Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is ringing in 2020 with a tribute to its nearly 19-year old predecessor.

The latest installment in Nintendo’s massive crossover series will be holding an online tournament from this Friday, Jan. 3 to Monday, Jan. 6, featuring only the fighters, stages, and items that were included in 2001’s Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Continuing the Smash Bros. development team’s run of impressive attention to detail, the in-game notification sent out about the tribute tournament included an image where all 13 of Melee’s roster additions strike the original poses they had in the GameCube game’s character select screen, and against the same menu backdrop too.

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Nick is a junior staff writer at GAW who loves hockey and a good RPG. The first game he played was Ice Hockey on a hand-me-down NES, and having grown up with the PS1, he knows the first three Crash Bandicoot games like the back of his hand and can recite every track from PaRappa the Rapper on the spot if you ask him to. Along with writing for GAW, Nick also works on the sports desk at the Philadelphia Inquirer. If he isn't on skates in his free time, he's probably trying to cycle through several 60-plus hour games at once.