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Super Smash Blog Updates


Hey guys! So, I'm not sure if many of you remember / were around, but I previously went by the name "iDOWN", and was a Mod and staff writer for Smash Boards in the pre-Smash 4 era. I ran the Daily Miiverse Picture topic, which was basically a discussion topic about the daily pictures that Masahiro Sakurai would put up on Miiverse regarding Super Smash Bros for Wii U / 3DS. I thought it would be fun to continue that for Smash Ultimate with a discussion topic for the daily (or what I assume will be daily) Super Smash Blog posts.

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Please enjoy the new Super Smash Blog thread.

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Today's Item
Pokémon: Ditto
Ditto will transform into the fighter who threw the Poké Ball when joining the fight. After the transformation, Ditto will have the exact same abilities as the original fighter!


 
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For easy search, I'll be sorting the blog posts by topic. If you miss a day, I will keep the date next to the update. Just CTRL+F (Command+F on Mac) and search the date.

FIGHTERS

Today's Fighter
#09: Luigi
He can jump higher than his brother, Mario. His Up Special, Super Jump Punch, will gain maximum damage and launching power when hitting the opponent right at the start. It truly is a "Special" move. He also uses his new Poltergust for his throw!
https://youtu.be/LlNXKM3sHWU
Today's Fighter
#54: Palutena
With her wings and staff, this goddess's attacks cover a wide range. With her up smash, neutral special, and side special, she can create a ranged attack in almost every direction except for directly beneath her! Keep the pressure on your opponents from a distance with ranged attacks!
https://youtu.be/0yD_B4ZkdME
Today's Fighter
#61: Cloud
He's the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. You can also select his Advent Children outfit. Charging up his Limit Gauge increases his special move abilities! Land a powerful hit!
https://youtu.be/hccjmuujoD4
Today's Fighter
#57: Shulk
He is the only fighter that can change his status during battle. His sword, the Monado, allows him to switch between five modes—Jump, Speed, Shield, Buster and Smash—which change his abilities for a short time. Fun fact: Shulk's eighth color variation puts him in a pair of swimming trunks!
https://youtu.be/XWeR6XmzZyI
Today's Fighter
#50: Greninja
A ninja-like fighter that battles with moves like the Water Shuriken. Greninja can use a log for clever counterattacks, and this Pokémon can even stick to walls. During its Final Smash, it turns into Ash-Greninja...!?
https://youtu.be/rMCn8NuATaE
Today's Fighter
#18: Dr. Mario
He has more attack and launch power than Mario, but his jump and recovery is not as good. Pro tip: You can repeatedly press the B button when using his down special, Dr. Tornado, to float a bit!
https://youtu.be/w0qVpaEtEF4
Today's Fighter
#47: Wii Fit Trainer
A fighter that attacks with healthy moves like stretching and yoga poses. You can pick between male and female versions. Charging up Sun Salutation all the way recovers a bit of health!
https://youtu.be/kJbHRv4nCBw
Today's Fighter
#07: Fox
He can overwhelm his opponents with his quick movements, and his specials don't leave him open for counterattacks. His costume and voice have been redone to match his appearance in Star Fox Zero. This Fox is brand new! "Come on!"
https://youtu.be/Arw6c0dJHAE
Today's Fighter
#16: Sheik
Now Sheik joins the battle wearing the Sheikah costume from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Keep the pressure on your opponent by using his speedy dash to quickly close in on (or get away from) your opponent!
https://youtu.be/cCQXBEiARns
Today's Fighter
#41: Lucario
Lucario is the only fighter whose attack power increases as it takes damage. A fighter that truly shines when in a pinch, choose Lucario for a thrilling battle.
https://youtu.be/7gfpUgrLEwo
Today's Fighter
#21ᵋ: Lucina
Lucina is Marth's echo fighter, so she shares most of her standard and special attacks with Marth. However, while Marth's attacks are more powerful when made with the tip of his blade, Lucina's attacks just as powerful whether you use the tip or the base of the sword.
https://youtu.be/vQqvKaCne4k
Today's Fighter
#08: Pikachu
This fierce fighter uses electric moves like Thunder Jolt and Thunder. Pikachu Libre is one of the alternate costumes and you can tell she's female by the shape of her tail.
https://youtu.be/7LfEvnLc3mI
Today's Fighter
23: Ganondorf
His new design matches his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! Now he uses his sword for all his smash attacks. He's a bit slimmer then he was before, but his Warlock Punch is devastating! For his final smash he transforms into Ganon, The Demon King and quickly charges forward.
https://youtu.be/Q7pzoLQlrsM
Today's Fighter
#68: Isabelle
Isabelle joins the battle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf! She uses various trinkets from around the village to battle. Her side special, ""Fishing Rod,"" not only allows her to snag and bring opponents closer, it can also be used as a recovery move.
https://youtu.be/ML8fn3eInnc
Video
You can now watch the reveal trailer, "All in a Day's Work."
https://youtu.be/ijp5FeOE_Yw
Today's Fighter
#60: Ryu
Ryu is a special character—you can use directional command inputs to trigger his special moves. Executing moves like his Hadoken and Shoryuken using the command inputs from the original game will raise their power. You can even use a Shakunetsu Hadoken by inputting ←↙↓↘→ then tapping the attack button while facing right!
https://youtu.be/9LAjpoI-ap8
Today's Fighter
#43: Toon Link
He's smaller and faster than Link. His bombs explode with a unique anime-style. For his Final Smash, he emits light from his left hand and any opponents hit by it are trapped in the Triforce, subject to a punishing gauntlet of attacks.
https://youtu.be/62uBiZfw9w0
Today's Fighter
#14: Bowser
Who's the greatest nemesis of all!? It's King Bowser! In Super Smash Bros. his power and weight make him a reliable fighter. Use his Fire Breath to keep opponents at bay, then use his damaging attacks to launch them off the stage! He transforms into Giga Bowser for his Final Smash and delivers a super powerful punch!
https://youtu.be/liuwszyDhXM
Today's Fighter
#39: King Dedede
He's not very fast, but he's one of few heavyweight fighters with great recovery. Apparently, a defeat by Kirby inspired him to train hard to learn a move called Hovering, which allows him to float after taking a deep breath.
https://youtu.be/bikxqlRPN64
Today's Fighter
#32: Ike
Ike's side smash attack is extremely powerful, but it leaves him open, so you'll need to read your opponent's moves carefully. You can choose between his Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn costumes.
https://youtu.be/-aV6h3jWO6c
Today's Fighter
#44: Wolf
