ARMS' Min Min revealed as newest Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter - Dexerto
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ARMS’ Min Min revealed as newest Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter

Published: 22/Jun/2020 15:17 Updated: 24/Jun/2020 1:29

by Michael Gwilliam

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The newest Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character and the first in Fighters Pass Volume 2 has finally been announced as Min Min from the ARMS series.

Min Min was revealed during a special live stream from Mr. Sakurai on June 22. The female character appeared amongst a whole host of fighters, beating them out to claim the invite to fight in Smash.

Keeping with the ARMS theme, Min Min will be able to send out her arms to throw punches using the A and B buttons. Her arms don’t quite have the same length as they do in her normal game, but Sakurai revealed that the attacks can be combined together for devastating combos. She will be available come June 29.

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Min Min is the first ARMS character in Smash.

The announcement comes after months of speculation from fans, ever since Nintendo revealed that ARMS would be the next series to have a representative back at a Direct Mini in March.

With Smash Ultimate competitions limited to online play for the foreseeable future, it will be interesting to see how the pro community takes to Min Min and how their place in the meta develops over time.

ARMS was first released on the Nintendo Switch on June 16, 2017 and features multiple characters fighting each other by using their extendable arms to inflict damage. The game was well-received, with an aggregate score of 77/100 on MetaCritic.

Min Min is the sixth paid DLC fighter and the first in Fighters Pass Volume 2, which still has five more slots to fill. When all is said and done, Smash Ultimate will have been blessed with eleven DLC fighters – more than any other game in the series.

As Nintendo previously indicated, no other fighters would be revealed during the presentation, leaving some fans upset that the next character wasn’t shown off or their franchise announced. There’s no indication as to when that will be or how far into development the next challenger pack is.

Earlier in June, series creator Masahiro Sakurai provided an update on DLC development in a Famitsu column where he explained that it was proceeding well, despite the team working from home, but there are some difficulties that are causing issues.

The remaining DLC in Fighters Pass Volume 2 is set to release by December 31, 2021.

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Ryan Garcia challenges Super Smash Bros pro MkLeo to $30k wager match

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:48 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:58

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Ryan Garcia might be a professional in the boxing ring, but now he’s looking to step into the Super Smash Bros. scene and take on one of the most dominant champions, MkLeo.

Ryan Garcia has been making headlines for the wrong reasons lately. However, it looks like he wants to turn a new leaf and win over some fans in the Super Smash Bros. community.

Surprisingly, he has been a dedicated fan and player of the game for many years now. “My love for smash started with [Super Smash Bros. Melee],” he said. “I watched the documentary and been playing ever since.” 

Ryan Garcia has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with Nintendo after they shut down The Big House. Now, it seems like he’s willing to put on a spectacle for the community and take on one of the biggest names in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Ryan Garcia is one of the best boxers in his division.

“I challenge MkLeo to [a] 30,000$ [Super Smash Bros.] match,” he said.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, he also called for it to be a best-of-two series, meaning fans would get more of a show.

Leonardo López ‘MkLeo’ Pérez is widely considered to be the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player. He’s always risen above and beyond any challenge, and it wasn’t any different this time around. “Hey, I’m down to make this happen,” he said.

Naturally, he’d be the heavy favorite in Super Smash Bros. It’s the equivalent of him stepping into a ring against Ryan Garcia, except the other way around. Still, Ryan Garcia was keen to get the ball rolling and asked him to “set a date.”

So, it seems like the two of them have made a gentlemen’s agreement over the bout. Keep in mind, though, that nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made. 

Still, it’s an exciting prospect and one that Super Smash Bros. fans from all around the world are looking forward to.

Of course, they expect it to be heavily one-sided, but Ryan Garcia might have a couple of tricks up his sleeve.