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Joker’s arrival in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might have been delayed

Published: 4/Apr/2019 10:00

by David Purcell


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans might have been expecting the Joker to be added to the game’s roster in April, but its imminent arrival is starting to look increasingly unlikely.

The character, which was a staple of Atlus’ own Persona 5 video game, was revealed to be the next fighter to enter the Smash arena in December of 2018. This was revealed in the DLC trailer.

That promotional video initially advertised that the Joker was “Approaching: April,” leading many to believe that the new content would be added during that month. 

NintendoPiranha Plant was the last DLC character added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

However, eagle-eyed fans have now spotted that there’s been a change to the trailer and it could be bad news for those who were looking forward to getting their hands on a new playable character.

“April” has now been removed in the trailer, potentially casting a shadow over its release – as seen in the tweets below. 

While this doesn’t necessarily confirm a delay for the Joker’s introduction, it does seem to have confused those who were expecting to be able to play with him in April. Perhaps their wait might be a little longer now, after the tweak in advertising from Nintendo. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has one of the deepest and comprehensive rosters in fighting video game history, with 70 fighters at the disposal of fans – including downloadable content.

Nevertheless, with rumors suggesting that there could be up to 10 more empty slots in the game’s data files – excluding Joker, who has already been confirmed to be added – players will be expecting more video game figures to appear in the popular fighting title in the future.

When the Joker will be added, though, remains to be seen at this stage.


Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

Made a Smash Tournament Venue in Animal Crossing New Horizons! from smashbros

Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.