The leader of the Star Wolf mercenary team makes his grand return after 10 years! He puts his sharp claws to good use in wild attacks, and his Final Smash is an all-out attack by Team Star Wolf! If Fox or Falco is in the battle, you may hear a unique line of dialog.
https://youtu.be/YLG2LGY95f4
Today's Fighter
#13: Peach
THE super princess. Watch out for her powerful kicks while she's airborne. Using her down special, she picks vegetables and throws them at her opponents. Sometimes she even gets items...like a Bob-omb!
https://youtu.be/ETVQLZV7J8g
Today's Fighter
#10: Ness
Ness has a variety of moves, from long-range attacks using psychic powers known as "PSI," to short-range attacks with his bat and yo-yo. Ness can also unleash PK Thunder, a guided attack that can launch him like a rocket or help him recover!
https://youtu.be/jtlUHmonMGQ
Today's Fighter
#59: Duck Hunt
This duo excels at long-range attacks, like kicking exploding cans and throwing clay pigeons. For their Final Smash, three games from the Light Gun Series team up: Duck Hunt, Hogan's Alley, and Wild Gunman!
https://youtu.be/anhjSVXYL6E
Today's Fighter
#28ᵋ: Dark Pit
Dark Pit is Pit's echo fighter. His abilities are mostly the same as Pit's, but his hair and clothes are different colors, he summons different weapons, and celebrates victory to a different tune.
https://youtu.be/q2hJjyP8FGA
Today's Fighter
#45: Villager
This fighter attacks using skills from daily life in the village, such as planting, growing, and cutting down trees. They can also use items like nets, slingshots, and turnips. The Villager can also put items or incoming projectiles in a pocket to use later.
https://youtu.be/wY_wCijU1Pk
Today's Fighter
#4ᵋ: Dark Samus
Dark Samus joins the battle as Samus's echo fighter. With floatier movement, it's a little different from Samus--and it doesn't roll when dodging or jumping. If you look closely, you can see that its bombs and missiles look a little different, too.
https://youtu.be/sXG-oI6VChg
Today's Fighter
#25ᵋ: Chrom
The protagonist of Fire Emblem Awakening joins the battle as Roy's echo fighter. His Final Smash is Awakening Aether. Like Aether in the original game, this move has Chrom charge toward his opponent, slashing with his sword.
https://youtu.be/733o521fbdE
Today's Fighter
#66ᵋ: Richter
Richter from the Castlevania series joins the battle as Simon's echo fighter! His basic attacks are the same as Simon's, but with subtle variations. In addition to that, his holy water is a different color.
https://youtu.be/ELrWbGScgwU
Today's Fighter
#67: King K. Rool
With long-distance special moves like the Blunderbuss, and counter moves like Stomach Attack, he is a versatile fighter. His Final Smash, Blast-O-Matic, was apparently a weapon created to destroy DK Island...
https://youtu.be/pKcXgSV8PTE
Today's Fighter
#66: Simon Belmont
The protagonist of Castlevania. He uses his holy whip, Vampire Killer, to perform a smash attack with long reach. He also uses projectiles like an axe, holy water, and cross.
https://youtu.be/RY7WL-n1atg
You can now watch the reveal trailer, "The Rivals."
https://youtu.be/0-gfC1upmoA
Check out the new reveal trailer, "Vampire Killer."
https://youtu.be/3VrbkoWUyIg
Today's Fighter
#04: Samus
With her Charge Shot, Missile, and Bomb, Samus has three different projectiles to keep her opponents in check from a distance. When fully charged up, her Charge Shot is quite powerful. For her Final Smash, she launches a wide laser beam that can be moved up and down!
https://youtu.be/I9tcvSeemVo
Today's Fighter
#30: Wario
Wario has unique attacks, like using his Wario Bike and releasing noxious gas. He can jump higher than normal by leaping from his bike, which comes in handy when recovering. For his Final Smash, he turns into Wario-Man and creates copies of himself for an all-out attack!
https://youtu.be/4lK7zkTInNA
Today's Fighter
#12: Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff can jump 5 times in the air and can move faster in the air than on the ground. Use Jigglypuff's great aerial ability to overwhelm your opponent! If you manage to land the down special Rest, you can powerfully launch your opponent.
https://youtu.be/IlojAAwCfoA
Today's Fighter
#11: Captain Falcon
A fighter that possesses both speed and power! But in exchange, he is frequently left open. Being able to successfully land his neutral special, Falcon Punch, can greatly influence the battle in multiplayer matches.
https://youtu.be/ayUTQsO6d1E
Today's Fighter
#42: R.O.B.
He has two powerful projectiles: Robo Beam and Gyro, along with a very effective recovery. The 1P color in the North American version of the game is a light gray, and the 2P is red and white, but this is reversed in Japanese version.
https://youtu.be/NqL7m9CuGD0
Today's Fighter
#51-53: Mii Fighter (Brawler/Swordfighter/Gunner)
You can choose from the three types of Mii Fighter and select from a set of three specials for each type. You can also choose one of 12 voice options!
https://youtu.be/qdSKO-mc2n8
Today's Fighter
#58: Bowser Jr.
The Jr. Clown Car this little fella rides in takes less damage when attacked than Bowser Jr. himself—so try to stay in the car when taking damage. The different color variations are the Koopalings!
https://youtu.be/fZ2dm9EoJfE
Today's Fighter
#19: Pichu
Pichu is back after 17 years! Pichu's electric attacks have greater range and do more damage than its other attack types—but they also damage Pichu.
https://youtu.be/9ZD89yfBCyE
Today's Fighter
#28: Pit
Pit is a well-balanced, well-rounded character with a defensive special that nullifies long distance attacks and excellent recovery. And did we mention he rides a chariot of light in his Final Smash? He's a great choice for new players!
https://youtu.be/M_Pszs9I7S4
Today's Fighter
#46: Mega Man
Mega Man's standard and special moves use weapons copied from the bosses he's fought throughout the Mega Man series, so he has more projectiles than any other fighter. His Final Smash now features Proto Man and Bass!
https://youtu.be/m4632ulEnNc
Today's Fighter
#06: Kirby
Kirby's ability to copy other fighters is totally unique! While he is light and can be launched easily, he can also jump up to five times in the air, so he has great recovery. Look for his new Stone transformation, too.
https://youtu.be/1FPJs_c3qY4
Today's Fighter
#21: Marth
Marth is an exceptional swordfighter with a long reach. He'll do the most damage with attacks using the tip of his sword, so spacing is an important factor.
Today's Fighter
#33-35: Pokémon Trainer
The trainer returns with Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard. You can choose to play as a male or female trainer!
Today's Fighter
#22: Young Link
He's back after 17 years! Young Link is faster than Link but he's also lighter, making him easier to launch.
Today's Fighter
#20: Falco
He's a talented aerial fighter with amazing jumping ability, but Falco is a bit slower on the ground. His final smash is an all-out attack using an unorthodox formation of Arwings!

