Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Hold Extended Nintendo Labo Spirit Event

If any Nintendo fans have forgotten about Labo, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is making sure that they don’t. Coinciding with the release of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit is a new Spirit event, one that focuses on some newly-added Spirits based on Nintendo Labo hardware and characters. Unlike previous events, which lasted three days, this event will last for a full five days.

Spirits are usually sourced from classic and retro video games from Nintendo and third-party game franchises, so the Labo Spirits represent new blood. They aren’t exactly mascot material, but they should be familiar to any kids who picked up those fun cardboard kits. Four new Spirits are featured in this event, which is called “Nintendo Labo: SMASH KIT.” These include the Toy-Con Robot, the Toy-Con Car, the Toy-Con VR Goggles, and Professor Riggs & Plaise & Lerna, the last three being characters in the Variety Kit software.

The Toy-Con Car, the Toy-Con VR Goggles, and Professor Riggs & Plaise & Lerna are all support Spirits, the former two Spirits being “Advanced” and the last one being “Novice.” The Robot is a Primary Attack Spirit, so expect a harder fight there. All four Spirits will appear at different times on hourly intervals, and any experience that players gain during this event will be tripled.

It’s a significant time for Nintendo Labo, with not only the release of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, but added support for the VR headset for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Likewise, the Spirit event also comes after significant additions to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which include the DLC character Joker from Persona 5 (which itself is having a time as of late) and a stage builder—though Nintendo is currently purging some nasty user-created stages off their servers.

The update for Odyssey and Breath of the Wild, which features positional tracking for the latter title, will arrive tomorrow, Thursday, April 25. “Nintendo Labo: SMASH KIT” will begin the day after, this Friday the 26th and last until May 1.

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