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Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Kunio-Kun' Spirit Board event announced

A hot-blooded event!

The next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event is set to take place on Jan. 24th, 2020, and will run for five days. This time around, spirits from the Kunio-kun series are going to be joining in on the action.

Prizes for EVO Japan 2020's Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament winner to be announced later

What will the winner take home?

When we originally talked about the prizes you could win for the various tournaments at EVO Japan 2020, Smash Bros. Ultimate was the most disappointing. As we know Nintendo doesn't offer cash prizes, the only item mentioned was a Switch Pro Controller with a gold Smash Bros. logo. Now it seems there might be more for the winner than first detailed.

The official EVO Japan 2020 site has changed up its listing for Smash Bros. Ultimate, and now it says that prizes for the winner will be announced later. Let's hope that means something really special is being worked on.

Sakurai comments on Super Smash Bros' 21st anniversary

The birth of a mega-franchise

Believe it or not, its been 21 years since the original Super Smash Bros. launched for the N64. Who knew it would turn out to be one of Nintendo's biggest franchises, and lead to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate becoming the best-selling fighting game of all-time?! I doubt Sakurai had any idea, or any time to think about it, considering how busy he still is with the franchise!

Sakurai did take a moment to recognize the original game's anniversary on Twitter, sharing surprise at 21 years having already passed. He then went on to say that he didn't feel all that nostalgic for the game, considering how he's worked on revamped stages of the original for Smash Bros. Ultimate. For him, the classic stages are still fresh in his mind!

EVO Japan 2020 prizes revealed

It's not about the cash, but the glory

EVO Japan runs from Jan. 24th to 26th, 2020, and the prizes for tournament winners have been revealed. We'll stick to details on games that appear on Switch, rather than covering every title and its prize.

Samurai Shodown will be part of the big event, and the top winner will get to take home roughly $4,500. The same amount will go to the winner of the Blazblue Cross Tag Battle tournament. Finally we have Smash Bros. Ultimate, which has the biggest number of entrants, but no monetary prize. The top dog will get to take home a Switch Pro Controller with a gold Smash Bros. logo.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Elementary School Tournament and Junior High School Tournament 2020 announced

A tiny tournament tussle!

Nintendo has announced that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Elementary School Tournament and Junior High School Tournament is making a return this year. The tournament will include five districts (Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Osaka, and Tokyo), and is set to run from May through August 2020. Those interested in the tournament can register for entry on March 12th, 2020.

Smash Bros. Ultimate Dark Samus and Richter amiibo unboxing

Now there's a pair of badasses

Join Daan as he unboxes the two latest amiibo: Dark Samus from Metroid Prime and Richter Belmont from Castlevania!

Smash Bros. Ultimate "Chain the Future to Spirits" event gameplay

Link up!

The Smash Bros. Ultimate "Chain the Future to Spirits" event is now live! If you want to see some footage showing what the event is all about, you can check out the gameplay above. It'll help you prepare for when you jump in this weekend!

Get a 360° look at the Dark Samus and Richter amiibo

Two more for the amiibo shelf

Want a better look at the Dark Samus and Richter amiibo? Nintendo has you covered with a quick 360° video that showcases both amiibo up-close-and-personal. Between these two, I'm feeling pretty compelled to cough up some cash for Richter. As a huge Castlevania fan, I feel it's my duty!

Studio MDHR shares kind words on Cuphead's inclusion in Smash Bros. Ultimate

Now we've got a real high-class bout!

Along with the reveal of Byleth for Smash Bros. Ultimate earlier today, Masahiro Sakurai showed off some new Mii Fighter costumes. Cuphead was included in the mix, and not surprisingly, Studio MDHR was quite happy to finally have the news out there. They took to Twitter to share their appreciation with the message below.

A brawl is surely brewing! Cuphead is joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a downloadable Mii Gunner Costume!! Available for purchase on 1/28, including the music track Floral Fury. Our deepest thanks to @Sora_Sakurai and Nintendo for this unbelievable opportunity!

Zach Aguilar confirms he's voicing Byleth in Smash Bros. Ultimate

The voice of Byleth returns

Earlier today, we found out that Byleth is going to be joining the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster later this month. Fire Emblem: Three Houses fans are certainly happy to see the character coming over, and they'll be equally pleased to know that Zach Aguilar is returning to voice the character. Aguilar shared a message about his return via Twitter.

I can’t believe I get to finally announce this today. Literally, a childhood dream come true... I VOICE BYLETH IN SMASH. I have the absolute honor to say that I returned to voice the role of Byleth for Super Smash Bros Ultimate!

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