Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fifth entry in Nintendo’s crossover fighting game series. Directed by series creator and longtime director Masahiro Sakurai, in conjunction with Bandai Namco and his own studio Sora Ltd., Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sees every single fighter in the series so far return in one game (including DLC fighters), in addition to new inclusions, leading to the largest series roster yet of over 70 characters at launch.
Over 100 stages and 900 music tracks were also included in the game at launch, making it the mot exhaustive crossover game in the series’ history so far.
Masahiro Sakurai also says he "can’t really imagine a Smash Bros. title" without himself at the helm as things stand right now.
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has taken to YouTube to talk about why he believes online multiplayer isn't the right fit for the Smash Bros. franchise.
Other noteworthy figures include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with 28.82 million sold and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 27.14 million sales.
Serious creator and veteran director Masahiro Sakurai says that if Super Smash Bros. does continue, it will have to scale down in Ultimate's wake.
Characters like Donkey Kong, Link, Peach, Daisy, Mewtwo, Ice Climbers, Falco, and much more see changes in this patch.
Updated sales figures for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and various other first party Switch titles have also been revealed.
"If we’re going to continue with the series, Nintendo and I need to discuss and seriously consider how to make it a success," says Masahiro Sakurai.
New Kingdom Hearts Spirits like Riku, Kairi, Aqua, Roxas, Ventus, and more have also been added along with a few new Mii costumes.
The Kingdom Hearts protagonist has been one of the most requested characters for a Smash game for years, and now caps off support for Ultimate.
Nintendo will be capping off three years of post-launch support for the seminal fighter with the announcement and reveal of its final DLC.
The next "Mr. Sakurai Presents" will be the final presentation for the title and will director Masahiro Director detailing how they play.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales are also up with 33.89 million sold, followed by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 24.77 million sold.
Spirits from the Tekken series like Heihachi, Yoshimitsu, Jin Kazama and many more join the fray along with new Mii Fighter costumes.
Series creator and director Masahiro Sakurai also assures that the next DLC fighter will be out in 2021, as per schedule.
Shantae from Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia are also getting Mii Fighter costumes tomorrow, each for $0.75.
The latest Challenger Pack retails for $5.99 and includes a new Spirits Board, 39 songs from the Tekken series, a new stage and of course, Kazuya.
Kazuya brings his classic fighting style to the crossover series along with his Devil form. Also watch him tossing classic Smash fighters into a volcano.
Nintendo has released the full patch notes for the latest update.
An Arthur outfit, two Monster Hunter equipment sets, and a Felyne hat are available now.
16 songs, the Cloud Sea of Alrest stage, and much more also included in the Challenger Pack.
Just in case you're wondering why we're getting yet another sword fighter character.
Masahiro Sakurai will reveal new details about the upcoming DLC in a 35 minute-long presentation.
The five day event will add two new Spirits from the RPG.
You can sit back down, Rex.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity sells 2.84 million in North America and Europe.
The iconic villain is now available as part of Challenger Pack 8.
Sephiroth is set to officially join the roster today.
Those who pre-order and complete the Sephiroth challenge can unlock him early.
The One-Winged Angel is coming to Smash later this month.
Director Masahiro Sakurai will break down the new DLC fighter's moves and release date.
The legendary villain is finally bringing despair to Smash.
Please put Goku in Smash.
It's close to overtaking Mario Kart 8: Deluxe as the Switch's best-selling first party title.
Update 9.0.0 is also live with new Spirits and changes to Global Smash Power calculation.
Director Masahiro Sakurai also explains how mining, crafting, and blocks will work.
It also seems like negotiations for this collaboration have been in place for a long, long time.
Steve brings his trademark pickaxe, sword, and blocky biomes to Nintendo's fighter.
The presentation will be about three minutes long and air at 7 AM PT.
Pokemon Sword and Shield and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also continue to enjoy steady sales.
Adjustments to online play and Global Smash Power calculations also made.
The version 8.0.0 update is also live and adds Spirit Battle rematches.
Other upcoming Mii costumes include ARMS' Ninjara, Tekken's Heihachi, and more.
