Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s Hero will be released July 30 and will be tournament legal in the upcoming major tournament, Super Smash Con.
The major, held at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia, will feature tournaments for every console version of Smash Bros released - N64, Melee, Brawl, Wii U and Ultimate. The latter of which still has ongoing patches and content such as the release of Hero from Dragon Quest.
Hero will be released as part of patch 4.0.0, which includes a new tournament mode, the ability to predict a winner in spectator mode, and a “very easy” setting for adventure mode.
ICYMI: "The Hero" Nintendo Direct is on YouTube this time, not Twitch!https://t.co/wkpeH9WZLS
Also - to clarify, this new char WILL be legal at #SSC19 :)
Tomorrow is the LAST day to register!https://t.co/FHLlXbyfPB
— Super Smash Con (@SuperSmashCon) July 30, 2019
The event posted a link to the latest Nintendo Direct on its Twitter and added “To clarify, this new char WILL be legal at #SSC19 :).”
This will be the first major featuring the 4.0.0 patch as the next upcoming major tournament, Evo, had its patch lock date set for July 17. It will be interesting to see if any players pick up Hero and get good enough with him to the point that they feel comfortable using him at such a massive event.
Super Smash Con has already had some controversy come its way with the implementation of a new “ledge grab limit”.
Michael Brancato, the tournament director for Super Smash Con, announced rule 5.4.7 on July 21.
The new rule states, in the event of a match going to a timeout, teams or players can invoke the ledge grab limit by checking the cliffhangers statistics for all players. Should one player or team reach 60 ledge grabs, they will forfeit the match. However, if both players in a singles match - or one from each team - break the 60 limit, the rule will be disregarded.
With both Ultimate and Melee getting some serious changes to how they play with the addition of new fighters and rules, this event is shaping up to produce some very fresh gameplay.
It's also possible that the new Ultimate patch could buff and nerf other fighters, leading to a massive meta shift.
Super Smash Con begins Thursday, August 8 and concludes Sunday, August 11.