Alongside announcing the Dragon Quest Hero DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo also revealed the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update 4.0.0 additions and changes. Detailed patch notes will be available tomorrow and these are the major changes as revealed by Sakurai in the video presentation. With the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update 4.0.0 release date of July 31 comes a new difficulty setting in Adventure Mode, the ability to add screenshots to videos, and a spectate mode feature among others. Here’s what you need to know about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update 4.0.0:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update 4.0.0 patch notes: major changes

  • New Final Smash meter time limit
  • “Very Easy” difficulty setting in Adventure Mode
  • Spectate mode feature: predict the winner of a match; exchange points you accumulate for items
  • Online tourney mode: rules will change periodically; special event tourneys are planned
  • Insert screenshots into videos you edit
  • Consecutively play videos that have been added to Shared Content

The sustained support for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is partly due to the Switch’s ongoing success, with sales hitting 36.87 million according to a recent earnings report from Nintendo. It also helps that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold strongly, being the third-highest selling game on the console with 14.73 million units sold.

With a host of new games slated for the Switch from September such as The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Dragon Quest XI S, it’ll be interesting to see how many of these break into the system’s best-seller list. Throw in two new Nintendo Switch variants and it seems that the company is going all out in its holiday season preparations. An upgrade to the standard Switch model arrives next month in USA with other regions in Europe to follow. The Japanese market gets the upgraded model in August as well. This new model will offer nearly double the battery life and have new packaging while September sees the Nintendo Switch Lite hit the market as well.

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

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