Enjoy your Thursday, gamers! The popular Smash Bros. competition, Smash World Tour, has been canceled by Nintendo, with organizers accusing competitor Panda Global of sabotage. There’s a lot of great news to cover today, but we’ll begin with the sad stuff, as it’s been reported that the tournament has been canceled.
In brighter news, Sonic Frontiers released their 2023 plan, which includes additional playable characters, while Nintendo announced a patch for Scarlet & Violet, answering the prayers of Pokemon enthusiasts. Simply read on for the whole facts.
Nintendo Cancels A Smash Bros. Tournament With A $250,000 Prize Pool
Smash World Tour is a prominent tournament in the Smash esports community, however, Nintendo has shut down the event, much to the astonishment of the tournament’s organizers.
Nintendo has informed the Smash World Tour that it will not let the competition take place in 2022 without a license and has ruled out the possibility of a tournament in 2023. SWT also asserts that Panda Global, a licensed competitor tournament organizer, was involved in the cancellation.
The Sonic Frontiers 2023 Roadmap Reveals That Tails, Knuckles, And Amy Will Be Playable
Fortunately for Sonic enthusiasts, the 2023 development timeline for Sonic Frontiers has been published. The game will gain additional material and modes throughout the course of the next year, but Update 3 is when things really start to get interesting.
At some time in 2023, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy will be playable in Sonic Frontiers, and a new tale will be available for gamers to delve into.
Nintendo Announces Scarlet & Violet Patch, Issues Apology For Performance
Tomorrow, a much-needed fix for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet will be released. This was finally confirmed today. Nintendo has stated that Season 1 of Ranked Battles and “select bug patches” will be included in the game, despite the fact that it is unlikely to resolve all of the game’s major problems.
In these patch notes, the corporation has also issued a statement apologizing for the game’s performance and promising “improvements to the games.”
The Witcher Remake Will Not Release Before The Witcher 4
As a result of CD Projekt Red’s recent openness on development, we are aware that the company is working on a large number of games, but the sequence in which they will be released remains unknown.
Adam Kiciski, president and co-chief executive officer of the developer, has clarified the Witcher franchise by indicating that the previously announced Witcher remake won’t premiere until after The Witcher 4’s release.
This is reportedly due to the fact that the remake uses technology produced for The Witcher 4, meaning work cannot begin until the game is nearly complete.