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New Smash Ultimate clues suggest when DLC fighter 7 will be revealed

Published: 25/Sep/2020 19:02

by Michael Gwilliam


With Smash Ultimate seventh DLC fighter fast approaching, fans have been wondering just when the reveal will be. Now, some new info has come out that could help determine just when Nintendo will announce the next one.

As Dexerto has previously reported, a recurring 7-Eleven ad in Japan has been a bit of a precursor for when DLC reveals will happen.


In the past, whenever the ad marketing Smash Ultimate’s DLC has appeared, a DLC announcement soon follows it and normally happens before the ad finishes running.

Now, a post from Smashboards user Zem-raj details how the ad’s end date impacts fighter announcements.

Smashboards Ultimate 7-eleven info
Smash Ultimate fighter releases are connected to 7-Eleven ads.

With the last few ads specifically, Hero was released on July 30 while the ad was scheduled to end on August 2, 2019.

Next was Banjo. The ad was set to end on September 15, 2019 and the fighter was released on September 4.

For Byleth, the ad ran until February 2, but Byleth was revealed on January 16 and released twelve days later on the 28.

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No one knows who Fighter 7 is.

Min Min was a bit of an exception, however, as the 7-Eleven ad ended on April 26 and she wasn’t announced until June 22 and available June 29.

This all said, it seems like fighter announcements and releases normally come a week or so before the ad finishes its run.

The newest ad is set to conclude on October 4, meaning that September 27 is the start of the week before. This is especially interesting because of certain events happening around that time.

Links attacks Ganondorf in Smash
Smash fans shouldn’t have much longer to wait.

For one, there is a special Challenge Cup taking place on the 26 using a mode previously only available in Japan. It’s unlikely that Nintendo would release a character right before a big tournament, meaning it could be a couple days later.

Amusingly, Nintendo has scheduled maintenance on Monday September 28 from 9:30 PM PST until 11:00 PM PST.


Could Monday September 28 be when the next DLC fighter is revealed? Keep in mind, all this lines up with the amiibo Theory, which suggests, based on previous amiibo releases, the new fighter will be known around this time.

While the identity of the new fighter is a mystery, there’s plenty of evidence suggesting that we’ll finally learn who it is by next week.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.


According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

Overwatch player Tiago
Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.