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Assassin’s Creed and Cuphead come to Smash Bros. Ultimate – sort of

Published: 16/Jan/2020 21:46 Updated: 16/Jan/2020 21:53

by Eli Becht

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Major news came out of the Jan 16 Nintendo Direct for Smash Ultimate fans, including the reveal of a brand-new fighter — but some added bonuses were also announced, which brought elements from Assassin’s Creed, Cuphead, and a few other games.

Fans seem split on the conclusion of the first Fighters Pass, with the final character being Byleth, the main protagonist from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

However, there are still a few new additions that fans have gotten excited for in Smash, and they come in the form of Mii Fighter skins.

Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
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Meet Byleth, soon to be Smash Ultimate’s newest fighter.

Both Assassin’s Creed and Cuphead-inspired outfits will be available once this DLC is released. While it’s not a replacement for those let down by Byleth, it does help soften the blow of receiving yet another Fire Emblem fighter.

Cuphead is largely the headliner in this lineup similar to the way Sans overshadowed Terry Bogard when he was first released.  A special music track from the game will be released alongside the character’s Mii outfit, so Cuphead fans have a wealth of “cartoon” content coming their way.

Cuphead Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Cuphead is coming soon.

In total, five new skins are coming to the Mii Fighter: Cuphead, Altair from Assassin’s Creed, two Mega Man costumes, and a Rabbid from the Rayman series.

They will be available for 75 cents a pop, so you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank to purchase one. While they aren’t the same exact thing as a new character, they definitely add some pizzazz to the character.

These outfits will go sale January 28, which is the same time players can expect to get their hands on Byleth.

For those of you still starving for new Smash content, don’t worry, because it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down any time soon.

Fresh off the conclusion of this Fighters Pass, it was announced a second Pass with six more characters will be arriving in the future, so it’s an exciting time to be a Smash Ultimate fan.

This means that, for those out there still hoping for Master Chief, Dante, or any other characters, there’s still hope.

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Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

Little Mac and Dr Mario
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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

Made a Smash Tournament Venue in Animal Crossing New Horizons! from smashbros

Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

Link hit by Roy
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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.