Today's Fighter
#38: Sonic the Hedgehog
This speedy fighter has a lot of rush-type attacks. His final smash, Super Sonic, lets him fly around the stage at an incredible speed!

Today's Fighter
#02: Donkey Kong
His charged punch is one of the strongest attacks in the game! In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his Final Smash has been updated from Konga Beat to a flurry of punches!

Today's Fighter
#31: Snake
Back by popular demand, Snake brings a ranged fighting style unlike any other fighter in the game. His Final Smash locks onto an opponent and fires five homing missiles.
Today's Fighter
#62: Corrin
Corrin was available as a downloadable fighter in the previous version of Super Smash Bros. This fighter uses all kinds of attacks, like Torrential Roar and Dragon Fang Shot. Players can choose male or female versions!
Today's Fighter
#15: Ice Climbers
Back in the battle after a ten-year absence! There are two of them, so does that make them twice as strong as other fighters?

Today's Fighter
#03: Link
Link has been redesigned to match his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He can now pick up arrows he's fired, and his bombs have been upgraded to remote bombs, so you can set them off when the timing is just right!


Today's Fighter
#01: Mario
Mario is an all-around fighter who uses his wide variety of techniques to respond to any situation. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he shows up in his Wedding tux and his Builder outfit, and Cappy even makes an appearance!

Today's Fighter
#13ᵋ: Daisy
Her basic move set is the same as Peach's, but this princess has her own unique personality. She's known for being upbeat, energetic, and a bit of a tomboy.

Today's Fighter
#65: Ridley
Joining the battle from the storied Metroid series, Ridley's long tail and sharp claws let him unleash a torrent of devastating attacks. His Final Smash is a powerful stream of plasma breath intense enough to bring down Samus's starship.

Today's Fighter
#62: Inkling
Attacks with a variety of weapons. Covering opponents with ink leads to more and more damage—plus these Inklings are really fashionable!

A new fighter joins the battle! What waits at the end of the shadowy path?


STAGES

Today's Stage
Green Greens
A stage based on Green Greens from Kirby's Dream Land. Whispy Woods (the tree in the center) blows wind to the sides. You can eat the apples it drops to recover health! Or you can just pick them up and throw them at your opponents.

Today's Stage
Boxing Ring
You can jump really high using the ringside rope. And when you attack the lights on the ceiling…well, you'll have to wait and see. By the way, holding down the L button when selecting this stage will turn this into the Punch-Out!! version of the Boxing Ring!

Today's Stage
Saffron City
A stage based on Saffron City from Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue. Pokémon appear from the doorway of the building at the center of the stage. Watch out for when Electrode appears!

Today's Stage
Brinstar
This stage is an underground cavern on Planet Zebes, where the Metroid Series takes place. Although the rising and falling acid at the bottom of the stage can deal severe damage, touching it when you're falling off the stage can actually help you recover!

Today's Stage
Onett
Ness's hometown has a drugstore in the middle and houses on either side. Watch out for cars entering the stage from the right—they can hit you for 30% damage!
Today's Stage
Summit
This stage is so exciting! When the summit of the mountain clears up you can slide down the incline straight into the ocean. There are tons of details to take in: the aurora floats over the mountaintop, a polar bear with sunglasses and swimming trunks swims in the ocean, and there's even a mysterious fish that tries to eat the fighters...



Today's Stage
Final Destination
Though this is a simple stage, with no stage hazards or floating platforms, the background has been updated for this game. Make sure you don't get too distracted and get defeated!


Today's Stage
New Donk City Hall
This stage is based on Super Mario Odyssey's New Donk City. When a fighter touches a band member, their instrument gets added to the background track! Mayor Pauline also makes an appearance.


Today's Stage
Dracula's Castle
On this stage, various characters from throughout the series will appear as guests and you can get items by breaking the candles. Including new and classic tunes, this stage has 34 total tracks to listen to!

Today's Stage
Lylat Cruise
This stage rests on top of the spacecraft Pleiades. Since the craft tilts from side to side, it can affect the trajectory of ranged attacks as well your recovery distance.

Today's Stage
Princess Peach's Castle
A returning stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Watch out for Banzai Bill to come flying out of nowhere and explode. There are also red, yellow, and green switches you can press to make "!" BLocks appear. Try hitting them to get items!


Great Plateau Tower
This is the tower everyone visits first in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The top part of the tower can be destroyed after taking damage, but will come back eventually. You can spot a certain Old Man in the background, watching over the match...


Today's Stage
Wily Castle
Hazards from the previous games for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will appear on this stage. The Yellow Devil will cause a big explosion when it's defeated, but the player who landed the final attack doesn't take any damage. Use this to your advantage!


7/16/2018

Today's Stage
Moray Towers
This is a stage from the Splatoon and Splatoon 2 games. Look closely for Judd and Li'l Judd. Judd will raise the flag with the color of the fighter or team currently in the lead.



Today's Stage
Kongo Falls
Face off against your foes atop a raft stuck at the edge of a waterfall. How well you utilize the rock jutting out at the bottom right can be the difference between victory or defeat!


Battlefield
This stage is sporting a redesigned look. With vast natural vistas forming a stunning backdrop behind floating platforms, this stage truly deserves its name!



ITEMS

Today's Item
Death's Scythe
You can KO highly damaged opponents with a well placed smash attack from this scythe. A black aura will surround your oppponent right before you attack, signaling an instant KO!!


Today's Item
Bomber
Hold the Bomber up with the A button and a massive explosion will occur in 1.5 seconds. You will take less damage by moving away from the center of the explosion, so if you are about to get caught in it, try to get away!

Today's Item
Fake Smash Ball
This dangerous item looks like a Smash Ball but explodes when you break it.
Take a closer look and you can see that the symbol is the exact opposite of a real Smash Ball and the horizontal line is thicker...


Today's Item
Black Hole
Pulls fighters and items into its powerful gravity field. If someone throws a Black Hole in your direction, you'd better keep your distance!






Today's Item
Launch Star
If you touch the star, your fighter will be launched at high speed. Clever placement can lead to an easy KO!

ASSIST TROPHIES

Today's Item
Zero Assist Trophy
He appears from the Mega Man series. Just like in his original appearance, he uses his learned moves to wreak havoc on stage!


Today's Item
Kapp'n Assist Trophy
When Kapp'n takes the stage he hops on a bus and drives around the stage. Careful! When he hits a fighter, he'll carry them off of the stage in his bus!!


Today's Item
Moon Assist Trophy
From "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask," this assist trophy will appear in the sky and slowly approach the center of the stage. When it hits, it deals a lot of damage to opponents nearby!



Today's Item
Shovel Knight Assist Trophy
Blue armor, horns, and a shovel...that's right, it's Shovel Knight! With his trusty Shovel Blade, he can bury an opponent in the ground or throw rocks as he digs. He may even dig up some food.


