Byleth is already the most disliked Smash Ultimate character reveal yet - Dexerto

Byleth is already the most disliked Smash Ultimate character reveal yet

Published: 16/Jan/2020 19:18

by Michael Gwilliam


Fire Emblem’s Byleth has rounded out the first Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighters Pass, and fans aren’t too happy with her arrival.

Mere hours after the January 16 reveal, the YouTube announcement “Mr. Sakurai Presents ‘Byleth’” is already the most disliked DLC presentation in the game’s history. As of 1:30 PM EST, the video has a whopping 33,000 dislikes to 58,000 likes.

Part of the drama seems to stem from Fire Emblem already boasting many characters in Smash Ultimate. With Byleth’s addition, the Nintendo franchise has eight unique fighters. By comparison, The Legend of Zelda, despite its history, only has six.

This means that Fire Emblem is now tied with Pokemon at eight representatives each (that is, if you count Pokemon Trainer as one fighter).

After four third-party DLC fighters in a row with Joker, Hero, Banjo and Terry Bogard, the reveal of yet another first-party Fire Emblem character has provoked the audience of a game that has become a celebration of gaming, in general.

Popular Smash Bros personalities such as retired pro Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios noted the backlash on Twitter. “Byleth seems to be by far the worst received newcomer out of all them in Smash,” he wrote. “That’s a title certainly nobody wants.”

Terry main Michael ‘Riddles’ Kim wasn’t pleased with the reveal. “The dislike ratio on the Byleth trailer is actually so sad it’s insane,” he Tweeted, later revealing that he “disliked it” in a reply to his post.

Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby was a bit more optimistic. “While I may not be hype for Byleth, there are people who are and I’m happy for them!” he said, and added that he was pleased with the news of additional DLC.

While many seem aggravated by Byleth’s announcement, there are at least six more DLC fighters scheduled to join the game. Hopefully whoever joins the roster next receives a bit more love from the community.

The unfortunate news, however, is that the six fighters have already been decided on internally. Even if Nintendo reels from the backlash over this latest announcement, it’s unlikely they will change their plans if they have decided to add more Fire Emblem characters.

Byleth will be joining the roster January 28, 2020.


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.