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Leaker quashes rumors Capcom icon is Smash Ultimate’s 5th DLC fighter

Published: 27/Nov/2019 22:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Known Smash Ultimate leaker Sabi has shared some rather unfortunate news about Capcom’s Devil May Cry protagonist Dante as it pertains to the final slot in the game’s Fighters Pass.

On November 26, Sabi explained how he had heard that Dante was “heavily rumored” for Smash, but wanted to speak with a trusted source about the rumor in an attempt to confirm it.

After speaking with someone with insider knowledge, Sabi relayed that the rumors were unfounded. At least as far as the fifth fighter was concerned.

Dante in Smash would have lined up nicely with the news that a special edition of Devil May Cry 3 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch in February 2020, around the same time the fifth fighter is scheduled to be released.

The news may hit hard for professional Smash player Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey, who told Dexerto he wanted to see Dante added to the game during an interview at DreamHack Atlanta.

Devil May Cry Director Hideaki Itsuno had previously spoken about the possibility of Dante appearing in Nintendo’s flagship fighting game.

“Well, think about it… I’m pretty sure that they… all the characters in Smash at least have some games on a Nintendo platform, right?” Itsuno told VG 24/7 back in February.

CapcomTweek may cry that Dante isn’t Smash’s fifth DLC fighter.

While he noted that Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud appeared in the game, Final Fantasy itself had a rich history on Nintendo.

“Well, that’s the thing. Devil May Cry has never been on a Nintendo platform. So it seems like the first thing to do would be to get Capcom to put Devil May Cry on a Nintendo platform in some way, shape, or form – whatever game that might be,” he added.

Devil May Cry released for the Nintendo Switch a few months later and now has a special edition of the third game lined up.

It would appear that, according to Itsuno’s criteria, Devil May Cry would have enough of a presence on Nintendo to warrant a fighter in Smash.

Even though Sabi has dismissed Dante as the fifth fighter, there’s still the possibility that he makes his way into Smash as part of a second fighters pass.

Capcom also recently had Resident Evil get some Smash representation in the form of collectible Spirits, which will be coming to the game on November 29.

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While the fifth fighter remains a mystery, many possible fighters have been debunked by the likes of Sabi and Vergeben. They include Doomguy, Geno, Ryu Hayabusa, Gordon Freeman, or anyone “Nippon Ichi Software related.”

Nintendo is expected to reveal the new fighter at The Game Awards on December 12 – the same event where the company unveiled Persona’s Joker as Smash DLC.

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Smash Ultimate fighter “leak” reveals Kingdom Hearts Sora – is it real?

Published: 2/Dec/2020 18:52

by Michael Gwilliam

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With Super Smash Bros Ultimate fans anticipating a new DLC reveal at The Game Awards, a possible leak has surfaced showing off Kingdom Hearts’ Sora as a playable fighter.

Sora has been a popular candidate for Smash Ultimate for a long while with many fans putting him on the very top of their wish lists.

While there has been some doubt about the Kingdom Hearts protagonist coming to Smash after former Game Informer editor Imran Khan claimed Disney Japan prevented it from happening, fans have remained hopeful.

Now, a series of images have appeared online suggesting that Sora could be much closer to appearing in Smash than originally thought.

Sora in Smash Ultimate Fighter Select screen
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Could Sora really be coming to Smash Ultimate?

In a post on a popular message board, an anonymous user uploaded several photos from Smash Ultimate featuring Sora doing battle with Incineroar.

“They [were] sent to me from my source from internal play testing,” the user claimed. “He claims that final playtests of the next DLC fighter are running right now and Sora will be announced [at] The Game Awards.”

In the first picture, it shows Sora as a selectable fighter in the character select screen right next to Steve from Minecraft and the Mii fighters. The Kingdom Hearts logo appears in the background and an assortment of costumes are available too.

Sora smashes in Ultimate
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Is this just a Shulk mod?

The other images show Sora doing battle against the Pokemon fighter with each photo being of the TV screen.

While the leak may seem promising, there are some major red flags. For one, as plenty of users suggested, it’s very likely that this was made using a mod of another fighter, such as Shulk, and photoshop.

Additionally, the leak does match some of the stereotypical fake leak criteria with the photos being taken of a TV screen from off angles, no video, no Final Smash – nothing that would suggest the leak is legitimate.

Sora fights in Smash Ultimate
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Fans have wanted Sora in Smash for a long time.

Another thing to keep in mind is that it is unlikely that Square Enix gets two fighters in the same pass, so if Sora does get in, it may severely hurt the chances for other fan-favorites such as Geno from Super Mario RPG.

In any case, we won’t have much longer to wait to find out if the leak is real or not with The Game Awards happening on December 10. While nothing is set in stone, it’s possible that we see some sort of announcement. Back in 2018, the first Smash Ultimate DLC was revealed at TGA as Persona’s Joker.

There are still four more DLC slots remaining in Fighters Pass Volume 2 with the final character set to release by December, 2021.