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How to watch Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter five reveal livestream

Published: 15/Jan/2020 17:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Super Smash Bros fighter is fast approaching and series creator Masahiro Sakurai is set to present the new character in all of their glory in a special livestream.

There has been much speculation on the identity of the mysterious fighter in the months leading up to the reveal. Prominent leakers with the community have been deconfirming potential characters through their sources, but have not outright stated who the upcoming fighter is.

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The frontrunner thus far seems to be Dante from the Devil May Cry franchise thanks to a series of hints. Firstly, Matt Walker, the producer for the Switch port of DMC 3 indicated that there would be special announcements beginning January 16, which happens to be the date of the Smash stream.

Additionally, as Dexerto first reported, the voice actor for ‘V’ in Devil May Cry 5 appeared to let slip that Dante would be coming to Smash while being interviewed in a January podcast. After dismissing the prospect of V appearing in Smash, the actor claimed that being “part of Marvel vs Capcom or Super Smash Bros would be huge,” and that noted that this is “what Dante is going to be.”

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Other popular theories and characters not ruled out by leakers include Halo’s Master Chief, Waluigi, yet another Fire Emblem character, or a Pokemon Sword and Shield fighter.

That said, there are still plenty of fighters still in the running and with no one outright confirmed, it’s really anyone’s guess who the final Fighters Pass candidate is.

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Who will be the fifth DLC fighter?

Where to watch the Smash Bros livestream

North American fans will need to wake up early and brew some coffee if they want to watch the presentation live. The livestream is scheduled to begin at 6 AM PST/9 AM EST and will last 35 minutes.

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You can watch the presentation live on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.

Due to the length, it’s expected that in addition to the character’s reveal, Sakurai will also be showcasing their moves, kit, outfits and series history as he has done for other DLC characters.

Additionally, with rumors of a second Fighters Pass circulating, it will be interesting to see if a second pass is formally announced. Nintendo did say that new fighters would be coming post-pass, but didn’t state how many or if they would be single-purchase fighters.

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Keep it locked to Dexerto for more info as it breaks regarding the fifth DLC fighter.

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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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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.