It’s a sad day for fans of the hit Nintendo Switch game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as future support is coming to an end. Even worse is the fact that there’s still no news of a follow-up title.
Comicbook reports that Tyler Belvins, most popularly known as Ninja, confirmed this news for the popular cross-title fighting game during a poker tournament between popular creators including YouTubers, Twitch creators, and other influencers.
Ninja also divulged that his team had tried to collaborate with Nintendo on an official Super Smash Bros. tournament that would offer a $500,000 prize. This wasn’t the first time that Belvins has alluded to a possible tournament in the works.
In a tweet back in 2018, he hinted at plans for the Smash community which fans instantly assumed to be an official tournament. But an update never surfaced until now.
Hey fighting/smash community…
I got something cooking up for you. pic.twitter.com/SVu3UJNDre
— Ninja (@Ninja) November 27, 2018
Unfortunately, Belvins said Nintendo has ceased talks with him despite his continued attempts to make the tournament happen. But with Nintendo’s reputation for its less-than-enthusiastic support for competitive tournaments, it’s not all that surprising.