Smash 35th Anniversary Tournament 2021

Earlier this year, we realised that 2021 is one heck of a year for gaming anniversaries. It looks like the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate team is aware of this too – if this new tournament's anything to go by, at least.

Starting this Friday, an in-game tournament will be celebrating all the included franchises that have had, or are having, their 35th anniversaries in 2021. That means Zelda, Metroid, and Kid Icarus are all included, as well as Dragon Quest and more:

The tournament will last for three days in total and will limit the available fighters, stages and items to just those featured in the 35th-anniversary celebrations.

Earlier this morning, early translations of Smash series director Masahiro Sakurai's Famitsu column reported that he's considering early retirement.