“Heavyweights” Tournament Coming To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


A Heavyweights Tournament is going to become available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Oct. 18. It will star the heaviest playable characters in the game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the most recent entry in the highly successful Nintendo crossover, fighting game franchise. The series stars the most famous Nintendo protagonists and antagonists, as they all fight against one and another in a match to determine who the best there is. More recent entries in the franchise began incorporating characters that are owned by different companies, like Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII and Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury.

Ultimate has been doing monthly tournaments with a specific theme. August had heroes versus villains theme, whereas September had a Mario theme. Players can compete in these tournaments online, and can only choose characters that match that tournament’s theme.

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This month’s theme is called Heavyweights, and it will feature the heaviest characters in the game. Japanese Nintendo listed these characters as being part of the heavyweight category: Donkey Kong, Samus, Dark Samus, Bowser, Ganondorf, Wario, Ike, King Dedede, Bowser Jr., Ridley, Simon, Richter, King K. Rool, Incineroar, and Piranha Plant.

The Heavyweights tournament for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is slated to start this Friday, Oct. 18. It will last through the weekend.