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Smash Ultimate Amiibo theory suggests new DLC fighter could be imminent

Published: 1/Sep/2020 19:26

by Michael Gwilliam


Fans of Super Smash Bros Ultimate anxiously awaiting the reveal of the next DLC fighter may not have much to for much longer, if a new theory about Amiibo releases is anything to go off of.

Smash Ultimate has had its fair share of Amiibo runs, resulting in the colorful cast becoming physical collector’s items. One eagle-eyed fan discovered that with the release of Amiibo waves, a trend emerges relating to fighter announcements.


APC_Cipher showcased his findings on Twitter about how Amiibo releases correlate to fighter DLC drops: “This isn’t about WHO will be next, it’s about WHEN, and it has never been wrong.”

What is Amiibo Theory?

According to “Amiibo Theory,” whenever a new wave of Amiibo is released, a DLC fighter comes out roughly two to three weeks before or after.


For example, when the free Pirahna Plant DLC dropped, the second set of Amiibo hit shelves eleven days later.

The third wave came out five days before Persona’s Joker was playable, followed by wave four releasing eleven days before Hero. Then, 16 days after Banjo was available for download, the fifth set was dropped.

Amiibo Theory for Smash Ultimate
Amiibo Waves normally drop around the same time as DLC fighters.

Terry Bogard is a weird one but still fits. In Japan, Amiibo Wave Six was out two days after his release while they came out nine days after for Europe and North America.


For Byleth, the seventh Amiibo Wave dropped 11 days before her release. Min Min is the only DLC fighter with an exception to this rule as she didn’t have any Amiibo drops alongside her release.

Amiibo Theory suggests a DLC figher coming soon
DLC Fighter 7 could be coming in early September.

A new DLC fighter reveal could be very soon

This all matters now, however, as the eighth Amiibo Wave consisting of Joker and Hero is scheduled to release on September 25 in Japan and October 2 in North America.

Cipher estimates that this could mean the next DLC fighter will be coming out as early as September 7 or October 12: “Now, obviously, this is a theory and is obviously not gospel. However, I feel like having everything line up so well gives it some credence and it’s worth keeping in mind. Obviously release dates can be changed, but I think they are purposely trying to keep these dates close.”


This sign does look very consistent with previous ones and with there being many clues out there suggesting a Nintendo Direct will be coming shortly, that could be when the next character of Fighters Pass Volume 2 is revealed.

There are still five fighters to come as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2 and it’s anyone’s guess who they will be. Many signs have pointed to Devil May Cry’s Dante, a Pokemon, Crash Bandicoot, and even Doomguy.


Hopefully, we won’t have that much longer to wait, especially if this new Smash theory proves to be true.


Smash Ultimate community divided over Minecraft Steve fighter reveal

Published: 1/Oct/2020 18:39 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp


The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was left divided after it was revealed that Minecraft protagonist Steve would be the next character to join the fight. While some were excited for the major crossover, others – including esports pros – were less enthusiastic about the upcoming DLC.

Smash Bros Ultimate made its debut in 2018, and over two years later has continued to evolve into what is the biggest franchise crossover in gaming history. From Persona to Final Fantasy – the Nintendo Switch title has it all.


On October 1, it was announced that Mojang’s iconic Minecraft series would be the next join the beloved fighting game. However, not everyone in the community is thrilled about Steve’s inclusion, including EVO champion Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ Pérez.

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YouTube: Nintendo
The iconic Minecraft protagonist joins Smash Ultimate as its next fighter.

Smash community torn over Minecraft DLC fighter

On October 1, Nintendo announced that Smash Ultimate’s next DLC would be Steve from Minecraft. This marks the second collaboration that Microsoft has had with the title, as Banjo & Kazooie was added in 2019.


While many fans were excited by the iconic mascot’s addition to the roster, others were left conflicted over the Mojang protagonist’s inclusion.

For instance, popular esports pro and 2019 EVO champion, MkLeo, took to social media to voice his disappointment. “OK! i decided to not post my reaction to this bs cuz minecraft fans are gonna come after me for not liking this thing omg so pissed.”

mkleo tweet
Twitter: @Mkleosb
MkLeo wasn’t enthusiastic about the Minecraft DLC.

The Joker main also added, “its ok, there are still 4 spots! Dont lose faith.” The pro was not alone – other fans voiced their disappointments as well, such as one user who exclaimed, “What an absolute joke the last few dlc characters have been trash add this “character” to that list.” Another player agreed and said, “What kind of trash is this. Where’s our Sora, 2B, or Dante. Bro nobody want this.”

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Smash Ultimate fans were not happy with the Minecraft reveal, either.

Popular fighting game content creator Maximilian ‘Maximilian Dood’ Christiansen also shared his disappointment on YouTube. “I don’t f**king believe it. I’m going to turn this stream off right now. Going to turn this s**t off. I get it. An iconic character. I get it. I genuinely understand Sakurai, it doesn’t mean I have to like it. But I understand.”

Despite the negative reactions, not everyone was down on the Minecraft DLC. Team Liquid’s Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby praised the announcement and said, “This wild ride is exactly what I paid for with Fighter’s Pass 2. Give me chaos, no boring expected reveals.” Legendary Smash pro Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris also celebrated the reveal by changing his profile pic to the Minecraft fighter and tweeted, “I changed my mind” in response to a 2019 tweet he had made about the Mojang title.

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Smash pros weighed in.

Regardless of how you feel about the new DLC fighter, there is no denying that Minecraft has become one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time. So much so that in 2014, Microsoft dropped over $2.4 billion to acquire it.


Smash Ultimate is, at the end of the day, a celebration of the industry. As many players pointed out, the Mojang mascot’s inclusion was surely inevitable given the property’s importance.