Small Friday Update:Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament Begins, Plus More News!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw the beginning of the Super Smash Bros. Melee “A Tribute to Melee” tournament with the rules, available fighters, items, and stages listed at this post.

Goonya Fighter added the limited-time Flippy Floppy Giants! event featuring huge power-up items.

Pokémon Sword/Shield saw the Ranked Battle Series 2 begin which allows some Gigantamax Pokémon.

● Since other outlets have posted – the fifth DLC Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter date (here) is a placeholder. Still, we should be seeing the new fighter within eight weeks!

● Multiple outlets (VGC, Nintendo Life, Go Nintendo, and any I missed) report that the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze lead designer, Stephen Dupree, has rejoined Retro Studios.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Lobo’s Solo Table Cookie back in stock with the special memory pictured here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw the Tempest Trials+: Mid-fest Digest event begin featuring 5★ Special Hero Eir: Renewed Life (pictured here).

Super Mario Run saw the Appearance Rate Of 5★ Up! event return with more chance to get a 5★ Mario, Peach, Bowser, and more statues.

● A video for the snowball mini game in Petoons Party.

● And the English launch trailer for Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch.