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Smash Ultimate theory claims Waluigi will be revealed at Nintendo Direct

Published: 14/Jul/2020 17:29

by Michael Gwilliam


A new Smash Ultimate theory suggesting that Waluigi will be the next DLC fighter has been gaining popularity online, with rumors of a July Nintendo Direct.

Luigi’s arch-rival has been a popular candidate for Smash Ultimate since before the game was even released. With Mario staples such as Luigi, Wario, Peach and Bowser already playable fighters, many thought that Waluigi would have joined the cast by now.

However, that could be changing soon if a new theory about Nintendo celebrating anniversaries turns out to be true, along with the recent July Direct leaks, of course.

As Dexerto has previously reported, a couple of known leakers claimed that a Nintendo Direct presentation will take place on July 20. This date is important because it lines up with the anniversary of an important title in Waluigi’s history.

On July 21, 2000, Mario Tennis was released for the Nintendo 64 in Japan. This game was the first to feature Luigi’s evil doppelganger.

What’s important to note is that when factoring timezones, a July 20 Nintendo Direct for North America could end up being July 21 for Japan and coincide with the twentieth birthday of Mario Tennis.

Could Nintendo use this milestone to reveal Waluigi for Smash? It’s certainly possible. Especially when you consider Waluigi’s history as an Assist Trophy.

Waluigi hits Luigi in Smash Ultimate
Waluigi’s tennis racket is his primary weapon as an Assist Trophy.

In Brawl, Smash 4 and Ultimate, he wields a tennis racket as a weapon – a clear reference to his debut in Mario Tennis.

Of course, it will be interesting to see what Nintendo decides to do if this character is added to Smash as he is already an Assist Trophy. What will happen to it?

As we know now due to Min Min’s release, Spirits can become playable fighters, but there’s no indication thus far that the same can be said about Assist Trophies.

Only time will tell if the July 20 Nintendo Direct leaks were true and if this Waluigi theory ends up coming to fruition.


xQc responds to Hungrybox’s Super Smash Bros challenge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:44

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has responded to Smash Bros pro Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma’s challenge of a game after the streamer had a few issues with the iconic Nintendo title. 

Just like plenty of Twitch’s other top streamers, xQc isn’t tied to one game. Sure, his fans would love to see him grinding Overwatch again, but the Canadian likes to dabble in other titles during his streams. 

Most recently, some fans got their wish as the former Overwatch League star decided to have a go at playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate online against other players. However, it didn’t work out all that well for xQc. 

The Canadian streamer let loose on his opponent, the connection, and how “trash” Smash is after a few issues with lag. However, Hungrybox wants to give him a helping hand and get xQc back playing Smash. 

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Hungrybox is considered one of the “Five Gods” of Smash.

After xQc started playing Smash during his November 27 stream, Hungrybox quickly floated a challenge out on Twitter. “@xQc let’s play smash this week,” he posted, sparking excitement from fans who wanted to see the pair go head-to-head. 

Though, xQc didn’t respond as quickly as some may have liked, taking a few hours to get back to the Smash star. 

When he did, however, he was seeking Hungrybox’s help rather than hitting him with some trash talk about a potential match. “You better teach me how to not get rolled by bottom 1% players,” the former Overwatch star replied. 

Seeing the pair join forces on one stream will, no doubt, delight fans of both – especially if Hungrybox is able to coach xQc up and turn him into a solid Smash player. 

Who knows, we might even see xQc ultimately take on Tyler1 after he managed to impress a number of Smash players with his performance against Hungrybox’s fellow pro MKLeo.