Nintendo to bring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to colleges this…

Nintendo to bring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to colleges this fall

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 12, 2018 – During select college
football games this season, there might be rivalries playing inside and
outside the stadium. Fans could see Mario vs. Bowser, or Zelda vs.
Ganondorf, or the Inklings vs. Ridley, or frankly any of the thousands
of combinations that can be formed with a roster of more than 70
playable fighters. That’s because the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game
for the Nintendo Switch system is heading to college campuses this fall
to join some of the biggest tailgate parties of the season.

To lead up to the game’s launch on Dec. 7, Nintendo is partnering
with Wendy’s College Tailgate Tour, the largest traveling fan experience
in college football, to bring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to notable
football matchups to let fans play the game before heading into the
stadium to cheer on their favorite team. The setup will feature a
customized Super Smash Bros. Ultimate branded trailer with six gameplay
stations and a large LED screen in dedicated tailgate areas outside of
major college stadiums so fans can gather, play and cheer each other on
as they compete in epic battles featuring their favorite video game
characters – and maybe even emerge victorious against their own
real-life rivals.

“Many of our biggest fans are now in college and have memories
growing up playing one of the games in the Super Smash Bros. series,”
said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales
and Marketing. “We want to bring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate directly to
longtime and first-time players, and what better way than to combine two
of college students’ favorite pastimes: video games and football.”

Wendy’s College Tailgate Tour will kick off on Sept. 22 at the Stanford @ Oregon game. The complete schedule is as follows:

Sept. 22 – Stanford @ Oregon
Oct. 6 – Alabama @ Arkansas
Oct. 13 – Wisconsin @ Michigan
Oct. 20 – Oklahoma @ TCU
Oct. 27 – Clemson @ FSU
Nov. 3 – South Carolina @ Ole Miss
Nov. 10 – TCU @ West Virginia
Nov. 17 – Miami @ Virginia Tech
Nov. 24 – Michigan @ Ohio State
Dec. 7 – The launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
Jan. 1, 2019 – Teams and location to be determined

When visiting the tour, fans will be treated to a cool setup in the
parking lot that will host multiple Super Smash Bros. Ultimate impromptu
competitions. Fans that play will not only have the chance to demo
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before it launches, but they will also earn
bragging rights if they emerge victorious (and, really, isn’t that the
most important thing?). The setup itself will be highly visual and
perfect for photo ops, so even fans that decide not to play will have
fun pics to share on their social media channels. Players who outplay
their opponents in mini competitions will receive Super Smash Bros.
Ultimate branded promotional items (while supplies last). Admission is
free and there is no age restriction.

For more information about the
tour, visit:

https://smashbros.nintendo.com/events/college-tailgate-tour/