Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament starts today

Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament starts today

Nintendo is hosting a Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament today. The three-day competition has a unique twist—only Wii U and 3DS characters allowed.

This Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament called “Free Four All” is a nostalgia fest. The game only allows the original characters available on the original consoles.

Besides the characters, all the stages are from the previous-gen consoles. This will include the Duck Hunt Level, Super Mario Maker Level, and other classic stages. Items from the previous games will also be available once again.

The Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament will run from July 24 until July 26.

More Nintendo Switch fighting games coming up

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournement going on as Pokken goes free

Players who have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription will be able to play Pokken Tournament DX for free.

Nintendo is offering the fighting game to all NSO subscribers from July 27 to August 2. Two days later, players from Europe and America will get it for free. The two regions will be able to launch the game from July 29 to August 4.

Pokken Tournament was first released in 2015. The Nintendo Switch version arrived in 2017.

Its gameplay is fairly simple. Two players pick a Pokemon to fight in an arena. There are two phases inside the game. The field phase allows players to roam around the arena. Meanwhile, the duel phase is similar to Tekken’s battle.

It might be a word-play between Pokemon and Tekken. However, Pokken is quite different from the classic fighting game.

Pokken is more of a casual laid back fighting game. On the other hand, Tekken has very technical and precise gameplay.

Pokken Tournament DX is also offering a 30% discount to all NSO members. The discount is available from July 29 until August 8.

Nintendo Switch free games galore

Rocket League is now free to play

Pokken might be offered for free this time. But, it is only up for a few days. There is one game that is coming in for free permanently though.

Rocket League is now free-to-play starting this summer. The “soccar” game is ditching its price tag and will take on a new model.

Players who already own the game must not be disappointed though. The game is rewarding those who were with the game for the past five years with new items.

All players before the free-to-play phase will receive a Legacy status. Rocket League is also gifting these players with several in-game items. These includes:

  • All Rocket League downloadable content
  • “Est. 20XX” title—it displays the year a player started Rocket League
  • More than 200 common items upgraded to Legacy
  • Golden Cosmos Boost
  • Dieci-Oro wheels
  • Huntress Player Banner

Rocket League is also shifting to Epic Games once it goes free-to-play. It will be ditching Steam as its platform.

Steam players will still be able to play the game. But, new players will not be able to download it from the platform anymore.

July is ending with a lot of games available for Nintendo Switch players. Super Smash Bros Ultimate is just a start. Pokken Tournament DX takes it up a notch. It is a great way of spending time at home as the pandemic continues.

Images used courtesy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokken Tournament DX, Rocket League/Nintendo

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