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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.

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”

Smash Bros. Ultimate SP Japan Champion 2019 revealed

Konbu takes it all

All the battles have been fought, and the dust has settled. Emerging atop all others is Konbu, your Super Smash Bros. SP Japan Champion 2019. Konbu, along with Kuro, and Zackray all received Super Smash Bros. SP Japan jerseys from Masahiro Sakurai himself. The trio will represent Japan in the World Championship 2019 3v3 at E3 on June 8th, 2019. Check out a full video of the SP Japan Championships below.

Some fans are convinced they see Rayman hiding in Smash Bros. Ultimate's Battlefield stage

A legitimate tease, or crazy talk?

This is one of those stories that transports me back to the early days of the internet. The days when people scoured images of games and claimed that insane secrets were hiding in plain site. Those discussions lead to very passionate people who believed the rumors to be fact, and others who thought those fans were crazy.

The video above takes a look at Smash Bros. Ultimate's Battlefield stage, where some people claim they can see Rayman frozen in a block of ice. As you might suspect, some think Rayman is 100% there, and others think it's nothing more than a visual trick. Which team are you on?

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Mum's the Word' Spirit Board event announced

In honor of Mother's Day, of course!

The next Spirit Board event for Smash Bros. Ultimate has been announced, and it kicks off this Friday. This is the Mum's the Word Spirit Board event, and has you facing off against motherly Spirits. For every Spirit you defeat, you'll get a Health Drain item and triple the normal SP.

Germany defeat France in a thrilling final to become Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Champions (official PR)

A full recap of the big event from Nintendo

11 of Europe’s finest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate teams came together at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on 4th and 5th May as they duked it out to decide who would take the title of European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Champion.

Every team gave it their all during the course of the weekend, but it was the tight teamwork and skilful moves of Team Ehre Germany and French national champions Guezmer that saw them advance to an anticipated final matchup, with the German team clutching victory in a hugely competitive finale.

They will now represent Europe at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 in L.A. on 8th June, competing for a chance to become world champions!

The French side came into the tournament as one of the favourites, featuring acclaimed Wario player Glutonny, while the Germans quickly earned favourite status in their own right over the course of the two tournament days. The German team displayed exceptional teamwork in 2v2 matches and earned some landslide victories, not dropping a single game until their semi-final victory against dark horses Team Popoff from the Nordic region. Into the grand final, the pulse-pounding saw great teamwork and strategy from both the French and German teams, peaking in the tournament-deciding Smashdown match, where RobinGG of team Germany took the surprising choice of Wii Fit Trainer against the Toon Link of France’s Leon. Germany claimed victory in front of hundreds of fans in Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.

“I never planned to play Wii Fit Trainer but we were out of resources. Light said to me go with your gut. So I knew: Wii Fit,” said RobinGG after the final.

“Going in we were probably not the favourite, so it feels even better to win,” said German player Light, whose Palutena claimed countless important KOs over the weekend. Addressing the team’s potential for victory in the upcoming World Championship, RobinGG – whose victory granted Germany the trophy – had a message to other regions: “We don’t have anything to lose. If other regions think we’re weaker – we can show them we’re not.”

Not only did Germany leave as champions of Europe, they also walked away with a special trophy, customised Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers, and the jerseys they’ll wear when they represent Europe at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 in Los Angeles on 8th June, competing against teams from North America, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand for a chance to become world champions.

The TPs, made up of Lucretio, Streakz and Ander, represented the UK & Ireland at the event and did us proud! After being drawn in a tough group with Germany and Italy, the team managed to go through to the quarter-finals thanks to a hard-earned victory over the Italian side. They faced France in the quarter-finals and took it right down to the very last game.

“Some people thought it would be free for France but it wasn’t. GGs everyone,” said Streakz afterwards on Twitter.

We’d like to thank the team for representing the UK & Ireland in Amsterdam.

Smash Bros. Melee's intro recreated in Smash Bros. Ultimate's video editor

A loving tribute

Smash Bros. Ultimate may be the big game right now, but fans will always hold a special place in their hearts for Smash Bros. Melee. That's probably why Redditor Sass253 has put together a loving tribute to Smash Bros. Melee's intro in Smash Bros. Ultimate's video editor. The video above shows his intro, as well as just how close he came to the original!