The Super Smash Bros Ultimate Spring Update will come by the end of next month. But what new features will Super Smash Bros Ultimate v3.0 include?
The February Nintendo Direct broadcast made an announcement that the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Ultimate Spring Update would come by the end of April 2019.
While we already know that this will be the release date of the first DLC Pack, rumor has it there could be some other major additions.
Here’s what to expect from the Super Smash Bros Ultimate v3.0 Spring Update.
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Joker in Super Smash Bros Ultimate 3.0 spring update
First and foremost, we already know that the new update will mark the release date of Joker in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Joker is the first paid DLC character.
He’ll be part of the DLC Challenger Pack 1, which will also include some other cool new content.
Unlike other characters, we’ve seen no gameplay footage of Joker so far. However, a recent announcement for Persona 5 R suggests more details will come on April 24.
This could mark the release of - and maybe even an announcement - for Persona 5 R on the Nintendo Switch.
New Super Smash Bros Ultimate Stage: Mementos
The first will also bring a brand new stage to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The stage will be a location from Persona 5, and it seems that it will be Mementos.
Mementos is a series of dungeons in Persona 5 which feature many boss battles and important parts of the story.
A data miner found files in Super Smash Bros Ultimate which very strongly hint that Mementos will be the next stage.
Digging through LVD files in Ultimate, and I found "Jack_Menentoes_" lying around amongst the strings. The format of this string matches stage name strings in ui_stage_db ("[Series]_[Stage]"), and Joker's internal name is "jack". Mementos stage confirmed? pic.twitter.com/eCh3PxU2bR— Dr. HyperCake (@DrHyperCake) February 20, 2019
Stage Builder and Home Run Contest Modes in Spring Update
Another Super Smash Bros Ultimate leak found that instructions exist in the game for both Stage Builder and Home Run Contest.
Stage Builder will allow players to create their own, unique Super Smash Bros Ultimate stages.
It was previously in Super Smash Bros for WiiU and Super Smash Bros Brawl, but the Ultimate stage builder could be bigger and better than ever.
Home Run Contest is a classic Super Smash Bros mini-game where players compete to hit a sandbag as far as they can. These new game modes should come with the new update.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character Buffs and Nerfs
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Ver. 2.0.0 made tons of Fighter Adjustments to characters in the roster.
Some characters got a buff to their abilities while others got nerfed.
Months have passed since the last major update, and it seems likely we could see more character adjustments in Version 3.0.
This may buff low-tier characters like Little Mac and Kirby or nerf strong characters like Peach and Palutena.
Bonus Spring Update Content
The Ultimate Spring Update will likely also add some fun new bonus content to the game.
The DLC Challenger Pack 1 will include some new music from the Persona series. This will give players some extra tunes to play to.
However, we could also see the addition of new Mii Fighter Costumes, new Spirits, and maybe even new bosses in Classic Mode.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Version 3.0 should be available by late April. We’ll find out soon what the game has in store for us.
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