Here's why Peach is the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character - Dexerto
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Here’s why Peach is the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character

Published: 11/Jan/2019 13:03 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 13:13

by Matt Porter

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While many are still trying to figure out who the best character to main as in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is, professional players seem to believe that Peach is the strongest.

During a match at the Smash Conference tournament, Gonzalo ‘Zero’ Barrios was quickly demolished by Ezra ‘Somsora’ Morris’ Peach, tweeting after the contest that he had been “bodied” by “big boss Peach.”

Samsora used Peach to great effect during Smash Conference, and many other pros agree that Peach might be the strongest character in the game. But was is it that makes the princess so powerful?

Peach has been used to great effect by professional players.

Pro player William ‘Leffen’ Hjelte released his own tier list on Tuesday, January 8, and stated that “Peach breaks so many Smash rules,” saying that she was the champion he was most interested in playing with at a competitive level.

Smash Ultimate has made it easier for fighters to land on the ground, but one of Peach’s greatest strengths is her ability to float. According to top Smash players, this ability paired with her incredible aerial attacks make her extremely hard to defeat.

She’s also extremely powerful on the ground, as she is able to throw projectile turnips at opponents, and her combinations are widely considered to be some of the quickest and strongest in the game.

Of course, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has only been out for just over a month, meaning that it’s almost impossible for players to have practised and mastered all 74 fighters in the game.

Regardless, Samsora believes that Peach is the absolute stand-out in Smash Ultimate, and believes anyone from pro players to casual fans of the series will be able to utilize her effectively if they put in some time.

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Ninja Gaiden director weighs in on Ryu Hayabusa as Smash Ultimate DLC fighter

Published: 24/Jan/2021 21:02

by Michael Gwilliam

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Ryu Hayabusa has been rumored as a Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter for some time and now, the director of Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2 has weighed in on if he thinks the ninja has a place in the game.

Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden is an extremely popular series, first appearing on the NES way back in 1988, spawning a trilogy of side-scrolling action games.

In 2004, the series was revived on the Xbox with Tomonobu Itagaki serving as the reboot’s producer and director. His role would be the same with 2008’s Ninja Gaiden 2 while also acting as Executive Producer for the Nintendo DS title Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword.

Although Itagaki left the company and didn’t help with the development of Ninja Gaiden 3, it’s clear he still has a soft spot in his heart for the ninja he helped reboot on modern consoles.

Tyu Hayabusa in Ninja Gaiden
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Ryu Hayabusa has been a frequent name in Smash DLC discussion.

Speaking with Dexerto, Itagaki gave two thumbs up on if he wanted to see Hayabusa battle it out in Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

When asked if he believes Ryu could ever have a shot at making his way to Smash Ultimate, the director said the Ninja Gaiden star would be a good fit.

“Super Smash Bros is a very popular game,” the 53-year-old remarked. “I think it’s a stage big enough for Ryu Hayabusa to play an active role.”

Ryu in Dead or Alive 6
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Ryu is a playable fighter in the Dead or Alive series.

Of course, it’s incredibly rare for any developer to be opposed to seeing one of their projects make its way to Smash in some capacity, but it’s good to see that Itagaki believes Hayabusa has a shot.

Rumors about Ryu’s inclusion in Smash first began back in 2019 when YouTuber ‘IAmShifty’ uploaded a video claiming that sources informed him Ryu Hayabusa would be the next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter.

While the information seemed to be wrong and Terry Bogard came next, his sources still insisted Ryu would be coming at some point.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
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Could Ryu Hayabusa be among the final 3 fighters?

Furthermore, prominent leaker Vergeben has claimed that Nintendo had discussions with Koei Tecmo in regards to Smash. Vergeben has an incredibly good track record with his leaks, so it further suggests that Hayabusa is on the radar.

There are still three DLC slots remaining in Fighters Pass Volume 2. Could Ryu Hayabusa end up as one of the challenger packs? We’ll just have to wait and find out.