It looks like Nintendo is closing the door on a major era for one of its flagship franchises. A new Super Smash Bros Ultimate update is due soon, and although we don't know what it contains yet, we know it'll be the last update the game receives.
What's in the final Super Smash Bros Ultimate update?
This news comes to us via the official Nintendo UK competitive gaming Twitter account. In a tweet, Nintendo says the next Super Smash Bros Ultimate update is coming "soon". It'll be version 13.0.1 of the game, and will include the last adjustments to fighter mechanics. Unfortunately, we don't yet know what those adjustments will be. Looks like you'll have to wait a little longer to see if Nintendo agrees that Sora is broken.
Of course, this is far from the end for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Recently, Nintendo announced a team-up with esports organization Panda Global to create the Super Smash Bros Championship Circuit, a competitive event that will include both Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Melee. The servers will remain up, too, so there's nothing stopping you and your buddies heading online to duke it out or battle against strangers. This update simply means Nintendo isn't making any further balance changes to the fighters in the game, so if your main is underpowered, it's going to stay that way.
A long, happy road for Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Super Smash Bros Ultimate was originally released all the way back in 2018. Since then, it's received numerous updates, as well as several DLC characters such as Persona 5's Joker, Steve of Minecraft fame, and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. Last month, a long-time fan-favorite character was announced to be coming to the game in the form of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Sora reveal, bringing the Kingdom Hearts Keyblade wielder into Smash as its final additional fighter.
Even though the final Super Smash Bros Ultimate update is on its way, we'll still be playing this one for a long time to come. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai hasn't ruled out a Smash Bros sequel (thanks, TechRadar), but he says he'd like to leave it to a successor, even though his attempts to do so have thus far remained fruitless. In the meantime, Smash Bros Ultimate isn't going anywhere. You can grab it from the eShop right now if you're yet to play it.
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