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Smash Bros. Ultimate "Game Boy" Spirit Board event kicks off Sept. 25th, 2020

Now you're playing with portable power!

The next Spirit Board event for Smash Bros. Ultimate kicks off on Friday, Sept. 25th, 2020, and it pays tribute to the Game Boy. This event will focus on Spirits that first popped up during the Game Boy/Game Boy Color era, and if you defeat them, you'll get more gold than usual. The event is set to run for three days.

RUMOR: Smash Bros. Ultimate's next character may be revealed very soon

Is a reveal coming?

Looks like we might be hearing about the next Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character in the near future. Advertisements for the current Fighter Pass characters are up at retailers, but those advertisements are set to be removed from stores on Oct. 4th, 2020. The last time we saw a situation with ads like this, the next DLC character was revealed just a few days before. We'll find out if the speculation is right in just a couple of weeks!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Nintendo pays tribute to Super Mario 3D All-Stars' release by recreating game scenes in Smash Bros. Ultimate

A fun tribute

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is now available, and Nintendo is celebrating the launch in all sorts of ways. That includes the Smash Bros. Twitter account in Japan, which has shared the compilation of screens above.

Those might look like any old Smash Bros. Ultimate screens at first glance, but a closer look reveals that each scene is meant to pay homage to one of the three games in Super Mario 3D All-Stars. There are two for Super Mario 64, one for Sunshine, and one for Galaxy. Some pretty fantastic work done on with each one!

Nintendo Versus Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup September 2020 kicks off Sept. 26th, 2020

Best of luck!

Nintendo has announced their next tournament for Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Nintendo Versus Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup September 2020 is taking place on Sept. 26th, 2020, and Nintendo is giving away over 70,000 My Nintendo Gold Points throughout the tournament. To get more details on how to participate and other rules, you can check out the official tournament page here.

Boundary Break: Out of bounds discoveries for Mario Kart Double Dash and Super Smash Bros Brawl

Things hidden just out of view

Want a closer look at Mario Kart Double Dash and Super Smash Bros Brawl? Want to see the camera go places it can't normally go? Want to see some design secrets that'll result in nightmares for years to come? Then you'll definitely want to check out this episode of Boundary Break!

Smash Bros. Ultimate "Close Quarters Combat" tournament announced for Sept. 18th, 2020

No missiles allowed!

The next tournament for Smash Bros. Ultimate kicks off Sept. 18th, 2020, and it runs for 3 days. This tournament is for close-quarters fighters only, so no one that uses ranged attacks as a primary method of offense will be allowed. This fight is up close and personal!

Sakurai includes a nod to Undertale's 5th anniversary in his latest Smash Bros. Ultimate pic of the day

The Undertale of two games

Undertale released on this date 5 years ago, and it's still just as popular all this time later. Undertale became an absolute phenomenon that swept the industry, and the effects are still being felt to this day.

The 5th anniversary of Undertale is being celebrated all over the world, with numerous fans, developers, and publishers paying tribute. That includes none other than Masahiro Sakurai, who included a tribute to Undertale in his latest Smash Bros. Ultimate pic of the day.

Toby Fox, creator of Undertale, has said that Earthbound was a huge influence on his work. Clearly Sakurai knows that tidbit as well, as he made sure to include Ness an Onett in the pic!

Smash Bros. Ultimate's option to select over 1,000 songs for certain stages had to be approved by each third party individually

That's an insane amount of work!

Just last month, Smash Bros. Ultimate got an update that allows anyone playing on Final Destination, Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Small Battlefield to choose from the over 1,000 song library that the game has to offer. While implementing this feature was a huge amount of work in and of itself, Masahiro Sakurai had get a lot of paperwork signed off on as well.

According to Sakurai, permission from all the third parties involved with those songs had to be given. This wasn't something that was covered already in the Smash Bros. Ultimate agreements, so Sakurai and his team had to work the music selection out with individual companies.

"Getting permission from all the rights holders for something like this is a very big undertaking, but somehow we managed to make it a reality."

No one doubts how dedicated Sakurai is to the Smash Bros. series, but this is just one more example of how far he's willing to go.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Fluttering Hair' Spirit Board event announced

Long hair, don't care

The next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event has been announced, and it kicks off Sept. 11th, 2020. This event will feature Spirits with long, flowing hair. You can see a handful of the Spirits to be featured in the image above. This Spirit Board event lasts for three days.

Fans add playable Bowser to Super Smash Bros.

Bowser's fired up!

Bowser has been a part of the Smash Bros. roster for years now, but he didn't make the cut in the original N64 game. Modders have decided to turn back the clocks and add Bowser to the game on their own. They've done an absolutely amazing job, complete with a custom model and moves. The results are so good that they almost look like something Nintendo did themselves!

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