Smash Ultimate's latest event adds Warframe into the game's universe - Dexerto

Smash Ultimate’s latest event adds Warframe into the game’s universe

Published: 26/Feb/2020 6:04

by Andrew Amos


Warframe has made its shock entry into the Smash universe in the upcoming “Spirits in Black” event, with Lotus joining the roster as a spirit.

Lotus will now be able to guide you through Smash Ultimate as a spirit, with the so-called “Space Mom” of Warframe being added in the latest Spirits in Black event.

The Spirit Event, which will kick off on February 28, will run for five days, and will see players have the chance to battle her to obtain her powers.

The event was announced on the Japanese Smash. Bros account on February 25, leaving the community in hysterics. Lotus was featured front and center on the announcement, although she’s not the only spirit being released in this event.

Players will be able to pick Lotus up at 3am, 9am, 3pm, and 9pm local time, alongside Black Shadow from F-ZERO and other unannounced spirits.

Lotus is an advanced spirit with 1590 power at level 1, and can be enhanced at level 99, with rumors that she can evolve into Natah. However, not much else is known about the spirit and her powers yet, so players will have to wait until they battle her to find out just what she is really capable of.

Lotus’ spirit announcement also paves the way for a possible Warframe fighter in the future. Whether a Warframe Tenno makes it way in, or someone from the Corpus or another race, there’s plenty of classes to choose from.

With six slots left in the Smash Ultimate fighter pass before Sakurai and others wrap up the development of the game, the community is waiting to see who’ll get one of the hotly contested spots.

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon was very keen to get one of his franchises’ characters in the game, although some possible fighters, like Sora from Kingdom Hearts, have already been ruled out.

The Spirits in Black event, featuring Lotus, kicks off on February 28, and will run for five days until Tuesday, March 3.


Animal Crossing player’s crazy Smash Ultimate tournament venue goes viral

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


An Animal Crossing New Horizons player designed a brilliant Smash Ultimate tournament venue in-game, and many fans are absolutely loving it.

The global health crisis really hurt LAN events for Smash Ultimate and other fighting games in 2020. Many venues that thrived off hosting events suffered immensely, and while players have been missing in-person competitions, that didn’t stop one player from recreating a tournament venue within Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing is chock full of materials and objects that work well to design a fighting game venue, and Redditor ‘timshady11’ made good use of them for their creation.

Anyone who has ever been to a weekly tournament at a bar, restaurant or arcade is familiar with the general layout. You have the front desk for signups and registration, numerous setups for people to compete and a spot designated for streaming high-profile matchups.

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The Smash scene got a bit beaten up.

In this case, timshady11 included all of those things and then some. As you can see in the video, there is a desk area by the entrance with a laptop and Smash Ultimate book to keep track of tournament entrees.

Moving on from there, the venue has all sorts of desks with two chairs, a monitor and a Nintendo Switch. In total, we count six of these non-featured setups, which is a respectable number for a weekly event.

The venue also has numerous arcade cabinets, vending machines, booths, couches, and of course, a stream setup. That section is pretty well-made with cameras, a computer, and three couches in the vicinity for observers.

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Users on Reddit were certainty impressed with the creation. “Awesome! The aesthetic is cozy and cool, really like the vibe overall,” one complimented.

“This is amazing! It made me really nostalgic for IRL tournaments tho,” another remarked with a frowny face emoji.

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Smash players have been missing LAN events.

If you want to visit the island for yourself, timshady11 revealed it as: DA-3428-2657-9989.

While Smash tournaments have been forced to move online, hopefully, players will get the opportunity to return to their venues in the foreseeable future and duke it out in person once again. Until then, at least there’s always the Animal Crossing island to tide us over.