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Nintendo Announces New Switch Model
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Nintendo announced a new model for the Nintendo Switch on July 6th, 2021 called the “Nintendo Switch (OLED model)”.
Sakurai Presents Kazuya for Fighters Pass Vol. 2
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It’s been 13 days since Kazuya was announced on June 15th, 2021, and now his presentation has finally aired!
Kazuya Announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct began with a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate newcomer reveal, and this time it’s Kazuya Mishima of Tekken fame!
Smash Underdogs #9: Nathan Drake
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The next installment of the Smash Underdog series is here! Learn more about the legendary explorer Nathan Drake and what content he could bring to Smash!
Nintendo E3 Presentation to Air on 6/15 @ 9:00 am PST
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With E3 less than 2 weeks away, it's time for companies to get their schedules out. Nintendo did just that today by announcing their E3 for Tuesday, June 15th!
Sakurai Discusses His Career, Smash Ultimate's Future in Latest Famitsu Column
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The latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has been released, and with it comes the latest installment of Smash developer Masahiro Sakurai's bi-weekly column. Kody "NOKOLO" and Robert Sephazon of Source Gaming have provided a summarized translation via a pair of twitter threads.
Smash Underdogs #8: Iori Yagami (King of Fighters)
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Once again, I'm coming in late to bring you the next installment of the Smash Underdog series. This time we have another one of SNK's big names, that being... Iori Yagami! Put on some saxophone music and learn more about one of KoF's most popular characters here!
What You Missed From Twitch Plays Rivals Direct 3
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April Fools Day has come and gone, and with it came the third Rivals Direct, this time eschewing the typical Nintendo Direct parody in favor of a Visual Novel-inspired framing device set in the Lovers of Aether universe, mixed with audience participation the style of streams like Twitch Plays Pokemon. Just like Rivals Direct 2, despite the timing and odd presentation, these announcements are all real.
Mario has Been Revived Using the Dragon Balls
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Beloved gaming icon Mario Mario tragically passed away yesterday, March 31st, 2021. Thankfully though, his brother Luigi “Player2” Mario managed to painstakingly collect the seven Dragon Balls to summon Shenron and wish him back to life!
Fighting Game YouTubers Release Archetype Collab
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As part of a collaborative effort, several fighting game content creators have released videos about character archetypes in their favorite games. At the time of writing, three content creators have released videos as part of this collab: Novril, TheoryFighter and Leon Massey
Super Smash Bros. Melee Gets a 13th Official Tier List
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Super Smash Bros. Melee just received its first official NTSC Tier List since 2015!
SSBMTutorials Asks if You're Smarter Than a Pro Player in This Punish Game Quiz
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In his latest video for SSBMTutorials, David "Kira" Kim asks viewers to put their knowledge of various Melee characters' optimal conversions to the test. The format is simple: Kira shows a clip of a possible scenario in Melee, then lists several possible options you could take in that situation, before revealing the most optimal one and explaining why.
Delzethin Speculates On How Eggman Could Play in Smash
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As part of his long-running Smash moveset concept series and spurred on by a recent uptick in interest in the character, Delzethin has taken a crack at how Dr. Eggman might play in Smash.
Twitch Plays Rivals Direct 3 Announced
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The team behind hit indie platform fighter Rivals of Aether, has announced Twitch Plays Rivals Direct 3, the third in their series of Nintendo Direct-inspired announcement streams. As with the past two, the direct is scheduled for April 1st.
Evo Championship Series Acquired by Sony
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that they, alongside esports venture RTS, have acquired Evolution Championship Series, alongside its parent company Shoryuken. Evo co-founders Tom and Tony Cannon will still be involved in an advisory capacity.
The Smash World Tour's first stop: An Analysis of Mexico
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After one year, the Smash World Tour has returned - this time, starting online in Mexico. With Mexico as one of the most competitive regions in the world, we'll take a look at some of their regions and analyze how the event might go down!
Smash Ultimate's Weird New Projectile Glitch
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There’s something peculiar about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Ver. 11.0.0 patch that wasn’t listed in the official notes. Projectiles now have a chance of going through character heads without harming them at all.
Sakurai Presents Pyra / Mythra for Fighters Pass Vol. 2
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72 days since the presentation and release of Sephiroth as a fighter, Sakurai has showcased the upcoming fighting duo of Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as the next downloadable fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Springroll Games Releases Open Source Platform Fighter Engine
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Up-and-coming indie studio Springroll Games has just released a public beta for their Platform Fighter Engine, an open source platform fighter template for Game Maker Studio 2. This template is available under the MIT license, meaning it is free to use for commercial products, so long as proper credit to its developers is provided.
The Smash World Tour is Back for 2021!
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The Smash World Tour Twitter account recently announced there will be a 2021 iteration of the international tournament series for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee!
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