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PlatinumGames founder reveals four characters he wants in Smash Ultimate

Published: 3/Aug/2020 17:49

by Michael Gwilliam


Hideki Kamiya, the founder of PlatinumGames, was recently asked which characters he would like to see make an appearance in Nintendo’s flagship fighter, Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Kamiya is a former Capcom developer who founded PlatinumGames in 2006. His career has led him to work on some of gaming’s most iconic franchises such as Devil May Cry, Resident Evil and even voicing the character of Godot in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations.


During an interview with GameXplain, Kamiya was asked if he could have one character in Super Smash Bros, who would it be.

“It could be any character,” the interviewer clarified.

Viewtiful Joe main menu screen
Viewtiful Joe is one of the most popular GameCube games.

Kamiya wasted no time and rounded off four characters he believes Masahiro Sakurai should consider adding as DLC.

“You gotta put Joe in there,” the game director stated, referencing 2003’s side-scrolling GameCube beat em up, Viewtiful Joe.

The next character he named was Okami’s Amaterasu – the white wolf that Kamiya even designed himself. The game has been released on the Wii and Nintendo Switch so it has a bit of a history with Nintendo consoles – somewhat of a prerequisite for being in Smash. (Segment starts at 9:05 for mobile viewers)


“Have Leo put in there,” he continued, most likely referring to Leonhardt ‘Leo’ Victorion from Anarchy Reigns. That said, it’s quite unlikely that Leo gets the call as Anarchy Reigns never released on a Nintendo console.

Finally, he mentioned Wonder Red from The Wonderful 101. This game was originally released on the Wii U and had a Remastered version on the Switch, so this one is certainly in the realm of possibility.

That all said, after naming off the characters, Kamiya joked that Smash would be “more my game at that point.”

Amaterasu from Okami
Amaterasu is an extremely popular protagonist.

Out of all the characters the game director named off, it’s probably most likely that Viewtiful Joe ends up becoming Smash DLC at some point, considering the game’s legacy as part of the Capcom 5 on GameCube.

In any case, we’ll have to wait and see what happens. The five remaining DLC fighters for Smash’s Fighters Pass Volume 2 have already been decided, but it’s always possible we could be getting a third pass in the future. If we do, there’s a chance for Joe, Amaterasu or any of the characters Kamiya named to be part of it.


How to select different Minecraft biomes in Smash Ultimate

Published: 13/Oct/2020 13:14 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 15:07

by Connor Bennett


Nintendo have confirmed that it is possible to change the specific Minecraft biome in Smash Ultimate when fighting on the Minecraft stage. Here’s how. 

Every Smash player looks forward to the announcement of a new Fighter. Previously, it was confirmed that Min-Min from ARMS would be joining the battle and then after that, it was all about Minecraft. 


Following much excitement and speculation, Sakurai confirmed that Minecraft would be joining the Smash roster on October 1. Specifically, the Minecraft pair of Steve and Alex – not the Creepers, Zombies, or other characters. 

On top of the new Minecraft characters and a new selection of Mii Fighter Costumes, the Minecraft DLC will also contain a new stage to fight on – Minecraft World.

Alex attacks Mario in Smash Ultimate
Alex and Steve are coming to Smash Ultimate.

If you’re out of the loop, Minecraft World isn’t a Minecraft theme park or such, but instead, it’s just a stage that shows off the different biomes that you find in Minecraft – with the exception of the Nether. 

Selecting Minecraft World as your stage means you’ll get a random biome, but Nintendo have confirmed that you can use button combos to select a specific one. 

The guide was tweeted out by the SmashBrosJP account on October 12, showing the different combos that relate to each biome. You can find the name of each biome and its specific button combo listed below. 


Minecraft Smash stage button combos

  • Village – L + A
  • Birch Forest – L + R + A
  • Savanna – L + L stick Up + A
  • Taiga – L + L stick Right + A
  • Snowy Tundra – L + L stick Down + A
  • Stone Shore – L + L stick Left + A


Using these commands will get you the stage you want, otherwise, the Minecraft World level will be random and throw out one of the six variants.

There are slight differences in each variant thanks to the trees, stones, and land creating height differences, but its nothing too crazy.