Super Smash Bros officially pulled from EVO

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Super Smash Bros. has officially been pulled from EVO 2022, the year’s biggest fighting game event. Previously, the popular platform fighting series had enjoyed a strong EVO presence.

Although disappointing for the Smash community, the writing was on the wall. In March 2021, Sony Interactive jointly acquired EVO – with a rival publisher and platform holder running the tournament series, this led Nintendo to reassess whether or not Smash Bros. would feature in future events.

Here’s an official statement from EVO on the matter:

While we’re thankful for all the amazing games joining us later this year in las Vegas, we want to let you know in advance that Super Smash Bros. will not be making a return appearance.

Since 2007, we’ve seen historic Super Smash Bros. moments created at Evo’s events. We are saddened that Nintendo has chosen not to continue that legacy with us this year. In the future, we hope to once again celebrate the Super Smash Bros. community alongside them.

EVO will take place between August 5-7, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More details on the event will be made public during an upcoming livestream on March 8, 2022, at 5PM PST (1AM GMT, March 9) over on the official EVO Twitch channel.

With Sony taking the reins, there’s evidence to suggest that the company intends to make PlayStation the home destination of the fighting game genre in future. On top of that, there is speculation that it could be waiting to announce an exclusive fighter for PS4 and PS5 – maybe we’ll get a PlayStation AllStars Battle Royale 2 after all?

In the meantime, we have some updates on Super Smash Bros Ultimate and its upcoming Amiibo range. Min Mini – the 76th playable character who joined the game as part of the Fighter Pass DLC – will be available in Amiibo form April 29, 2022.

Next on the list is Steve & Alex, both Minecraft characters having made their Smash Bros debut in late 2020. Originally planned for a spring release, this pair of Amiibo figures has been pushed back due to a logistics and production delay.

Last year, the development team released their final Super Smash Bros Ultimate update with no more balance or gameplay changes planned in future. Any future updates will address minor bug fixes.

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