Super Smash Con 2019: Hungrybox says Melee is here to stay - Dexerto

Super Smash Con 2019: Hungrybox says Melee is here to stay

Published: 11/Aug/2019 20:03 Updated: 11/Aug/2019 21:28

by Brent Koepp


Dexerto caught up with Team Liquid‘s Juan ‘Hungrybox’ DeBiedma at Super Smash Con 2019 on August 11 where he fiercely affirmed that Melee is still very much alive and that he wants to see it back at Evo.

Hungrybox is considered one of the best Smash players in the whole world and is so dominant with Jigglypuff that he’s titled as one of the ‘Five Gods’ of the Melee competitive scene. 

Currently he’s ranked #1 on the MPGR 2019 Summer list and took first at CEO in June and Low Tier 7 on July 14 in 2019 respectively. Dexerto caught up with him at Super Smash Con 2019 on August 11 to discuss the never-ending legacy of Melee, and how Evo could bring it back.

Twitter: @LiquidHboxDexerto caught up with Hungrybox at Super Smash Con 2019.

Evo didn’t feature Melee this year

When asked about Melee not being featured at Evo this year, the Smash God told D’Ron ‘D1’ Maingrette that Melee is still “very alive and well” despite the snub.

“Our viewership trumps most games that are considered esports now. Even today, it’s an amazing scene. Even though it’s not at Evo anymore, I think that had it been announced it would have bought 1,500 entrances easily.”

He then said he had heard a possible reason for why Melee was not at the infamous fighting tournament, and even had a solution for the problem. 

“I heard that the main reason Evo did not bring back Melee this year was because they did not want to deal with the logistics of CRTs. And I have the solution for them. So Evo if you’re watching and still want to bring back Melee, and you want to have all the adapters provided, for free by the way, talk to me. I got you. I’ll bring back Melee there.”

NintendoThe Jigglypuff main wants Melee back at Evo.

Melee is “immortal”

Hungrybox also opened up about the long lasting legacy of Melee, and how there is no other game like it. “A lot of games will come and a lot of games get sequels, every five years they will get filtered out, because that’s the point of gaming.”

“But there is one exception to that rule, and that is Melee. There is no sequel to Melee. At least not yet. Maybe there never will be. So in that case, it’s technically immortal.”

The Jigglypuff main then said: “If nothing has a sequel, how can it be replaced? There’s no game like Melee, there’s imitators, hell even Nintendo tried to make a sequel, but it’s not the Melee that we know.”

“Newest Smash title, and Melee, and even 64 shall all coexist harmoniously, until a true sequel is released. And just play what you enjoy. And I’m telling you, a lot of people still enjoy Melee and we’re here to stay.”

NintendoHungrybox says Melee is here to stay.

When asked what is next for the title, the Smash pro said he envisioned a bright future for the beloved fighter. “What’s next for Melee, I think is a generalized incorporation of Melee into all standard FCG events.”

“If Evo is not going to do it, I hope events like CEO, Combo Breaker, all those massive events continue to run Melee events on monitors too. Monitors with speakers is still the best setup. Having various CRTs, each with their own micro input lag monitors give the same guaranteed experience throughout.”

Super Smash Con 2019 runs from August 8 – 11, so make sure to stick with Dexerto for more updates, interviews, and more.


Smash Ultimate DLC fighter potentially revealed amid accurate leaks

Published: 30/Oct/2020 19:40

by Michael Gwilliam


A post from back in June that included a series of leaks such as a possible Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter has resurfaced after several things ended up being accurate.

In June 2020, an anonymous poster on 4chan claimed that Nintendo had been in talks with Falcom and NIS about a year prior. It stated that Trails of Cold Steel 3 and 4 were coming to the system, which had already been confirmed prior to the post.

However, it also claimed that Trails to Zero and Trails to Azure would be “announced soon.” On October 29, it was announced that the two titles would indeed be coming to Switch.

The leak also stated that Ys IX: Monstrum Nox would be coming to the West. This was only revealed on August 28, well after the post was made.

4chan Smash Bros leak
The leaker has a good track record.

Smash x Trials of Cold Steel?

Given how accurate the leak seems to be, it makes the possibility of Trials of Cold Steel Smash content look a lot more credible.

According to the leaker, “discussions were made around adding a character to Smash Ultimate” and those talks seemed to go over extremely well.

As for who the character will be, the leaker said it’s likely “pic related” or an adult Rean Schwarzer from Trials of Cold Steel. The picture accompanying the post is of Adol Christin from the Ys Games.

Adol Christin in Ys
Could Adol Christin really be coming to Smash?

Additionally, they said there would be a Trails of Cold Steel spirit event, but the source didn’t specify if it would be tied to a fighter or not.

Of course, take all of this with a grain of salt, as just because a few things may have been right, it doesn’t mean everything will be. So, the Smash leaks may not in fact come true, but enough was accurate that it’s definitely worth acknowledging.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 in Smash Ultimate
There are four slots left in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

It’s also possible that this just ends up being a Mii Fighter outfit and not a fully playable character – something that we’ll have to monitor in the future.

There are still four characters to come in Fighters Pass Volume 2 and it’s really anyone’s guess who they will be. With the likes of Minecraft Steve now in the fight, anyone seems to be on the table.