Super Smash Bros. Ultimate To Get New Update Next Week; Balance Changes May Be In


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been released less than a week ago worldwide, but it seems like some changes are coming to the game very soon.

Earlier today, players have been notified in the game itself that a new update will be released sometime next week. The notification also suggests players who don't want to lose their replay data to convert it to video as soon as possible, hinting at the fact that some balance changes may be included in the update.

Smash Bros. Creator Masahiro Sakurai Working on Something New, But it Might Not be a Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the best entries in the series ever released, thanks to its huge roster and amount of content. In his review, Dave noted how the game is pretty much perfect, not counting some online issues.

Back to the online play for a moment – man, something really needs to be done about this netcode. Even the most stable games still feel annoyingly slow to control, even when 1v1. Of course, it’s impossible to gather who is playing on Ethernet and who isn’t, but it can still be incredibly frustrating. It’s not broken, but it certainly needs improvement. Until it is improved, sitting next to someone will be the only reliable way to play.

But you might notice something in this review – a distinct lack of complaints. Well, much of the game is, of course, taken straight from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, including characters, many animations and effects, but that’s it. It has so much new and changed that it feels completely distinct from that game, and the handheld form factor is another fantastic plus. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate really does include everything Smash of the past has offered and more, but it needs, perhaps, more new stages and costumes. They certainly wouldn’t go amiss.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available in all regions exclusively on Nintendo Switch.