officially Licensed Smash Bros. Championship Circuit For North America
The battle begins in 2022
DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may have come to an end, but that doesn't mean Nintendo is done with its all-star brawler. In 2022, it's partnering with the Esports team 'Panda Global' to launch the "first-ever" officially licensed championship circuit in North America for Smash Ultimate and the GameCube classic, Super...
News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Spirit And Tournament Events Appear To Be Winding Down
Starting next week, past events will be repeated
Now that Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series has joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as the final DLC fighter, the development of the all-star brawler is officially complete. Sadly, the new events may be coming to an end. While weekly events will still be a thing, from 19th November 2021...
News Sakurai Says He's Not Thinking About A New Smash Bros. Game, But Won't Rule It Out
Update: Full translation now available
Update: Thanks to PushDustIn and SourceGaming, we now have a more accurate translation of Sakurai's comments regarding the future of Super Smash Bros. The full translation can be viewed here if you're interested, but here's a quick snippet of the conversation between Sakurai and Famitsu: Interviewer: With...
News Smash Bros. Ultimate Hosting New Fighter Tournament This Weekend
The weekly events continue
To celebrate the completion of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter roster, Nintendo will this week be hosting a special tournament event restricted to new fighters only. This includes new additions to the roster in Ultimate, as well as Echo fighters and DLC characters. You've got fighters like Banjo-Kazooie and Steve...
Random Sakurai Shows Off Printed And Framed Version Of The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mural
The roster is complete!
Last week saw the arrival of the final fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sora from Kingdom Hearts. As you might recall, he's also been added to the famous mural - slotting in between Dark Samus and Ganondorf to complete the roster. While it's one thing seeing a digital version, the game's director Masahiro Sakurai has...
Random Now That Smash Is Complete, Sakurai Doesn't Have To Worry About What He Shares On Social Media
An Among Us photo would have been sus a month ago
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be the greatest crossover video game of all time, but it's been far from easy for the game's director Masahiro Sakurai over the years. Apart from health issues and struggles when adding certain fighters - whenever he appeared on a show, did an interview, or posted...
Video 20 Secrets Of Kingdom Hearts' Sora In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Did you spot any?
It's been quite an exciting week in the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the arrival of the final fighter Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series. Now that we've had some time to see what this new and final addition to the game's roster is all about, our American-based video producer, Zion Grassl, has put on his Kingdom Hearts...
News Buy Smash Bros. Ultimate Or Any Of Its DLC And Earn Double My Nintendo Gold Points
Update: Offer ends soon!
Update: As a friendly reminder, Nintendo's current promotion in which you can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points when buying any digital Super Smash Bros. Ultimate product is about to come to an end. If you were thinking of grabbing that second DLC pass or perhaps even the game itself, it wouldn't be a bad idea to snap it...
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event Is All About... Fists?
And it kicks off tomorrow
Having to come up with new and interesting themes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's regular events must be getting difficult at this stage, so we'll have to forgive Nintendo for this latest effort. Yes, Smash Ultimate's next Spirit Event focuses on "characters with at least one fist raised", which will then be followed by...
News Sakurai Reveals How A Chance Encounter Led To Sora In Smash Bros. Ultimate
And the rest is history
After ongoing requests, Sora from Kingdom Hearts joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate earlier this week as the final DLC fighter. For a lot of fans, it still seems too good to be true, so how exactly did it happen? In Sakurai's latest column (translated by @PushDustIn and @KodyNOKOLO), the Smash director goes into details about...
Video Fan-Made Smash Bros. Effort Pays Tribute To Kingdom Hearts' Iconic "Simple And Clean" Track
Custom Palutena's Guidance dialogue is here!
Ever since Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series was revealed as the final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans have been making references to the theme song "Simple and Clean". It's performed by Utada Hikaru has been heard across multiple Kingdom Hearts games over the years. Unfortunately, it...
Watch Nintendo Life's Team Battles With Sora, The Final Smash Fighter
Sora you just standing there
Well, they're all here. No, really, all of them. Sora is now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, bringing us to the end of an era for the Switch entry in the series. To celebrate two of our most eager Smash Bros. brawlers - Alex Olney and Jon Cartwright from our video team - will be battling it out, putting Sora...
News Sakurai Celebrates Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Complete Roster With DLC Screenshots
Everyone is here
Well, that's it. Super Smash Bros. UItimate's enormous roster is finally complete with Kingdom Hearts' Sora officially joining the ranks. It's been one heck of a ride with regular character additions, Direct appearances, and wild speculation fueling hype for the game ever since its launch in 2018. All good things must come to an...
