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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


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.


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.

Buzz Lighryear and Woody from Toy Story in Smash Ultimate
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.


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.


Minecraft Smash Ultimate leaker teases Ryu Hayabusa DLC fighter

Published: 6/Oct/2020 20:01

by Michael Gwilliam


An established Super Smash Bros Ultimate leaker who has leaked several of the game’s fighters before and after launch, including Minecraft’s Steve, has returned with some comments on Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa.

Vergeben, who is one of the most reputable leakers in the Smash community having leaked many of the game’s fighters, was asked about rumors of Hayabusa joining the roster.


The Ninja Gaiden protagonist has long been a fan-favorite to join the Nintendo fighting game, and has even been rumored. Amusingly, he had been discussed even before Fighters Pass Volume 2, along with Minecraft content.

“I remember you mentioned in the past that you heard that there were talks about Ryu Hayabusa being one of the fighters but in the end, he may have been delayed to enter the second wave of DLC,” a user remarked the leaker on GameFaqs.

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden in Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass Volume 2
Koei Tecmo/Nintendo
Ryu has been rumored for a long time.

“Now that Minecraft content finally came and as how Sakurai mentioned he reworked all stages to add the blocks gimmick to the game, it is possible that Hayabusa may also be coming?” the user asked.

To this, Vergeben simply replied: “Stay tuned?”

“I’ll keep looking into it. But the discussions did happen with Koei Tecmo in regards to Smash,” he continued, seemingly confirming that Koei Tecmo was in fact in talks to bring a character to the game.

Leaker comments on Ryu coming to Smash
The leaker has teased news coming with Koei Tecmo in Smash.

He further added that due to Nintendo’s positive relationship with Koei Tecmo, it’s unlikely that the discussions “ fell through and didn’t result in anything.”

As it’s been established, the discussions to get Minecraft into Smash took five years, so it’s clear that adding certain characters can be a long process.

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden staring at castle
Ninja Gaiden has a history on Nintendo consoles.

This all said, the discussions with Koei Tecmo may also have potentially resulted in a different representative joining Smash Ultimate such as a character from Dead or Alive, Fatal Frame, or even Dynasty Warriors.


Only time will tell if this ends up being yet another thing that Vergeben has been right about.