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Smash Ultimate is bringing Resident Evil characters to the fight

Published: 27/Nov/2019 5:51 Updated: 27/Nov/2019 6:08

by Brad Norton

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Four characters from the popular Resident Evil franchise are making their way to Smash Bros. Ultimate in the form of collectible Spirits.

With over 1,300 Spirits available in the latest iteration of the Smash Bros. series, Nintendo has seemingly run the gamut of niche characters from first-party titles. 

Continuing to branch out and implement Spirits from associated games such as Persona 5 and SimCity for instance, the popular fighting game is set to introduce a slew of brand-new collectibles from the Resident Evil series.

Capcom - Resident Evil 2 (2019)The 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2 helped push the series back into the spotlight.

Announced in a November 26 post from Nintendo Versus, characters from various Resident Evil games will be made available for a limited-time as collectible Spirits in Smash Bros. Ultimate. 

Original Resident Evil protagonist Chris Redfield will be joined by Leon Kennedy, Albert Wesker, and Jill Valentine on November 29.

“Conquer the looming fear!” The reveal said before indicating that the characters will only be available for a brief five-day period. 


Spirits accompany players into battle, providing an assortment of stat boosts and bonus attributes. The difference in challenge and rarity will determine just how costly the new spirits may be.

Until the characters are made available however, there’s no discerning quite how resourceful they may prove to be. From Attack, Shield, and Grab to Neutral based Spirits, players will have to unlock the new Resident Evil collectibles to gauge their value.

Unfortunately for die-hard fans of the staple horror series, the inclusion of Leon as a Spirit almost guarantees that no Resident Evil character will be added as a playable fighter in the near future.

Nintendo - Smash Bros. UltimateA look at a catalog of unlocked Spirits in Smash Bros. Ultimate.

These Resident Evil additions come hot off the heels of new Pokemon Sword and Shield Spirits that were introduced on November 21 and available through until November 26

There’s no telling what popular gaming hallmark will receive the Spirit treatment down the line but with third-party titles sharing the spotlight of late, any series could be the next target. 

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Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

Made a Smash Tournament Venue in Animal Crossing New Horizons! from smashbros

Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.