As Nintendo continues to roll out content for Super Smash Bros., fans everywhere wait on with bated breath to see if their favorite characters or stages will be included. Previously it was confirmed that the beloved fighting game would be receiving a tournament mode, as well as YouTube support, in the coming months, and now the Big N has finally given fans an idea of when they can expect that content.
According to the Japanese Twitter account for Nintendo, all of this new content is set to arrive on July 31, 2015. But there seems to be much more to this update than may initially meet the eye. Largely, two brand new stages are set to be made available alongside the download, allowing Super Smash Bros. fans to jump into a pair of battlegrounds from the original Nintendo 64 entry.
First and foremost, the aforementioned Tournament mode is something that avid Smash players have been waiting for since the game originally launched. Now users can compete on a grander scale to determine who is more skilled, with brackets rounding out the best of the best for competitive fight fans. According to Siliconera, his feature will be made available on both the Wii U and 3DS, so everyone can get in on the fun regardless of which version they own.
Meanwhile, YouTube support is also being added. This will allow users to save and upload their fights for viewing on something other than the Wii U console, but it won’t be supported on the Nintendo 3DS iteration of the game. Still, anyone with a Google account can bring their fights (whether high-intensity or shenanigan-filled) to more viewers thanks to the forthcoming feature.
Then there’s news on some of the new content arriving for the titles – largely two new levels that will be made available for purchase alongside the update. None other than Hyrule Castle and Peach’s Castle will be joining the latest Super Smash Bros. games, both of which originate from the original Nintendo 64 entry in the series. Since there’s no word on an official North American release yet, both of these stages are currently without a price point, but they’ll likely fall in line with the $1.99 USD one SKU standard that’s been put in place or $2.99 USD for the same stage across both versions of the game.
Last, but not least, Nintendo also confirmed a few more costumes for Mii characters that will be made available alongside the big update. Alongside a Smash hoodie design for the Miis were costumes based on the popular characters Chrom (from Fire Emblem) and King K. Rool (from Donkey Kong Country), the latter of which has infuriated many dedicated players. Since fans have been given the opportunity to vote for fighters they’d like included as add-on content, the Donkey Kong antagonist quickly became one of the main fan-favorites.
Sadly, the costume doesn’t bode all that well for the possibility of seeing the King of the Kremlings square off with Nintendo’s finest in this installment of the series. Many believe it doesn’t make much sense considering that the creator of Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, stated that the remaining content added to the title would be strictly “fan service”, but only time will tell if fans have been deprived of the crocodile king once more.
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