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Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass 2 cards hint at possible DLC release

Published: 3/Mar/2020 20:57

by Michael Gwilliam


The Japanese Smash Bros Ultimate website now lists physical cards for the first Fighters Pass, as well as Volume 2, suggesting that another fighter may be arriving soon.

The cards in question contain codes for all six of the yet-to-be-announced fighters still to come, and even come packaged in the game’s signature invitation letter.

Whenever a new character is announced, they are featured in a trailer where they receive an invitation letter,  just like the one packaged in with the cards.

Who will the upcoming fighters be?

However, the most intriguing part of the package is its release date.

According to the Japanese website, the cards will go on sale beginning Monday, March 23rd. Considering Byleth was released on January 16, ample time would have passed between the last character and these cards.

Thus, it’s possible that the cards’ release could coincide with an announcement of the game’s newest fighter.

The second Fighters Pass will feature six new characters and six new stages.

Additionally, rumors have been circulating about a Nintendo Direct airing in March. What better way to reveal the sixth Smash Ultimate fighter than during a Nintendo Direct broadcast to hype up the new addition and the DLC cards?

While the cards themselves do not provide any clues as to the identity of the mysterious sixth DLC fighter, a leaker who correctly claimed Byleth would be the fifth fighter also claimed that Crash Bandicoot would be next up.

Considering the fact that Crash is highly requested in both North America and Japan, it’s looking even more likely that the Bandicoot will be joining the roster – if not as the sixth fighter, then at some point, eventually.

Will Crash be the sixth fighter?

Another fan-favorite in the east and west is Devil May Cry’s Dante, who was the second-most requested character in Japan after Kingdom Hearts’ Sora. Could he be coming to Smash as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2?

Luckily, March 23 is right around the corner, so we won’t have long to wait to see if a new fighter or Nintendo Direct is announced.


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


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.