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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.