×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

ZeRo Wins Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 Tournament

ZeRo of Chile was crowned the champion of the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament on Tuesday, Nintendo announced. The competition took place during the first day of E3 in Los Angeles following the company’s Nintendo Direct video presentation.

ZeRo is a longtime “Super Smash Bros.” player. He defeated seven other top-ranked players from around the globe, successfully defending his title from the 2014 tournament. In his final match, he used Mario to defeat runner-up MkLeo of Mexico, who played as Sonic.

Nintendo officially revealed the next “Super Smash Bros.” title during its Direct on Tuesday. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” comes out December 7 and features every character to appear in the fighting series to date. (Check out the full roster.) It also adds two new fighters, Ridley from the “Metroid” series and “Splatoon’s” Inkling. Players will be able to use a variety of controllers with the game, including Gamecube controllers (original or newly designed), Joy-Cons, or the Switch Pro controller. All current “Smash Bros.” amiibo figures will be compatible as well, along with fighter amiibos from other series.

Speaking of “Splatoon,” team GG BoyZ of Japan was the victor at the Splatoon 2 World Championship on Tuesday. The four players — Taiji, etona, yamamicchi, and Dynamon — defeated German team BackSquids.

Nintendo also released new info about the “Splatoon 2” Octo expansion, which launched Wednesday. It’s the online competitive shooter’s first paid DLC and adds a new single-player mode featuring 80+ missions, new stories, and the ability to play as an Octoling in matches. It’s available in the eShop now for $20. An amiibo three-pack of Octolings is coming later this year, and Nintendo said it will continue to support the game with free updates through the end of 2018.

Also, make sure to follow all of Variety’s E3 2018 coverage, with breaking news, original interviews and hands-on impressions, right here.

 

 

More Gaming

  • View Conference Opens Registration for 2019

    2019 View Conference Opens Registration, Calls for Short Film Competition Entries

    Registration is now open for the 2019 edition of the View Conference in Turin, Italy. No speakers have been announced yet, but past conferences have featured some of the world’s top creative talents in visual effects, animation, gaming, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. Last year’s edition featured composer Hans Zimmer, Paramount Animation topper [...]

  • 'Hearthstone' Choose Your Champion Event Returns

    'Hearthstone' Choose Your Champion Event Returns for 2019 Championship Tour

    Blizzard’s “Choose Your Champion” event is returning again for this year’s “Hearthstone” Championship Tour, the company has announced. Starting April 17, Users will have the opportunity to choose one of the 16 players competing at the 2019 HCT World Championships via the Battle.net client. Once selected, users will be rewarded with card packs as their [...]

  • 'Picross S3' Coming to Nintendo Switch

    'Picross S3' Coming to Nintendo Switch on April 25

    “Picross S3,” the third release in the Nintendo puzzle game series, is coming to Nintendo Switch on April 25, developer Jupiter announced in a video. The upcoming “Picross” title will include 300 puzzles for”Picross” and “Mega Picross,” 30 color Picross puzzles, 150 Clip Picross piece puzzles, and additional features like a puzzle preview function and [...]

  • Why Vlambeer's Co-Founder Thinks Mobile Games

    Vlambeer's Co-Founder Explains How Mobile Games Market is Broken

    Creating single purchase video games for mobile phones simply doesn’t make sense anymore, according to Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail — whose early games includes major hits for the iPhone. The problem, he told Variety in a recent interview, is that games created for smartphones often bring with them an unspoken promise that the game makers [...]

  • 'The Division 2's' First Raid Pushed

    'The Division 2's' First Raid Pushed Back to May

    Developer Massive Entertainment is delaying “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’s” Title Update 3 — which includes the online shooter’s first 8-player raid — from Ap. 25 to sometime in May, it announced in a blog post on Wednesday. The development team is using the extra time to fine-tune game balance and “ensure the best possible [...]

  • Lucasfilm Considering 'Knights of the Old

    Lucasfilm Considering 'Knights of the Old Republic' Project

    Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed the production company is thinking about developing something related to BioWare’s classic role-playing game “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.” “Knights of the Old Republic, a lot of fans want to see that, is there any development of that?” MTV reporter Josh Horowitz asked Kennedy during Star Wars [...]

  • Pablo Schreiber Big Bear

    'Halo' Series at Showtime Casts Pablo Schreiber in Lead Role

    Pablo Schreiber is gearing up for “Halo.” Schreiber has been cast in the lead role of the Master Chief in the Showtime series based on the hit video game franchise. Schreiber’s Master Chief is described as Earth’s most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content