Today's Item
Rathalos Assist Trophy
This giant beast will appear when summoned, spreading its wings to create a powerful attack. Rathalos has fire breath and a roar that stuns opponents. Finding a opportunity to get an attack in can be difficult!

Today's Item
Alucard Assist Trophy
Alucard will attack nearby opponents with a flurry of slashes. As the son of Dracula, he can also turn into a bat and charge at opponents farther away. By the way, when you read "DRACULA" backwards, you get...?


Today's Item
Rodin Assist Trophy
Rodin gave Bayonetta her name. He summons a giant arm and unleashes a powerful blow, and sometimes he'll even give you a powerful weapon as he leaves.


Today's Item
Krystal Assist Trophy
In addition to attacking with her staff, Krystal also uses Ice Blast to freeze fighters. Don't underestimate her!

Today's Item
Knuckles the Echidna Assist Trophy
Knuckles attacks nearby fighters with his fist. He can also dig into the ground and then attack with an uppercut, so be careful!


Today's Item
Assist Trophy: Sukapon
Attacking with his detached fists and feet, Sukapon can even pick up opponents and throw them.



Today's Item
Assist Trophy: Bomberman
Bomberman is a brand-new Assist Trophy, which means he's here to help you during battle. The bombs he leaves on the stage detonate in his iconic, cross-shaped pattern!






Today's Item
Squid Sisters Assist Trophy
Cameras get closer and closer to their live performance, limiting the space you have to battle. Don't get too lost in the music!

POKEBALL POKEMON

Today's Item
Pokémon: Ditto
Ditto will transform into the fighter who threw the Poké Ball when joining the fight. After the transformation, Ditto will have the exact same abilities as the original fighter!

Today's Item
Pokémon: Marshadow
This Pokémon can hide in the shadows. When it finds its target, it will emerge from the shadows and deal a powerful punch! When there are multiple opponents, it may change its target between punches so you'd better keep an eye out!

Today's Item
Pokémon: Mimikyu
Mimikyu drags a nearby opponent under its rag and attacks them! The opponent cannot move while captured by Mimikyu, and if they end up with more than 100% damage after the attack, they'll be instantly KO'd.


Today's Item
Pokémon: Alolan Exeggutor
Check out this taaaall Pokémon. It may seem like it just gets in the way, but it can actually make it harder or easier for you to get a KO depending on where it's placed on the stage.


Today's Item
Pokémon: Togedemaru
This Pokémon shoots sparks from its body. You'll take severe damage if they hit you, so we recommend keeping your distance.

Today's Item
Pokémon: Abra
Abra will ensnare a nearby fighter and teleport them to a random position on (or even off) the stage. Look out!

7/19/2018

Today's Item
Pokémon: Bewear
Bewear's more ferocious than it looks, with slow movement speed offset by very powerful attacks.


Today's Item
Pokémon Alolan Raichu
He rides his tail and rushes the enemy. Since he moves freely around the stage, Alolan Racihu may be a bit difficult to dodge.
Today's Item
Pokémon: Solgaleo
If this Pokémon hits you as it charges back and forth across the stage, you'll take serious damage!


Today's Item
Pokémon: Lunala
This Pokémon shoots a powerful light beam through the stage!





Today's Item
Pokèmon: Vulpix (Alola form)
This Pokèmon freezes fighters with icy breath.

MUSIC

Today's Music
You can now listen to "Flash Man Stage." Enjoy Keiichi Okabe's arrangement—featuring a fresh guitar part that kicks into a nostalgic tune!
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Id (Purpose)." Enjoy Takeshi Kuramochi's arrangement as you reminisce about the moment you changed destiny!
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Afternoon on the Island" from Tomodachi Life. Does it remind you of carefree island life? Or the various confessions of love you recieved there? Enjoy Masafumi Takada's arrangement.
Today's Music
You can now check out "Battle! (Steven)." Whether or not you struggled with Steven's steel type Pokémon, you're sure to enjoy Soshi Abe's arrangement!
Today's Music
You can now check out "Happy Home Designer - Title Theme." Enjoy the arrangement by Kazumi Totaka, a staff member from the original game!
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Pikmin - Main Theme." Doesn't it bring back memories of that title screen with all the Pikmin swaying? Please enjoy Hideki Sakamoto's arrangement.
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Fortress Boss (Super Mario Bros. 3)." Enjoy this arrangement by Akihiro Honda while reminiscing about the bosses that have tried to stand in Mario's way!
Today's Music
You can now listen to Shota Kageyama's rhythmic arrangement of "Yoshi's New Island – Main Theme." Go, Yoshi!
Today's Music
You can now listen to the track from the menu screen in Fire Emblem Heroes. For the first time, we're announcing the name of this track: "Gear Up For..." Enjoy Hiroki Mori****a's arrangement!
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Gang-Plank Galleon," from the last boss battle in Donkey Kong Country. Arranged by ACE, this remix even includes a rap!
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Bloody Tears / Monster Dance." These are the day and night theme songs from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. This arrangement is by Michiko Naruke. Enjoy!
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Galaga Medley." This song, arranged by Yusuke Takahama, consists of 4 songs and sound effects from the game. It's like recreating the gameplay in sequence!
Today's Music
You can now listen to "F-Zero Medley." Takenobu Mitsuyoshi arranged and also sang the song for this version. The medley consists of DEATH WIND, FIRE FIELD, and perhaps more...
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Snake Eater". The original version was the opening theme song for Metal Gear Solid 3. This time it's an arrangement by Nobuko Toda!
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Mega Man 4 Medley" the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
Today's Music
You can now listen to ""City Trial"" the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Noisy Notebook" on the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
Today's Music
You can now listen to "Bomb Rush Blush" on the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website.
Many talented musicians worked on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soundtrack, and you can hear some of their tracks on the official website. We'll be adding more music over the coming days.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thank you for watching the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct. You can now view the archived video.
https://youtu.be/P-kQWJrjRV4


ZeRo from Chile has won the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018! A big thank you to all the players who participated! For those that missed the live stream, check out the replay.


The Nintendo booth at E3 2018 is jam-packed with fighters, weapons, items, and more from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!

Mr. Sakurai made an appearance on Nintendo Treehouse Live! Watch the replay here.


If you have a GameCube™ Controller Adapter, you can use GameCube Controllers you already have to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! In addition, a redesigned GameCube™ Controller Super Smash Bros. Edition will be released when the game launches.


Good news: The new fighters, Inkling and Ridley, have Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figures on the way! #SmashBros


You can use all the Super Smash Bros. series amiibo you know and love with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! You can use amiibo as ""figure players"" that can grow stronger the more you train them, and you can even import your previous figure players into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


The official website for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is live! The site is full of new information, so head over to see intro videos for each character, listen to the theme song, and more!