Check out the ramen royalty member in action.
Director Masahiro Sakurai will present a 35-minute look at the next DLC fighter.
Masahiro Sakurai says he's now supervising the project from a distance.
A free game trial for ARMS starts today and runs till April 6th.
"Once that's done, I actually have absolutely nothing lined up," says Masahiro Sakurai.
Masahiro Sakurai revealed internal changes due to the pandemic.
"It’d be like being part of the gang and all that stuff," says the Mortal Kombat co-creator.
Sakurai also talks about the future of the series once the final round of DLCs is done and dusted.
The Kingdom Hearts protagonist was apparently high on the list for the DLC roster.
Everyone isn't here- not yet.
Fighters Pass 2 and new Mii costumes are also available to purchase.
Come on, make it happen.
Challenger Pack 6 will apparently feature another platforming legend.
Costumes for Mega Man X, Mega Man Battle Network, and the Rabbids are also coming January 28th.
It's available to pre-purchase on January 28th.
The demon hunter could be joining the fight very soon.
The action game gets a presence on the mega crossover.
Director Masahiro Sakurai will present a 35 minute live stream of the next fighter.
The club isn't an easy one to get into.
The shooter and the fighter come out on top.
The update brings support for Terry Bogard, balance changes, and more.
Take a deeper look at Terry's moves, including his Final Smash.
Nintendo has confirmed "no announcements" regarding future fighters.
It's dethroned Street Fighter 2.
The Fatal Fury character might be joining the fight very soon.
Nintendo has updated the lifetime sales numbers for its biggest games.
Could the SNK rep be shadow-dropping on us?
Jeff Kaplan's first choice would be Tracer since she's "our mascot."
Starting tomorrow, players can earn Spirits based on characters from the mecha action game.
The late Nintendo President entrusted the Director with the ambitious project.
Stop asking for this.
Yeah, this is never happening again.
Banjo-Kazooie support, new spirits, balance changes, and more.
New Mii Fighter costumes also revealed from some unexpected franchises.
One more Challenger Pack remains for the current Fighters Pass but Nintendo is planning ahead.
Two new fighters for the mega-crossover.
SNK bigwig Terry Bogard joins the fight?
The duo could be coming much sooner than expected.
Nintendo themselves seem to have spilled the beans.
The latest update brings a host of changes to the fighter.
A new video dives deep into the Hero's moveset, a new stage, and a whole lot else.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is also the best-selling first party Switch title till date.
A now-deleted tweet suggests Challenger Pack 2 is coming to Smash in a couple of days.
The next Challenger Pack fighter will be detailed in a 22 minute demo.
The second DLC fighter could be arriving very soon.
The likes of Resident Evil 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice also figure in the top 10.
It's not always easy to go home, but in this case, it was.
"The ‘how’ is not actually that interesting," says Phil Spencer.
Banjo and Kazooie are raring to go this Fall.
The Hero joins the fight.
Director Masahiro Sakurai will reveal more information at the upcoming Nintendo Direct.
Get very close to the action with Labo.
Could you use your Labo to smash soon?
The Nintendo Switch rules the roost on software and hardware fronts.
Convert existing replay data to videos - it will be incompatible with the next update.
The event will last five days and have exclusive spirits.
Nintendo releases updated lifetime sales for its highest selling Switch titles.
The phantom thief is out to change hearts and crash your game.
New Spirits and video editing tools are also available with version 3.0.0.
A new stage, tracks from Persona 3 and 4, the Stage Builder, and much more also inbound.
That's good, because clearly Smash Ultimate is lacking in content.
Cuphead managed to chart incredibly high based on nothing but preorders.
It’s too hard to pick just one Game of the Year, so they picked two.
The newest update for Nintendo’s brawler is here (and does nothing).
To be fair, every developer ever seems to want their character in Smash.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is doing far worse than it did last year.
I, for one, want to see Cuphead take on Joker on a Zelda-themed stage.
The Ultimate Smash Bros. game might become Ultimater.
This is actually unacceptable.
Plus some genuine surprises this year.
