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Fourth Smash Ultimate DLC fighter confirmed to be from an SNK title

Published: 1/Sep/2019 18:59 Updated: 2/Sep/2019 2:11

by Eli Becht

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s fourth DLC pack is on the way and according to Nintendo’s website, it’ll be a character from an SNK title.

New Smash DLC is always a hot topic of debate among fans and players but now it looks like we’ll be able to magnify our predictions on something much more concrete.

The listing for Challenger Pack 4 on Nintendo’s UK website lists an SNK copyright at the bottom of the page, which indicates that’s where the next DLC will be from.

This news was first revealed by Twitter user New_WaiSabi (via PushDustIn).

While we can now set our eyes on an SNK title, there’s still a lot to dig through about who the next fighter could potentially be.

SNK has a deep history and a plethora of games to pick from, but a very strong indication is it could be a character from Samurai Shodown, which is set for a December 12 release in Japan on the Switch.

Outside of Samurai Shodown, there are numerous other titles that Smash could pluck a character from, including but, not limited to the following:

  • King of Fighters
  • Fatal Fury
  • The Art of Fighting
  • Metal Slug

SNK’s rich history in the fighting game genre will make for an excellent addition to Smash, even if it’s not even on the radar of what fans are currently expecting.

NintendoChallenger Pack 4’s listing on Nintendo’s website.

The rumor mill has been churning about who the next fighter will be and while it seems like we have narrowed down the fourth one, we still need to predict who will be the fifth.

D.Va or Tracer from Overwatch, Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa, and Undertale have all been rumored to be coming to the game at some point.

Overwatch has already been potentially leaked as coming to the Switch so adding a character from Blizzard’s hit FPS would make perfect sense.

According to Nintendo’s website, Challenger Pack 4 will be announced sometime before February 29, 2020.

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Smash Ultimate fighter “leak” reveals Kingdom Hearts Sora – is it real?

Published: 2/Dec/2020 18:52

by Michael Gwilliam

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With Super Smash Bros Ultimate fans anticipating a new DLC reveal at The Game Awards, a possible leak has surfaced showing off Kingdom Hearts’ Sora as a playable fighter.

Sora has been a popular candidate for Smash Ultimate for a long while with many fans putting him on the very top of their wish lists.

While there has been some doubt about the Kingdom Hearts protagonist coming to Smash after former Game Informer editor Imran Khan claimed Disney Japan prevented it from happening, fans have remained hopeful.

Now, a series of images have appeared online suggesting that Sora could be much closer to appearing in Smash than originally thought.

Sora in Smash Ultimate Fighter Select screen
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Could Sora really be coming to Smash Ultimate?

In a post on a popular message board, an anonymous user uploaded several photos from Smash Ultimate featuring Sora doing battle with Incineroar.

“They [were] sent to me from my source from internal play testing,” the user claimed. “He claims that final playtests of the next DLC fighter are running right now and Sora will be announced [at] The Game Awards.”

In the first picture, it shows Sora as a selectable fighter in the character select screen right next to Steve from Minecraft and the Mii fighters. The Kingdom Hearts logo appears in the background and an assortment of costumes are available too.

Sora smashes in Ultimate
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Is this just a Shulk mod?

The other images show Sora doing battle against the Pokemon fighter with each photo being of the TV screen.

While the leak may seem promising, there are some major red flags. For one, as plenty of users suggested, it’s very likely that this was made using a mod of another fighter, such as Shulk, and photoshop.

Additionally, the leak does match some of the stereotypical fake leak criteria with the photos being taken of a TV screen from off angles, no video, no Final Smash – nothing that would suggest the leak is legitimate.

Sora fights in Smash Ultimate
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Fans have wanted Sora in Smash for a long time.

Another thing to keep in mind is that it is unlikely that Square Enix gets two fighters in the same pass, so if Sora does get in, it may severely hurt the chances for other fan-favorites such as Geno from Super Mario RPG.

In any case, we won’t have much longer to wait to find out if the leak is real or not with The Game Awards happening on December 10. While nothing is set in stone, it’s possible that we see some sort of announcement. Back in 2018, the first Smash Ultimate DLC was revealed at TGA as Persona’s Joker.

There are still four more DLC slots remaining in Fighters Pass Volume 2 with the final character set to release by December, 2021.