Internet split on legitimacy of Geno and Doomguy Smash Ultimate leaks

Published: 5/Nov/2019 21:08 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 21:59

by Michael Gwilliam


As the Smash Bros Ultimate community anxiously awaits the arrival of the game’s next fighter, Terry Bogard, new leaks have surfaced suggesting that both Doomguy and Geno are next up, but the internet is divided.

On Monday November 4, a photo appeared on 4chan showing two new Mii Brawler costumes with Cacodemon from Doom and Mallow from Super Mario RPG. Doomguy has been rumored to be coming to Smash and Geno has been a fan-favorite choice for awhile. 

If the photo wasn’t enough, a full video of the Miis in their costumes also surfaced showing the costume-wearing fighters in action.

Are these Mii costumes legitimate or a mod?

The reason the costumes are so intriguing is because with every new fighter added, special costumes from his or her franchise accompany that DLC suggesting that Doomguy and Geno could be new fighters.

There are two more possibilities: the costumes are similar to the Sans from Undertale ones in which a franchise is celebrated within Smash but doesn’t actually have a fighter or stage presence or the costumes were made in a mod of the game and the whole thing is a hoax. 

Twitter users are divided over the supposed leaks with some claiming they’re fake while others want to keep the dream alive. 

User Colin Bruce pointed out that Geno is from 1996’s Super Mario RPG and while he and Doomguy are fan favorites, they’re a stretch.

Others, such as Starman, are content with seeing the Cacodemon Mii hat and take that alone as a win, mod or not. 

Who is Smash’s fifth DLC fighter? 

In addition to this recent Doomguy and Geno leak, there have been several leaks ever since Terry was announced. 

A couple of well-known leakers Brew Elfen and IAmShifty have both suggested or outright said that Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden would come to Smash.

Koei Tecmo/NintendoWill Ryu Hayabusa ever come to Smash Ultimate?

Additionally, in a September 19 tweet, Scott Menville, known for doing the voice of Lloyd Irving in the English rendition of Tales of Symphonia suggested he could be appearing in a Smash title. 

While Nintendo claimed that they won’t have any info on unannounced fighters during their upcoming presentation on Terry Bogard, it’s possible Nintendo could unveil the character at the Video Game Awards like they did with Persona 5’s Joker. 

This year’s Video Game Awards are scheduled for December 12, 2019.


Smash Ultimate pro Tweek unveils new 9.0.2 fighter tier list

Published: 30/Nov/2020 17:42

by Michael Gwilliam


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.
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
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.