A dataminer has discovered that the worst dungeon in Persona 5 will be featured as Joker's stage in Smash Bros.
Monster Hunter narrowly edges out Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to take home the top honours.
Version 3.0, a free update, is also bound for release in Spring.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Resident Evil 2, and Pokemon Let's Go continue to perform as well.
Time to start tweeting and petitioning Capcom to bring the DMC series to Switch, folks.
Nintendo of America thanks fans for their "strong support" of the fighter.
The crossover fighter is currently the third-best selling game on Switch.
Piranha Plant is so deadly he can destroy your saves.
An actual substantial update with actual substantial patch notes!
I for one cannot wait for the next round of underwhelming patch notes!
A new challenger (I mean update) is approaching.
Nintendo will never let Masahiro Sakurai rest ever again, will they?
Coming in ahead of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Soon to be the weirdest character in the Smash roster, Piranha Plant is almost here.
The two franchises missed out on having representatives simply because of the timing of their releases.
Meanwhile, Stardew Valley and Hollow Knight manage to chart in the top five of the digital-only list.
Take on new Fire Emblem characters in Spirit Board encounters, starting from today.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition also sees a strong debut.
In five weeks, Smash Ultimate has sold more than Smash 3DS has sold since 2014.
Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto 5 has managed to find its way back into the top 10 yet again.
The top 5 remains unchanged from the preceding week's sales.
From January 10th to 13th, players can earn more XP and SP from Spirit Board battles.
Nothing much has changed from last time around.
Red Dead Redemption 2 pushed down to second position.
Some leaks and guesswork point to a character from a legendary franchise being the next Smash Bros. newcomer.
Donkey Kong, Excitebike, Clu Clu Land, and many other classic Nintendo titles will be represented though Spirits this weekend.
Nintendo exclusives dominate the top ten in general.
The three best-selling titles in the UK last year were FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Dragon Quest Builders 2, meanwhile, had a reasonably strong debut as well.
At this point, is anyone surprised by this news even in the slightest?
Literally no one is surprised by these reports anymore.
Several characters from the Fire Emblem series will be popping up on the Spirit Board with more frequency over the coming days.
Meanwhile, the Switch and PS4 both continued to sell impressively following last week's surges.
Nintendo's fighter breaks yet another sales record.
Nintendo's latest Switch exclusive is on track to break a large number of sales records.
That’ll show Sakurai to exclude him from the roster next time!
Erdrick, the legendary hero from the Dragon Quest series, may be set to join Super Smash Bros.
Sakurai confirms something anyone who’s even vaguely following the series could have guessed by now.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate drops down to 4th place in its second week on the market.
The first post launch patch for the game addresses a few complaints that have been raised by fans.
Nintendo showing off all the great scores and reviews the game has gotten in its newest trailer.
From today till December 16th, Spirits wearing glasses will be easier to obtain from the Spirit Board.
Hopefully the upcoming patch for the game can address its online failings.
Players are advised to convert their replays into videos, lest they become lost in the updated version.
Nintendo's latest fighter sold over 1.2 million units in just two days.
But development could have been a lot longer, had the team had to redo their work for the Switch’s tabletop, handheld, and console modes.
A guide to come to grips with Classic Mode content in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Buoyed by Pokemon and Smash, Nintendo is confident the Switch will continue to sell well for some time to come.
The secret to success, as you might expect, is trying to make something everyone can be happy with.
Against all odds, the difference is significant and immediately apparent.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is also the highest debuting non-Pokemon Nintendo game ever in Japan.
Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon are doing their job, it seems.
A guide to Spirits, and mastering them, in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
If you're new to Smash, keep these tricks and tips in mind.
Launch sales are up more than 300 per cent from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Kingdom Hearts 3 and Dragon Quest Builders 2 also rank close to the top.
Sakurai wants Smash Ultimate's DLC characters to be "unique" and "different", says Reggie.
And that’s BEFORE Joker in Smash was even announced!
Some tips and tricks to get started with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The leader of the Phantom Thieves will bring his Persona to the Smash roster next year.
