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Rayman Redemption dev sneaks Smash Ultimate request into code

Published: 8/Jul/2020 0:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Rayman fans have been eager to see the Ubisoft mascot in Smash Ultimate, and one made their case known with a simple cheat code hidden in Rayman Redemption.

The game, released on June 19, is a fan-made remake of the original Rayman, which originally came out on the ill-fated Atari Jaguar in 1995.

While it is just a fan-made revamp loaded with new levels and mini-games, it is extremely convincing, and its designer, ‘Ryemanni,’ took a moment to include a Smash reference in the cheat section.

If players enter the code “RAY4SSBU,” a message will pop up saying “you and me both, buddy.”

This is a clear indication that like many Rayman fans, Ryemanni wants to see the hero as a future DLC fighter in Smash Ultimate.

Even though the remake isn’t made by Ubisoft, the company has been vocal about wanting to see some representation in Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

Ubisoft wants Rayman in Smash

As Dexerto previously reported, in April, if players using Ubisoft’s Sam app asked about Super Smash Brothers, they would be given a message mocking the arrival of Fire Emblem’s Byleth as the fifth DLC character.

Rayman in Smash
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Ubisoft has been vocal about wanting Rayman in Smash.

The message concludes saying, “Here’s hoping Rayman will be part of the next Fighters Pass!”

Considering Fighters Pass Volume 2 still has five characters to come now that ARMS’ Min Min is released, Rayman could be a very legitimate possibility.

If Rayman is going to be announced, it could be at a rumored July Nintendo Direct or even Ubisoft Forward, which is scheduled for July 12.

Ubisoft Forward schedule
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Could something Rayman or even Smash-related happen at Ubisoft Forward?

At Ubisoft Forward, the company will be discussing its upcoming games such as Watch Dogs: Legion and “a few surprises.” Could Rayman in Smash be one such surprise?

In any case, we’ll just have to keep our eyes peeled to see what goes down and if Ubisoft can finally get their wish.

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Smash Ultimate pro Tweek unveils new 9.0.2 fighter tier list

Published: 30/Nov/2020 17:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.
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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
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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.