Update [Sat 9th Oct, 2021 15:00 BST]: These spirits are now available, here's a closer look courtesy of the official Smash Bros. Twitter account. Each of these spirits will be available until the 13th of October.
Original article [Thu 7th Oct, 2021 02:05 BST]: Metroid Dread arrives exclusively on the Nintendo Switch this week and to celebrate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be hosting a spirit event between 8th - 13th October.
If you boot up the game, you'll be informed by the latest message that new spirits from Metroid Dread are creeping onto the Spirit Board in the next event. By defeating them in battle, you'll earn more SP than usual.
It seems there'll be three spirits up for grabs - Samus, E.M.M.I., and one other that might be considered as a spoiler. In saying this, Nintendo has shown this particular character in the trailers.
Earlier this week, Smash director Masahiro Sakurai lifted the lid on the final DLC fighter character, Sora - from the Kingdom Hearts series. Once this character arrives on October 18th, updates for the game will likely begin to slow down, including these spirit board events.
Will you be participating in the latest Smash spirit board event? Looking forward to Metroid Dread? Tell us down below.
Looks like some of the numbers in the direct's final summary may not be so final after all... and I'm ok with this.
I don't see in the article where it mentions that these Spirits are available from Oct 8-13.
Edit: Where's my shout-out, Liam? Not even a thank you in the comments.
You really have to say when the event starts and ends. You had one job...
@TyroKith thanks, would have been helpful for @Liam_Doolan to include this in the article.
Holy moly. I hope this means that we get some DOOM spirits too!!!
Plllllease give me that OG DOOM Spider Mastermind. That gorrgeous specimen is probably my favourite boss design ever.
This weekend will be a busy one: Metroid Dread, Smash Bros. Ultimate spirits, new Tetris 99 theme.
@HammerGalladeBro a Metroid Dread Tetriss 99 theme would be ex-ce-llent!!!
I hope the Spirit Board events continue for some time after Sora releases. They certainly take less time and effort to create compared to fighters or Mii Fighter costumes and can continue to be used as a promotional tool for upcoming Switch games.
@fafonio with your profile picture you missed an opportunity to use the pun egg-ce-llent.
I'm ready for the Metroid theme in Tetris 99. I'd love to have Kraid's lair, but doubt that song will be chosen as part of the mix.
@fafonio I'm sure we'll get one later on, this weekend we're getting the Monster Hunter Rise theme, in October some reason. I bet the next theme will be Metroid Dread.
I wish Smash Ultimate would add Metroid's Dread outfits!
That EMMI spirit fight was tricky, and certainly among the best of all Spirit battles in terms of theming.
Already got them, although the aces were pretty tough. EMMI in particular - I have enough flashbacks from other challenges starring R.O.B., but when the stage's implication of recurrent invincibility translates to "you'll have regular split second windows to deal any damage"... yikes. On the flipside, the 50% damage item cheeses his health from 20% all the way to 1% - I'm an incurable humanitarian, but I'm still pretty sure- oh, forget it, you won't catch me complaining anyway. 😏😆
Forgive me guys as im not a smash player but have thought about getting it recently. Are there limited time sprites that can now never be collected or are they all available. Basically if i got it could i go about collecting them all?
@Kidfunkadelic83 eventually they all become freely available. Event spirits like these will be time-limited to this week only for now, but usually will be re-added to the regular rotation later on (usually the next time a new DLC character launches)
@gaga64 awsome. Thats great to know. Thanks alot.
I got all of these Spirits before this article was updated. EMMI was the most difficult of the three, but it's not too hard with the right Spirits equipped.
OMG, they said they were done, does this mean...SAMUS IS COMING TO SMASH?!....Wait-....
I was able to do the EMMI spirit battle with a Neutral Special powered Samus and a single fully charged power shot.
Oh this just makes me miss trophies more
Thank you for this PSA, NintendoLife.
I'm excited for the Metroid Dread Tetris 99 theme. It would be cool if they did a Cruisn Blast theme too! Actually, I'd love that if they used the Rio music, and the short track when you complete a championship (maybe expand it though). There's a few great songs in that racing game.
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