Check out this brand-new video for the latest info on the fighters and gameplay of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

These are the fighters joining the battle—ALL of them! The numbers indicate the order of their first appearance in the series.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch system launches on 12/7!

JAPAN-EXCLUSIVE

【きょうの思い出】09:ルイージ
初登場は1983年発売の『マリオブラザーズ』で、初めての主役作品は2001年発売の『ルイージマンション』です。ちなみに、Nintendo Switch向けの最新作『ルイージマンション3(仮称)』は2019年発売予定!!

【Today's Flashback 】09:Luigi
Luigi's first appearance is the 1983 Mario Bros. However, the first time he was a protagonist was in the 2001 title, Luigi's Mansion. Did you know that Luigi's Mansion 3 is releasing on the Switch in 2019?!!
【きょうの思い出】57:シュルク
2010年に発売された『ゼノブレイド』の主人公。ビジョン(未来視)を使い、仲間の幾多もの窮地を救っている。女心に鈍いところがあるので、女性関係も未来視できると良いのだが…。

【きょうの思い出】50:ゲッコウガ
初登場は、2013年発売の『ポケットモンスター X・Y』。ケロマツの最終進化形で、忍術が得意なしのびポケモンです。首に巻いているのは、実は“舌”なのです!

【きょうの思い出】47:Wii Fit トレーナー
初登場は、2007年に発売された『Wii Fit』です。プレイヤーを優しく指導してくれる存在だが、ときどき夜更かしし遅刻することも…。バランスWiiボードは体重計としても使えました。

【Today's Flashback】07: Fox
He made his first appearance in Star Fox, released in 1993. Fox is the leader of the mercenary group Star Fox. He cares about his team and has a strong sense of justice. Fun fact: Star Fox was the first game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ that featured 3D graphics.

【きょうの思い出】16:シーク
初登場は1998年の『ゼルダの伝説 時のオカリナ』。物語の中で、ハープを使いながらリンクにメロディを教えてくれます。「時のオカリナ」の裏バージョンも遊べるゲームキューブ版ディスクは、2002年に「風のタクト」の予約特典でした。
【きょうの思い出】41:ルカリオ
12年前(2006年)の今日に発売された『ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド・パール』で初登場。波導をキャッチして相手の考えや動きを読み取ることができるポケモンです。その能力で、人の言葉も理解できるのだとか…
【きょうの思い出】21':ルキナ
初登場作品は、2012年発売の『ファイアーエムブレム 覚醒』です。「裏剣ファルシオン」とともに、未来からやってきた謎の剣士で、最初は過去の英雄の名を名乗っていました。
【きょうの思い出】08:ピカチュウ
デビュー作は1996年発売の『ポケットモンスター 赤・緑』で、トキワの森で手に入るポケモンでした。後に発売された『ポケットモンスター ピカチュウ』では、最初にオーキド博士からもらえ、主人公の後ろをついてくるようになりました。
【Today's Memory 】08:Pikachu In Pikachu's debut game, Pokémon Red and Blue, it can be caught in the Viridian Forest. In Pokémon Yellow, the player receives Pikachu from Oak and will follow the player.
【きょうの思い出】68:しずえ
初登場作品は、2012年に発売された『とびだせ どうぶつの森』。村長になる主人公の秘書となり、サポートしてくれます。住民からは「しずちゃん」の愛称で親しまれ、相談ごとにいつでも乗ってくれます。
【きょうの思い出】60:リュウ
家庭用ゲーム機向けに発売された最初のソフトは、1992年の「ストリートファイターII」でした。説明書を見ると、リュウの年齢は今年で・・・

【きょうの思い出】43:トゥーンリンク
初登場は2002年発売の『ゼルダの伝説 風のタクト』。プロロ島に住む少年リンクの誕生日から物語りは始まり、しゃべる船「赤獅子の王」に乗り、大海原を舞台に、不思議なタクトで風を操り冒険をくり広げていきます。


【きょうの思い出】32:アイク
初登場作品は、2005年にゲームキューブ向けに発売された『ファイアーエムブレム 蒼炎の軌跡』。口数が少なく無愛想だが、情に厚く心根は優しい、両手剣を軽々と扱う豪腕の戦士です。続編の『暁の女神』にも登場しています。


【きょうの思い出】13:ピーチ
2005年にニンテンドーDS用に発売された『スーパープリンセスピーチ』。初めてのピーチが主人公のゲームです。いつもとは違い、クッパにさらわれたマリオたちを助けに行くという物語。なんとピーチは喜怒哀楽の4つの気分で戦うのです。
【Today's Memory 】13:Peach This is the 2005 Nintendo DS game, Super Princess Peach. It was Peach's first time as the main protagonist. The story shakes things up by having Peach rescue Mario and Luigi from Bowser. Peach fights with the vibe powers: joy, gloom, rage, and calm.

【きょうの思い出】10:ネス
1994年の今日、『MOTHER2 ギーグの逆襲』にて超能力が使える少年として初登場。ゲーム中では、ときどきホームシックになり、まともに戦えなくなります。家に帰るか、母親に電話すると回復します。
【Today's Memory 】10:Ness On this day 24 years ago, Ness, the young boy who can use supernatural powers, first appeared in EarthBound. During the game, Ness can become homesick and won't fight as effectively. In order to get better he can return home or call his mom.

【きょうの思い出】59:ダックハント
1984年に発売された『ダックハント』は、専用の光線銃型コントローラー「ガン」を使って遊びます。草むらから飛び立ったカモをガンで撃つと、イヌが捕まえて回収してくれます。
【Today's Memory 】59:Duck Hunt The 1984 "Duck Hunt" game used a special light gun controller. If the player shoots the ducks that came out of the grass, the dog would retrieve them.

【きょうの思い出】28':ブラックピット
初登場作品は、2012年発売の『新・光神話 パルテナの鏡』です。冥府軍の「真実の魔鏡」によって、生み出されました。ちなみに、ソフトと一緒に3DS専用のスタンドも同梱されていました
【Today's Memory 】28':Dark Pit Dark Pit's first appearance was in the 2012 "Kid Icarus: Uprising". He was born from the Underworld's Army, "Mirror of Truth". In addition, the game came packaged with a stand for 3DS.

