Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will get six more fighters as DLC

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will get six more fighters as DLC

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster will continue to grow through 2021. Game director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that a second batch of add-on fighters will be released for the Nintendo Switch game, six in total, in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

That means Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s second Fighters Pass will include one more fighter than the first pass. All six will be released for Ultimate by by Dec. 31, 2021, Sakurai said.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next character is Byleth from Fire Emblem

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next character is Byleth from Fire Emblem

A new challenger is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Game director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed the fifth add-on fighter during a special video presentation today, the final fighter to be included in the game’s Fighters Pass.

Byleth will be released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Jan. 28. In addition to a new character, the downloadable content will also include a new stage and new music from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Science may have created the perfect Bluetooth speaker: Jigglypuff

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Science may have created the perfect Bluetooth speaker: Jigglypuff

ThinkGeek — now owned by GameStop — has filed a Bluetooth speaker with the Federal Communications Commission. Here’s the fun part: It looks like Jigglypuff! Honestly, I’m not sure why this hadn’t been a thing before. It’s very cute, and makes sense. You know, because Jigglypuff sings.

The filings were released today and spotted by The Verge. The photos show it from a bunch of different angles in the lab. (Some of which make it look like Jigglypuff’s been kidnapped and held in a warehouse.) There’s no information about its release, but The Verge reported that FCC filings typically mean it’s incoming “soon.” In Australia, EBGames has a similar item — possibly the same item — with a release date of April 1. It’s listed at AU$48.

Jedi: Fallen Order patch nerfs photo mode

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Jedi: Fallen Order patch nerfs photo mode

A nifty — but unintentional — power has been nerfed out of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with the game’s latest patch. That’s right, you can no longer destroy rockets using the game’s photo mode.

Shortly after photo mode was patched into the game, on Dec. 11, players discovered a useful exploit: When an enemy fires a rocket at Cal, going into photo mode mid-flight and running the camera over the rocket will blow it up. Some likened this to an extension of Cal’s ability to Force-manipulate rockets but, nah, ain’t supposed to work like that.

Mobius Final Fantasy players devastated by server shutdown

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Mobius Final Fantasy players devastated by server shutdown

Square Enix will shut down Mobius Final Fantasy’s global servers on June 30, the mobile game’s operations team announced on Jan. 15. Players received notice this morning that the game’s “Warrior of Despair” story will conclude with the server shutdown in June.

“It is with heavy heart that we must now bring you this sad news,” Square Enix wrote. “We will continue to implement updates to in-game events, including the conclusion of the Warrior of Despair story, until the end of service, so it is our fondest hope that you will see our adventurers’ fates out to the very last.”

Steam’s soundtrack change means saying goodbye to some good goofs

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Steam’s soundtrack change means saying goodbye to some good goofs

Steam is finally getting a category listing for soundtracks, which cleans up how they’re offered on the marketplace. Since they’re no longer classified as DLC, that means soundtracks will no longer have system requirements in their listings.

It’s kind of silly that they did for all this time, right? Soundtrack vendors usually just tossed in some kind of minimal operating system and left it at that, but Undertale’s Toby Fox had a little more fun with it when it was listed way back in 2015.

Rainbow Six Siege’s new map is a glass kill house inside a stadium

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Rainbow Six Siege’s new map is a glass kill house inside a stadium

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege players will get a new map and battle pass, with loot spread out over the next five weeks, in anticipation of The Six Invitational, the game’s premier esports tournament. It’s called the Road to SI 2020, and it starts today, and runs until Feb. 16.

The new map is called Stadium; it was teased yesterday with the above, lore-based cinematic. Stadium is the ruins of a modern coliseum in Greece, cleaned up and set up as a training/proving grounds for the Operators. Set up on the infield is a kill house stocked with rooms and other callbacks to other maps in the Rainbow Six Siege lineup. “This new map uses bulletproof glass material to create new situations,” the map’s description states.