New Smash Ultimate DLC soon? Leaker hints at August Nintendo Direct - Dexerto

New Smash Ultimate DLC soon? Leaker hints at August Nintendo Direct

Published: 28/Jul/2020 0:10

by Michael Gwilliam


An established Nintendo Direct leaker with a credible history has suggested that there could be a direct in August, and with new rumors, it’s possible that a Smash fighter could be revealed, as well.

In a post on Resetera speculating when the next Nintendo Direct will be, prominent leaker ‘King Zell’ chimed in, writing that it won’t be in July.


“The main event [is] not in July, or the one more stop before the main event not in July?” one user asked, seemingly referring to a general Nintendo Direct while quoting King Zell’s remark.

“Wait for August,” the leaker responded. “Nothing for the rest of this month.”

Zell says there could be a Direct coming
It seems like there could be some sort of Direct in August.

Notably, there was a very small Direct Mini partner showcase on July 20 that had been leaked ahead of time, too. Unfortunately, it was met with mixed results, and wasn’t the major direct that many had hoped for.

While the leaker didn’t delve further into their “wait for August” statement, another prominent insider, ‘NateDrake,’ chimed in that Nintendo “will be leaning on Mario pretty hard this holiday.”

With 2020 being Mario’s 35th anniversary, it has been rumored or even confirmed by Eurogamer that remakes of Mario 64, Sunshine and Galaxy are being remastered. This could very well be what NateDrake was referring to.

NateDrake comments on Direct
Leaker NateDrake says to expect some Mario stuff.

However, it also seems like if a Direct were to happen, it wouldn’t be a general one; NateDrake also wrote that he has “not heard of any General Direct for the month of August,” and doesn’t believe there will be one.

That said, when asked about the possibility of a Mario-specific Direct in August, he was much more positive and suggested it could happen.

NateDrake comments on August direct
NateDrake doesn’t think there will be a general Direct in August.

With all this Nintendo Direct discussion, it should be noted that a Smash Ultimate fighter is also rumored to be revealed.


As Dexerto previously reported, it seems possible that a new Smash Ultimate fighter is going to be announced soon, as there are a bunch of signs adding up.

Will there be a Mario Direct?

For one, the Smash website was updated, removing the “new” label from the last fighter, ARMS’ Min Min. This normally only happens if a new fighter will be announced.


Additionally, Pokken is undergoing a free trial for Nintendo Switch Online members that lasts until August 4. In the past, Fire Emblem and ARMS had free trials before their DLC fighter was announced for Smash. Chances are that a Pokemon could be DLC 7.

It’s also possible that, given all of the Mario-related news we’ve been expecting, that the next character ends up being from Mario in the form of either Geno or Waluigi – two fan-favorites who are often top requested fighters in fan polls.

In any case, we’re just going to have to wait and see what happens. As always, take all of this news with a grain of salt until we get solid confirmation.


Viral FIFA 21 clip shows why Virgil van Dijk is worth 500k FUT coins

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:24

by David Purcell


Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is worth north of 500,000 coins in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, which is an absolutely whopping amount to pay at this stage of the game. But, a viral clip of the defender proves why his price tag is so enormous. 

Last season, when the Merseyside club made securing their 19th English league title a breeze, some fans were calling for their Dutch center back to be given a statue. Some in jest, while others were quite serious about it for the future.


He’s been a real game changer for the club since his arrival from Southampton, and earned a 90-rated Ultimate Team card in FIFA 21.

With the game rolling out on October 9 for all editions, there’s not really been enough time for the market values of players to settle just yet. According to the FUTWIZ database, he’s valued at over half a million already, on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Virgil Van Dijk going up for a header in FIFA
Van Dijk winning headers is a regular sight in FIFA 21.

Van Dijk FIFA 21 clip goes viral

As usual, members of the game’s online community have been sharing game clips and screenshots of their best findings since release day.

One video in particular has been doing the rounds like no other, showing the central defender making the most of new AI blocks in-game. Though, it’s fair to say it’s no ordinary block.

The ball comes pinging off the left boot of Mohamed Salah, and looks set to hit the top corner of the goal, before van Dijk flies across to the ball and turns it behind for a corner in extraordinary fashion. You’ve got to see this.


The video, posted by Xav Salazar, has racked up over 2.6 million views at the time of writing. Nobody can quite believe what they’re seeing, but yes, van Dijk looks to be worth the hefty price tag he commands.

If he was doing this game in, game out, you wouldn’t even need a goalkeeper.