Smash Bros. Ultimate's First Weekly Event Now Live

The Spectacled Spirits event kicks off on December 13.


Nintendo has announced the first in-game event for its new Switch fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The three-day event is scheduled to kick off this Thursday night, December 13, and will make certain Spirits appear more frequently in the game's Spirit Board mode. [Update: The Spectacled Spirits event is now underway in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.]

The event is dubbed "Spectacled Spirits," and it focuses on Spirits who are wearing glasses. Throughout the weekend, bespectacled game characters such as Jeff from EarthBound, Brittany from Pikmin 3, and others will be featured on the Spirit Board. You'll also receive extra Gold if you manage to defeat them.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features more than 1,200 Spirits to unlock, making the upcoming event a good opportunity to add more to your collection. Nintendo says that there will be other new events in the game every week.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't the only Switch title holding an in-game event soon. The next Splatfest in Splatoon 2 is also set to take place this weekend. That event kicks off on Friday, December 14, at 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET and will run for 24 hours. To celebrate the launch of Ultimate, this Splatfest is themed around Smash Bros.--specifically, it asks players if they'd rather side with Smash's heroes or villains.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Everyone who purchases the game and registers it on My Nintendo by January 31 will receive Piranha Plant as a free DLC fighter. Nintendo will also release five other DLC characters for the game throughout the year, one of which we recently learned is Joker from Persona 5.

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