Nintendo Live 2018 is a few days away and Nintendo has started a countdown to the stream of the Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament. Fans waiting for Smash Bros Ultimate news will want to keep an eye on this- rumor has it the event will use the full version of the game! The event may even feature a new Smash Bros Nintendo Direct.

With leaks surfacing of promotional art showing brand new Smash Bros Ultimate characters, this could be huge. If the rumors are true, the Nintendo Live 2018 Smash Bros Ultimate tournament will give us our first glimpse of fighters like Banjo Kazooie, Geno, and Isaac.

Nintendo Live 2018 – Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament

Nintendo Live 2018 will feature an official Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament. According to the website and countdown, Quarter Finals will start on November 3rd at 1:30 am GMT (Nov 2  9:30 pm ET).

According to Japanese Smash Bros researcher Meshima, the event could use the non-demo build of the game. In other words, we might see the launch version of Smash Bros Ultimate in action!

This also links into recent leaks. A SnapChat from a French print company showed wristbands of the Smash Bros Ultimate character art, including 7 new characters.

At worst, we’ll get a new official Smash Bros Ultimate tournament with some new changes on display. At best, we’ll get to see a massive roster of new characters included. Even if the leaks fall short, we’ll still get the debut of fighters like Isabelle.

Nintendo Live 2018 – What Else Is On?

Nintendo Live 2018 will also feature the ARMs Japan Grand Prix. ARMs is one of the best-selling games for the Switch and one of the best fighting esports games this year. Here’s some footage from a past Nintendo tournament.

There are also competitions for Splatoon 2 and Mario Tennis Aces, two of Nintendo Switch’s top games. Every game will have both a General Age tournament and Elementary School tournament.

Pokemon fans also have something to get excited about. The event will showcase Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee before the 16 November release date.

The event is from the 3rd to the 4th of November in Tokyo. There’s also a Nintendo Live 2018 event in Kyoto from the 23rd to the 24th of November.

Fans in Japan can attend and even participate for free. Fans across the world can watch on YouTube, although you may have to settle for a Japanese stream. You can see more information on the official Nintendo blog.