News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Final DLC Fighter Has Arrived - Sora From Kingdom Hearts
Everyone is here, at last!
Well, the day has finally arrived - the fighter roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is officially complete. Today's update (Version 13.0.0) sees the arrival of the last DLC fighter - the Kingdom Hearts' representative, Sora. If you've already purchased the second Fighters Pass, it's simply a matter of updating your copy...
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 13.0.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Sora joins the battle as the final DLC fighter
Nintendo has released Version 13.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This update adds in Sora from Kingdom Hearts as paid DLC. Sora comes with his very own stage - Hollow's Bastion - and there are a total of nine Kingdom Hearts songs included. There are also new spirits and new Mii Outfits which can be...
Video Super Smash Bros. Collection Tour - A Game For Every Fighter
They're all here!
It's almost time, with Sora and version 13.00 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate imminent, bringing an end to an era for one of the system's most popular titles. Masahiro Sakurai and his team have put together an enormous roster and feature set, ensuring that the 'Ultimate' in the name is no hyperbole. With the big moment so close,...
Reminder Sora And Version 13.0.0 Arrive In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Today
Here's when Sora goes live in Smash Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's monstrous roster is just hours away from being complete, with the release of final fighter Sora and the game's Version 13.0.0. update both imminent. Revealed during the special Smash Bros. Direct earlier this month, Sora arrives in-game on Monday 18th October in the US, and...
News Smash Ultimate Version 13.0.0 Arrives Next Week, Save Your Replays ASAP
Sora is on the way!
Next week marks the arrival of the final fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you've somehow missed the news, it's Sora from the Square Enix's long-running RPG series, Kingdom Hearts. Alongside the addition of this final DLC fighter for the game, will be a massive update - Version 13.0.0. It follows on from the 12.0.0...
News Smash Ultimate Is Hosting An Explosive Tournament Ahead Of Sora's Arrival Next Week
Don't do it, Steve!
Following on from the Metroid Dread spirit event in Smash Bros. Ultimate last week, Nintendo has now announced a new tournament. It's unclear at this stage how much longer the game will continue to host these weekly events, but for now - at least until Sora's arrival, they're still going. This latest event will run for a total...
Gallery Sakurai Shares New Screenshots Of The Final DLC Fighter For Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Kingdom Hearts' rep arrives next week
Last week, Masahiro Sakurai revealed Sora from Kingdom Hearts would be added to Smash Bros. Ultimate as the final fighter. The DLC character will arrive in-game next week on 18th October, and to pass time until then, Sakurai has been sharing some additional images of the Kingdom Hearts' rep and the new...
News Steve And Alex amiibo Available To Pre-Order As A Double Pack Or Standalone (Japan)
Will we get the same in the west?
As well as the major news that Kingdom Hearts' Sora has taken Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's final roster spot, last week's Direct also revealed that Steve and Alex will be receiving amiibo figures next year. We didn't get to see the figures in the flesh during the show, but pre-orders for both h
News Nintendo And Sakurai Approved No More Heroes 3's Smash Bros. Style Boss Fight
"If anybody gives you s*** for it, we’ll take responsibility"
There was a time when Travis Touchdown was considered a good shout for a spot on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, and while he technically did make his way into the game as a Mii Fighter costume, the real collab actually ended up appearing in No More Heroes 3. As those who have...
Reminder Brand New Metroid Dread Spirits Are Available In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Samus is back!
Update [Sat 9th Oct, 2021 15:00 BST]: These spirits are now available, here's a closer look courtesy of the official Smash Bros. Twitter account. Each of these spirits will be available until the 13th of October. Original article [Thu 7th Oct, 2021 02:05 BST]: Metroid Dread arrives exclusively
News This Is What Kirby's New Kingdom Hearts Form Looks Like In Smash Bros. Ultimate
He's ready to join Mickey and the gang
During the latest presentation for the new Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter Sora, game director Masahiro Sakurai revealed what his own creation Kirby looks like when he uses his copy ability on the famous Kingdom Hearts character. In case you did miss this during the broadcast, here's another look, courtesy of...
News Kingdom Hearts' Sora Gets Added To The Smash Bros. Ultimate Mural
The roster is complete!
