Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Announces the End of the Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Announces the End of the Game

With the release of the 13.0.2 update, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai said that he was done working on the game. The primary goal of this week’s update is to improve the amiibo functionality of the game. Most notably, it adds support for amiibos that include Sora, the last fighter from the Kingdom Hearts DLC.

Despite the fact that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s active development has slowed down recently, occasional little updates have been made available. New spirit events that draw inspiration from newly released Nintendo Switch titles, such as Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, have been added to the game. These games surfaced following the completion of Ultimate’s DLC production. Along with these updates, amiibos based on the DLC fighters are added to the game; Sora’s amiibo will be available on February 16. Sakurai declares that his contribution to the fighting game’s development is now complete with the introduction of Sora’s amiibo.

 On Twitter to celebrate the launch of the Sora amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sakurai officially confirmed this. He congratulated them on the release of the amiibo and praised the sculptors’ choice of posture and appearance in a statement that was not quite translated. In his tweet, he announced the end of his work on Ultimate and thanked all of the fans for their constant support.

When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate first came out on December 7, 2018, it had about 76 playable characters. By the time Sora entered the lineup, this number had increased to about 90 thanks to DLC additions. Every character that appeared in Ultimate was given an amiibo figure. Every new character added to Ultimate comes with an amiibo figure, and amiibos made during the WiiU/3DS era are compatible with Ultimate video games.

Even though Sakurai had finished working on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the game itself is being bid farewell with this tweet. In terms of Sakurai’s present pursuits, there seem to be signs of his return to game production. He recently declared that his YouTube account would be shutting down, with intentions to stop posting videos in 2024. Significant rumors are circulating that Sakurai may be working on a new Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Switch platform that is rumored to be in the works. 

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