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Trademark reveals release date for Smash Ultimate’s 4th DLC fighter Terry Bogard

Published: 30/Oct/2019 18:44 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 17:33

by Dustin Steiner


The release date for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s fourth DLC character Terry Bogard, hailing from the SNK series Fatal Fury and King of Fighters, may have been revealed thanks to a trademark leak. 

UPDATE – November 1 at 1:30 PM EST

Nintendo has indicated that there will be maintenance on servers from Wednesday, November 6 at 4:50 PM PST until 7:30 PM. It’s possible that Terry may arrive during this window. This would line up with how other fighters have been released.

The original story follows:

As pointed out on Twitter by NanaKarobi, a SNK Corporation trademark has been added to the upcoming event Smash by the Sword.  This trademark was not present in the previous event, Rise of the Tetriminos. 

The event kicks off on November 1, leading many to believe that the SNK fighter will make his debut that day, or soon thereafter. 

The Spirit of the Sword event runs from November 1st through November 4th. This means that Terry Bogard could make his debut on any of these days. The new DLC fighter will be available through the Fighters Pass for $24.99, as well as individually for $5.99. 

His stage, the King of Fighters arena, as well as a selection of tracks from the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series, will be included with purchase. 

The discovery of Terry’s release date through trademark is somewhat fitting, given that’s how it was discovered that he would be joining the roster in the first place. Before he was announced, SNK Corporation’s name was discovered at the bottom of the UK description for Fighter Pass 4, before being taken down from the site. 

This ramped up the speculation engine leading up to Terry’s announcement, with his inclusion being the frontrunner ahead of other SNK fighting game alumni. 

GameeXplainSNK has joined the ranks of companies trademarked at the bottom of events.

Terry’s full move set has yet to be revealed for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but so far we know that the iconic Buster Wolf and Power Wave will make an appearance. 

Other speculation has pointed at Rising Tackle being his Up+B special, among other special moves from Fatal Fury and King of Fighters.

Smash’s DLC has so far been met with mostly wide critical acclaim, with the exception of Dragon Quest representative Hero. He has drawn some critique for having too much RNG in his kit, something Terry is unlikely to mirror.

With Terry debuting on or around the start of November, he should be tournament legal for upcoming events, including the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Online Open ran by Nintendo on November 9-10, and Genesis 7 on January 24.


Smash Ultimate leaker explains why Nintendo won’t make Geno a fighter

Published: 18/Jan/2021 19:33

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Mario RPG’s Geno has been a Smash Ultimate fighter candidate for many years, and a Japanese leak gaining traction online may reveal why Nintendo hasn’t upgraded the puppet to a full character.

While Geno became a Mii Fighter starting with Smash 4 on Wii U and then again in Ultimate, fans have wanted the character to be something more. Numerous fan groups dedicated to getting the RPG character in Smash have sprung up, and it seems like Nintendo is aware of his popularity.

The question then, of course, is why isn’t Geno in Smash Ultimate if the fan support is so high? After all, favorites such as Banjo, Ridley, and King K Rool were added to Ultimate, so why not Geno?

Well, according to a Japanese leaker who correctly stated that Steve from Minecraft and Dragon Quest’s Hero were coming to the game, Nintendo is confused about where his support is coming from.

Steve in Smash Ultimate
The leaker correctly said Steve was coming to Smash.

In a 2018 post on the 5ch site, the leaker claimed that all Nintendo is hearing is “put him in Smash” with little to no support for a remake or new Super Mario RPG title.

“Developers are confused about this whole Smash fever situation,” the leaker claimed. “Especially from the third party side, they don’t want their characters to be established as ‘Smash’ characters, and the occasional requests for a new game are always associated with Smash representation.”

This is an interesting point and it’s easy to see why developers would look at Geno – a character from a one-off Square Enix RPG – and not want him viewed as anything more than a Smash fighter.

Geno costume SSBU
Geno is nothing more than a Mii fighter.

“This kind of attitude from fans are making the devs unsure of their real intentions,” the leak continued, noting how the internet demographic is loud and there’s no indication if fans really want the series revived.

“They just couldn’t take a chance on developing a whole new game by having Smash come in first,” it states.

If this leak is true, then it doesn’t bode well for Geno ever being added to a Smash game as anything other than a Mii fighter or Spirit.

Of course, as always, take these posts with a grain of salt, but given the leaker’s track record, there could very well be some truth to it.