【きょうの思い出】04’:ダークサムス
初登場は『メトロイドプライム』で、その全貌を現したのは『メトロイドプライム2 ダークエコーズ』でした。サムス・アランの遺伝子情報を元に誕生し、高い知性を持っています。
【Today's Memory 】04’:Dark Samus Dark Samus first appeared in Metroid Prime, but Metroid Prime 2 was where we really got to see them. Dark Samus was born using Samus' genetic information as a base. It is quite intelligent.
【きょうの思い出】66':リヒター
任天堂作品への初登場は、1995年にスーパーファミコン向けに発売された『悪魔城ドラキュラXX』です。シモンのいた時代より数百年あとのお話になります。
【Today's Memory 】66’:Richter Richter first appeared on Nintendo consoles in 1995 in Castlevania: Dracula X for the Super Nintendo. This game takes place a few hundred years after Simon's story.
【きょうの思い出】67:キングクルール
初登場は、1994年に発売された『スーパードンキーコング』。ドンキーコング達のバナナを盗んでいった、クレムリン軍団のボスでした。戦いの途中でやられたフリをするなど、姑息なこともしていました。
Debuting in the 1994 game, Donkey Kong Country. He’s the boss of the Kremling Krew who stole the Kongs’ bananas. In the middle of battle he plays dead; just one of his underhanded tricks.
【きょうの思い出】66:シモン・ベルモンド
初登場は1986年発売の『悪魔城ドラキュラ』。代々ドラキュラと戦った、「ヴァンパイアハンター」ベルモンド一族の血を受け継いでおり、復活したドラキュラを倒すべく単身城へ乗り込みます。
He made his debut in the 1986 game, Castlevania. He carries on the bloodline of the Belmont family of Vampire hunters who have been battling against Dracula for generations. Entering the castle alone, he takes on the revived Dracula.
【きょうの思い出】30:ワリオ
自称「マリオのおさななじみで、最大のライバル」。お金や財宝に目がありません。そんなワリオが主役の3DS向け最新作『メイド イン ワリオ ゴージャス』は、本日発売です!!懐かしのプチゲームもいっぱい入っていますよ!
【Today's Memory 】30:Wario Wario claims that he has known Mario since childhood and that he is his greatest rival. Wario can only think about money and treasure. That greedy guy has a new game coming out for the 3DS today in Japan: WarioWare Gold. The game has a ton of mini games from the older entries in the series!


【Today's Memory 】12:Jigglypuff Jigglypuff is from the 1996 Pokémon Red and Green. Jigglypuff is a balloon Pokémon who can sing their opponents to sleep with a good song. From Pokémon X and Y Jigglypuff had the new type, Fairy, added to them.
【きょうの思い出】12:プリン
1996年発売の『ポケットモンスター 赤・緑』に初登場。相手を心地よい歌で眠らせるのが得意なふうせんポケモンです。『ポケットモンスター X・Y』からは、新たなタイプ「フェアリー」が追加されました。

【Today's Memory 】11:Captain Falcon This is Captain Falcon, the main protagonist of the 1990 racing game, F-Zero. He doesn't appear in the actual game in any way.
【きょうの思い出】11:キャプテン・ファルコン
1990年に発売されたレースゲーム『F-ZERO』の主人公がキャプテン・ファルコンです。なんと、ゲーム本編では一度も姿を現していなかったのです。
【Today's Memory】42:R.O.B. 33 years ago on today (1985), R.O.B went on sale for the Famicom. Stack Up and Gyromite were two games that R.O.B. could be used with.
【きょうの思い出】42:ロボット
33年前(1985年)の今日は、ファミコン向けに『ファミリーコンピュータロボット』が発売された日です。「ブロックセット」と「ジャイロセット」の2つの専用ソフトがありました。

【きょうの思い出】58:クッパJr. クッパJr.の初登場作品は、2002年にゲームキューブ用に発売された『スーパーマリオサンシャイン』です。当時はニセマリオに扮して街中に落書きをしていました。

Today's Memory 58: Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr's first appearance was in the 2002 Gamecube title Super Mario Sunshine. In those times, he was disguised as a fake Mario and made graffiti throughout the whole town.

【きょうの思い出】19:ピチュー
ピチューの初登場作品は、1999年に発売された『ポケットモンスター 金・銀』です。ピカチュウ同士かライチュウ同士の♂♀を預けて、もらえるタマゴからのみ生まれます。
【Today's Memory 】19:Pichu Pichu's first appearance was the 1999 "Pokémon Gold and Silver". If trainers dropped off two Pikachus or two Raichus (one male and one female) at the daycare, they would receive an egg that hatches into a Pichu.

【きょうの思い出】46:ロックマン
1987年にファミコン向けに発売された『ロックマン』。もともとはお手伝いロボットでしたが、平和を守るために自ら望んで戦闘用に改造された心優しきロボットです。
【Today's Memory 】46:Mega Man This is the 1987 'Mega Man' for the Famicom. Mega Man is actually a gentle helper robot, but in order to restore peace he offers to have himself converted into a fighter robot.
【きょうの思い出】06:カービィ
シリーズ第1作目は、1992年にゲームボーイ向けに発売された『星のカービィ』でした。このときのカービィにはまだコピー能力はなく、敵を吸い込んではき出す能力と空を飛ぶことしかできなかったのです。
【Today's Memory 】06:Kirby
The first entry in the Kirby series is the 1992 Kirby's Dream Land for the Game Boy. In the game, Kirby didn't have his copy ability. He could only inhale enemies and fly in the sky.
【きょうの思い出】21:マルス
初登場作品は、1990年にファミコン向けに発売された『ファイアーエムブレム 暗黒竜と光の剣』でした。
ちなみに、先月のE3で発表されたNintendo Switch向け『ファイアーエムブレム 風花雪月』は2019年春に発売予定です!

Marth's first game was the 1990 Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light for the Famicom.
Speaking of Fire Emblem games, a new entry for the Switch, Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be released Q2 2019.
【きょうの思い出】33-35:ポケモントレーナー
1998年にNINTENDO64ソフト『ポケモンスタジアム』に同梱されていた“64GBパック”。ゲームボーイ用のポケモンソフトをテレビ画面に映し出しながら、友達と一緒に遊んだ人も多いのではないでしょうか?

Today’s Memories: 33-35 Pokemon Trainer
In 1998, the Nintendo 64 game “Pokemon Stadium” was shipped including with the Transer Pak. You could play Pokémon for game boy on the tv so I think many people played a lot together with friends, yeah?

【きょうの思い出】22:こどもリンク
1998年に発売された『ゼルダの伝説 時のオカリナ』に同梱されていた操作一覧表です。裏面では、オカリナのメロディーをシールで自分で貼れていたの、覚えていますか?

Today’s Memory: 22 Young Link

“The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” was released in 1998 along with instructions on how to play the game. Do you remember that on the back there were ocarina melody stickers that you could take off and stick yourself?


