Rayman Redemption dev sneaks Smash Ultimate request into code - Dexerto
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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.