Top Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Teams Head to Japan for Global Tournament

Some of the best Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players are packing up their Splattershots and Smash Balls and are headed to Japan to represent North America in a global tournament. The tournament featuring competitive Nintendo Switch games kicks off on Oct. 12 at Nintendo Live, an event in Kyoto, Japan. This is the first year that Nintendo Live has invited players from any countries outside Japan to compete in Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The North American Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate teams will be decided by upcoming online qualifying tournaments – the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North American Online Open August 2019 and the Splatoon 2 North American Online Open Summer 2019. The rule set for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North American Online Open August 2019 will be 3-stocks, no items and best of three. A full rule set can be found here. Registration for the Splatoon 2 North American Online Open Summer 2019 will take place on Aug. 15. A full […]

Continue reading
Hero from the DRAGON QUEST Series Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Hero from the DRAGON QUEST Series Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Today

The Second of Five DLC Fighters, a New Stage and Newly Added Music Are Available Later Today as Part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass REDMOND, Wash., July 30, 2019 – A Hero draws near! Starting later today, Hero from the DRAGON QUEST series enters the battle as a new playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system. In a new video, Nintendo not only showcased the Hero in action, but also unveiled the Yggdrasil’s Altar stage and several orchestrated music tracks from classic DRAGON QUEST games coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All of this new content will be available to players who own the Fighters Pass or purchase Challenger Pack 2 separately*. To view the video in its entirety, visit https://www.smashbros.com/en_US/. “With the introduction of fan-favorite characters like Hero from the DRAGON QUEST series to the game’s expanding roster, Super Smash Bros. Ultimatecontinues to assemble the largest cast of iconic video game characters […]

Continue reading
Nintendo Sends Four Players to Compete at EVO Gaming Event

Nintendo Sends Four Players to Compete at EVO Gaming Event

Nintendo fans will find plenty to enjoy at the Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 2019 fighting game tournament held Aug. 2-4 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. This is the first year the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system will be featured at EVO, and it will be the final game on the main stage to close out the event on Aug. 4, Sunday night. Nintendo is also sending the four winners of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Open June 2019 tournament to compete in EVO. Players RamonM64, Wisdom, Seth and Heeew bested all online competitors and will now match their skills against other top players at EVO. Additionally, on the first two days of EVO (Aug. 2-3), Nintendo will have a booth on the show floor called the Nintendo Zone, where visitors can take a break from the action and play the Super Mario Maker 2, Tetris® 99 and Super Smash Bros. […]

Continue reading
Nintendo Switch Heads Across the U.S. for an Interactive Road Trip for Kids and Families

Nintendo Switch Heads Across the U.S. for an Interactive Road Trip for Kids and Families

Nintendo Switch Games, Photo Opps and Fun Experiences Coming to Cities All Around the Country REDMOND, Wash., May 30, 2019 – Nintendo plans to bring Nintendo Switch games, memorable photo opportunities and activities for the whole family to cities across the country. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tour runs June 26 through October and offers visitors a colorful and highly interactive space featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the summer like Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, among others. The stops throughout the road trip are designed with kids and families in mind, offering them a one-of-a-kind Nintendo-themed experience that they can enjoy together! “The Nintendo Switch Road Trip highlights the portability of Nintendo Switch as we travel the country to bring our games directly to fans,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re visiting a state fair or […]

Continue reading
finals of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 taking place at Amsterdam’s Beurs van Berlage on 4th and 5th May.

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE EUROPEAN SMASH BALL TEAM CUP 2019 FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN AMSTERDAM ON 4TH AND 5TH MAY

Winners will join the World Championships in Los Angeles on 8th June, where Alliance Rogue will also represent Europe in the Splatoon 2 World Championship Teams from across Europe have been splatting and smashing their way through two thrilling championship circuits in the past months. With French team Alliance Rogue recently taking the crown in the Splatoon 2 European Championship, it’s now up to Europe’s best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate squads to decide their kings of the ring at the finals of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 taking place at Amsterdam’s Beurs van Berlage on 4th and 5th May. And the most exciting part of this road to glory: both the European champions in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 will go on to compete in the World Championships which will be held on 8th June in Los Angeles. Fans who want to […]

Continue reading
Nintendo Switch Tournament Series

Nintendo Switch Tournament Series Continues During Nintendo’s Activities at E3 2019

The Winners of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 Finals to Compete in Global Championships REDMOND, Wash., March 30, 2019 – After weeks of qualifiers and regional finals, the winners of the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 tournaments were just crowned at the PAX East video game convention in Boston. The four-player team FTWIN splatted its way to victory in the Splatoon 2 final event, while the three-person team from the Southeast region of the U.S., composed of Wrath, Devonte and Poltergust, smashed their opponents to emerge as the victors in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate finals. Poltergust won the final match using Yoshi. But the finals at PAX East are not the end for this exciting series of Nintendo Switch tournaments. The winners of these tournaments will now head […]

Continue reading

Nintendo Announces Two Upcoming Tournaments for Nintendo Switch Games

Compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Splatoon 2 for the Chance to be Crowned the Champion REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 22, 2019 – Have you always wanted to participate in a video game tournament? Nintendo has two upcoming tournaments for you! Starting in February, Nintendo is hosting a series of online qualifying events for the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 – two tournaments for two competitive Nintendo Switch games. These open qualifiers lead up to a final event at the PAX East video game conference in Boston on March 30. There are multiple ways to play and participate … and players of all experience levels are welcome. You can check out the announcement video here for more details about these exciting events. “This inclusive pair of tournaments is a great way for anyone to show off their skills while playing two of […]

Continue reading
Nintendo Switch sales

Nintendo Switch is the Fastest-Selling Video Game System of this Generation

Nintendo Switch Maintains Strong Momentum Into Its Second Holiday Season REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 18, 2018 – Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. From its launch in March 2017 through November 2018, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units, outpacing U.S. sales of all other current-generation systems at the same point in their life cycles. Nintendo is also the overall top-selling U.S. software publisher so far for 2018, according to NPD data through November. This performance should receive an additional boost from the December release of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimategame, which has become not only the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, but also the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series, with U.S. sales of over 3 million units in just 11 days, according to Nintendo’s […]

Continue reading
Joker from Persona 5

Joker from Persona 5 Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Playable DLC Fighter

Nintendo Made Big Announcements and Celebrated the Launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate During This Year’s The Game Awards Broadcast ​REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 6, 2018 – In a video that aired during The Game Awards, Nintendo revealed that Joker from the critically acclaimed Persona 5 game will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch as a playable DLC fighter. Joker is included in the first of five planned DLC packs, each containing one playable fighter, one new stage and a handful of music tracks. Each pack can be purchased for $5.99 each, but players can also purchase the Fighter’s Pass for $24.99, giving them access to all five DLC packs as they release. The Persona games are a spinoff of the popular Shin Megami Tensei franchise, which has a long and storied history in the world of video games – with many of the games appearing on Nintendo systems. Sporting an iconic mask and a variety of weapons, Joker is […]

Continue reading
Nintendo Download, Dec. 6, 2018: The Biggest Super Smash Bros. Game Ever is Here

Nintendo Download, Dec. 6, 2018: The Biggest Super Smash Bros. Game Ever is Here

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account. Customers in the U.S. […]

Continue reading