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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.