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Smash Ultimate mods turns Joker into Toy Story’s Woody with Buzz Arsene

Published: 7/Sep/2020 20:02

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Super Smash Bros Ultimate mod adds Woody from Toy Story to the roster in place of Joker and transforms Arsene into Buzz Lightyear.

Smash mods are extremely popular and normally very well done. The unique skin mods in particular keep movesets of fighters the same while completely changing up their appearance with some incredible results.

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This latest mod is no different, as Persona’s Joker gets morphed into Woody  – and it actually looks surprisingly natural.

Joker’s movements amusingly lend themselves well to the ragdoll style of Woody. In the ever-popular Disney movies, the character is seen flying every which way and being knocked about. The same happens quite frequently in Smash, which adds a level of charm to the mod.

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Buzz Lighryear and Woody from Toy Story in Smash Ultimate
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Buzz becomes Arsene with this mod.

Perhaps the best part of all, however, is how instead of summoning Arsene, Woody gets Buzz Lightyear as his companion – another nice touch.

As you can see in the video, uploaded by Dylan Zimmerman, the Buzz is stuck in a relatively stationary position, but attacks with Woody, just as Arsene does, to inflict maximum damage.

The modder, LN 310 SSBU, even changed the cat Morgana to one of the Pizza Planet aliens – just another small attention to detail that some may miss upon first glance.

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Unfortunately, the mod doesn’t include any Toy Story voice lines, so the immersion is strictly visual. That being said, the Toy Story theme does play on the victory screen, so that’s a neat aspect, all things considered. Hopefully one day, the modders can add some additional tools to perfect the experience.

Smash Ultimate already has one of the largest rosters out of any fighting game on the planet, so the fact that mods exist only boost those numbers – and there’s more to come, too.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 is still ongoing, which means five more characters will officially be joining the roster. While their identities are unknown, there’s no telling how modders will reskin them for our pleasure.

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Smash Ultimate community divided over Minecraft Steve fighter reveal

Published: 1/Oct/2020 18:39 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was left divided after it was revealed that Minecraft protagonist Steve would be the next character to join the fight. While some were excited for the major crossover, others – including esports pros – were less enthusiastic about the upcoming DLC.

Smash Bros Ultimate made its debut in 2018, and over two years later has continued to evolve into what is the biggest franchise crossover in gaming history. From Persona to Final Fantasy – the Nintendo Switch title has it all.

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On October 1, it was announced that Mojang’s iconic Minecraft series would be the next join the beloved fighting game. However, not everyone in the community is thrilled about Steve’s inclusion, including EVO champion Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ Pérez.

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The iconic Minecraft protagonist joins Smash Ultimate as its next fighter.

Smash community torn over Minecraft DLC fighter

On October 1, Nintendo announced that Smash Ultimate’s next DLC would be Steve from Minecraft. This marks the second collaboration that Microsoft has had with the title, as Banjo & Kazooie was added in 2019.

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While many fans were excited by the iconic mascot’s addition to the roster, others were left conflicted over the Mojang protagonist’s inclusion.

For instance, popular esports pro and 2019 EVO champion, MkLeo, took to social media to voice his disappointment. “OK! i decided to not post my reaction to this bs cuz minecraft fans are gonna come after me for not liking this thing omg so pissed.”

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MkLeo wasn’t enthusiastic about the Minecraft DLC.

The Joker main also added, “its ok, there are still 4 spots! Dont lose faith.” The pro was not alone – other fans voiced their disappointments as well, such as one user who exclaimed, “What an absolute joke the last few dlc characters have been trash add this “character” to that list.” Another player agreed and said, “What kind of trash is this. Where’s our Sora, 2B, or Dante. Bro nobody want this.”

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Smash Ultimate fans were not happy with the Minecraft reveal, either.

Popular fighting game content creator Maximilian ‘Maximilian Dood’ Christiansen also shared his disappointment on YouTube. “I don’t f**king believe it. I’m going to turn this stream off right now. Going to turn this s**t off. I get it. An iconic character. I get it. I genuinely understand Sakurai, it doesn’t mean I have to like it. But I understand.”

Despite the negative reactions, not everyone was down on the Minecraft DLC. Team Liquid’s Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby praised the announcement and said, “This wild ride is exactly what I paid for with Fighter’s Pass 2. Give me chaos, no boring expected reveals.” Legendary Smash pro Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris also celebrated the reveal by changing his profile pic to the Minecraft fighter and tweeted, “I changed my mind” in response to a 2019 tweet he had made about the Mojang title.

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Smash pros weighed in.

Regardless of how you feel about the new DLC fighter, there is no denying that Minecraft has become one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time. So much so that in 2014, Microsoft dropped over $2.4 billion to acquire it.

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Smash Ultimate is, at the end of the day, a celebration of the industry. As many players pointed out, the Mojang mascot’s inclusion was surely inevitable given the property’s importance.