【きょうの思い出】20:ファルコ
みなさん、「さらば愛しのファルコ」というスターフォックを題材にした漫画をご存知ですか?今でもこちらのページから読めますよ!
~さらば愛しのファルコ~

Today’s Memory: 20 Falco

Everyone, do you recall the Star Fox manga “Farewell, Beloved Falco”? You can now read from this page!
【きょうの思い出】02:ドンキーコング
1981年にアーケードゲームとして発売された『ドンキーコング』。移動とジャンプだけで障害物を避けながらドンキーコングに連れ去られたレディを救うゲームです。後ろにいる男は何者でしょうか…?

Today’s Thoughts: O2 Donkey Kong
The arcade game “Donkey Kong” was released in 1981. It was a game where there was only move and jump in order to avoid obstacles continuously thrown at you by Donkey Kong in order to save the lady. Who is that person in the background...?



2018.6.27水

【きょうの思い出】スカポン
1993年にファミコン用に発売された格闘ゲーム『ジョイメカファイト』の主人公です。一応お笑い芸人ロボットだそうです。

Today’s Thoughts: This the hero of the game “Joy Mecha Fighter” which first came out on the NES system in 1993. It is more or less a comical robot.
2018.6.22金

【きょうの思い出】15:アイスクライマー
いつも一緒のポポとナナですが、1985年当時のパッケージにはナナしかいませんでした。

Today’s Thoughts: 15: Ice Climbers
Ice Climbers has always been both Popo and Nana but back in 1985, the game package showed only Nana.
【きょうの思い出】15:アイスクライマー
いつも一緒のポポとナナですが、1985年当時のパッケージにはナナしかいませんでした。
Today’s Thoughts: Back in that time, Bomberman was listed as “Lode Runner” in the instruction booklet.



2018.6.19火

【きょうの思い出】01:マリオ
ファミコン用『スーパーマリオブラザーズ』が発売されたのは、1985年です。イラストや言葉使いなど今と少し違いますね。

Today’s Mepory: 01: Mario
The NES game “Super Mario Bros.” was released in 1985. The overall design, story, and other aspects have changed slightly since then.

[お知らせ】いよいよ明日、幕張メッセにて行われる「RAGE 2018 Summer」で『大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL』を国内で初めて体験いただけます!新参戦ファイターのインクリングやリドリーも選択可能!ご来場をお待ちしております!ちなみに、操作方法はこちら。

Announcement: Finally, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, “Rage 2018 Summer” will be held at Makuhari Messe from tomorrow for the first time! Newcomers Inklings and Ridley will be playable. We are looking forward to it! By the way, here’s how to play the game.

Note: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is called Special in Japan.



【きょうの思い出】13':デイジー
初登場は1989年のゲームボーイ用ソフト『スーパーマリオランド』でした。最初はこんなデザインでした

Today’s Thoughts: Daisy
Daisy’s first video game appearance was in the 1989 game “Super Mario Land” on the Game Boy. This design was the first.
 
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It’s somehwere between 12 pm and 7 pm here in Japan. So that’s 11 pm and 6 am in the States Eastern Time. The updates seem to come at different times of the day with, for now, three per day. Also, it’s Saturday today so we will see if there will be any updates on the weekend.

In addition, the Japanese site has different blog updates (and more) compared to the US version. I can help translate the ones that’s not featured. Source Gaming PushDustIn PushDustIn seems to be the man for the job, though.

https://www.smashbros.com/ja_JP/blog/index.html

Edit: Stickied the thread for now.
 
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It’s somehwere between 12 pm and 7 pm here in Japan. So that’s 11 pm and 6 am in the States Eastern Time. The updates seem to come at different times of the day with, for now, three per day. Also, it’s Saturday today so we will see if there will be any updates on the weekend.

In addition, the Japanese site has different blog updates (and more) compared to the US version. I can help translate the ones that’s not featured. Source Gaming PushDustIn PushDustIn seems to be the man for the job, though.

https://www.smashbros.com/ja_JP/blog/index.html
This would be great, actually! I had no idea Japan was getting additional updates.
 
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2018.6.15金

【きょうの思い出】13':デイジー
初登場は1989年のゲームボーイ用ソフト『スーパーマリオランド』でした。最初はこんなデザインでした

Today’s Thoughts: Daisy
Daisy’s first video game appearance was in the 1989 game “Super Mario Land”. This was her design from the beginning.

Might include other counties updates if they are different and put something like JP or KR to differentiate.
 
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【きょうの思い出】13':デイジー
初登場は1989年のゲームボーイ用ソフト『スーパーマリオランド』でした。最初はこんなデザインでした

Today’s Thoughts: Daisy
Daisy’s first video game appearance was in the 1989 game “Super Mario Land”. This was her design from the beginning.

Might include other counties updates if they are different and put something like JP or KR to differentiate.
Awesome, thanks Venus! Added a section in the Archives titled "JAPAN-EXCLUSIVE" for any more like this.
 
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AHHHHHHH finally this threadc came along!

So, in the events that people recognise me from my previous activity in ssb4 time, HI, a lot has changed since about me and I mostly left sb inactive because I found other places to talk and ssb was less of an interest.

But one thing that I need to mention is to be honest, I loved the potd thread so much back then that a lot of the best memories I had from sb comes form that thread. This is why I will do an exception to my inactivity: this thread. We are 6 months away from a release so having a potd is REALLY nice and I cannot wait to check every day for them! I also cannot wait to see old users that I never had the chances to talk to since :)

So one thing, I now work fulltime until fall when I will study unis which gives me more free time (yep, even with unis, I seem to have a lot of leftover time) so this means that I won't be able to be there until 12-1am EST reliably, maybe I will stay later if my sleep schedule is that screwed up, I remmeber the original potd was 3-4 am EST so this might be a problem, but hopefully they will get posted earlier. The reason I was able to be so consistent back then was simply because I was ending my high school at the time and that was basically giving me 90% of free time so I couls have slept at 4am eveyr day and have no problem, but this is no longer the case. At the very least, chatting in this thread hours before it is my pleasure :)

Now about this blog psot of the day: I do not expect much for at least a month because they are likely going to show a lot of already confirmed thing especially with stages becuase about 80 were confirmed, I also do not expect ANY character reveal because of EVERYONE IS HERE meaning any reveal is a newcomer and the problem with that is not only they will be newcomer, but there won't be much of them. It makes no sense to reveal them in bptd (blog post of the day) then to reveal them in the next direct which should be in September I guess.

Also, you know which pic I am looking forward the most: the freaking paper mario stage. It eneded up being one of the missing stages, but because Sakurai is a madman, I feel like we are actually going to get every stages back, we are so close that it's not impossible so I don't worry about it being cut, but I am still looking forward to see the stage improved

So yeah, i expect, AT, items and stages. Myabe some misc stuff idk, but I do not expect any character reveal.

And that's all I had to say! it feels good to be back!
 

