It’s been a full year already since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has released for the Nintendo Switch. That’s 365 days of nonsense, incredible fighting game moments, and a massive amount of fun. A big part of what helped make this latest entry in the fighting game franchise so successful was the volume of star power brought in by Nintendo.
The roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been consistently expanded over the last year. Nintendo has brought evey big name they could think of from their first-party lineup. This includes new additions from new releases like Pokemon Sword and Shield. And of course, tons of iconic third-party characters have gotten a birth in the brawling. All of these additions have come as either fully-fledged main characters, or as Spirit supports.
Nintendo has also poured in new game modes into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and other additions, keeping the fans coming back.
The Japanese Nintendo website recently reported that a special “Thank you! 1st Anniversary” spirit event will begin this Friday, December 6th. The in-game event for Smash on Switch will run for three days. There’s a couple major changes coming. For starters, earning of Experience Points and SP during normal play will be tripled, so leveling up characters will be super easy. Also, an additional 50 percent damage item will be available throughout the event, as well.
Ninty has been kicking the in-game events and overall good news into overdrive this week. The company just revealed an incoming Gigantamax event for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Players in that Switch game will be able to hunt down giant versions of Snorlax and Butterfee until January 2020. Also, Nintendo has revealed that the Switch has surpassed the PS3 in terms of sales over in Japan.