Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting a lot of new content with the 3.0 update, including a stage-builder and video editor, along with a brand-new DLC character: Joker from Persona 5.
Version 3.0 launches on April 17, and the new stage-builder and video editor are free, while Joker is a paid character costing $6 USD. Joker also comes with a new Mementos stage, which features music from the Persona series. Check it out in the video embedded below.
The stage-builder, which was rumoured, lets you create custom stages. In handheld mode, you can draw on the tablet screen using your finger to create new stages. The tools are robust enough to make all kinds of things, it looks like, and the tools support multiple layers to edit your stages in an even deeper way. Created stages are stored in a new “Custom” tab on the Stage Select screen. You can also view and download other people’s creations, though you’ll need Nintendo Switch Online to do that. The video below shows how it all works.
Additionally, the video shows off how the new video-editing tools work, while it also reveals you’ll be able to queue up stage downloads from the Smash World part of the Nintendo Switch Online app. You can also view recommended Stages and watch videos from Smash World.
Version 3.0 also adds new Mii Fighter Costumes to buy, including the Morgana Hat from Persona 5, the main protagonist costume and the Teddie Hat from Persona 4, and another protagonist outfit from Persona 3. You can also buy Tails and Knuckles outfits from Sonic the Hedgehog. The costumes cost 75 cents each.
Here is a video showcasing the new Mii Fighter Costumes:
With more than 12 million copies sold worldwide, Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games ever.