Category Archives: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate datamine reveals new amiibo mechanics

Copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have surfaced in Mexico, and this has led to a full datamine of its files. Sure, we know more about the game’s customization options, World of Light, and online modes, but what we found out about amiibo training was absolutely astonishing. As it turns out, the Super Smash Bros. developers took everything we know about amiibo training and threw it directly into the garbage can.

Please note; this post contains spoilers on previously unrevealed amiibo functionality. We aren’t going to discuss World of Light at all, so if you’re trying to avoid spoilers for it, you’re safe.

P.S. – Our Discord server is rife with discussion on the new amiibo mechanics. If you have any questions regarding this information or amiibo training in general, feel free to join!

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Nintendo Direct Round-Up: November 1, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final Nintendo Direct presentation showed us a quite a bit. New challengers, new amiibo, new mechanics – and today we’re going to round it all up and discuss its possible effects on the amiibo metagame. It’s safe to assume that no more major information about the game will be shown until its release, which means this may be our last pre-Ultimate analysis before things change for good.

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Amiibo Nicknames: Lucas

Welcome to the first iteration of Amiibo Nicknames! This week’s character is Lucas, who appeared in Mother 3. Out of every fighter playable in Super Smash Bros., Lucas is perhaps the most obscure. Mother 3 was never released outside of Japan, and it appears Nintendo has no plans to release an official localization.

Most amiibo trainers haven’t played Mother 3 – as a result, they’ve given their Lucas amiibo nicknames that have nothing to do with his character or origins. It’s time to change that: I’m an avid EarthBound fan, and have played through each of its entries several times over. I’ve prepared a list of potential Lucas nicknames, pulled straight from Mother 3 – and each one includes context! Do note that there are spoilers inside.

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Amiibo Training Returns for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimatefor Nintendo Switch was revealed today, and hence its name, it’s the biggest entry in series history. Every Super Smash Bros. character returns: Solid Snake, Young Link, Wolf, Pichu, and the Ice Climbers are all making playable appearances.

Here’s some even better news. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature amiibo training, and we can use our data from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.This means that our existing set of training guides is still relevant for those of you who want to prepare for Ultimate’s launch on December 7th. I’d recommend playing exclusively on Battlefield for the time being, seeing as the layout of Ω-form stages has been altered to include platforms.

Cloud Nine will be releasing an all-new set of amiibo training guides tailored specifically to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As mentioned earlier, our existing training guides will help serve as a basis for the new games. However, potential changes in character movesets (and the fact that equipment and custom moves may or may not exist) warrant a new set. Thanks a million for all your support, and we hope you look forward to the new amiibo metagame!