Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai presented a short video this morning to announce the hero Steve from Minecraft. The announcement had Twitter in a tizzy, so much so that the site actually stopped working–though we can’t confirm that was the reason for it.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite reactions to the news thus far. Not only was Steve announced for the game, but Minecraft skins for characters like Enderman, a zombie, and Alex.
As user Stealth observed, Minecraft is one of the biggest games in the world. It’s unlikely any announcement could generate so much buzz.
Smash Bros. Ultimate is truly the biggest crossover in gaming history. What will ever beat this? Probably nothing. And still we have 4 characters remaining.
— Stealth (@Stealth40k) October 1, 2020
Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips mentioned how the lack of one Crash can actually cause another. It’s funny how that works.
Turns out millions of people tweeting "thank god it's not Crash" will break Twitter
— Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsEG) October 1, 2020
The world’s biggest Gex fan was disappointed that his favorite amphibian wasn’t selected, and it doesn’t appear he’ll be satisfied soon.
Just got off the phone with Joe Nintendo, he said Gex was never promised to be a part of any fighter pass or any smash bros games as long as he was alive.
— gex (@number1gexfan) October 1, 2020
Another Microsoft-owned studio, Double Fine Productions, also had a little fun with the news.
RAZ (DID NOT) JOINS THE BATTLE!
— Double Fine (@DoubleFine) October 1, 2020
Others reacted to Twitter itself, which wasn’t working correctly after the announcement was made.
Sakurai: Minecraft Steve in Smash!
Twitter Servers: pic.twitter.com/TNQMDsPriT
— TRAFON (@RiseFallNick) October 1, 2020
And then there is the always-reliable 9 VOLT with an opinion someone probably actually has.
minecraft is a game for children and does not belong in a nintendo game
— 9 V O L T (@9_volt_) October 1, 2020
Some game brands, such as Tetris, took the news as an encouraging sign for the future. Let’s get that long, thin piece in the game!
*sees Minecraft Steve added to Smash*
— Tetris (@Tetris_Official) October 1, 2020
But for those who were only paying semi-close attention, their mutual followers on Twitter appeared to be losing their collective mind.
You’ll be able to see more of Steve as part of Minecraft Live on October 3. More gameplay information will be shared at 7:30 AM PT / 10:30 AM ET.
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