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Smash Bros. Ultimate - A look at all Mii costumes

I don't think I've ever played as the Mii Fighter. Are there any fans out there that use a Mii Fighter as their main? I'd love to hear thoughts on the character!

Nintendo Minute - Reggie Reacts to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Hi! We’re joined today by a super extra special amazing guest, Reggie! Reggie’s here to take a look back at all of the cool stuff that led up to the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The game’s been out for a week so let us know if you’re playing and what character is your favorite. As always, we hope you enjoyed this video and we’ll see you next week!

EVO 2019 Japan's six main titles revealed, Smash Bros. Ultimate and Dragon Ball FighterZ not included

The six main titles for EVO Japan 2019 have been revealed. There's probably one title you're expecting to see in that list, but it's not there.

・TEKKEN 7
・BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE
・SOULCALIBUR VI
・STREET FIGHTER V ARCADE EDITION
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV
・GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2

Many people were shocked to not see Smash Bros. Ultimate included, and the same goes for Dragon Ball FighterZ. It seems EVO knew there would be backlash, as they included the following message with their reveal.

We will be working with the gaming communities to support the other titles not included.

Wondering why those games aren't going to be included? EVO director of global business development, Mark “MarkMan” Julio shared this on Twitter.

“Not every title was included in the main event that we originally hoped for. We couldn’t get approval from the publisher/owner. As unfortunate as this may be, we will still be supporting the communities and events at Evo Japan 2019 — more information on that later

And personally, I think the community working together to run Smash Ultimate and DBFZ is going to be awesome and I can’t wait to show the publisher/owners the strength of the community."

In other words, it seems like Nintendo and Bandai Namco might have something to do with those titles not being part of the event.

Sakurai explains the meaning behind the Smash Bros. logo

The Yoiko x Super Smash Bros. Ultimate episode we recently shared had a special guest. If you didn't watch, you missed a special appearance by Masahiro Sakurai! During his time on the episode, Sakurai talked about a number of things, including the meanings behind the Smash Bros. logo. According to Sakurai, there are two meanings.

- the intersecting lines are meant to represent the crossover nature of the series
- the four sections of the logo represent 4 person multiplayer

Get a closer look at Coro Coro's Smash Bros. Ultimate poster

Awhile back, we mentioned that the January 2019 issue of CoroCoro was going to include a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Everyone Is Here' poster. Now we get to see what that poster looks like! If this is something you'd like to have in your collection, you can always order a copy through Play-Asia.

Digital Foundry - Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Switch vs Wii U/3DS Graphics Comparison + Tech Analysis

Masahiro Sakurai and his team return with the most feature-rich version of Smash Bros. ever. The Ultimate edition on Switch is more than a simple port from Wii U - visuals are upgraded, and stylistic changes are made.

Smash Bros. Ultimate - Version 1.2.0 now available, partner Pikachu and Eevee spirits included

Version 1.2.0 for Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available. Along with the inclusion of Partner Pikachu and Eevee spirits, the following has been tweaked.

The following changes were made in version 1.2.0.

Offline Gameplay
・Adjusted difficulty of approaching challengers.

Online Gameplay
・When matchmaking in Quickplay, the Format setting of your Preferred Rules will be
more highly prioritized. This may cause matchmaking to take more time, and there's
still no guarantee that you'll find a match that has your exact Preferred Rules.
・Increased the stability of the synchronous connection within Battle Arenas.
NOTE: Online features require a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

Misc.
・Game balance adjustments.
・Various gameplay fixes.
・The fighters that had specific adjustments are listed below.

Adjusted Fighters
Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby, Luigi, Ice Climbers, Young Link, Olimar, Toon Link, Villager, Greninja, PAC-MAN, Duck Hunt, and Isabelle

Compatibility Notes
・To use online features, your software must be updated to the latest version.
・Local Wireless is not compatible between version 1.2.0 and earlier versions. Please make sure that all players are using the same version of the software.
・Replays created in versions before 1.2.0 are not compatible with 1.2.0. If you have replays you want to keep, you'll need to convert your replays by going to Vault → Replays → Replay Data → Convert to Video before updating the software.

Thanks to Andreslop24 and T27Duck for the heads up!

Smash Bros. Ultimate - more details on Japan's launch sales (shipment percentage and more)

As you know, Smash Bros. Ultimate had an absolutely stellar launch in Japan. The game moved 1,234,807 units in three days. According to Dengeki, that figure accounts for 75% of the initial shipment. Dengeki expects the game to hit 2 million copies sold before 2018 ends, which would be absolutely fantastic. The real question is, will Nintendo have enough units out on store shelves to hit that goal!?

Nintendo LINE account provides tips on how to play Smash Bros. Ultimate

Looking for a way to learn the ins and outs of Smash Bros. Ultimate? Perhaps the latest update to Nintendo's LINE account can do the trick! All you have to do is message the LINE account the Japanese name of a fighter, and you'll get an infographic explaining attacks and controls. This is a limited-time offer, so get in on it while you can!

Smash Bros. Ultimate - 'Mario Blasts the Streets' promo video

A heated showdown between two rivals… but what’s this? Mario blasts the heroes of Street Fighter into the showdown of gaming icons in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Available now on Nintendo Switch!