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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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Minecraft Smash Ultimate leaker teases Ryu Hayabusa DLC fighter

Published: 6/Oct/2020 20:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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An established Super Smash Bros Ultimate leaker who has leaked several of the game’s fighters before and after launch, including Minecraft’s Steve, has returned with some comments on Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa.

Vergeben, who is one of the most reputable leakers in the Smash community having leaked many of the game’s fighters, was asked about rumors of Hayabusa joining the roster.

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The Ninja Gaiden protagonist has long been a fan-favorite to join the Nintendo fighting game, and has even been rumored. Amusingly, he had been discussed even before Fighters Pass Volume 2, along with Minecraft content.

“I remember you mentioned in the past that you heard that there were talks about Ryu Hayabusa being one of the fighters but in the end, he may have been delayed to enter the second wave of DLC,” a user remarked the leaker on GameFaqs.

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Ryu from Ninja Gaiden in Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass Volume 2
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Ryu has been rumored for a long time.

“Now that Minecraft content finally came and as how Sakurai mentioned he reworked all stages to add the blocks gimmick to the game, it is possible that Hayabusa may also be coming?” the user asked.

To this, Vergeben simply replied: “Stay tuned?”

“I’ll keep looking into it. But the discussions did happen with Koei Tecmo in regards to Smash,” he continued, seemingly confirming that Koei Tecmo was in fact in talks to bring a character to the game.

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Leaker comments on Ryu coming to Smash
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The leaker has teased news coming with Koei Tecmo in Smash.

He further added that due to Nintendo’s positive relationship with Koei Tecmo, it’s unlikely that the discussions “ fell through and didn’t result in anything.”

As it’s been established, the discussions to get Minecraft into Smash took five years, so it’s clear that adding certain characters can be a long process.

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden staring at castle
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Ninja Gaiden has a history on Nintendo consoles.

This all said, the discussions with Koei Tecmo may also have potentially resulted in a different representative joining Smash Ultimate such as a character from Dead or Alive, Fatal Frame, or even Dynasty Warriors.

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Only time will tell if this ends up being yet another thing that Vergeben has been right about.