It appears that the month of February will be starting off strong for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A recent announcement has been made revealing that Nintendo’s popular fighting game series will be having yet another online tournament this month, and apparently, it will be focusing on projectile-based characters this time around.
The community of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans never run out of things to be excited about—from creative mods that allow players to enhance their gameplay experience, to simply funny online memes about fan-favorite fighters.
Asides from these, though, there’s one other thing that may bring even more excitement—something that fans from all over the world look forward to. That’s right: official announcements and updates from none other than the game’s development team. It’s one thing to read about fan-made events and projects, but there’s just nothing quite like reading an official post from the studio itself.
In line with this, the official Japanese Twitter account of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate recently tweeted more details about the upcoming online tournament, such as its date and theme. The event will begin on February 5, 2021, and similar to the other online tourneys, it will run for about three days.
The tournament will be named “Barrage,” and aptly so, given the fact that those who decide to participate in the event can only choose characters who utilize 3 (or more) missile attacks.
Along with tweet comes with an image showcasing different fighters available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, including Animal Crossing’s Villager, The Legend of Zelda’s Link, the titular Mega Man, Metal Gear’s Solid Snake, and Metroid’s Samus Aran, among others. These chosen characters reiterate the fact that the online tournament’s theme will revolve around those fighters who have projectile attacks.
— 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ【スマブラ公式】 (@SmashBrosJP) February 3, 2021
As such, we can imagine that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players who mainly use projectile-based fighters or who have already mastered ranged attacks will definitely enjoy the theme for this particular tourney.
Last time, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announced a villains-only tournament last year on Christmas Day, which also served as a way for players to test out the recent DLC fighter, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7. As the theme indicates, participants could only make use of those fighters who embrace the darkness. There’s never a dull moment for these online tournaments, and they’re made even more exciting thanks to the shifting themes.
That being said, there’s always a place for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players, even those who aren’t huge fans of the game’s competitive scene. For one thing, there are Spirit Board events that usually take place on a weekly basis, which are perfect for those players who want to increase their Spirit Board roster in alternative ways.
Even though the most recent event for the Spirit Board has already finished, we don’t think that fans will have to wait a long time for the next event to take place, especially since they’re a fairly frequent occurrence at this point. Just keep tabs on updates from time to time, and there should be a new event eventually.