Greetings, True Believers. Apex 2015, a fighting tournament series held in New Jersey, is two days away, and it seems there might be some issues to resolve prior to the big event. The creators of the game Super Smash Bros. Crusade have been asked not to stream live on Twitch and YouTube during the event. For those of you who do not know what Super Smash Bros. Crusade is, it is an unofficial (but still awesome!) fan-made creation, featuring over 60 characters, 24 stages, and even an online mode too! For the first time ever, Apex will be sponsored by Nintendo, and the organization wants to make a good impression. Rather than risk disrespecting the gaming giant, Apex has opted to eliminate the stream of the fanmade spin-off.
The creators of Crusade have agreed to abide by Apex’s wishes and not stream the game, but they will still attend Apex and record footage for their new trailer. Gamers fortunate enough to attend from January 30th to Feb 1st in person will have a chance to play the next version of Super Smash Bros. Crusade before it is released to the public. The new version will include a Classic mode as well as stadium modes such as Multi-Man Crusade. For those who are feeling generous, the SSB Crusade team has a funding page for people who would like to contribute to their travel costs.
What do you think about this decision made by Apex? Do you think Nintendo would have cared whether or not
Crusade was included? Sound off in the comments below!