New Smash Bros Update Goes Live Friday
On July 31st the next firmware update will be applied to both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Smash Bros. In addition to the usual tweaks and bug repairs, this update is anticipated to add all the features Nintendo has hyped in past Nintendo Directs and at E3.
Nintendo promised back in June that some retro battle stages would be making new appearances in both games. On July 31 that happens: the Kirby’s Dream Land stage, the original Hyrule Castle stage and the Peach’s Castle stage, all from the original N64 game, will be added to the roster as DLC (and yes, you will have to pay this time: $1.99 a stage, or $2.99 a stage to get it on both platforms at once).
One new feature that will be free is the long-overdue ability to instantly upload your Smash replay videos to YouTube. Once you sync up your Smash game with your Google account, you will be able to preserve any of your favorite matches forever, or at least until YouTube suspends your account sometime in the future and never explains why. This feature is especially welcome since new updates to the Smash Bros firmware tend to render videos captured with the previous versions unplayable.
There will also be more purchasable Mii costumes (see above) as well as the awesome new addition of a tourney mode. You’ll be able to organize local tourneys offline, or compete in online tourneys that take place at specific times. This is going to reinvigorate online Smash fighting for a lot of people.
All of these features will be added to both versions of the new Smash Bros. by the end of the month. Practice now, those tourneys will be brutal.
[Source: iDigital Times]