For those of you who haven’t heard, Nintendo issued a cease and desist to The Big House. What’s that? For the past nine years, it’s one of the biggest Smash Bros. competitions, usually held in Michigan. This year they were going to run their Melee tournament online this month via emulators with the use of “Slippi,” a brand new tool that essentially implements high-quality tournament-ready rollback netcode into the game.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events have been on reruns for a significant period of time now, but believe it or not, the game is seeing a slight revitalization for its fifth anniversary.
In the latest video on Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai's YouTube channel, the developer talks about fighter reveal videos in the Nintendo fighting series. "Fighter reveal videos are a flashy way of unveiling new Smash Bros. fighters. We were already doing something like them in the trailers for Smash Bros Brawl, but they didn't get their official start until Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U," Sakurai reveals.