There is a good chance that we will never play it.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl was not the game the competition had hoped to release, so the fans took it on themselves to create their own version of the title using a mod called Project M, that would change the gameplay to work more like Melee.
Now, over a decade later, it seems like at least one modder is continuing this initiative in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with a brand new project.
The work in progress was originally known as Project Ultimate, but has since changed to Project NX, probably a reference to the switch's in-development codename and the screen name of the developer of NyxTheShield ,
Nyx released his first proof-of-concept clip on January 4, 201
It has also been shown that other aspects of Smash Ultimate have been changed to look more like Melee with faster directional expressions, DI and Dash Dance, but the musician who became a modder says that the current changes in parameters Depending on the existing code, the hex processing means that nothing new has been added to the game. He hopes to be able to more directly modify the engine of the game in the future to gain these potential abilities.
However, Nintendo is known to pursue fanatic / unofficial projects using their licenses. Therefore, the question of the legitimacy of Project NX immediately became an opportunity for failure. Nyx originally stood for the release of his project, despite the risks, but he recently announced that the mod is "never released to the public" and is only used for educational purposes. Therefore, we can never play it on Nintendo, too. Do not enter. Time will tell if anything more significant and tangible will come from Project NX, but until then we can follow Nyx's progress and see if it really is something the broader community wants. You can see the original proof-of-concept clip as well as a more detailed video of CLASH tournaments, which has gone through all previous developments after the jump.
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