Min Min officially released as Smash Ultimate’s newest DLC fighter - Dexerto
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Min Min officially released as Smash Ultimate’s newest DLC fighter

Published: 30/Jun/2020 2:07

by Michael Gwilliam

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Nintendo has finally added ARMS’ Min Min to Super Smash Bros Ultimate a full week after her reveal.

Min Min is now available to purchase as the first new character in Fighters Pass Volume 2. She is the first female DLC fighter added to Smash Ultimate in the six that have been released thus far.

The ARMS fighter operates quite differently than other characters in the game, with the A and B buttons operating her left and right arms respectively. She’s also the first character who can perform a smash attack while in the air.

It will be interesting to see how top level players take to the ARMS fighter and if she can see results in online tournaments as offline events are still a ways off given the ongoing global issues.

Min Min punches Little Mac
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Min Min’s arms pack a punch.

Min Min comes with a new Smash stage

Alongside Min Min is an ARMS stage, Spring Stadium. While it probably won’t be tournament legal in the esports scene, the stage does include some cool springs to gain crazy height and features a billboard with the ARMS cast making appearances.

Additionally, the stage features unique drones who will drop items for players to use in combat.

There’s no telling who the next fighter to be revealed after Min Min will be. Some rumors have suggested it could be Crash Bandicoot, Dante from Devil May Cry, Tails from Sonic or even a League of Legends Champion.

Min Min from Arms in Smash
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Spring Stadium is the newest Smash stage.

A recent poll by Source Gaming found that a majority of players want to see Crash added. Other popular fan favorites include Doomguy, Dante, Geno and Kingdom Hearts’ Sora round out the top 5. However, there’s no indication any of them will be DLC Fighter 7.

The rest of Fighters Pass Volume 2 is planned to be released by December 31, 2021.

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Smash Ultimate’s Sakurai reveals which PS5 game he highly recommends

Published: 26/Nov/2020 21:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros series creator Masahiro Sakurai is known to play all sorts of games, and not just ones made by Nintendo. In a new Famitsu column, the Ultimate director revealed that he got his hands on a PlayStation 5 and what game is recommends the most.

In a translation by Source Gaming, the fifty-year-old explained how he really likes the new Sony console calling it, “nice to touch” due to its smoothness.

According to Sakurai, although he had some issues transferring his PS4 cloud saves to the next-gen console, he’s glad he can play them on PS5.

The first game he played on the console was The Ninja Saviors, but he also used the PS5’s upgrade feature to play an enhanced version of Watch Dogs: Legion. Sakurai was impressed with how the graphics look better in certain places.

Watch Dogs Legion screenshot
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Sakurai was enjoying the graphical upgrade for Watch Dogs Legion.

It should be noted, however, that this doesn’t mean that a Watch Dogs character will be coming to Smash Bros anytime soon. Although Sakurai does play the games upcoming fighters are from, he also simply enjoys playing through many titles.

Besides, if Ubisoft was going to get a representative in Smash Ultimate, chances are it would be Rayman and not a Watch Dogs protagonist such as Aiden Pierce.

In any case, Watch Dogs isn’t even the PS5 game he recommends the most, with that title going to Astro’s Playroom.

Sakurai suggests everyone play it because it “acts like a PlayStation archive” and found it to be a “fittingly fresh start to the PS5.”

That all said though, he wasn’t as impressed in other areas. Sakurai says he found the built-in hard drive to be lacking storage space. He also really hopes that the supply issues some people are having are rectified so others can get their hands on the console.

Astro's Playroom controller
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Sakurai thinks gamers need to try Astro’s Playroom.

It’s good to see that Sakurai is actively gaming while also working on Smash Ultimate’s next four DLC fighters. So far, there’s no indication as to when fighter 8 will be released, but some rumors have suggested it could be coming in December at The Game Awards.

Until then, hopefully, just like Sakurai, you have a PS5 to keep you busy.