Following on from the render spotted within the source code on the European Nintendo website, Nintendo has now revealed Version 3.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will arrive in the US today on 17th April and tomorrow in the UK on 18th April. Alongside this update is the release of Joker, the first paid DLC fighter. You can find everything you need to know about this Persona 5 character in the above video.
Apart from Joker’s release, the free Version 3.0 update will include the previously rumoured Stage Builder mode, a video editor and Smash World – a new service in the Nintendo Switch Online app. Below are the full details, directly from the press release:
Stage Builder: Players with big ideas for a personalized Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stage can let their creativity run wild with the new Stage Builder mode. By using in-game tools, players can add moving platforms, spinning traps and other unique features to their customized stages. By playing in Handheld mode, budding designers can even use the touch screen to freely draw and create, and use front and back layers to further decorate their stages. Designed stages will be available to play in a new tab on the Stage Select screen and can be shared online via the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online app.
Video Editor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video content that has been saved to a Nintendo Switch system can now be spliced together into a fun timeline presentation. Subtitles and sound effects can also be added to personalize the video, which can be exported and shared with the world through the new Smash World service for the Nintendo Switch Online app.
Smash World: Players can view shared videos and download stages created in Stage Builder to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Smash World, a new service in the Nintendo Switch Online app. In Smash World, players can view recommended videos and even download custom stages shared by others online, giving players more ways than ever before to share their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate experience with friends.
The first round of Mii Fighter costumes will also be released alongside Version 3.0. These costumes are based on Persona 5, Persona 4, Persona 3 and Sonic The Hedgehog. It’s worth noting these costumes are not included with the Fighters Pass.
If you’re interested in trying out Joker, the first Challenger Pack containing this fighter, the Mementos stage (see below) and 11 Persona music tracks can be purchased for $5.99 / £5.39. Alternatively, you can purchase a Fighters Pass for $24.99 / £22.49, which will give you access to this character and four other Challenger Packs. If you do end up purchasing the first pack, you’ll receive a Joker route in Classic Mode and open up a special version of the Spirit Board.
Are you ready for Version 3.0? Have you purchased Joker’s Challenger Pack? How about the Fighters Pass? Tell us down below.