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Smash Ultimate leaker debunks multiple DLC fighter rumors in new update

Published: 28/Nov/2019 21:37 Updated: 28/Nov/2019 23:13

by Michael Gwilliam

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High profile Smash Ultimate leaker Vergeben has dropped another nugget of information regarding the identity of the mysterious fifth DLC fighter.

Vergeben, who has a long history of accurate Super Smash Bros leaks, has not openly stated who the next fighter will be, but instead has been dismissing character rumors altogether. In his most recent update on November 28, he dropped a huge bombshell of news.

Posting on the GameFAQs forums, the leaker revealed the next fighter wouldn’t be Rayman, Desmond Miles from Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher, a hacker from Watch Dogs or any character from Dragon Slayer.

This is because, according to Vergeben, “Fighter 5 isn’t from Ubisoft or Falcom.”

UbisoftNot today, Sam.

The news is quite unfortunate, as Ubisoft has worked with Nintendo before with the crossover title “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.” The two companies have a healthy relationship and it would have been nice to see any of the Ubisoft stars, of which there are many, makes their way into Smash.

As for Nihon Falcom, the Japanese company is mostly known for its role-playing games, notably The Legend of Heroes.

While the leak may spell doom as far as fighter five is concerned, there is always the possibility that a character from a franchise owned by either company makes it into the game at a later date, possibly as part of a second Fighters Pass.

UbisoftAssassin’s Creed rumors were killed in the night.

Between the likes of reliable leakers Vergeben and Sabi, there have been numerous fighter five disconfirms, including Dante, Doomguy, Geno, Ryu Hayabusa, and Gordon Freeman.

However, there are still some rumors that haven’t wholly been debunked yet. On September 19, Scott Menville, the voice of Lloyd Irving in Tales of Symphonia, said he signed an NDA for a new project that some suspected to be Smash.

Another possible fan-favorite is, of course, Halo’s Master Chief. While it would be crazy to think that Microsoft’s mascot could make it to Smash, the American company has worked with Nintendo in allowing them to use Banjo-Kazooie as a fighter.

UbisoftRayman will have to wait according to a well-known Smash leaker.

Only time will tell if the upcoming character is leaked beforehand or if we’ll only find out when Nintendo reveals their hand.

It’s expected that fighter five will be revealed at The Game Awards on December 12, the same event where Nintendo unveiled Persona’s Joker as DLC in 2018.

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New Smash Ultimate fighter theory rules out fan-favorites as next DLC

Published: 25/Nov/2020 19:11 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 19:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new theory in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate community suggests that the next DLC character won’t be one of the popular favorites for Fighters Pass Volume 2.

The theory has to do with the latest tournament event announced by Nintendo. As revealed on November 24, the upcoming tournament will only feature fighters who have a form of headwear such as a hat or helmet.

Normally these events come and go with fans not really reading too much into them, but there is a good chance that Nintendo would want a new fighter to partake in an event such as this.

Basically, if the next DLC fighter was going to be a character such as Doom Slayer, Geno or Ryu Hayabusa, they would have qualified for this event. As such, it would have made more sense to save this tournament until after they released.

Over on the popular forum Smashboards, fans started speculating what this could mean for future DLC.

“The tourney suggests that the next fighter does NOT have a hat, since they cannot be included,” wrote user Aerospherology.

“Considering Mega Man is also there, this includes helmets too,” another pointed out.

Megaman attacks in Smash
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The headgear event includes helmets such as Megaman’s.

User pupNapoleon further noted that this would rule out Master Chief, Doom Guy, Excite Biker, Balloon Fighter and Mach Rider.

Furthermore, when considering full hoods, Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion and Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa get deconfirmed.

Smash Ultimate DLC fighters spots
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There are still four more DLC spots left.

While the odds seem to definitely be against Geno for now, on the bright side, this could be a good sign for a fighter such as Crash Bandicoot who has long been rumored for Smash DLC.

Of course, this is still just a theory and it’s more than possible that the next fighter ends up coming with a hat or helmet. Nonetheless, it’s something to consider when thinking about just who the eighth DLC character to join the Smash Ultimate roster will actually be.