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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Spiritoon Spirits Event going live on July 12


- 30th Spirits Event will go live on July 12: “Spiritoon”. While it’s running, various Spirits from the Splatoon series will appear on the Spirits Board, and beating them will allow you to get more SP than usual. Focus Spirits: ??? (available until July 15)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Metroidmania Spirits Event going live on June 28


- 28th Spirits Event will go live on June 28: “Metroidmania”. While it’s running, various Spirits from the Metroid series will appear on the Spirits Board, and beating them will allow you to get more SP than usual. Focus Spirits: Queen Metroid (Metroid series), Metroid (Metroid series), Meta Ridley (Metroid Prime series) (available until July 1)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Sakurai talks the Hero, Banjo-Kazooie and more


PushDustIn, known from Source Gaming and his freelance translation work, has pieced together details from the latest Sakurai column. It goes in-depth about how the Hero and Banjo-Kazooie joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and his feelings on console wars. If you like these details, be sure to follow PushDustIn on Twitter for more awesome stuff!

Sakurai column 582 titled, "The Hero Joins the Battle! Banjo and Kazooie also Join the Battle!"
- Hero and Banjo and Kazooie are the 2nd and 3rd packs for Smash Ultimate's DLC. Players who purchase the Fighters Pass will be able to play as them in addition to Joker, and the characters in Packs 4 and 5
- there is a lot that Sakurai wants to talk about. However, he will detail their mechanics in the future. For now, he wants to focus on how Hero and Banjo and Kazooie got into Smash

Hero from Dragon Quest
- the day has finally come when Sakurai could work on Dragon Quest. Thinking about Dragon Quest, Sakurai wanted to include the legendary Command Prompt
- Sakurai decided that the command window would appear and have random spells and attacks that could be chosen. Then he decided to add a MP system as well
- there is actually a restriction on which DQ protagonists can fight with each other, but Smash was given special permission. (DQ VIII was a request from Western fans)
- reviewing the history of the DQ series, Sakurai felt nervous about including such a legendary series. He decided that the Final Smash would have past characters from DQ to showcase the series
- the decision to add voice acting was made afterwards. At the start of development, it was planned to have The Hero silent as typical in DQ. However, with DQ XI S SE added voice actor so the plans were changed. So other Heros will have voice actors and they will be announced later

Banjo-Kazooie
- BK were incredibly request by fans in the West for a long time. Even after King K. Rool and Ridley, requests were still coming in
- Sakurai states this it was difficult for them to join Smash. While Banjo and Kazooie was originally an N64 game, and their inclusion should've been a natural one, they are now owned by Microsoft
- in the early 2000s, Rare was sold to Microsoft, and Banjo's games came out on the Xbox 360. Microsoft and Nintendo are rivals in the console space. It's usually thought that you shouldn't help our your rivals
- however, this time they were able to get the character quite easily. Sakurai would also like to thank Rare for their assistance as well. Thanks to them, Sakurai was able to satisfy many fan's requests

Wrap-up
- this is Sakurai's personal opinion but he doesn't really care for console wars. No matter what kind of consoles come out, if there are enjoyable games, Sakurai will always respect that
- Sakurai ends the column stating that there are a lot of companies involved with Smash. He notes that his work is truly special. He wants to please all the fans of the original games so he will continue to work hard

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - European Smash Ball finals trailer


The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Final takes place May 4th - 5th in Amsterdam!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Smash World pops up in Online App, under maintenance

The icon for Smash World has appeared on the Nintendo Switch Online app. While the service is still under maintenance, we can at least confirm that it will appear without a software update!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - version 3.0 available, patch notes, communation errors plaguing downloads


The version 3.0 update for Smash Ultimate is available. This update includes access to Joker, the Stage Builder and tons more. That being said, the update is suffering from communation errors at the moment, so this could take a while!


Version 3.0.0

Offline
Stage Builder added to Games & More. You can now draw your own custom stages by hand.
Note: Camera controls are not available when converting a replay that contains a custom stage into a video.

Edit Video feature added to Vault → Replays. You can now create new movies using several videos made from replays.

Note: Only videos from Ver. 3.0.0 or later can be used as source material. There are planned expansions to the Edit Video feature in future updates.

DLC Spirits option added to the Spirits menu.

Note: DLC spirits can only be used if you have purchased the corresponding downloadable content.

The following spirits will appear in the Vault Shop:

Morgana
Ryuji Sakamoto
Ann Takamaki
Yusuke Kitagawa
Makoto Niijima
Futaba Sakura
Haru Okumura
Goro Akechi
Caroline & Justine
Igor
Phantom Thieves of Hearts

Online

You can now share replays, videos, Mii Fighters and custom stages with people around the world in Shared Content.

Note: You can only post replays and videos created with Ver. 3.0.0 and on.
You cannot post replays of online/local wireless battles on custom stages, or videos that include custom stages.

You can now sync your game with Smash World, a service accessible via the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app. Available features include viewing some of the things posted to Shared Content, and creating spirit teams from the spirits you have collected.

Note: The Smash World service is planned to begin after the distribution of Ver. 3.0.0. If you still don't see Smash World in your list of services, please try again later.

It is now easier to be matched with players who have a similar Global Smash Power in Quickplay. Further improvements and adjustments to matchmaking are planned.

General

The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
Joker Challenger Pack
Persona 3 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
Persona 4 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
Teddie Hat
Morgana Hat
Tails Hat + Outfit
Knuckles Hat + Outfit

You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).

Game-balance adjustments have been made.

Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.

For information about the details of fixes and changes to fighters, read the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Ver. 3.0.0 fighter adjustments.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Version 2.0.2 to be released tonight

A new update will soon be available for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is currently unclear as to what the update will contain, but many seem to speculate that the update will contain simple changes such as bug fixes and UI modifications. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Ken, Daisy and Young Link amiibo releasing April 12 in Europe


Devil May Cry producer on Dante's chances for Smash, franchise on Switch


The following snippet comes from VG 24/7 article, in which Capcom's Hidaki Itsuno is asked about Dante in Super Smash Bros...

''Well, you think about it… I’m pretty sure that they… all the characters in Smash at least have some game on a Nintendo platform, right? Well, that’s the thing. Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform. So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape or form – whatever game that might be.''

Itsuno continues by saying ''Tell her!''and kindly gestures to a Capcom UK representative. Who knows? With the right amount of feedback, we could see a Devil May Cry game on a Nintendo system at some point!

RUMOR - Pokemon Trainer and Snake amiibo appear in Japanese booklet, release dates to be announced soon

According to amiibo Alerts, an anonymous user posted a picture of a Japanese booklet that contains pictures of the upcoming Pokemon Trainer and Snake amiibo figures. Simon, Richter, and Dark Samus also have amiibo placeholder slots. Interestingly, Squirtle and Ivysaur also have their own amiibo placeholder slots despite the fact that Super Smash Bros. categorizes these fighters under Pokemon Trainer's character slot. However, the source of this picture and the origin of this booklet is currently unknown. Regardless, it should not be long before official information regarding the next wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo is announced.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

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