It's official - Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series will be the final fighter to join the battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As part of this announcement, it's Smash Bros. tradition to add the latest character to the game's stunning and ever-expanding mural. Sora slots in between Dark Samus and Ganondorf - completing the...
News Smash Bros. Director Responds To All The #ThankYouSakurai Messages On Social Media
Kingdom Hearts' Tetsuya Nomura also thanks Sakurai
Update [Wed 6th Oct, 2021 01:00 BST]: Masahiro Sakurai has now acknowledged the trend #ThankYouSakurai on social media - thanking everyone for the love. Here's an incredibly rough Google translation: "#ThankYouSakurai The hashtag is on the trend and I was watching it. This is the one who is really...
Gallery Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Full Kirby Transformations List
Every Kirby copy ability in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Looking back at the full character roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there's certainly been no shortage of video game icons joining the fray in gaming's ultimate crossover brawler. Adding all these fighters (plus the accompanying music, spirits and assorted extras) wasn't just work for game...
News A Closer Look At Sora's Smash Bros. Stage, Music, Final Smash, Kirby Transformation And More
A sight for Sora eyes
We finally know who the final fighter to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be, and we can all let out a huge sigh of relief. Yes, Sora from Kingdom Hearts was chosen as the final pick, and if you've had the time to settle down since the announcement earlier today, we're here to share a closer look at what the character will...
News Steve And Alex Will Both Receive Smash Bros. amiibo Figures In Spring 2022
Sephiroth, Pyra, Mythra, and Kazuya figures also teased
The announcements from today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation just keep on coming, as Sakurai-san delivers the latest news on amiibo figures. Unsurprisingly, it has been confirmed that both Steve and Alex, who joined Ultimate to represent Minecraft, will be receiving their own...
News Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Doom Slayer And Splatoon Characters As Mii Fighter Costumes
Doomguy made it (kind of)
As well as the grand reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's final fighter, Sora, the next round of Mii Fighter costumes have also been revealed. During today's presentation, hosted by series director Masahiro Sakurai, it was revealed that both Octoling and Judd from the Splatoon series, as well as DOOM Slayer from, well,
News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Final Fighter Is... Kingdom Hearts' Sora!
Almost three years since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate first launched on Switch, the roster is finally complete, with Sora from Kingdom Hearts becoming the final fighter. The character was revealed by series director Masahiro Sakurai today in what was his final presentation for the game. Sora will become available in-game from 18th...
Watch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Sakurai Presents The Final Fighter, Live!
Who will it be?
It's finally time. Today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans will learn which gaming star is taking the game's final roster slot, completing one heck of a lineup. As always, series director Masahiro Sakurai will be doing the honours by hosting a roughly 40-minute presentation. The show will reveal the final character, as well as the...
Feature So, Who Will Be The Final Fighter In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
It is almost time...
It has to be said that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has had an extraordinary run. Masahiro Sakurai and his team have overseen an ongoing and hugely hyped project to expand upon the launch roster, through the Fighters Passes, with the second volume's sixth and final character confirmed to be the end of the road. As you undoubtedly...
News Sakurai Invites Everyone To Watch Smash's Final Reveal, Whether You Play The Game Or Not
"It might be different from your personal expectations"
Update: Our liveblog is... er... live! Be sure to head over there and we'll find out who the fighter is soon... Original Story [Mon 4th Oct, 2021 11:35 BST]: We're just one day away from learning who'll be taking that final character slot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and series director...
Random Smash Bros. Twitter Encourages Fans To Let Their Imaginations "Run Wild" Before The Final Fighter Reveal
"Who will join the battle?!"
We've got a very exciting week coming up in the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. October 5th will see the reveal of the very final DLC fighter for the game - bringing an end to the long journey that originally began in December 2018. Speculation has gone into
Random Sakurai Seems To Be Finally Taking A Break From Smash Bros. Development, With The PS5
*insert fighter here* confirmed
The final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter broadcast airs next week on October 5th. So, how is the game's director Masahiro Sakurai killing time until then? With the PlayStation 5, of course! No, really - in his latest social media post on Twitter, he's shared an image of a PS5 DualSense Wireless controller...
News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Upcoming Tournament Event Is Winged Characters Only
A hint for the last fighter? Nah, probably not
Next week is a big one for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with Masahiro Sakurai to host a showcase to unveil the final fighter for the game on 5th October. It's been a long road. Before that, however, regular players have a themed online tournament to tackle, so far confirmed on the game's Japanese...
