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Smash Ultimate website update hints at new DLC fighter announcement

Published: 13/Jul/2020 22:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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As rumors of a July Nintendo Direct and a new Smash Ultimate fighter spread, a little update on the game’s official website may have provided a small clue for a possible DLC reveal.

When a new fighter pack is added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate, the website will add a “new” label over “fighters” and “stages” on the homepage.

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After ARMS’ Min Min was added to the game on June 29, the “new” label showed up like normal, but as of July 13, it has since vanished.

The update was first noticed by Twitter user ‘Shadowedgy,’ who screengrabbed the observation.

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“I believe Byleth’s was there up until Min Min was revealed,” they said. “Fighter number 7 being revealed soon?”

Alone, this information may not be a huge deal, and Nintendo could just be updating the site more frequently however, when you factor in other rumors that have surfaced lately, there could be more to this.

Will Fighter 77 be revealed at a July Nintendo Direct?

As Dexerto previously reported, multiple leakers with good track records have claimed that there will be a Nintendo Direct soon, with one outright saying it would be on July 20.

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Banjo in Smash Ultimate
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Banjo and Hero were announced for Smash at E3 2019.

A Nintendo Direct would be an ideal time to announce a new DLC fighter, as it’s something the company has done before. Additionally, with E3 canceled this year, it’s possible that they had plans to show off more characters.

Looking back to 2019, two DLC fighters were announced at E3 in the form of Banjo and Hero. While they both released a bit after the presentation, Nintendo has shown they are willing to unveil DLC months in advance.

There are still five more DLC characters to be released as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2, so it’s anyone’s guess who they will be or who the next one is. One theory is that Nintendo will announce Fighter 77 as Geno from Super Mario RPG in July as it’s the seventh month of the year.

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We’ll just have to wait and see and with July almost mid-way done, we won’t have that much longer to go.

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.