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Crash and Geno dominate new Smash Ultimate DLC fighter polls

Published: 31/Aug/2020 17:23

by Michael Gwilliam

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Crash Bandicoot and Geno from Super Mario RPG have topped a couple of new Smash Ultimate polls as the most likely and most wanted DLC fighters.

The polls in question were conducted by YouTuber PapaGeno’s Forest Maze Discord, and each had over 2,000 votes. While they’re not the largest polls conducted by any means, they’re far from the smallest and do fit with results we’ve been seeing in the past.

For the most wanted category, Geno topped the list with 265 votes to his name, more than 100 ahead of the second-place Shantae who had 146.

Crash Bandicoot was the third most wanted fighter, picking up 124 votes. The next two candidates, Kingdom Hearts’ Sora and Steve from Minecraft earned 118 and 115 votes respectively.

Crash Bandicoot Smash Ultimate
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Crash Bandicoot topped the list.

Sora in particular is a very popular candidate, but his numbers have declined lately, potentially due to report from February that claimed Disney Japan prevented him from coming to Smash. It’s possible that fans may not be wanting to waste their vote on characters that have seemingly been ruled out.

Another noteworthy candidate is Rayman in seventh. Ubisoft has been vocal about wanting to see their mascot in Smash, so with more love coming his way, it’s looking likely even though the five remaining DLC fighters have already been decided.

Amusingly, Team Fortress 2’s Heavy, who topped the largest Smash Ultimate poll of all time for the most wanted fighter, finished tied for tenth with Phoenix Wright. Surely Heavy fans will have plenty of “objections” to where he finished in these results.

Moving onto likely characters, the second poll asked fans who they think will be coming in Fighters Pass Volume 2 and Rayman came third in the results with 168 votes. However, those numbers paled in comparison to the first and second spots.

Crash topped the list of likely candidates with a whopping 489 votes, just 11 shy of reaching the 500 vote milestone. Second, as you may have guessed, was Geno at 402.

It’s rumored that the new Crash Bandicoot game will be coming to Switch, so that could be the best sign yet that he’s coming in Fighters Pass Volume 2, but nothing is set in stone just yet.

We’ll have to wait and see especially as Nintendo is due for a Direct and possible fighter reveal soon.

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Smash Ultimate voice files hint at upcoming DLC fighter

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:54

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate still has four characters yet to be announced for the Fighters Pass Volume 2, and a new theory may help narrow down their identities.

When looking at the voice files in-game, there are five empty slots. Looking back at the first Fighters Pass, after Terry Bogard’s release, there were two spots remaining, which ended up going to the male and female forms of Byleth.

Upon Steve’s release, the voice files didn’t change, suggesting that something similar could be happening with a future fighter.

As Andree123 explained on the SmashBoards forums, “there are currently 5 empty voice slots in the voice clip section of the sound test menu as of 9.0.0.”

Smash Ultimate voice files
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Voice theory was first suggested prior to Byleth’s release.

“This means we are most likely getting a fighter with a different character/opposite gender alt with a different voice in the Fighters Pass vol. 2,” they added, but noted that it’s still possible we don’t end up getting one at all.

Of course, it’s actually even a possibility that another fighter ends up being just like Steve and doesn’t take up a voice file. This could eventually result in two fighters having female and male variants or even a fighter with three variants.

Really, there are a lot of different outcomes based on this theory, but the fact it has a proven record make it nothing to scoff at or dismiss.

Male and female Byleth
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Many fighters have female and male variants.

If we are in fact getting a future fighter with female/male alternate costumes or maybe even two male/female voices, Resident Evil could be a good fit.

Leon S Kennedy with either Claire or Chris Redfield as an alternate costume would certainly work given the franchise’s history on Nintendo consoles.

Another option, given how Crash Bandicoot has been rumored, is that we get Coco from Crash 4: It’s About Time as an alternate costume.

Crash Bandicoot in his 4th game
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Crash in Smash? It’s about time.

On the flip side, although unlikely, this could suggest there will be another DLC release after Fighters Pass Volume 2.

Only time will tell if this theory holds up, but it certainly raises some interesting questions about future downloadable content.