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New hints suggest September Nintendo Direct & Smash Ultimate DLC soon

Published: 2/Sep/2020 17:48 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 18:03

by Michael Gwilliam

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With it nearly being one full year since the last General Nintendo Direct in September of 2019, clues have surfaced suggesting that we could finally be seeing a new one in addition to the next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter reveal.

The first major clue comes from Nintendo themselves, sort of. As some users across the internet have noticed, Nintendo seems to have updated the archive for past Directs.

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When checking the page info, you can see it was last updated on September 2 at 4:16 AM, a possible sign that some news could be on the horizon.

The rumored Nintendo Direct is supposedly going to be heavily Mario-based to celebrate the mascot’s 35th anniversary with a 3D Mario Collection of sorts.

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Nintendo Direct Archive
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The Nintendo Direct page was recently updated.

It also seems like Nintendo is partnering with other companies as part of this celebration, like Puma, who have apparently begun promoting Mario-themed sneakers on its Australian site early before being pulled.

While the sneaker tie-in may have happened regardless of a Nintendo Direct, it’s just another piece of circumstantial evidence to factor in.

The soles of the shoes also appear to reference Super Mario 64, one of the games that would likely be included within the 3D collection.

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Perhaps the biggest indication, however, is on the Smash Bros front. This week, there hasn’t been a weekly online tournament or Spirit Event announced.

It’s worth noting that the last time an event got delayed, it was because the special Small Battlefield stage patch launched out of nowhere, shocking fans everywhere.

Combined with the recently-discovered Amiibo Theory, that suggests when Amiibo Waves are released, DLC fighters are available shortly before or after, all signs are pointing to a Nintendo Direct and possibly even a fighter reveal.

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It’s important to also note that fighters can be revealed shortly before they’re actually released, such as what happened with Min Min, Byleth and more. So a Nintendo Direct could be coming even sooner than the seventh.

As always, take this news with a grain of salt since nothing has yet been confirmed or announced, but it’s looking more and more likely that Nintendo has something up its sleeve.

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Horizon officially revealed in Apex Legends via new Season 7 teasers

Published: 14/Oct/2020 0:40 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 0:47

by Alan Bernal

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A new round of teasers for Apex Legends Season 7 has officially revealed a character named Horizon, as Respawn starts to wind up the hype for the next era in the battle royale.

The studio introduced a ‘monitor’ in the Firing Range which served as a terminal that played a video featuring someone talking off-screen. After completing all the challenges handed to you, the monitor officially introduces Dr. Mary Somers, also called Horizon.

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That was a strong indication that Respawn could have Horizon queued up to be the Season 7 Legend, especially since she says “see ya real soon, darlins.” About a month out from the next season is about the time that the devs like to whet their fans’ appetites for new content.

Now we have a clear picture of who to expect to play in the Games soon. By how she introduced herself, it also sounds like Horizon and her crew will be making a major splash in Apex Legends whenever they finally debut.

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“All that data you’ve provided us will come in handy… when we face ya in the Games,” Horizon said, after the player completed all of the challenges.

The same day as the teaser released in Apex, Respawn also announced the Championship Edition of the game that will be coming in Season 7. In that trailer, we see the silhouette of the next Legend for the game, which could very well be Horizon.

Earlier in October, dataminer ‘Biast’ found the challenges and the teaser that players are finding today. Horizon’s badge was also previewed in these leaks, with the image of her face and prominent goggles.

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Horizon was also listed as an Offensive-type Legend in another slate of leaks that listed six other characters that were rumored for Apex.

Challenges all completed! All 3 teasers in one video from apexlegends

It should be noted that the order of the characters in that leak suggested she was still four Legend releases away from coming to Apex, but that obviously wouldn’t be the case if she arrives in Season 7.

While the in-game teaser has made Horizon an official character in Apex, fans should still wait to see if she turns out to be an Offensive Legend.

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These teasers usually leaves people with more questions than they answer, but everything should be more clear when Season 7 launches in Apex Legends.