When Minecraft Steve joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last week, players quickly noticed something… strange. When the blocky character emerged victorious in a match, Steve could proudly flaunt his meat on the results screen. And the bizarre angle selected for it made Steve’s meat appear particularly phallic. Egregiously, hilariously phallic. However, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ver. 9.0.1 launched last night, and in addition to fixing various little issues, it also… removed Steve’s meat.
— PushDustIn-Nintendo News and Trivia (@PushDustIn) October 22, 2020
It’s a tragic loss to be sure, but while we mourn, here are the patch notes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ver. 9.0.1:
- Fixed the issue where sometimes an opposing fighter would go through the landscape when Steve/Alex created a block at a certain location and the opposing fighter destroyed the block.
- Fixed the issue where sometimes an opposing fighter would go through the landscape when Steve/Alex created a block at a certain location and the anvil created with a down air attack struck the opposing fighter.
- Fixed the issue where the opposing fighter would become uncontrollable when Steve/Alex hit them with a minecart in certain situations.
- Fixed the issue where if Steve/Alex’s minecart bounced off the wall, it would not hit the opposing fighter.
- Fixed the issue where opposing fighters carried in Steve/Alex’s minecart would sometimes be warped to the original location where they were picked up.
- Fixed the issue where certain fighters could go through Steve/Alex’s block once KO’d.
Incidentally, even Xbox head Phil Spencer had a bewildered reaction to Steve’s meat when he first saw it. Kotaku’s Stephen Totillo first showed it to Spencer during the interview they held recently, the transcript of which may be viewed below. Chiefly, Spencer concluded, “I assume that will be fixed.”
Oh! This reminds me!
I interviewed Phil Spencer on Wednesday via Microsoft Teams, not long after Steve was added to Minecraft and people noticed this image.
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) October 22, 2020
The saga of Steve’s meat in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was brief but eventful. Let us never forget this important period in Nintendo history.