Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Canadian Debut is Coming to Fan Expo

In case you missed it early yesterday, Nintendo released a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate edition of Nintendo Direct that revealed a lot of new information about the game. If you haven’t seen the nearly half-hour video already, check it out here:

With 103 stages (more if you include the Battlefield, Final Destination, and Epic Battlefield variants), 900 music tracks that run for more than 28 hours, and an ever-increasing roster of characters that already features every previous fighter in the series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is looking to live up to its name.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the biggest games Nintendo has ever released,” said Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Doug Bowser. “Between all the iconic fighters, stages and music, it’s the largest video game crossover ever produced –- and nothing short of a Nintendo fan’s dream come true.”

What could be even better? How about getting to play it for yourself before release?

The game launches on Nintendo Switch on December 7th, 2018, but if you head out to Fan Expo Canada from Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 2nd, you’ll not only have a chance to try out Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for yourself at Nintendo’s booth, but you’ll also be able to play other titles including Mario Tennis Aces, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion.

Plus, if you’re an aspiring Pokémon Master, you’ll also want to get your hands on the new Poké Ball Plus controller that works with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, which are both coming to the Nintendo Switch on November 16th.

Here’s the full schedule for visiting the Nintendo booth at Fan Expo Canada:

  • Thursday, August 30: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 31: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 1: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 2: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you’ve never been before (or just need a reminder), Fan Expo Canada is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, located at 222 Bremner Boulevard in Toronto, Ontario.

For more info on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, be sure to check out smashbros.com, and for more info on Fan Expo Canada, be sure to visit fanexpocanada.com.

Fan-Expo-SaleAfter a week and a half away, I’m back! And no worries about further absences for the time being– I think all my vacation days are used up for the next while, so expect your regular Mario’s Hat programming and reviews to begin coming through once again.

Kicking things off, I’ve received a hot tip from Roto13 that Sony has announced on its PlayStation.Blog that they are celebrating games made in Canada with their FanExpo sale, which begins Tuesday, August 20th. Everyone has a chance to get up to 50 percent off, but PlayStation Plus members will have the opportunity to save up to 75 percent on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles shown below.

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