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Over an hour of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament play — no items, no Smash Ball, just raw skill

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 2, 2018 at 5:35 p.m. PDT • Comments: 6

We're sure to see plenty of great Super Smash Bros. action this weekend at EVO 2018 though most of us will still need to wait until December to get our hands on the newest title, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming to the Nintendo Switch.

For those who can't wait to see more of the game in action, Nintendo recently uploaded over an hour of footage for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on their YouTube channel from an Arcadian Teen Tournament which took place in San Diego, California.

The Arcadian tournament was open to teenagers from the age of 13 up to 19. Professional Smash players weren't allowed to enter, but the amateur competitors got a taste of the competitive scene in a no items, two-out-of-three tournament and a chance to show off their own skills and knowledge.

This new tournament footage gives us a better look at some of the new additions to Smash Ultimate and the series as a whole including the mini-map that appears when characters are knocked off of the screen showing them in relation to the stage and blast zone.

Unfortunately, we do not get to take a look at the menus or anything to see if there is anything different about the game now, but it appears to likely be the same build that was available at E3 and CEO.

Below is a clip featuring an impressive Ness player named Ryon putting those PK skills to work, and you'll find the full tournament top 8 after the jump.

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