Were you one of the handfuls of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players who took part in the Spirit events? If so, there is bad news.
Nintendo has announced that the Spirit events and tournaments are coming to an end very soon. The Japanese Super Smash Bros. Twitter informed fans that November 19 would mark the end of new in-game events and tournaments. After that date, the Spirit events will be recycled from the past.
"We look forward to your continued participation," Nintendo concluded.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events coming to an end
The final original event is coming this weekend. From November 12 to November 14, Super Smash Bros. fans can participate in an event focused on stages that take place on a vehicle. This includes Pirate Ship, Mute City, and Spirit Train.
Every battle won on these unique maps will get special, "luxurious" spirits to add to their collection.
After this event wraps up, there will no longer be new Spirit events in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While recycled events are great opportunities for players to take part in events they missed in the past, it mostly points to a concern a lot of fans have had since Sakurai announced that Smash was "done": Will there be any new content or updates ever again?
Sakurai wrote in a recent column that a new Super Smash Bros. game wasn't in the works but that it wasn't the end of the series. But fans are wondering what the future of Smash will look like. Sora is said to be the last DLC, with no more on the horizon if Sakurai's countless warnings are to be believed. Fans are wondering if there truly won't be any more fighters joining the roster. And will there still be balances, patches, and other new content?
The announcement that Spirit events are ending does seem to point towards the team's decision to not create new Smash content. At least not for now.
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