Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 3.0.0 Update Featuring Persona 5’s Joker is Now Available [UPDATE]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ver. 3.0.0 Update Featuring Persona 5’s Joker is Now Available [UPDATE]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest update is a big one, with Ver. 3.0.0 bringing Persona 5's Joker and a number of new features to the game.

UPDATE: According to Nintendo’s support page, the servers for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are currently undergoing maintenance and expected to run through 8:30pm PT (as of this writing), which appears to be giving many users issues with downloading the Ver 3.0.0 update. Until then, stay tuned for more information.

While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been adding new features and content over the four months since it first released, this spring marks one of its biggest updates yet as the eagerly-anticipated Ver. 3.0.0 update is now up for download and bringing a special guest with it.

The Ver. 3.0.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has officially gone live after yesterday’s surprise announcement from Nintendo. The company has also released the full patch notes for the latest update and detailed what players can expect from the download.

The biggest highlight for the update is the introduction of Persona 5‘s Joker, who is joining the Smash Bros. roster as the game’s first DLC character. In addition to Joker being added, Mementos from Persona 5 is also being added as a stage alongside several music tracks from across the Persona series.

In addition to Joker, the Ver. 3.0.0 update also is introducing a number of new features to the game, such as Stage Builder (which allows players to create and share their very own Smash Bros. stages), a Video Editor feature to record and edit gameplay clips, and Smash World, which is a new feature that syncs with the Nintendo Switch Online app on mobile to browse through player-created content, make teams of Spirits, and more.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch. For a closer look at all the changes coming from the Ver. 3.0.0 update, you can find the full patch notes from Nintendo below:

Version 3.0.0

  • Offline
    • Stage Builder added to Games & More. You can now draw your own custom stages by hand.
      • Note: Camera controls are not available when converting a replay that contains a custom stage into a video.
    • Edit Video feature added to Vault → Replays. You can now create new movies using several videos made from replays.
      • Note: Only videos from Ver. 3.0.0 or later can be used as source material. There are planned expansions to the Edit Video feature in future updates.
    • DLC Spirits option added to the Spirits menu.
      • Note: DLC spirits can only be used if you have purchased the corresponding downloadable content.
    • The following spirits will appear in the Vault Shop:
      • Morgana
      • Ryuji Sakamoto
      • Ann Takamaki
      • Yusuke Kitagawa
      • Makoto Niijima
      • Futaba Sakura
      • Haru Okumura
      • Goro Akechi
      • Caroline & Justine
      • Igor
      • Phantom Thieves of Hearts
  • Online
    • You can now share replays, videos, Mii Fighters and custom stages with people around the world in Shared Content.
      • Note: You can only post replays and videos created with Ver. 3.0.0 and on.
        You cannot post replays of online/local wireless battles on custom stages, or videos that include custom stages.
    • You can now sync your game with Smash World, a service accessible via the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app. Available features include viewing some of the things posted to Shared Content, and creating spirit teams from the spirits you have collected.
      • Note: The Smash World service is planned to begin after the distribution of Ver. 3.0.0. If you still don’t see Smash World in your list of services, please try again later.
    • It is now easier to be matched with players who have a similar Global Smash Power in Quickplay. Further improvements and adjustments to matchmaking are planned.
  • General
    • The following downloadable content will be usable after purchase:
      • Joker Challenger Pack
      • Persona 3 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
      • Persona 4 Protagonist Wig + Outfit
      • Teddie Hat
      • Morgana Hat
      • Tails Hat + Outfit
      • Knuckles Hat + Outfit
    • You cannot make videos of replays that contain DLC you have not purchased (fighters, stages, music, Mii Fighter costumes, etc.).
    • Game-balance adjustments have been made.
    • Several issues have been fixed to improve gameplay experience.