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New Smash Ultimate clues hint at Dante being Fighters Pass Volume 2 DLC

Published: 14/Aug/2020 17:57 Updated: 14/Aug/2020 17:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Evidence is stacking up in favor of Devil May Cry’s Dante coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate as a future DLC fighter.

Capcom’s gun and sword-wielding bad boy has been a popular candidate to make it to Smash for a while, but lately, there have been some clues that may point to his arrival in Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

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The most recent theory comes from when PlatinumGames co-founder and former Devil May Cry Director Hideki Kamiya was asked about which characters he wanted to see in Smash Ultimate during a GameXplain interview.

Kamiya stated he would like to see Leonhardt ‘Leo’ Victorion from Anarchy Reigns, Wonder Red from Wonderful 101, Viewtiful Joe and Okami’s Amaterasu in the game but neglected to mention Dante.

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This exclusion is key, because back in December 2018, Kamiya posted a poll on his Twitter asking fans which character they would like to see in Smash. The options available were Dante, Viewtiful Joe, Amaterasu and Wonder Red.

While the poll has since been deleted, Dante reportedly lead the pack with a whopping 40% of the vote. This is significant because according to writer Liam Robertson, Kamiya has used Twitter polls to survey for future projects.

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Could Kamiya have purposely left Dante out when questioned by GameXplain because the Son Of Sparda is already a lock for Fighters Pass Volume 2?

M-Theory and DmC

Additionally, another new theory that possibly points towards Dante is “M-Theory.” Basically, according to M-Theory, Nintendo purposely prevents showing logos from M-rated games in promotional content, including Sakurai Presents videos, to keep the ESRB compilation rating at Everyone to Teen.

Notably, for Mii Fighters, the North American versions of the trailers remove references to Assassin’s Creed and Fallout, replacing the names with Altair and Vault Boy. Meanwhile, the European trailers keep the Assassin’s Creed and Fallout logos. Plus, on the Fighters Pass Volume 2 screen, the ARMS logo isn’t shown in the North American version while it is in all the others.

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It’s possible that an upcoming fighter is from an M-rated game (such as Devil May Cry) and Nintendo doesn’t want to show the DMC logo on the Fighters Pass Volume 2 page because it would result in an E-M rating.

ESRB M-rating logo
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Is an M-rated fighter coming to Smash?

A slip of the tongue?

Moving on, V’s voice actor in Devil May Cry 5 seemed to inadvertently reveal that Dante would be coming to Smash when discussing the game.

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“To be part of Marvel vs Capcom or Super Smash Bros would be huge, which is what Dante is going to be,” Brian Hanford blurted after gushing over the fighting game franchise in an interview.

It’s possible that Hanford had loose lips when discussing Smash and revealed more than he was technically allowed to.

Devil May Cry's Dante
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Dante could be the next fighter according to the latest hints.

DmC’s Director weighs in

Finally, in 2019, Devil May Cry Director Hideaki Itsuno hinted that in order to be in Smash, a franchise needs some history with Nintendo.

“Well, you think about it… I’m pretty sure that they… all the characters in Smash at least have some game on a Nintendo platform, right?” he said in an interview with VG 24/7. “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.”

Since them, Devil May Cry has come out on the Switch, seemingly meeting all the criteria Itsuno laid out for the fighter to be eligible.

While there’s still no guarantee he’ll be coming, with all this circumstantial evidence it’s looking more and more likely that Dante ends up arriving in Smash Ultimate’s Fighters Pass Volume 2.

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How to select different Minecraft biomes in Smash Ultimate

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:14 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:07

by Connor Bennett

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Nintendo have confirmed that it is possible to change the specific Minecraft biome in Smash Ultimate when fighting on the Minecraft stage. Here’s how. 

Every Smash player looks forward to the announcement of a new Fighter. Previously, it was confirmed that Min-Min from ARMS would be joining the battle and then after that, it was all about Minecraft. 

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Following much excitement and speculation, Sakurai confirmed that Minecraft would be joining the Smash roster on October 1. Specifically, the Minecraft pair of Steve and Alex – not the Creepers, Zombies, or other characters. 

On top of the new Minecraft characters and a new selection of Mii Fighter Costumes, the Minecraft DLC will also contain a new stage to fight on – Minecraft World.

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Alex attacks Mario in Smash Ultimate
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Alex and Steve are coming to Smash Ultimate.

If you’re out of the loop, Minecraft World isn’t a Minecraft theme park or such, but instead, it’s just a stage that shows off the different biomes that you find in Minecraft – with the exception of the Nether. 

Selecting Minecraft World as your stage means you’ll get a random biome, but Nintendo have confirmed that you can use button combos to select a specific one. 

The guide was tweeted out by the SmashBrosJP account on October 12, showing the different combos that relate to each biome. You can find the name of each biome and its specific button combo listed below. 

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Minecraft Smash stage button combos

  • Village – L + A
  • Birch Forest – L + R + A
  • Savanna – L + L stick Up + A
  • Taiga – L + L stick Right + A
  • Snowy Tundra – L + L stick Down + A
  • Stone Shore – L + L stick Left + A

 

Using these commands will get you the stage you want, otherwise, the Minecraft World level will be random and throw out one of the six variants.

There are slight differences in each variant thanks to the trees, stones, and land creating height differences, but its nothing too crazy.