ARMS character revealed as next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter - Dexerto
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ARMS character revealed as next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter

Published: 26/Mar/2020 16:03 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 16:12

by Calum Patterson

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Nintendo have officially confirmed the next DLC character coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be a character from ARMS, in a surprise Nintendo Direct on March 26.

The fighter included in Wave 6 of the Ultimate DLC will be unique, given the extendable ‘arms’ they come equipped with, which could make them a standout contender.

It was explained that development time on the character would also be extended, asking fans to be patient for the new character.

Which ARMS character it will be exactly wasn’t revealed, and there is a large roster for them to choose from.

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These are just a few of the many fighters in ARMS.

The announcement will come as a surprise to many Smash fans, and some will be disappointed that the character isn’t from another franchise.

But, we’ll have to wait until June to see if the fighter is actually a worthwhile addition to Smash. You can see the announcement from Nintendo Direct here, at around the 14-minute mark.

It’s unclear how the extendable arms would be implemented in Smash, but perhaps that’s what the extra development time is required for.

We’ll know exactly which character it is come June, which is also when they will be released.

Also noted in the March 26 Direct, anyone who is subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online can get a free trial of ARMS. So, if you’ve never tried it before, now might be the perfect time to practice for the new Smash fighter.

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Hungrybox explains why he’s temporarily quitting Twitch and social media

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:31

by Joe Craven

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Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma, Team Liquid Smash main and popular Twitch streamer, has explained why he will be taking a short hiatus from the streaming platform. 

As far as Smash pros go, few have reached the popularity of Hungrybox. The Jigglypuff main, currently plying his trade for Team Liquid, has accumulated a monumental Twitch audience, sitting at over 230,000 followers at the time of writing.

In the 2019 MPGR world rankings, Hungrybox came out as first in the world. However, it seems that the chaotic, full-on life that comes with professional gaming and full-time streaming has caught up with Debiedma.

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Hungrybox is the world number one ranked Smash player.

On October 23, the 27-year-old explained his decision to his 235,000 Twitter followers, citing the need to “step away and unplug” for a while. According to his Twitch stats, he has been live every single day since the middle of July. That is over 106 days of consecutive streaming, so there is no surprise that Hungrybox wants some time away.

“Hi guys,” he tweeted, “it’s time for me to unplug and step away for a little while. [I] haven’t taken an actual break from this life in over three years. It’ll do my brain & heart a lot of good. Thank you for all the love. Looking forward to returning stronger. Juan.” 

When will Hungrybox return to streaming?

The Smash pro has not been explicit over when he will make a return, but fans can expect to see him back streaming in the near future. Past streaming breaks have been a few days to a week-long, but it will ultimately come down to how rested and rejuvenated Hungrybox feels.

Fans will just have to remain patient and trust that Debiedma will be back as soon as he feels able.