Almost in time for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Nintendo's Nintendo Creator Program (NCP) will end next month, so it can "make it easier for content creators to create and monetize videos containing Nintendo game content."
Announced on Twitter, Nintendo will no longer require content creators to submit their videos to NCP, and creators will be able to monetize all videos as long as they comply with Nintendo's guidelines.
To make a long story short, as long as those who make videos or live streams with Nintendo Game Content include "creative recording and comments" and not only replaying games, trailers, tournaments, etc., they will be able to earn money on their work.
NCP started in 2015 and had a controversial run with such issues as Nintendo could not hold on to the requirement to join the program and a policy that was implemented to restrict live streaming on YouTube.
In 2017, YouTube's H Ryan Wyatt said even "there are ways to better improve and optimize how they work with the creators."
When Nintendo announced NCP, it was supposed to make this process easier and help create, but, as described above, the road was a rocky one.
The time for this news could not be better for Nintendo content creators like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released next Friday, December 7, and shortly after the launch Nintendo Creators Program is no longer.
Adam Bankhurst is a newswriter for IGN who loves to see these restrictions promise and content creation becomes easier for those who love Nintendo. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.