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Japanese Smash Ultimate fans want several obscure characters as DLC

Published: 27/Feb/2020 22:48

by Michael Gwilliam


Japanese fans of Super Smash Bros Ultimate have weighed in on the characters they want to see added to the game as DLC, and some of their suggestions may surprise you.

As part of a questionnaire commissioned by Inside-Games, over 3,000 people were asked to vote on characters they want, and the fifteen most popular were published.


While there were some characters who often appear on wishlists from North American fans, many who made the cut were uncommon.

Japanese Smash fans want a Touhou Project rep.

For instance, with forty-two votes, the character of Hakurei Reimu from the shoot ’em up series Touhou Project was the thirteenth overall most-requested character.


Another interesting suggestion was Altria Pendragon from the Fate/Grand Order mobile game series at eleventh place with fifty-three votes.

Fans who voted for her cited the series’ popularity and the 15th anniversary of the visual novel “Fate/stay night” as their reasoning.

Could Puyo Puyo’s Arle come to Smash?

The unique choices didn’t stop there: At ninth place with fifty-six votes, fans even voted for the Puyo Puyo protagonist Arle.


According to fans, a lack of female characters and fighters from puzzle games were reasons to vote for her.

This said, many of the most-requested characters are common amongs North American audiences, as well. Crash Bandicoot, who is rumored to be the sixth DLC character, amusingly, had the sixth most votes with sixty-five.

Crash is already rumored to be DLC fighter 6.

2B from Nier Automata came fifth with seventy votes. Fans cited 2B’s weapons and style as reasons she should get the nod to join the roster.


Third and fourth place consisted of JRPG characters with Rex from Xenoblade and Hunter from Monster Hunter. While Xenoblade already has a character with Shulk, Hunter could be as iconic of an addition as Dragon Quest’s Hero.

The final two characters are arguably the most-requested in both North America and Japan, with Dante from Devil May Cry at ninety-one and Kingdom Hearts’ Sora at with a massive 290.

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290 fans voted for Sora.

While Dante has been rumored for quite some time, a recent report suggested that Disney prevented Sora  from being added to Smash.

Another character who received votes but is unlikely to be added is Dragon Ball Z’s Goku. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai has gone on record stating that Smash will only have content from video games, so the Super Saiyan won’t be powering up into Ultimate.

With six DLC fighters still go come, it’s worth waiting to see how many of these if any actually end up joining the roster in the future.


Hungrybox demonstrates why Steve is so “busted” in Smash Ultimate

Published: 18/Oct/2020 20:02

by Bill Cooney


Minecraft’s Steve has finally arrived in Smash Ultimate, and players are busy familiarizing themselves with his move set. It has so much potential, streamer Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma had no other way to describe it than “broken.”

Steve and the rest of the Minecraft fighter skins joined Smash in early October, and have definitely been making waves ever since.


His kit is one of the most unique in Smash, requiring players to mine for materials by hitting the stage with the pickaxe in order to get the most power out of his moves.

If they are fully-charged, those abilities can put some serious hurt on opponents, which Hungrybox discovered almost immediately while trying out the character on stream.


“He’s crazy, he’s actually crazy man. Busted,” the Smash pro argued. “You have to be constantly building and mining, but once you get a diamond, you’re good.”

Diamonds are used to upgrade your weapons, which increases Steve’s melee attack power significantly. Even though he lacks a ton of range, the Jigglypuff main noted, he more than makes up for it with the amount of damage he’s able to put out.

One of the most impressive combos shared by Hungrybox has to be what’s known as the ‘Thanos Car’ where Steve sets up two blocks then deploys his minecart to bounce between them. Time it just right, and you’ll be able to catch enemies coming off the ledge with a fully-charged hit after breaking one of the tiles.


The fact that this combo already exists is a testament not just to Steve’s power, but the creativity of the Smash community as a whole, who definitely waste no time experimenting when a new fighter hits the scene.

Steve might be an absolute powerhouse, but that doesn’t mean his rollout didn’t have a few hiccups as well. Like one very annoying bug that sends opponents through the map when facing off against him, as if he needed any more help winning.

While he seems incredibly powerful now, it’s only a matter of time (hopefully) before players like Hungrybox start working on ways to counter the Minecraft star. Still, we can already tell that nasty down smash will definitely cause its fair share of tilt in matches going forward.