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Smash Ultimate: How to watch Sakurai presents Sephiroth stream

Published: 16/Dec/2020 17:33

by Michael Gwilliam

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Final Fantasy 7’s Sephiroth shocked the world when he was announced as the eighth Smash Ultimate DLC fighter at The Game Awards. Now, series creator Masahiro Sakurai has a special presentation planned for the edgy swordsman.

Sephiroth is considered by many to be the best video game antagonist of all time, so the fact he’s getting added to Smash is a big treat for fans of Nintendo’s flagship fighter and Final Fantasy.

The reveal trailer for Sephiroth showed off some bits and pieces of his kit for Smash Ultimate including his Up Smash, Neutral B and Down-Air but there are still a lot of moves the community doesn’t know about.

As usual, Sakurai will have a presentation where the Smash Director goes through all of the fighter’s moves, background and more news related to the game.

Sephiroth attacks Captain Falcon
Nintendo
Sephiroth packs a punch.

When and where is Sakurai presents Sephiroth?

The stream will begin on December 17 at 2PM PT, 5PM ET or 11PM CET depending on where you’re watching from.

Just like with other presentations, it’s likely that this will be filmed from Sakurai’s own house, as what happened with Min-Min and Minecraft Steve.

Additionally, you can watch the broadcast live on Nintendo’s YouTube channels.

What will the presentation be about?

Sakurai will be going over the history of Sephiroth, his moves, alternate costumes, stage, Final Smash and more.

The Smash creator should also be playing the character for himself by going through the fighter’s Classic Mode route or some other game mode. Plus, Sephiroth’s release date will be revealed.

In the past, these presentations have also featured Mii Fighter announcements too, so be on the lookout for those near the end of the broadcast.

Sephiroth in Smash Bros
Nintendo
He will never be a memory.

The presentation is said to last roughly 35 minutes, which isn’t too out of the ordinary considering Min-Min’s stream was about the same.

Will another fighter be revealed?

Sadly, Sephiroth will be the only focus of the presentation. According to a translation by content creator PushDustIn, the Japanese video description states that the video will only be for Sephiroth.

That said, as we previously mentioned, Mii Fighters should be shown off too, so hopefully at least one of those piques your interest.

We cannot wait to see what else Sakurai has in store for us with Fighters Pass Volume 2 as Sephiroth really caught the community off-guard with his inclusion.

Apex Legends

Who is Fuse in Apex Legends? Season 8 Legend abilities, release date, origin story

Published: 18/Jan/2021 20:55 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 21:13

by Calum Patterson

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Fuse has finally been confirmed as the new Legend that will be added in Season 8 of Apex Legends, and while his abilities have not been revealed yet, there are quite a few leaks and teasers that give a good idea as to what they are.

Apex Legends Season 8 – called Mayhem – is expected to drop around the two-year anniversary of the game’s launch, on February 2, 2021, and along with the flurry of new content and changes comes a brand new Legend, Fuse.

Fuse will have a lot of expectations to live up to, as the most recent new character, Horizon, released in the strongest state of any post-launch character.

Whether this new recruit will instantly become part of the meta remains to be seen, but their leaked abilities might give us some indication. Here’s everything we know about the next character in line to be added.

Who is the Season 8 Legend?

Fuse in Apex Legends Season 8.
Respawn Entertainment
Meet Fuse, the new Legend for Apex Legends Season 8!

After weeks of speculation, Respawn finally announced on January 18 that Fuse would indeed be the new Legend added for Season 8: Mayhem. They describe the character as one that “doesn’t lack confidence, but often lacks a plan. He’s a blow-up first ask-questions-later kinda guy.”

Fuse’s origin story is quite an explosive one; he’s from a planet called Salvo and made a name for himself winning pit fights and other similar fighting competitions. Eventually, it gets revealed that he’s been chosen to compete in the Apex Games, a decision that his longtime (and jealous) friend doesn’t appreciate.

In the S8 ‘Stories from the Outlands’ video, Fuse and his friend get into a skirmish until she tosses a grenade between them, with the subsequent explosion costing the explosives expert his arm, which is why he sports a robotic one in the Apex Games.

What are Fuse’s abilities? Leaks & teasers

As mentioned above, Respawn did not reveal Fuse’s ability kit when announcing him as the S8 Legend, so we’ll have to wait until the devs decide to roll out those details. Until then, there’s enough info out there, in leaks and teasers, for us to piece the puzzle together a bit.

From the character’s name and marketing, it’s clear that his abilities feature explosives and explosions, which makes sense considering that in-game teasers already suggest as much. Here’s a look at the teaser for his Ultimate.

This ability was part of a leak that surfaced in early 2021 containing the Legend’s other powers. The Ult is apparently going to be named Firebomb (fitting, considering the teaser above) while his Tactical is called Projectile Grenade, likely involving that golden grenade he’s shown with throughout the trailer.

  • Tactical: Projectile Grenade
  • Ultimate: Firebomb

Sound files for the abilities were also found and leaked by Biast12.

What’s perhaps most interesting is that these abilities seem to line up with a Legend concept that was first posted back in May 2019 on Reddit – with the name of the concept also called ‘Fuse’.

This concept by a fan was also called an ‘explosives expert’, so it seems possible that Respawn could have taken inspiration from this character idea. This is what the concept looked like (note this is a fan-made concept – not the official Fuse Legend).

Fuse concept in Apex Legends
Reddit: u/designty
This fan-made concept for a Legend called Fuse was very popular back in 2019.

It won’t be long until Respawn reveal the official names and details for all three of Fuse’s abilities, but these leaks and teasers give us a pretty clear idea of the type of character he will be in the Apex Games.

For more information about next season, including the new weapon and Kings Canyon map changes, make sure to check out our Season 8 Mayhem info page.