Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 - Meet Team AUNZ

Will they take it all in the 3v3 finals?

The Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championships 2019 are coming up, and the 3v3 battles are going to be pretty intense! The above video takes a look at the team who took it all in the Australasian Open, and now they're hoping to win it at at E3 2019. Best of luck to them!

Nintendo announces commentary teams for Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019, Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019, & Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019

Keeping the action going

Wondering who's going to voice the action at Nintendo's E3 2019 festivities? The official commentary teams for the Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019, Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019, and Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 have been revealed. Check out the rundown via the tweets above!

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Spirit Shield Slowdown' Spirit Board event announced

Slow down, sisiter

The next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event has been announced, and it takes place this Friday. This is the 'Spirit Shield Slowdown' event, which causes the roulette at the end of battles to spin slower. You'll be able to earn three times the normal amount of SP.

Smash Bros. Ultimate mod adds in Koopa Kid

No kiddin!

The last few mods for Smash Bros. Ultimate have added in some rather wacky characters that are far, far removed from the realm of Nintendo. The latest mod brings things back to Nintendo's universe with the inclusion of Koopa Kid. Once again, this looks like another top-notch mod. Fans continue to impress with the amount of detail they include with their custom characters.

Sakurai goes over Smash Bros. Ultimate's 3.0.0 update, talks about goals for the game, and having fun with user-created stages

Sakurai is getting a kick out of what players are creating

Sakurai's most recent Famitsu feature dives into details on Smash Bros. Ultimate's Version 3.0.0 update. Check out notes from article below, translated by PushDustin.

- the sharing aspect took the staff extra time to prepare because of the testing and debugging
- Sakurai didn't want a game where only the winners of battles can have fun, so he didn't want Smash to just have fighting
- Sakurai's three goals for Smash Bros. Ultimate were "Fighting," "Sharing," and "Fighting Together"
- "Fighting Together" is something that was difficult to implement
- fighting with 4 players online, using the CPU, and 4 player Spirit Battles were decided, but there were limits
- Sakurai has checked out some user-created stages and is having a good time, and some of the ideas have him laughing
- Sakurai is looking forward to seeing the movies that the community creates
- Sakurai asks everyone to follow the rules and community standard

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Suit Up' Spirit Board event announced

Everyone's crazy bout a sharp-dressed spirt

The next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event has been announced. This Friday you'll be able to take advantage of the ‘Suit Up!’ event, which features spirits wearing ties or bow ties. Taking down those spirits will earn you extra snacks. Check out the full lineup of Spirits below.

Dr. Wily, Jeff, Party Phil, Kazuhira Miller, Dr. Wily, Jeff, Wily Capsule, Dr. Light, Kazuhira Miller, Party Phil, Brewster, Bowser (Wedding), Paz Ortega Andrade, Roy Campbell, Reporter & Wrestler, Kyle Hyde, Elite Beat Agents, Digby, Dr. Shrunk, Strangelove, Sick Beats Doctor, Lyle, Count Cannoli, Tsubasa Oribe, Rabbid Kong, and Toadsworth.

Smash Bros. Ultimate outsells Splatoon 2 at Japanese retail

A Smashing success

Smash Bros. Ultimate has taken down Splatoon 2 in Japan. Total sales for Smash Bros. Ultimate's retail release sit at 3,066,906, while Splatoon 2 is at 3,058,082. Splatoon 2 reigned supreme for quite some time, but the Smash Bros. juggernaut was just too much for the kids and squids to fight off.

Mod adds in Ganondorf to Super Smash Bros.

In all his 64-bit glory

Ganondorf has been in the Smash Bros. series for a long time, but he missed out on the debut experience on N64. Well that's not the case anymore, as a recent mod ads Ganondorf into the original game. This isn't just a swap though, as Ganondorf includes some of his moveset from subsequent Smash Bros. games. The end result is a pretty impressive mod!

Detective Pikachu writers reveal how they'd approach a Smash Bros. movie

Nintendo Cinematic Universe?

With Detective Pikachu now out at theaters, fans are already dreaming of what movies could be next. We know a Mario movie is coming, but what else could get greenlit? Could we eventually get to a time where a Smash Bros. movie happen?

While that might be a pipe dream, the writers behind Detective Pikachu have shared how they'd pull off a film adaptation like that. Here’s what they had to say in an interview with Screen Rant.

"I think that the key to doing anything like that is to make sure that the other introductory movies are sensational. It’d be a dream to write something like Legend of Zelda, but before you can get to that Smash Bros stage you have to write the best damn version of The Legend of Zelda that you possibly can. And the same with Mario, the same with Kirby, the same with Star Fox." - Dan Hernandez

"Avengers: Endgame is only as good as it is because we loved all of those characters individually, so when it came together it was just magic. And I think that’s how you have to approach the Smash Bros." - Benji Samit

Japanese audience extremely pleased with how the Smash Bros. Ultimate SP Japan Championships played out

A bonafide hit

As we've already shared, the finals for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate SP Japan Championships took place earlier today. After the presentation was over, viewers on NicoNico were asked to vote on how they enjoyed the championship. Check out the poll results below.

- 94.8% said it was “very good”
- 3.9% said it was “good”
- 0.4% said it was “okay”
- 0.9% said it was “bad”