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Smash leaker claims Crash could be announced at February Nintendo Direct

Published: 3/Feb/2020 17:26

by Michael Gwilliam

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A Smash Ultimate leaker who accurately said Byleth would be the fifth DLC fighter has doubled down on claims that Crash would be the sixth fighter, and his reveal could come as early as February.

MandyCan gained notoriety after a series of correct predictions including Byleth coming to Smash and several Game Awards leaks.

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As Dexerto previously reported on October 21 2019, the leaker claimed that Byleth would be the fifth fighter in Smash’s first Fighters Pass and that Crash would be the next character announced.

MandyCan called Byleth being DLC Fighter 5.

While the leaker does not know when Crash will be revealed, he does have a few ideas. “It could be in the February Direct, it could be at E3,” he said in a Twitter reply.

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So far, a February Direct has not been officially announced by Nintendo, but there are some hints that suggest one is imminent. Back in January, GameStop updated its SKU listings. SKU stands for Stock Keeping Unit and are used to keep inventory at stores.

In the past, GameStop SKU updates have occurred just before titles were revealed in Nintendo Directs.

Dexerto reached out to MandyCan and he claimed to be 100% sure that a February Direct was coming and Crash is still Fighter 6.

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While it’s possible that we get the next fighter reveal in February, it wouldn’t be surprising if the announcement comes at E3 2020 in June.

It was, after all, at E3 2019 that Nintendo announced not one but two fighters coming to Smash Bros Ultimate: Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest’s Hero.

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Who will the six DLC fighters be?

With the second Fighters Pass only scheduled to conclude in December 2021, Nintendo has a lot of time to craft the six upcoming fighters.

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Smash Ultimate’s Fighters Pass Volume 2 is currently available for purchase. It includes all six of the new characters, new stages and music tracks as they become available.

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Hungrybox demonstrates why Steve is so “busted” in Smash Ultimate

Published: 18/Oct/2020 20:02

by Bill Cooney

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Minecraft’s Steve has finally arrived in Smash Ultimate, and players are busy familiarizing themselves with his move set. It has so much potential, streamer Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma had no other way to describe it than “broken.”

Steve and the rest of the Minecraft fighter skins joined Smash in early October, and have definitely been making waves ever since.

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His kit is one of the most unique in Smash, requiring players to mine for materials by hitting the stage with the pickaxe in order to get the most power out of his moves.

If they are fully-charged, those abilities can put some serious hurt on opponents, which Hungrybox discovered almost immediately while trying out the character on stream.

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“He’s crazy, he’s actually crazy man. Busted,” the Smash pro argued. “You have to be constantly building and mining, but once you get a diamond, you’re good.”

Diamonds are used to upgrade your weapons, which increases Steve’s melee attack power significantly. Even though he lacks a ton of range, the Jigglypuff main noted, he more than makes up for it with the amount of damage he’s able to put out.

One of the most impressive combos shared by Hungrybox has to be what’s known as the ‘Thanos Car’ where Steve sets up two blocks then deploys his minecart to bounce between them. Time it just right, and you’ll be able to catch enemies coming off the ledge with a fully-charged hit after breaking one of the tiles.

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The fact that this combo already exists is a testament not just to Steve’s power, but the creativity of the Smash community as a whole, who definitely waste no time experimenting when a new fighter hits the scene.

Steve might be an absolute powerhouse, but that doesn’t mean his rollout didn’t have a few hiccups as well. Like one very annoying bug that sends opponents through the map when facing off against him, as if he needed any more help winning.

While he seems incredibly powerful now, it’s only a matter of time (hopefully) before players like Hungrybox start working on ways to counter the Minecraft star. Still, we can already tell that nasty down smash will definitely cause its fair share of tilt in matches going forward.

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