Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

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The layout of the main page, zoomed out from the original view.

The official website for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched on March 8th, 2018, shortly after the game's reveal trailer. It was later updated on June 12th, 2018, to accommodate for all the information about the game that was revealed.

Overview[edit]

The language selection offered by the site includes English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Russian, like its predecessor, but also includes Chinese and Korean translations, the former in both Traditional and Simplified. Portuguese is no longer available; instead, there is a link to a Facebook page.

The Home page has the looping panoramic artwork of the playable characters, scrolling horizontally; below are the recent videos and the recent Smash Blog posts. The About page gives a brief overview of the game's content, with links to the subpages within the site regarding characters, stages, items, and music. There is also a How to Smash page, detailing how to play the game, in a similar manner to the in-game How to Play videos in past installments.

The Fighters page has a list of playable characters confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This page can also be displayed by universe. Each character has their own character page. These pages can be accessed by clicking on the picture displaying the fighter on the website's Fighter page. Each character page contains the characters' official render in front of a background with a number, being larger depending on how late into the series they were introduced, and a stage in the game; lower on the page, a small 20-second video can be seen showing off the character's appearance in-game, with six additional screenshots, and links to other characters from the same universe (if the universe has multiple characters). The background color of the page changes according to character. However, the character showcase lack voice clips, presumably to make them easier to translate.

The Stages page has new stages highlighted in the header; below is a grid of confirmed stages which can be selected to display in the middle of the grid. The Items page has the list of confirmed items, Poké Ball Pokémon, and Assist Trophies, accompanied with screenshots.

The Music page updates every week with a new theme for viewers to listen to; a list can be found here. There is also a Videos page, which can be viewed uploaded videos, such as character reveal trailers and commercials.

Finally, there is a Super Smash Blog page, similar to the daily updates on the DOJO!! and the Pics of the Day section on the Smash 4 site, where series director Masahiro Sakurai posts about information regarding the game, discussing playable characters, stages, Assist Trophies, music, and items. The Japanese, Korean and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) sites receive an additional post for some playable characters, labelled as "memories", where Sakurai discusses the origins of the character in question; however, on October 3, 2018, the American site received one as well. As of November 14, 2018, the site received four posts labeled "gameplay", where it talks about Spirits and various subjects about it. These posts are posted five days a week, Sunday through Thursday (in North American timezones; in Japan, they are weekday updates); the first week these updates went live is an exception, as the updates started on a Tuesday and ended on Friday.

Trivia[edit]

  • The British English version of the site uses Commonwealth English where appropriate; however, the Australian English version does not.
  • For reasons unknown, the "Today's Flashback" for the original Star Fox is the only "Memory" to be translated on the American website.

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