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Smash Ultimate DLC fighters will apparently be delayed due to Coronavirus

Published: 17/Mar/2020 16:16

by Michael Gwilliam

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We may be waiting longer than expected for upcoming Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighters due to the coronavirus, according to a leaked column by series creator Masahiro Sakurai.

A translation of the column by journalist PushDustIn revealed that the piece was all about how the virus was impacting development on Smash, with an emphasis on the six yet-to-be-released characters.

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He added that, while the full column wasn’t released yet, things may not be fully contextualized. Nonetheless, there were definitely some major concerns for anyone hoping to get their hands on a new fighter this March or April.

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Smash Ultimate DLC may be taking longer than expected.

The translation stated that Sakurai had plans to present information about the new fighter or fighters to publishers, but now those plans have been put on hold.

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PushDustIn explained that Japanese doesn’t have plurals like English, so it wasn’t clear if he was talking about one character or multiple. That said, there are still six DLC characters to be released as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2, so it could have been several.

He continued to explain that if someone at the office had coronavirus, the whole building would be shut down and development in general would be halted.

However, there is a chance that Nintendo will still announce new fighter(s) as scheduled, even though no development work would be proceeding.

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PushDustIn added an interesting point: columns are usually written a week or two in advance, so the situation may have changed drastically from then until now.

There have been many rumors about the identity of the sixth DLC fighter and when they will be announced or released. As Dexerto was first to report, a leaker who correctly said Byleth would be the fifth DLC character also claimed that Crash Bandicoot would be the sixth.

Aside from that leak, it’s anyone’s guess as to who the new fighter will be. Unlike fighter five, leakers have been quiet and not providing any details, even in the form of deconfirms like they were doing previously.

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Hopefully, the coronavirus situation gets under control so Nintendo can return to its normally scheduled DLC releases and development can resume as planned.

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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.