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Nintendo leaks release for Terry, Byleth & Banjo Smash Ultimate amiibo

Published: 5/Oct/2020 20:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Nintendo tweeted and then promptly deleted the release dates for all the new amiibo announced by Smash Ultimate creator Masahiro Sakurai during his Minecraft Steve fighter presentation.

While the Smash creator revealed the Terry Bogard, Byleth and Banjo amiibos would be coming out in 2021, the Nintendo of America Twitter account was more specific.

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In a now-deleted tweet, Nintendo claimed the three amiibo would be releasing in Fall 2021, which would be one full-year away.

“New Smash Smash Bros series amiibo will be arriving 2021,” the tweet said. “Get collecting with the Banjo & Kazooie amiibo figure, be the teacher’s pet with the Byleth amiibo figure, and serve up a burn knuckle sandwich with the Terry amiibo!”

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Nintendo deleted a tweet for the next three Smash amiibo.

The tweet wasn’t up for very long, however, and it’s unclear exactly why Nintendo decided to delete it.

One possibility is that the amiibo are actually not releasing in Fall 2021 and the tweet was made in error. Another theory is that not all of the three will be coming out at the same time with one or two releasing earlier.

It’s important to note that Smash Ultimate amiibo releases are normally accompanied either shortly before or after a DLC fighter is revealed.

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Fans wanting the Terry amiibo may have to wait a full year.

For every single DLC revealed with the exception of Min Min, amiibo have released alongside the new fighter. So, if these release dates are accurate, it does mess with amiibo theory a tad bit.

Additionally, the final and eleventh characters in Fighters Pass Volume 2 is still scheduled for a December, 2021 release so this may beg the question: will the DLC be delayed?

In any case, hopefully the next batch of Smash DLC isn’t getting pushed back, but for anyone hoping to get their hands on a Steve or Min Min amiibo, it seems you may be having to wait over a year.

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Everything coming in Valorant Act 3: Icebox map, new Agent, Battle pass

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:26

by Calum Patterson

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Riot Games has now unveiled its grand plans for Act III of Episode 1 in Valorant, including a first look at the brand new agent.

Riot already confirmed the brand new map, Icebox, the second new map coming to the game since launch.

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In addition, a new Agent is joining the roster, but at the time of writing, Riot is keeping their exact name, abilities and lore under wraps.

Here’s everything you need to know about Valorant Act 3:

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New Map: Icebox

Because the new map is being pushed live early, the new Agent will be delayed. The Agent will release 2 weeks (one patch cycle) after the start of Act III. This will allow the devs to sort out any stability issues.

ADJUSTED ACT III ROADMAP

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We’re still closing Episode 1 with a banger of a finish. On top of our newest map, you’ll unlock 50-tiers of fresh Battlepass goods to personalize your play, have another go at your Rank with refined Competitive matchmaking, and try the latest Agent just one patch later.

MAP: ICEBOX (OCT. 13 UNRATED, OCT. 27 COMPETITIVE)

An abandoned Kingdom research facility in the arctic wilderness is the next location to flex your aim and abilities. Pierce the dense snow cover as an Attacker to plant the Spike. And, outplay as Defender using ziplines to reach new and dangerous heights.

The two objective sites on Icebox favor frequent skirmishes, sharp aim, and adaptive play.

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COMPETITIVE REFRESH (OCT. 27)

These Act III Competitive changes hope to make your Rank climb tighter as we work on the long term health of organized team play:

  • Upgrade that Act Rank Badge with the next Competitive Act
  • Rank queue lowered from 6 tiers to 3 tiers, for tighter matchmaking
  • Select your preferred server and improve your ping
  • Immortal+ rank outcomes are decided 100% by wins and losses

Watch our latest Dev Diary for more detail and a peek into Joe Ziegler’s living room.

ACT III BATTLEPASS (OCT. 13)

The Battlepass returns with improvements for Act III—revamped weekly mission progress for faster unlocks and additional Epilogue tiers.

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Collect heads, rake in the XP, then snap on Act III exclusives like the “Chilly McFreeze” Gun Buddy to match your arctic battles, the “Radianite Hazard” Player Card, and the Viper Spray that reminds you to wash your hands.

Purchase the Act III Premium Battlepass to unlock more tiers of VALORANT items like the Ruin Vandal, “Disco Ball” Gun Buddy, and the Surge Bucky (with variants!).

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Learn more about VALORANT’s Battlepass system here.

WEAPON SKIN: SINGULARITY (OCT. 13)

Singularity exists in a far future, vast in its journey from the beyond. Powerful, abstract, and mysterious. None know where it came from or how it came to be.

Harness its unstable force on the Phantom, Sheriff, Spectre, Ares, and Melee when you buy the Singularity bundle.

GUN BUDDY: WELCOME, MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

More (low ping) challengers to the Radiant throne have arrived from the Middle East and North Africa.

Log in during October 28 to earn the Dallah Gun Buddy and celebrate their homecoming.

NEW AGENT: ??? (OCT. 27)

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The new Agent teaser

That’s everything we know so far about Act III – stay tuned to @ValorantUpdates for the latest.