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4 ARMS characters who could be Smash Ultimate’s next DLC fighter

Published: 8/Jun/2020 14:19

by David Purcell

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players have been eagerly anticipating the release of the game’s next DLC fighter, and now that we know it’s going to be from ARMS, let’s run through some prime candidates. 

Now, not everybody will be familiar with ARMS, but it’s actually one of Nintendo’s other fighting games available on the Switch console – released back in 2017.  There are plenty of different fighters to choose from when playing, all of which have huge extended arms that end up flying everywhere as they engage in boxing matches.

It took a long time to find out, but Smash developers revealed one of the mechanical fighters would be coming soon during a Nintendo Direct conference in March, and released “some time” this June. With the month well underway, let’s take a look through four different figures ready for action.

Potential ARMS fighters for Smash Ultimate

Springman

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Springman is the face of ARMS, and would make perfect sense.

Let’s kick things off with the face that runs the place, Springman. He’s the cover star, along with Ribbon Girl, but is definitely thought of in much higher regard in terms of how powerful his skillset is in-game.

As we’ve seen with other crossovers from different games, often the most iconic or memorable figure from the title makes their way into Smash (Pikachu from Pokemon, for example, even if there are others) and the same could apply here. His parry ability would be a strong counter-punching mechanism for his debut in Smash, and aside from that, there are all sorts of ways of reinventing him as well.

Master Mummy

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Master Mummy would definitely give Donkey Kong a run for his money.

Master Mummy might not make the top tiers in the lists of many players, although if we’re talking about pure strength and aggression to fit the super heavyweight category on the roster, he fits the bill.

The Grim Creeper can shrug off punches like they were as light as anything, and if you really want the first ARMS character to make an impact, look no further. When blocking, he tends to make back 10 HP each time, and that’s something that could translate well in Smash – if done right.

Twintelle

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Twintelle is one of ARMS’ most popular characters.

Twintelle made a real impact when she was first added to the game, taking the battle to a new level with her frightening hair – roping fans in with her abilities and admirable physique, shall we say.

This fighter is very well-rounded and is ranked right up there with the very best in the ARMS game. Whether or not that would translate to Smash Ultimate remains to be seen. However, the idea of her slowing down incoming attacks when charging, as well as showing off her air dashes in the Smash Arena, is definitely something players will like to see. Dodging isn’t her middle name, but it might as well be.

Min Min

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Our final pick is Min Min.

Last, but certainly not least, is Min Min. One of the best to choose in ARMS. The favorite hobby of this fighter actually has nothing to do with the battlefield. Instead, eating ramen from her family’s restaurant – and promoting it in bouts – is sort of her thing.

Ramen Royalty, right from the Mintendo Noodle House, and soon enough she might be frying her enemies in another game. We’ll have to wait and see.


So, there you have it! That’s our top four picks for ARMS’ foray into the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Who would you pick, if it was your decision? Let us know on Twitter @SSBUNews.

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Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”