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July Nintendo Direct rumors hint at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter reveal

Published: 6/Jul/2020 20:08

by Michael Gwilliam


A new rumor has surfaced hinting that a new Nintendo Direct could be coming in July, and with it, the seventh Smash Ultimate DLC fighter.

The speculation first began when Twitter user KeliosFR tweeted that a Direct was coming in July in response to Venture Beat’s Jeff Grubb’s list of upcoming presentations.

“You forgot Nintendo Direct (in July),” the French leaker replied.

As it turns out, KeliosFR has had a history of correct leaks in regards to Animal Crossing and Nintendo Direct leaks, thus making him a reputable source.

Will a new Smash fighter be announced?

Smash Bros factors into this equation for a number of reasons. Back in March, Nintendo held a Direct Mini where they announced that DLC fighter six would be from ARMS, and their identity would be revealed in June.

That character ended up being Min Min, but the formula could end up being something that Nintendo repeats going forward.

Could a July Nintendo Direct see the company reveal what franchise the next fighter will be from along with their release date while still keeping their identity a secret? It’s certainly possible.

Nintendo Direct logo
Could there be a July Nintendo Direct?

Geno for Smash?

Another huge theory suggests the ever-popular fan-favorite Geno from Super Mario RPG could be coming to Smash.

The theory all has to do with the number seven. With July being the seventh month of the year, the next DLC being Challenger Pack 7, the next fighter being the 77th, signs are pointing that Geno could be next.

Remember, the full title of the game is Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. There’s a lot of sevens and it may be the perfect time to reveal Geno.

Smash Ultimate Challenger Pack 7
Could Geno be Challenger Pack 7?

It’s worth noting that Nintendo does listen to fans’ suggestions and allegedly even wanted another popular fan-favorite in Sora from Kingdom Hearts, but was denied by Disney.

Given Geno’s popularity amongst both Western and Japanese fandoms it may be his time to shine soon.

Regardless, there’s still five more characters to come as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2. Even if he isn’t next, there’s still a good possibility that he joins the battle eventually.


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.

Little Mac and Dr Mario
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.