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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: Dec. 7, 2018

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Nintendo Partners With Panda Global for A Series of 'Super Smash Bros.' Tournaments In 2022

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2021 @ 10:40 a.m. PST

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lets up to eight players square off in action-packed battles that are all about smashing beloved video game characters off the screen.

Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown: a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series for the Nintendo Switch system!

New fighters, like Inkling from the Splatoon series and Ridley from the Metroid series, make their Super Smash Bros. series debut alongside every Super Smash Bros. fighter in the series…EVER!

Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you're at home or on the go.

Nintendo and Super Smash Bros. community Panda Global are teaming up with the goal of creating a fun and welcoming space for players to compete while simultaneously boosting support for Super Smash Bros. tournaments and competitions.

The partnership will kick off with Panda Global operating the first-ever officially licensed championship circuit in North America for both the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee games.

Panda Global’s Super Smash Bros. circuit will be open to eligible players who think they have what it takes to show their mettle in the hopes of competing against the best-of-the-best in either Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch or Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube system.

Players from across the U.S. will compete online in qualifying rounds for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In-person qualifiers for both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee will also take place once large-scale events return, with the winners of the virtual and in-person qualifying rounds* moving on to compete in the grand finals for the championship. Players from Canada and Mexico will also be able to enter and compete, once Panda Global and Nintendo have deemed international travel and attendance at in-person events to be permissible. Players will be able to stay up-to-date on the in-person qualifiers* and grand finals when they are announced at panda.gg.

“This partnership with Panda Global is the next step in Nintendo’s efforts to create a more consistent, fun and welcoming competitive environment for our players and fans,” said Bill Trinen, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Nintendo of America. “We are proud to stand with an organization like Panda Global to celebrate and support the ever-growing competitive Super Smash Bros. community and create a space where all players can test and hone their competitive skills.”

“One of our key missions at Panda Global is to serve our communities in new and exciting ways,” said Dr. Alan Bunney, CEO of Panda Global. “By partnering with Nintendo, we are giving our competitors in North America the chance to compete in an officially licensed Super Smash Bros. circuit for the first time.”

Additional details about Panda Global’s Super Smash Bros. North America circuit in 2022, including official rules, event dates and prizing, will be revealed in the future.

* In-person qualifiers may be canceled at any time due to pending situations surrounding COVID-19.

Key Features:

  • New fighters, new stages, AND every fighter ever featured in the series… EVER!
  • Inkling from the Splatoon series join the roster
  • Ridley from the Metroid series also joins the fight
  • Returning fighters include Wolf, Ice Climbers, Pokémon Trainer and more
  • Elevate the Super Smash Bros. experience to new heights with faster combat, new attacks, new items, and new defensive options
  • Hold a 4 player free-for-all, or kick it up to 8-player battles
  • All current Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figures are supported

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently available on Nintendo Switch.


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