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Nintendo Smash Ultimate amiibo website hints at new DLC fighter

Published: 2/Jun/2020 20:28

by Michael Gwilliam


A new amiibo on the Nintendo website could be a great indicator for figuring out the identity of an upcoming Smash Ultimate DLC fighter.

The page for Smash Bros Ultimate compatible amiibos lists characters in alphabetical order, but in between Sonic and Toon Link, there is a blank space that simply reads “Nintendo game” and “coming soon.”

This is a very interesting placement as it would seem like whoever the amiibo is for, their name would have to come after Sonic and before Toon Link. Given the fact that an ARMS fighter is scheduled to be revealed in June, this may help narrow down the possibilities.

Out of the ARMS roster, the only two characters that could possibly fit in that spot are Spring Man and Springtron.

It’s unclear, as of yet, who the ARMS fighter will be, but some ‘leaks’ have suggested that Spring Man will be upgraded from an Assist Trophy to a fully-playable character. So, the fact that there’s an amiibo spot that appears perfectly positioned for him is either a crazy coincidence or some sharp foreshadowing.

Could the new amiibo be for Spring Man?

One leak even claimed that while Spring Man will be the main ARMS fighter, his alternate costumes will function similarly to that of Bowser Junior, with each color being a different Koopa Kid.

It’s rumored that the ARMS fighter reveal will be on June 16, to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the game’s release on Switch. However, there’s been no indication that is the case yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Of course, it’s always possible that the amiibo spot will be for a pre-existing fighter. One such character who has yet to have an amiibo is Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard and he would also fit perfectly in-between Sonic and Toon Link.

Spring Man could be getting promoted from Assist Trophy to full fighter.

Another theory is that the amiibo could be for a fighter coming in a future Challenger Pack, in which case, Spyro the Dragon is a very real possibility.

In any case, the only thing we know for sure is that a new fighter from ARMS is scheduled to be revealed and released sometime in June, but whether another DLC character is announced during the same presentation remains a mystery.


Smash Ultimate pro Tweek unveils new 9.0.2 fighter tier list

Published: 30/Nov/2020 17:42

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Ultimate pro Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey has revealed his newest tier list for patch 9.0.2, and it includes some pretty surprising fighter placements.

Tweek has been one of the top Smash players for quite some time and has been known to change up his characters, making him one of the biggest threats in any tournament.

While global health issues have shut down most LAN events in 2020, the TSM star still practices and shocks fans with highlight-reel plays on social media platforms and Twitch.

On November 29, the 22-year-old uploaded his newest tier list. While he admitted to not have given it “much effort”, the list still contains his general thoughts. So it’s likely that some fighters could probably be switched around ahead of others while remaining on the same tier.

Joker with Arsene in Smash.
Joker takes the top spot on Tweek’s tier list.

First and foremost, the Smash star gave the top slot on the whole roster to Joker, who remains an elite fighter despite some nerfs to Arsene.

Even though no one has achieved the same level of success on Joker as the world’s top player Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez, the Persona character’s kit remains strong in the right hands. Not to mention that Arsene is one of the biggest threats and arguably the best passive ability in the game.

Just after Joker is Pikachu, who consistently remains a top tier in almost every Smash title. Thanks to his insane recovery and small hitbox, fighting a good Pikachu can be like trying to have a lightsaber duel with Yoda.

Surprisingly, Tweek placed Mario above Peach, Zero Suit Samus, and even one of his mains in Wario. It’s really unclear exactly why he feels this way, especially with Peach main Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris being just behind MKLeo in the PGR.

Hopefully, he ends up making a more detailed video with his thoughts so he can dig into why Mario is ahead of some of the game’s most elite characters.

Going a bit further down the list, Tweek has both of the game’s newest fighters with Steve and MinMin in B-tier. Steve has been a bit underwhelming since release, but no one has really risen up the ranks with the Minecraft fighter yet. Meanwhile, MinMin may be a major sleeper, but her weakness to close-quarters brawls may be holding her back.

Min Min grabs the ledge
Min Min is stuck in B-tier for now.

Finally, the C-Tier is as you’d expect: Little Mac, Ganondorf, and Dr Mario round out the bottom three and for good reason: they all seriously lack recoveries. Hopefully, the next time there is a big balance update, those fighters get some quality buffs to their recoveries so they move up a tier or two.

It’s unlikely that we see another balance update until a new fighter is released. With The Game Awards on December 10, one could very well be announced there and released soon thereafter. Until then, however, expect patch 9.0.2 to remain the current meta for a bit, especially if no new fighter is revealed before the end of the year.