It'll be a crossover with the ultimate crossover.
The culmination of Smash Bros. is almost upon us.
Promises it will be “surprising” much like Piranha Plant was. Welp.
Pikachu and Eevee will be available to call upon as Spirits from launch itself.
Only if you buy the physical version, however.
It turns out Sakurai was biased towards Kirby all along!
It’s time to get off the internet if you don’t want Smash Bros. spoilers.
The most ambitious crossover in the history of video games.
Time to prepare yourselves, everyone- this one is going to be one for the record books.
"I can’t deny that there’s no next one," says series creator Masahiro Sakurai.
“Every time, we are walking a fine line," says Masahiro Sakurai.
It was all out of a desire to please literally everyone, as it turns out.
The newest Adventure mode in the Smash series is meant purely for solo players.
Get an extensive look at all the features, fighters, and modes in the upcoming fighter.
Nintendo of America president would have "loved" to launch the fighting game earlier this year.
Nintendo is betting the farm on these two games this Holiday season.
Director Masahiro Sakurai also asks users to refrain from flooding his Twitter with requests.
This is the ultimate crossover of crossovers, it can never be topped.
Yes, Piranha Plant. As in the plant from Super Mario Bros.
It takes up roughly half the on board storage a Switch has out of the box.
It’s coming in 2019, and it will be free for everyone to use.
It’s basically a Super Smash Bros. RPG in the style of Infinity War.
The Fighters Pass contains five DLC packs with new fighters, music, and stages.
Nintendo has also confirmed the stream will be 40 minutes long.
Smash fandom, it is now clear that you have gone too far and you now need to be stopped.
Keep in mind that this is a rumor before running with it!
It’s not as simple as just having similar move sets, as it turns out.
Nintendo's upcoming fighter overtakes Kingdom Hearts 3 in the latest charts.
I think we’re reaching the point where “everyone” actually is announced.
A heartwarming, but bittersweet, story.
The Square Enix duo rules the roost yet again.
Launches on November 2 (November 11 in Europe).
“Oh yeah, we’ve talked about Smash Bros.”
But an acknowledgement is as much as you are getting.
Quite a bit to chew on in this update.
The Square Enix megaton duo continues to dominate the charts.
Everything you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Nintendo primed to tap into the excitement for the game.
This game is primed to be huge...
Pokemon Let's Go and Diablo 3 will also be playable.
Blizzard also discusses how Deckard Cain could potentially function in the crossover fighting game.
That's a more substantial facelift than I thought it would be...
Featuring a GameCube Controller, adaptor, and a steelbook case.
So it sounds like he will make more games in the series.
Please be Adventure or Subspace Emissary...
Everyone really is here, in some form or the other.
Nintendo really is trying to make this the "ultimate" Smash Bros. game.
Monster Hunter's Wyvern king will act as a boss and Assist Trophy.
Dracula's castle as a stage and Alucard as an Assist Trophy are also confirmed.
Director Masahiro Sakurai will be on hand to present "new game information".
Nintendo's bringing a host of upcoming Switch titles to Gamescom.
Everyone is here, but that's no reason to stop now.
Sakurai didn't want his hard work ruined by premature leaks.
In addition to Overcooked 2 and the Switch version of FIFA 19.
Kingdom Hearts 3, however, takes the top spot.
Something that he wants to avoid with Smash Ultimate.
Sakurai discusses his desire to work on games other than Smash Bros.
Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime says Nintendo "CLEARLY" doesn't hate Waluigi.
Smash your way back on stage.
This is absolutely unacceptable behavior.
Smash series creator suggests - again - he may not return to the series after this game.
We dug through the footage to find what they didn't say.
Kept you waiting, huh?
Nintendo is bringing every fighter in series' history to the game.
"We’re keeping a few surprises for later in the year."
I wonder what he could possibly be there for.
You can register to play "For Fun" or "For Glory".
That doesn't sound too unlikely.
As well as one for Splatoon 2.
Time to throw out your Wii U, everyone.
Oh goodness, please, yes.
Is it finally happening?
Can you believe something like this might be happening?