Nintendo tries to cover up new Smash Ultimate fighter leak - Dexerto

Nintendo tries to cover up new Smash Ultimate fighter leak

Published: 2/Sep/2019 16:23 Updated: 2/Sep/2019 17:27

by Michael Gwilliam


Nintendo has deleted a Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC which included a copyright at the bottom suggesting which developer had the rights to the new fighter.

On September 1, it was revealed that an SNK copyright was at the bottom of Smash’s Challenger Pack 4 on the Nintendo UK website. 

Other packs or fighter DLCs have the copyrights of whoever owns the franchise on the bottom of their page, so this lead many to believe the next fighter indeed belonged belongs to SNK. 

However, there is been some debate over the legitimacy of this leak. Over on the Smash Bros subreddit, a user by the name of PokePersona brought up the fact that the 4th DLC character for SNK Heroines has the exact same trademark and file size as the one listed for Ultimate.

As other users pointed out, the file size for Joker’s Smash DLC was the exact same size, seemingly rendering file size a moot point. 

NintendoChallenger Pack 4’s listing on Nintendo’s website.

Is it possible this was a simple screw up by Nintendo’s part? If it was, you’d think they would just delete the SNK copyright on the bottom of the page, but instead they ended up purging the entire listing.

Nintendo’s actions are certainly odd considering how widespread this leak has been and how this will only add more fuel to the speculation inferno they’ve created.

Who will the next fighter be? 

At the moment, the only thing we know for sure is there will be new character. Many have suggested that from SNK, King of Fighters’ Terry Bogard would be an excellent addition. 

Terry wouldn’t be the first fighting game character in the game as both Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter are already in the game. 

SNKCould Terry Bogard from KOF make it to Smash?

Another potential fighter could be Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown. The key thing about this is that Samurai Shodown has a history on the SNES and has a new game coming to the Switch on December 12, 2019, making a tie-in to help market itself quite possible. 

Speaking of samurai or ninjas in this case, a leaker with a good track record claimed he knew for a fact that Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden would be the next fighter

“The very next time you see a character reveal announcement, it will this specific character. And that character will be Ryu Hayabusa of Ninja Gaiden,” Shifty said in a YouTube video. 

Koei Tecmo / NintendoCould the next fighter be Ryu from Ninja Gaiden?

Finally, there have been rumors that Tracer or from Overwatch could in fact be the next fighter. Rumors peaked when a leaked officially-licensed Switch case with an Overwatch logo on it appeared on Amazon suggesting a Switch port of the game. Additionally, unconfirmed 4chan leaks claimed the new character is female and has a ‘mecha’ just like from the Blizzard title.

There is also still a fifth DLC character coming, so any of these could still happen in the future.

Whatever the case, whoever the next announced fighter is, they won’t be the next one in the game as Banjo-Kazooie is still slated to be released next, potentially around mid-September. 


Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos


Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”