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Devil May Cry devs tease Nintendo Direct date & Smash Ultimate DLC

Published: 9/Jan/2020 18:12

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros players across the globe are anxiously awaiting the announcement of a new Nintendo Direct, and with it, the possible reveal of the game’s fifth DLC fighter. Now, a Devil May Cry developer is potentially hinting at when the next Nintendo Direct will be.

With Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition getting a port on the Nintendo Switch, producer Matt Walker posted a special update saying that the team was feeling motivated to show their appreciation because the game “holds a special place” in their hearts.

He explained that the team wanted to “add a little something extra” that he feels fans will really like. Walker then proceeded to list three dates where more info would be provided: January 16, January 30 and February 13.

With rumors hinting at a January Nintendo Direct, it would make sense for Capcom to use the platform to show off more of Devil May Cry. Therefore, it’s possible that the next Nintendo Direct could be planned for either of those dates.

Additionally, back in February 2019, Devil May Cry Director Hideaki Itsuno spoke about the possibility of Dante appearing in Smash. At the time, he firmly believed that in order for a fighter to appear in Smash, he or she would need some sort of history on a Nintendo console.

“Well, think about it… I’m pretty sure that they… all the characters in Smash at least have some games on a Nintendo platform, right?” he told VG 24/7.

CapcomCould Dante be coming to Smash Bros?

“Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform,” he continued. “So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape, or form – whatever game that might be.”

Capcom already has a history of bringing its characters to Smash Bros, with Mega Man, Ken and Ryu as part of the roster – so Dante may be an excellent future addition.

That said, a prominent Smash Bros leaker, Sabi, did claim that Dante would not be the fifth DLC fighter like many had hoped. Only time will tell if Dante makes the cut, and if we do in fact get more details on the Switch port of Devil May Cry 3 at a Nintendo Direct.

NintendoWho will DLC Fighter 5 be?

The final character as part of the Fighters Pass is scheduled to release no later than February 29, 2020, so at the very least, a character announcement is expected prior to that.

Even if Dante doesn’t end up being the mysterious fifth DLC character, the DMC hero could still end up joining the battle down the line. In September, Nintendo revealed that more fighters are in development, and it’s possible the company may announce a second Fighters Pass in the coming months once the first concludes.

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Smash Ultimate pro Tweek unveils new 9.0.2 fighter tier list

Published: 30/Nov/2020 17:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate pro Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey has revealed his newest tier list for patch 9.0.2, and it includes some pretty surprising fighter placements.

Tweek has been one of the top Smash players for quite some time and has been known to change up his characters, making him one of the biggest threats in any tournament.

While global health issues have shut down most LAN events in 2020, the TSM star still practices and shocks fans with highlight-reel plays on social media platforms and Twitch.

On November 29, the 22-year-old uploaded his newest tier list. While he admitted to not have given it “much effort”, the list still contains his general thoughts. So it’s likely that some fighters could probably be switched around ahead of others while remaining on the same tier.

Joker with Arsene in Smash.
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Joker takes the top spot on Tweek’s tier list.

First and foremost, the Smash star gave the top slot on the whole roster to Joker, who remains an elite fighter despite some nerfs to Arsene.

Even though no one has achieved the same level of success on Joker as the world’s top player Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez, the Persona character’s kit remains strong in the right hands. Not to mention that Arsene is one of the biggest threats and arguably the best passive ability in the game.

Just after Joker is Pikachu, who consistently remains a top tier in almost every Smash title. Thanks to his insane recovery and small hitbox, fighting a good Pikachu can be like trying to have a lightsaber duel with Yoda.

Surprisingly, Tweek placed Mario above Peach, Zero Suit Samus, and even one of his mains in Wario. It’s really unclear exactly why he feels this way, especially with Peach main Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris being just behind MKLeo in the PGR.

Hopefully, he ends up making a more detailed video with his thoughts so he can dig into why Mario is ahead of some of the game’s most elite characters.

Going a bit further down the list, Tweek has both of the game’s newest fighters with Steve and MinMin in B-tier. Steve has been a bit underwhelming since release, but no one has really risen up the ranks with the Minecraft fighter yet. Meanwhile, MinMin may be a major sleeper, but her weakness to close-quarters brawls may be holding her back.

Min Min grabs the ledge
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Min Min is stuck in B-tier for now.

Finally, the C-Tier is as you’d expect: Little Mac, Ganondorf, and Dr Mario round out the bottom three and for good reason: they all seriously lack recoveries. Hopefully, the next time there is a big balance update, those fighters get some quality buffs to their recoveries so they move up a tier or two.

It’s unlikely that we see another balance update until a new fighter is released. With The Game Awards on December 10, one could very well be announced there and released soon thereafter. Until then, however, expect patch 9.0.2 to remain the current meta for a bit, especially if no new fighter is revealed before the end of the year.