Could Lara Croft be Smash Ultimate's next DLC fighter? - Dexerto
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Could Lara Croft be Smash Ultimate’s next DLC fighter?

Published: 9/Jul/2020 17:30

by David Purcell

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might have only just introduced Min Min, although a new Nintendo Switch leak appears to hint at another DLC fighter coming soon – and it might be Lara Croft from Tomb Raider. 

The multiplayer title has one of the most comprehensive rosters in the history of fighting games, although its fanbase is always looking for the next big thing to happen, in the hope of more characters being made available to play with.

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Well, in the not too distant future, they might just get their wish again.

According to an apparent leak on 4Chan, from an anonymous user, a Tomb Raider collection will soon be announced.

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Min Min in Super Smash Bros Ultimate
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Min Min, from the ARMS video game, was the latest fighter to be added to Smash.

The graphic shared in the post has not yet been confirmed by developers or publishers, but it does show Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, and most importantly Nintendo Switch as a potential destination for the games.

As seen in the post below, from Twitter, ‘The Ultimate Experience’ is the name mentioned in the 4Chan leak.

Based on what we know about Smash in the past, in-game promos aren’t out of the question, and we’ve previously seen many fresh faces emerge from them as well. Square Enix also has a working relationship with Nintendo already, as seen with Cloud’s inclusion in the title.

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The likes of Joker, Terry, Hero, and Byleth have all been added to the fight to help promote their respective games or franchises, and Tomb Raider (should the leak prove to be accurate) may be the next on that list, joining a group of crossovers.

While this supposed leak doesn’t confirm the arrival of Lara Croft in Smash, it does open up the possibility. That, for some players, will be nice food for thought as we grind through the next few months in-game waiting for teasers to arrive.

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.