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Ninja joins Smash Ultimate battle with incredible fighter mod

Published: 10/Jul/2020 5:44 Updated: 10/Jul/2020 17:32

by Brad Norton


The Smash Ultimate community can now play as one of the biggest streaming celebrities around the globe as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ Fortnite skin has been perfectly recreated in a new mod.

While the Smash Ultimate roster features dozens of iconic gaming characters, avid players are always looking for the next big thing. Rumors are constantly flooding the internet as the community speculates who the next addition might be.

Plenty of surprises have hit the latest Smash title, though one area of the industry has never been tapped. Gaming characters from a wide array of titles are thrown into the fight. But what if gaming content creators were allowed to get in on the action as well?

There are a ton of good candidates but thanks to a brand new creation, we get to see one in action. Smash modder ‘CashClay’ took Fortnite’s Icon Series Ninja skin and dropped it straight into the mix. Here’s how you can play as the mega-popular streamer in your next session.

The mod provides an exact recreation of Ninja’s custom skin in Fortnite. No casual attire can be found here. The blue-haired figure spawns in with his custom jacket and signature yellow headband.

While the visual is brand new, dedicated players will be all too familiar with his set of abilities. The mod pastes Ninja’s skin over Metal Gear protagonist Snake. All of his moves can be used just the same, though the creator threw in some unique surprises. A variety of Ninja quotes have been dropped in. Therefore, you’ll hear the streamer as he picks up weapons or connects with a series of blows.

Smash Ultimate Ninja custom mod
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Ninja drops into battle with the same moveset as Snake.

Even when nearing death, the custom mod will have Ninja screaming as though he had just been cheesed of a win in Fortnite.

Ninja even gave his seal of approval for the skin. While he didn’t comment on the mod directly, he shared a gameplay snippet to more than six million followers on Twitter.

In order to surprise your friends and appear as Ninja in your next game, you’ll have to manually download the mod. If you’re a Snake-main, you’ll feel right at home. Perhaps you’ll even be able to score a victory royale once you’ve installed the mod.

With the popularity of this creation, more streamers could be on the way soon. It’s surely only a matter of time until we have a full content creator showdown in Smash.


Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

Made a Smash Tournament Venue in Animal Crossing New Horizons! from smashbros

Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.