Super Smash Bros Ultimate To Receive Day One Switch Update; Here's What It Does
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate owners will need to download a day one update when it launches for Switch on December 7, Nintendo has confirmed. In an interview with Famitsu (via ComicBook.com), Smash director Masahiro Sakurai said the patch is necessary for the game's replay system to work as intended.
"We will distribute our first update on launch day," the developer stated. "Players who purchased the digital version don't need to worry, but players who purchased the physical version should apply this day-one patch before you play. This will also prevent your replays from going off-track. By the way, if you save your replays as videos, you can keep them forever, but note that they take up a lot of space!" Sakurai did not confirm the size of the patch.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first game in the series to launch for Nintendo Switch. It includes every character and stage ever seen across all entries in the franchise, plus some new characters such as Ken, Incineroar, and Isabelle.
In addition, Nintendo will release five as-yet-unannounced DLC characters for the game throughout 2019 as part of the Fighters Pass, plus one additional surprise fighter, Piranha Plant, which you'll receive for free if you register Ultimate on My Nintendo by January 31, 2019. You can read more about the game in our roundup of everything we know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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