News Nintendo Announces New Splatoon And Smash Bros. Tournaments For The US And UK
With great prizes to be won!
Over the past few days, Nintendo's been super busy announcing a number of different tournaments set to take place for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans. The best part? There are some great prizes to be won. We'll start with the US tournaments, where both Smash and Splatoon are being treated to new events:...
News Final Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighter Will Be Revealed October 5th
A new challenger approaches
While many Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans were hoping to see the final fighter reveal during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, it seems we'll have to wait just a little bit longer... Nintendo has officially confirmed the game's director Masahiro Sakurai will be revealing the final fighter on 5th October in a special...
News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event Celebrates All Things Nature
Celebi, Venusaur, and Whispy Woods star
Do images get any cuter than this? Nintendo has unveiled its plans for the next Spirit Board event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and this one's all about nature. That's right, starting on Friday 24th September, this latest three-day event will see numerous characters "related to nature" appearing on the...
Random PETA Wants Nintendo To Add A Gun-Toting Chicken To Smash Bros. Ultimate
Will use "wits, wings, weapons, and vegan fuel to pummel opponents"
Animal rights organisation PETA has a long history of targeting Nintendo, having previously used titles such as 1-2-Switch, Pokémon and even Super Mario 3D
Random Waluigi "Invites Himself" To Super Smash Bros. In This Emotional Fan-Made Trailer
A real tear-jerker
Believe it or not, but there's now just one slot left to fill in the second Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The game's director Masahiro Sakurai has also reiterated how this really will be the last character to join the battle. While it's still unclear who exactly the final fighter will be, there are obviously a lot...
Random Beat This Dentist At Smash Bros. Ultimate And Get A "Free Dental Clean"
If you lose though, be prepared to face the consequences...
Do you need a dental clean? Are you a decent Smash Bros. Ultimate player and happen to be located in the US? If you answered "yes" to all of these questions then perhaps you should consider the following offer. Zen Family Dental in Ashland, Massachusetts of the United States is giving...
Random Don't Worry About Masahiro Sakurai's Health, He's "Okay" Right Now
But he does have dry eyes...
Katsuhiro Harada recently asked Masahiro Sakurai fans what they were most interested to know about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director. Apart from a lot of questions about Kid Icarus: Uprising and specific Kirby games, many people are noticeably worried about Sakurai's health. Sakurai himself also realises...
Random Speedrunner Beats Zelda: Ocarina Of Time In Smash Bros. Brawl
And even defeated Ganon in under five minutes
Remember the timed Nintendo demos you were able to play in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Nintendo Wii? Well, a speedrunner has used this trial to roll the credits in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (yes, you can play through the entire game). The speedrunner and YouTuber known as 'Savestate' used...
News Brand New No More Heroes 3 Spirits Are Coming To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Travis Touchdown is back!
To celebrate the arrival of Travis Touchdown's third outing this week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be hosting a special limited-time spirit event. Yes, that's right - we're getting No More Heroes III spirits! Apart from the Travis Touchdown Mii costume, at this point, it seems like this is as good as it
Random Sakurai Terminator Reference Sparks DOOM, Fortnite And Among Us Smash Bros. Speculation
Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai is still busy sharing excellent screenshots from Smash Ultimate on Twitter, and while his tweets are always on the more popular end of the scale, his latest effort is really doing the numbers. Why's that? Well, earlier this morning, Sakurai shared a new image that appears to show Ken...
News Sakurai "Can't Count How Many Times" He's Thought About Quitting Game Development
"Making games is really tough"
Most Smash Bros. fans will already know how much effort game director Masahiro Sakurai puts into each title, but what's not been made quite as public is how often he's been pushed to his limits. While on the subject of "retirement" in his part two chat with the Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada, Sakurai spoke about how...
Random Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Really Likes Coca-Cola Zero
"Nintendo prepares zero cola for me"
There's a lot to unpack in the first segment of Harada's Bar featuring Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai. In one part early on, Sakurai spoke about his drink of choice - Coca-Cola Zero. Katsuhiro Harada (also known as the director of Tekken) mentioned how Sakurai should "let the public know" so he would get...
Random Sakurai Doesn't Appreciate Being Featured In Some Memes
"I want them to stop using my face"
The first part of the Harada's Bar episode featuring Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has been uploaded. A lot of focus was on Sakurai as a person, rather than his work. In one section of his chat with Katsuhiro Harada (also known as the director of Tekken), Sakurai addressed the memes on the internet...
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