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Smash Ultimate leak reveals ARMS fighter and potential release date

Published: 11/May/2020 21:48

by Michael Gwilliam


The identity of the upcoming ARMS fighter in Super Smash Bros Ultimate along with their release date may have been revealed if a new leak is to be believed.

While it’s been known for some time that the first character in Fighters Pass Volume 2 would be from the ARMS series, their identity has been a mystery.

According to an anonymous poster on 4chan, Spring Man will be the next fighter with his alternate costumes being seven other characters from the game.

Spring Man will be the ARMS fighter according to the leaker.

This wouldn’t be the first time that alternate costumes have been separate characters. The most notable example of this is with Bowser JR’s outfits being the other Koopalings.

Spring Man has been widely speculated to be the upcoming character, as he’s considered to be the “face” of the series and already an assist trophy in Smash. It’s unclear what will happen to his assist trophy as an in-game item, however, and the leaker doesn’t elaborate.

According to the poster, the character reveal will begin where the Incineroar and Ken trailer ended. Nintendo has paid homage to prior trailers in the past when announcing newer fighters. For instance, when Banjo Kazooie was announced, his reveal took place after King K. Rool’s.

A poster on 4chan claims to know when the ARMS fighter is coming to Smash.

The leaker claims that Incineroar is “looking annoyed only for a fighter with lanky arms and legs drops down from the lighting setup” only for Spring Man to show up and emerge out of the shadows.

“[The] trailer ends with Incin on the floor with crossed eyes and tongue out and Spring Man looking smug,” the poster wrote.

What’s interesting about the supposed leak is the release date: June 16, 2020.

The ARMS fighter could be coming on June 16.

ARMS was originally released on the Nintendo Switch on June 16, 2017, so this would mark three years since the game hit shelves.

Even if the 4chan leak doesn’t turn out to be true, this particular date does seem quite plausible so fans should keep an eye out just in case.

It’s unclear who the next fighter after the ARMS character will be, but there have been many rumors and other supposed leaks ranging from Dante from Devil May Cry, Crash Bandicoot, and even a League of Legends champion.


Smash Ultimate pro Tweek unveils new 9.0.2 fighter tier list

Published: 30/Nov/2020 17:42

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Ultimate pro Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey has revealed his newest tier list for patch 9.0.2, and it includes some pretty surprising fighter placements.

Tweek has been one of the top Smash players for quite some time and has been known to change up his characters, making him one of the biggest threats in any tournament.

While global health issues have shut down most LAN events in 2020, the TSM star still practices and shocks fans with highlight-reel plays on social media platforms and Twitch.

On November 29, the 22-year-old uploaded his newest tier list. While he admitted to not have given it “much effort”, the list still contains his general thoughts. So it’s likely that some fighters could probably be switched around ahead of others while remaining on the same tier.

Joker with Arsene in Smash.
Joker takes the top spot on Tweek’s tier list.

First and foremost, the Smash star gave the top slot on the whole roster to Joker, who remains an elite fighter despite some nerfs to Arsene.

Even though no one has achieved the same level of success on Joker as the world’s top player Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez, the Persona character’s kit remains strong in the right hands. Not to mention that Arsene is one of the biggest threats and arguably the best passive ability in the game.

Just after Joker is Pikachu, who consistently remains a top tier in almost every Smash title. Thanks to his insane recovery and small hitbox, fighting a good Pikachu can be like trying to have a lightsaber duel with Yoda.

Surprisingly, Tweek placed Mario above Peach, Zero Suit Samus, and even one of his mains in Wario. It’s really unclear exactly why he feels this way, especially with Peach main Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris being just behind MKLeo in the PGR.

Hopefully, he ends up making a more detailed video with his thoughts so he can dig into why Mario is ahead of some of the game’s most elite characters.

Going a bit further down the list, Tweek has both of the game’s newest fighters with Steve and MinMin in B-tier. Steve has been a bit underwhelming since release, but no one has really risen up the ranks with the Minecraft fighter yet. Meanwhile, MinMin may be a major sleeper, but her weakness to close-quarters brawls may be holding her back.

Min Min grabs the ledge
Min Min is stuck in B-tier for now.

Finally, the C-Tier is as you’d expect: Little Mac, Ganondorf, and Dr Mario round out the bottom three and for good reason: they all seriously lack recoveries. Hopefully, the next time there is a big balance update, those fighters get some quality buffs to their recoveries so they move up a tier or two.

It’s unlikely that we see another balance update until a new fighter is released. With The Game Awards on December 10, one could very well be announced there and released soon thereafter. Until then, however, expect patch 9.0.2 to remain the current meta for a bit, especially if no new fighter is revealed before the end of the year.