This afternoon, Nintendo of America posted a tweet about Nintendo Switch Sports’ newest in-game rewards. The tweet has obtained simply over 700 likes as of this writing. A couple of hours earlier, Nintendo of America posted a tweet about Nintendo Switch Sports’ secret Legend issue mode. The tweet has obtained over 17 thousand likes as of this writing. Same sport, a lot completely different story.
Why did we see two solely completely different reactions to a pair of posts about the identical sport? It’s easy: One was simply your normal, scheduled promotional tweet, and the opposite featured the return of some of the feared males in Nintendo historical past: Matt.
Interested in a more durable problem in #NintendoSwitchSports? Try coming into ZR + R + A or ZL + L + → on the problem choose display. pic.twitter.com/UI62lApxvw
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 12, 2022
Matt is the Mii laptop opponent seen on the correct within the picture above. He’s the key Legendary opponent you possibly can face in Nintendo Switch Sports’ swordfighting sport by coming into a particular button mixture on the problem choose display. If he appears to be like acquainted to you, it is in all probability since you bear in mind struggling to defeat him again within the early days of the Wii… Or you’ve got seen the numerous memes that includes him made since then.
The Legend of Matt dates again to Wii Sports, the Wii’s launch title that graced our residing rooms again in November 2006. It was right here that the Miis made their massive debut, and Matt together with them. Matt is understood for being the Boxing champion in Wii Sports. He is the ultimate fighter you face in Boxing, sporting a pair of silver boxing gloves you possibly can declare after defeating him.
Matt would return in 2010’s Wii Sports Resort, this time because the champion of Swordplay. He’s the ultimate boss of Swordplay Showdown, and is fairly tough to defeat.
While Matt could have flown beneath the radar on the peak of Wii Sports’ reputation, years later, many players on the web began making jokes that tremendously exaggerated Matt’s ability degree. Yes, he’s robust to beat in Boxing and Swordplay, however he is not the God the web would lead you to imagine he’s.
According to knowyourmeme, the unique meme that kicked off the fashionable love for Matt is a picture posted to Reddit that claims, “15 Characters Who Could Defeat Thanos (Even With The Infinity Gauntlet) In Seconds”. The picture under that headline is a photograph of Matt from Wii Sports, with the caption, “The pro we need”.
This set off a brand new development of joking about Matt’s uncooked power, together with memes referencing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, and extra.
That brings us to Nintendo Switch Sports, the 2022 follow-up to the Wii Sports sequence. But for Matt followers, there was a giant catch. Switch Sports pushed Miis out of the highlight, changing them with a brand new sort of avatar. While Mii NPCs have been largely out of the image, gamers may nonetheless play as their Mii, leaving hope that Matt would seem finally. While followers waited, many even designed their very own Mii to seem like Matt to play because the legendary character on-line.
Fast-forward to late July, when Nintendo up to date Nintendo Switch Sports, including within the new Legend mode defined above. Finally, Matt has returned to enact his revenge, and followers could not be extra thrilled. Check out a few of the greatest social media reactions under, together with folks deciding to purchase the sport due to Matt, gamers getting destroyed by Matt, and extra.
nintendo introduced again my boy matt as a secret boss for swap sports activities and labeled him as a legend! my wii feels. pic.twitter.com/LJJzGWWFBL
— JOLLY J✨ (@DynamoSuperX) August 12, 2022
IS THAT MATT?!
About to purchase Switch Sports. I want that runback. https://t.co/P0VL8FIx63
— PKSparkxx #BlackLivesMatter (@PKSparkxx) August 12, 2022
swap sports activities matt truly cheats ive performed 6 video games with him in chambara and ive solely gained a single ROUND
it appears like he reacts immediately to assaults so that you simply want to carry block and HOPE he sandbags sufficient to not react to your block course modifications
nonetheless gonna win tho pic.twitter.com/YGXissuhQp
— Viridian (@ViridianSSB) August 12, 2022
You’re proper Nintendo Matt is a legend
— WeegeeFett (@Weegee_Fett) August 12, 2022
— Tea | Avid Mio Enjoyer (@Teascient) August 12, 2022
Matt the Legend! pic.twitter.com/nKAJJVdUMQ
— BryanD (@The_BryanD) August 12, 2022
I drained my greatest, however he was simply too highly effective. pic.twitter.com/1hPMgcZQuO
— GamingBoy256 (@GamingBoy256) August 12, 2022
A nintendo cheat code?? In 2022??? And it brings out Matt??????
— TAHK0 ☕️ (@TAHK0) August 12, 2022
— Huntgbunt (@huntgbunt) August 12, 2022
Hell yeah, “Legend” is true pic.twitter.com/gmpC6TDlEe
— 🎮awesomelink234🏳️⚧️🦊🔜 Birthday in 6 days 🎂 (@awesomelink234) August 12, 2022
If you are up for the problem, you possibly can face Matt your self in Switch Sports proper now. Just be ready to lose.
For extra on Switch Sports, you possibly can try our overview, the place we mentioned, “Switch Sports largely sticks the landing on what made its predecessors memorable: intuitive motion controls, the ability to effortlessly get a group of people up and moving, and some killer menu music that’s liable to get stuck in your head all day.”
Nintendo Switch Sports Screenshots
Logan Plant is a contract author for IGN. You can discover him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.