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Crash 4 Nintendo Switch leak fuels Smash Ultimate fighter speculation

Published: 11/Aug/2020 16:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new leak suggesting that Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be headed to the Nintendo Switch is fueling rumors that the character will be joining Smash Ultimate as a DLC fighter.

On August 7, Twitter user SunwerPrower posted a screenshot taken from the Crash 4 website. When inspecting the page’s HTML code, they discovered that there is a section that directly lists the Nintendo Switch as a platform the game will be released on.

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Since then, Activision have removed the Switch portion from the HTML code, but it’s still a fairly good indication that Crash 4 will eventually be coming to the Nintendo console.

Officially, anyway, the game has still yet to be confirmed to be coming to Switch, with the title still slated to be released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 2, 2020.

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That all said, the leak has also resulted in Smash Ultimate fans trying to “connect the dots” so to speak and believe it’s possible there could be something special planned for if and when the port is announced.

The new theory suggests that when Crash 4 is revealed to be coming for Nintendo Switch, Crash Bandicoot will also be announced as a DLC fighter.

Of course, it’s all just speculation. Past leaks for Crash coming to Smash haven’t panned out. Notably, a “leaker” who correctly predicted Fire Emblem’s Byleth as DLC five also claimed Crash would be next in line. However, that spot ended up going to ARMS’ Min Min.

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Crash has been a popular fighter candidate for quite some time. The character topped a massive fighter poll conducted by Source Gaming where he received 1,190 votes, edging out Super Mario RPG’s Geno, Doomguy, and even Kingdom Hearts’ Sora.

There are still five DLC characters left as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2, so it’s certainly likely that Crash could be one of them. We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds for everyone’s favorite orange bandicoot.

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Smash Ultimate community divided over Minecraft Steve fighter reveal

Published: 1/Oct/2020 18:39 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was left divided after it was revealed that Minecraft protagonist Steve would be the next character to join the fight. While some were excited for the major crossover, others – including esports pros – were less enthusiastic about the upcoming DLC.

Smash Bros Ultimate made its debut in 2018, and over two years later has continued to evolve into what is the biggest franchise crossover in gaming history. From Persona to Final Fantasy – the Nintendo Switch title has it all.

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On October 1, it was announced that Mojang’s iconic Minecraft series would be the next join the beloved fighting game. However, not everyone in the community is thrilled about Steve’s inclusion, including EVO champion Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ Pérez.

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The iconic Minecraft protagonist joins Smash Ultimate as its next fighter.

Smash community torn over Minecraft DLC fighter

On October 1, Nintendo announced that Smash Ultimate’s next DLC would be Steve from Minecraft. This marks the second collaboration that Microsoft has had with the title, as Banjo & Kazooie was added in 2019.

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While many fans were excited by the iconic mascot’s addition to the roster, others were left conflicted over the Mojang protagonist’s inclusion.

For instance, popular esports pro and 2019 EVO champion, MkLeo, took to social media to voice his disappointment. “OK! i decided to not post my reaction to this bs cuz minecraft fans are gonna come after me for not liking this thing omg so pissed.”

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MkLeo wasn’t enthusiastic about the Minecraft DLC.

The Joker main also added, “its ok, there are still 4 spots! Dont lose faith.” The pro was not alone – other fans voiced their disappointments as well, such as one user who exclaimed, “What an absolute joke the last few dlc characters have been trash add this “character” to that list.” Another player agreed and said, “What kind of trash is this. Where’s our Sora, 2B, or Dante. Bro nobody want this.”

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Smash Ultimate fans were not happy with the Minecraft reveal, either.

Popular fighting game content creator Maximilian ‘Maximilian Dood’ Christiansen also shared his disappointment on YouTube. “I don’t f**king believe it. I’m going to turn this stream off right now. Going to turn this s**t off. I get it. An iconic character. I get it. I genuinely understand Sakurai, it doesn’t mean I have to like it. But I understand.”

Despite the negative reactions, not everyone was down on the Minecraft DLC. Team Liquid’s Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby praised the announcement and said, “This wild ride is exactly what I paid for with Fighter’s Pass 2. Give me chaos, no boring expected reveals.” Legendary Smash pro Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris also celebrated the reveal by changing his profile pic to the Minecraft fighter and tweeted, “I changed my mind” in response to a 2019 tweet he had made about the Mojang title.

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Smash pros weighed in.

Regardless of how you feel about the new DLC fighter, there is no denying that Minecraft has become one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time. So much so that in 2014, Microsoft dropped over $2.4 billion to acquire it.

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Smash Ultimate is, at the end of the day, a celebration of the industry. As many players pointed out, the Mojang mascot’s inclusion was surely inevitable given the property’s importance.