One of the most important elements of the Super Smash Bros. franchise is the ability to recover from falls. By falling off platforms or hitting the sides of the stage, you will find yourself dead instantly most of the time, depending on the stage, so recovering is vital to your survival. Tether recoveries have been around in the past and this time around they have been improved on further.
Masahiro Sakurai explained the brand new tether recoveries in today’s update on Miiverse.
Pic of the day. Tether recovery? Yes, you can! And from even longer range than before. Multiple fighters can latch on–who actually grabs hold is determined by the same rules as the standard ledge grab.
This will certainly bring a new element to Super Smash Bros. matches with the dual tethers, just like regular grabs.