Following the release of three DLCs on both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. 4, Nintendo announced that it is launching a free update to the game's Wii U version on July 31.
The update will feature the highly anticipated Tourney Mode, which the company had already announced. It will be divided into two sections: Community Tourney and Regular Tourney. In the Community Tourney, players are allowed to compete and earn high points within a limited period of time. Regular Tourney occurs only at certain times and comes with a defined set of rules.
The launch will also come with replay uploads on YouTube that will, of course, require users to have a Google account. Both the Wii U and 3DS versions are also getting some new stages and new Mii Fighter costumes.
"#SmashBros update on 3 1/7: Tourney mode + Replay uploads on Wii U. New Stages + Mii Fighter costumes on #3DS & #WiiU," said Nintendo on Twitter.
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) July 29, 2015
Super Smash Bros 4 was first released in Japan in September 2014 and was then followed by a release in North America and other regions a month later. Since the game's release, both its Wii U and 3DS game versions received a number of new contents apart from three DLC characters. These include extra stages, the Miiverse stage for the Wii U and sharing options for the 3DS version, among others.
The three DLC characters are Ryu from Street Fighter, Roy from Fire Emblem and Lucas from Mother 3. However, it is believed that the most significant recent addition to the title is the Fighter Ballot.
Launched in April, the Fighter Ballot asks gaming fans to cast their vote on the character that they wish to be included in the game. Although the voting results are not usually available, it somehow works like a reminder to fans that they can still send their requests to see their favorite characters featured in the game. With a deadline set on Oct. 3, gamers still have ample time to vote as many times as they can. Voting for third-party characters is also allowed as long as they are video game characters.
Super Smash Bros. is one of Nintendo's well-loved games and the recently announced update will surely create more excitement for its loyal fans.