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Two Nintendo titles named as finalists for the 2019 World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong National Museum of Play has revealed the 12 finalists for their 2019 World Video Game Hall of Fame. The list of inductees will be revealed on May 2nd, 2019, and voting is open right now. The list of potential inclusions for this year is as follows.

- Candy Crush
- Centipede
- Colossal Cave Adventure
- Dance Dance Revolution
- Half-Life
- Microsoft Windows Solitaire
- Mortal Kombat
- Myst
- NBA 2K
- Sid Meier’s Civilization
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Smash Bros. Melee

You can cast your vote right here!

Cuphead co-creator wants Cuphead and Mugman in Smash Bros. Ultimate, is 'more than pleased' to make that happen

A brawl is surely brewing!

Cuphead is coming to Switch. There was a time when saying Cuphead could come to Switch seemed like a fever dream of diehard fans at best, or the rumors of evil trolls at worst. Despite all that, Cuphead on Switch is indeed a reality. So what's next for the dynamic duo? If co-creator Jared Moldenhauer has his way, Cuphead and Mugman will get their day in Smash Bros. Ultimate.

"I’ve dreamed of Smash Bros," said Moldenhauer. "[Cuphead and Mugman] belong in there. So basically if fans want it, I couldn’t see how Nintendo wouldn’t want the fans to get what they wanted. I think they would because they support their fans a lot . . . So if Nintendo was keeping their fans happy, then I’d be more than pleased to make that the easiest transition. Just a piece of paper, we don’t need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance."

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Spring Snacks' Spirit Board event announced

Lookin' like a SNACK

Time to get ready for the next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event! The 'Spring Snacks' event is set to go live on Friday, March 22nd, 2019, which has you going up against snack-related Spirits. Taking them out will net you a snack (L), and triple the Spirit Points.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pro Controller Project Kickstarter Hits Goal

Smashing!

Super Smash Bros Ultimate has once again revolutionized the way we look at fighting games. Nintendo set the bar extremely high for all future games and gave the fans exactly what they wanted. This project is intended to honor the success of the franchise, and Nintendo, for many years to come.

With your help, I'll be able to purchase and design a custom Nintendo Switch compatible Pro Controller for each and every fighter who has joined the battle in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The controllers will be professionally photographed and compiled into an art book and sold at retail, so that Smash Bros fans all around the world can celebrate the franchise in a unique way for many generations to come!

Well that was quick! The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pro Controller Project managed to hit its Kickstarter goal in less than 5 hours! This Kickstarter set out to make a book filled with photographs of custom Switch Pro Controllers to represent every character in Smash Bros. Ultimate. If this is something you'd like to be a part of, you can still kick in some cash here.

Simon Belmont, Squirtle, and Ivysaur amiibo - box art

Three more for your collection

For the sake of completion, here's the official boxes for the upcoming Simon Belmont, Squirtle, and Ivysaur amiibo. Amazon Japan has opened preorders for all three of these amiibo, so if you're really chomping at the bit to lock in your preorder, you could plop down some cash through them.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup UK: London Qualifier: Grand Final

The tournament action is hot-and-heavy across the pond

Catch up with the Grand Final from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup UK: London Qualifier between J Squad and Jahseh.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 Qualifier Finals - 3/16/19 live-stream

Who will come out on top?

This is the final wave of online finals before the ultimate final tournament at the PAX East video game conference in Boston. The winners of this Online Event 3 final this weekend will join the winners of the first and second online event finals in the PAX Arena at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on March 30. The collective winners from each region will form teams to play Squad Strike in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the PAX East finals.

More footage of Smash Bros. Ultimate's Chain Chomp mod

Chomping at the bit for a fight!

You might have caught this the other day when we posted up footage of the Peter Griffin mod for Smash Bros. Ultimate. Modders have taken the Piranha Plant character and turned him into a Chain Chomp, and the results are pretty fantastic! Seems like he'd be a welcome addition to the roster!

Only one more online Smash tournament before the PAX East finals!

The greatest competition is lag!

This weekend, players from four regions across North America are competing in the third and final wave of online finals for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 tournament. You can watch it live by visiting either https://www.twitch.tv/Nintendo or https://www.youtube.com/Nintendo.

Livestreaming starts at approximately 9 a.m. PT on Saturday, March 16, for all regions.

Well-known commentators and personalities from the Super Smash Bros. community will also be joining the livestream this weekend. You seriously don't want to miss this. Anything could happen!

This is the final wave of online finals before the ultimate final tournament at the PAX East video game conference in Boston. The winners of this Online Event 3 final this weekend will join the winners of the first and second online event finals in the PAX Arena at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on March 30. The collective winners from each region will form teams to play Squad Strike in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the PAX East finals.

As a reminder, fans with a PAX East Saturday badge are free to attend the final tournaments on March 30 on a first-come, first-served basis. The final tournaments will also be livestreamed at https://events.nintendo.com/, so anyone that can't make it to PAX East will still be able to watch and cheer on their favorite competitors.

For more information about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 tournament, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/events/.

Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Green is the New Black' Spirit Board event announced

Green with envy

The next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event has been revealed, and should kick off this Friday. The event is entitled 'Green is the New Black,' and will involve Spirits that are green. Once we have full details on what Spirits will appear, we'll make sure to add them to this post.