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We got a weekend Daily Blog update for Japanese site:

[お知らせ】いよいよ明日、幕張メッセにて行われる「RAGE 2018 Summer」で『大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL』を国内で初めて体験いただけます!新参戦ファイターのインクリングやリドリーも選択可能!ご来場をお待ちしております!ちなみに、操作方法はこちら。

Announcement: Finally, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, “Rage 2018 Summer” will be held at Makuhari Messe from tomorrow for the first time! Newcomers Inklings and Ridley will be playable. We are looking forward to it! By the way, here’s how to play the game.

Note: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is called Special in Japan.
 

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I'm guessing this means newcomers and echoes are only going to be in Directs if the blog content is different worldwide.
I was wondering why you thought that but I realized you thought I said that all Japanese Daily Blogs are different. That’s not the case. The Japanese Daily Blogs does have a few different posts (more posts actually) than outside of Japan but they are mostly the same. The ones that are different seem to be tailored to Japanese Smash Players (like Japanese events). So a character reveal can definitely happen in Daily Blogs. However, looking back at a Smash 4, I can’t recall a newcomer character who was revealed during the Pic of the Day. I imagine that newcomers will be revealed in Directs or announced video events.
 

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I was wondering why you thought that but I realized you thought I said that all Japanese Daily Blogs are different. That’s not the case. The Japanese Daily Blogs does have a few different posts (more posts actually) than outside of Japan but they are mostly the same. The ones that are different seem to be tailored to Japanese Smash Players (like Japanese events). So a character reveal can definitely happen in Daily Blogs. However, looking back at a Smash 4, I can’t recall a newcomer character who was revealed during the Pic of the Day. I imagine that newcomers will be revealed in Directs or announced video events.
I know that every newcomer reveal during potd time was veterans, but this ssb is very different because every veterans has been revealed already so it's EXTREMELY unlikely to see char reveal, the best you'll get are stage reveals (which I am still looking forward to).
 

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I know that every newcomer reveal during potd time was veterans, but this ssb is very different because every veterans has been revealed already so it's EXTREMELY unlikely to see char reveal, the best you'll get are stage reveals (which I am still looking forward to).
Hence why I said a newcomer reveal would likely happen during a Direct or an announced video event.....

Like in Smash 4.
 
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Well that’s strange. Do you guys think there’ll be a new update tonight?
I think it was meant to be an E3 novelty. I'm guessing it'll be used to announce demo events or possibly DLC or show new trailers from Directs, but I can't see it being Dojo #2.

It updated. Mario's video. Hooraaaaay.
 

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And Japanese site got an extra update:

2018.6.19火

【きょうの思い出】01:マリオ
ファミコン用『スーパーマリオブラザーズ』が発売されたのは、1985年です。イラストや言葉使いなど今と少し違いますね。

Today’s Thoughts: 01: Mario
The NES game “Super Mario Bros.” was released in 1985. The overall design, story, and other aspects have changed slightly since then.
 

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The Japanese site likes to put extra bits up. I get that the US site wouldn't show off the Japanese games, but the fact it doesn't show the US versions is kind of disappointing.
 

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The Japanese site likes to put extra bits up. I get that the US site wouldn't show off the Japanese games, but the fact it doesn't show the US versions is kind of disappointing.
Yeah, I was just thinking that. It's a nice nod to the characters' history.
 

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I guess the non Japanese side of things just doesn't want to gather up all the resources needed to show off the "thoughts" on the character since that involves getting NTSC and PAL versions of all the games they talk about.

These times are also really inconsistent. This week alone has somehow managed to outdo The Miiverse POTD sparratic timings.

I also feel like we should get something else along with a fighter considering all the fighters' videos are already up on the site. But that's probably just me being greedy.

Regardless, it's really nice to have something to look forward to every day again.

...That sounds really depressing when I say it out loud. :ultkirby:
 
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It updated with some more bits: Battlefield and the Black Hole item. Nothing too interesting, though the latter does show a stage which seems to be the new Final Destination.
 

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It seems we are getting anywhere from one to three updates on the weekdays. We didn’t get an update on Monday though. I imagine it’ll be rehashed information until the next big reveal.

Edit: I would update but I’m on mobile and I can’t seem to copy the link of the pictures
 
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So the Black Hole is an original item, right?
I think it was an item in Kid Icarus Uprising. I don't know if was an item in the main campaign or battle mode though.
At least, It's effect looks very similar to the one used in Palutena's Final Smash.
 

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So, just did the math. If they post to the blog every Mon-Thu between now and release, we're due for exactly 100 new posts.

Considering they're doing a character post for seemingly every character, we're going to get a character trailer on about 2/3 of every posting day between now and launch.

That's kind of exciting.
 

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I think it was an item in Kid Icarus Uprising. I don't know if was an item in the main campaign or battle mode though.
At least, It's effect looks very similar to the one used in Palutena's Final Smash.
The blog updates tends to have a series symbol when it’s attached to a series. The Warp Star was like that. But there isn’t any for either the Black Hole and Battlefield.
 

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The blog updates tends to have a series symbol when it’s attached to a series. The Warp Star was like that. But there isn’t any for either the Black Hole and Battlefield.
Very weird.

Then again, Giga Bowser had the Smash symbol at first, but gained the Mario symbol later on as a Final Smash. So who knows what they're planning.
 

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Yeah. Nothing is for certain but if we are to go my series symbols, then it’s attached to the Smash series. Apparently, SSBwiki also has it with the Smash series.

https://www.ssbwiki.com/Super_Smash_Bros._Ultimate#New_Items

In terms of content, like I said, we will probably be getting content seem at E3 followed by newer content next month or maybe even August. Especially if they will show every veteran like they just did with Mario. That debut trailer showed us a lot of stuff!
 

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Yeah. Nothing is for certain but if we are to go my series symbols, then it’s attached to the Smash series. Apparently, SSBwiki also has it with the Smash series.

https://www.ssbwiki.com/Super_Smash_Bros._Ultimate#New_Items

In terms of content, like I said, we will probably be getting content seem at E3 followed by newer content next month or maybe even August. Especially if they will show every veteran like they just did with Mario. That debut trailer showed us a lot of stuff!
Remember when Waluigi was listed under Wario as an error?

Fun times. The site has had errors these days, so not having a symbol could potentially be an oversight, but it's best to act like it's a generic idea or Smash original for now.
 

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I think while contributed to that wildness was when a PotD was particularly late or if one that we have been waiting for (character reveals) were on the horizon. Or when we got trolled by tunnels and noses.
 

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I have a feeling that the blog will show off more brand new stuff (like this Splatoon Dance remix) in time but I think that character reveals, if any more, will be saved for Nintendo directs.

Which means we got 6 months of Nintendo Directs either being hype or disappointing.
 
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