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Undertale’s Sans is in Smash Ultimate – kind of

Published: 5/Sep/2019 0:38 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 1:10

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Undertale’s Sans has joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster with the 5.0.0 update – but there’s a twist.

September 4 saw a Nintendo Direct worth writing home about – fans got Nintendo Online SNES games, Banjo Kazooie in Smash, Overwatch on Switch, and more.

Undertale’s Sans was another character added to the Smash Ultimate roster, but not in the way you’d expect.

Undertale in Smash

After the Direct, Smash director Masuhiro Sakurai showed off new features coming to the game – including Sans from Undertale. No, he’s not a playable hero, but rather a skin for the Mii Fighter character.

In a tweet from the pixel art game’s creator, Toby Fox detailed how he is really happy to see his creation in a Nintendo game, and that the character will come with a special music track composed by him.

“Yes. It’s true. You’ll be able to buy a Mii Gunner costume of Sans in Smash Brothers Ultimate later today! It’ll come with a special arrangement of Megalovania composed by me. It’s a huge honor to have something I created in Smash. Thank you so much Mr. Sakurai!!!” he said.

He then explained how he’d met the fighting game’s director in person, and that it was one of the best experiences of his life.

“I wrote more beforehand but I’m so shocked that Sakurai-san talked about our meeting. If he’s going to mention me, then I have to tell everyone that we listened to a CD of Smash music as he drove me home in his car (which I kept calling his Batmobile)” Fox tweeted.

“I didn’t have a translator with me so I had to use my own broken Japanese to talk about Smash. It was one of the most surreal (and fun) experiences of my life. I’ll never forget it.”

Could Undertale come to Smash properly?

While Sans is only available as a skin in Smash, a rumor from August 4 suggests that he might not be the only Undertale character making its way to the fighting game.

A ‘leak’ posted onto internet forum 4chan detailed that Frisk, the game’s main protagonist, will make their way to Smash as a main fighter. 

The leaker did claim that it was hero four though, who we now know is Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, but it can’t be ruled out now that we know more characters are coming after the Fighters Pass is done.

4chan / YouTube: BlockedContentThe alleged 4chan ‘leak’.
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Undertale released back in 2015, and has become an indie-game staple ever since, with a 10 out of 10 score on Steam and a 93% score on Metacritic.

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Smash Ultimate pro Tweek unveils new 9.0.2 fighter tier list

Published: 30/Nov/2020 17:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate pro Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey has revealed his newest tier list for patch 9.0.2, and it includes some pretty surprising fighter placements.

Tweek has been one of the top Smash players for quite some time and has been known to change up his characters, making him one of the biggest threats in any tournament.

While global health issues have shut down most LAN events in 2020, the TSM star still practices and shocks fans with highlight-reel plays on social media platforms and Twitch.

On November 29, the 22-year-old uploaded his newest tier list. While he admitted to not have given it “much effort”, the list still contains his general thoughts. So it’s likely that some fighters could probably be switched around ahead of others while remaining on the same tier.

Joker with Arsene in Smash.
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Joker takes the top spot on Tweek’s tier list.

First and foremost, the Smash star gave the top slot on the whole roster to Joker, who remains an elite fighter despite some nerfs to Arsene.

Even though no one has achieved the same level of success on Joker as the world’s top player Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez, the Persona character’s kit remains strong in the right hands. Not to mention that Arsene is one of the biggest threats and arguably the best passive ability in the game.

Just after Joker is Pikachu, who consistently remains a top tier in almost every Smash title. Thanks to his insane recovery and small hitbox, fighting a good Pikachu can be like trying to have a lightsaber duel with Yoda.

Surprisingly, Tweek placed Mario above Peach, Zero Suit Samus, and even one of his mains in Wario. It’s really unclear exactly why he feels this way, especially with Peach main Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris being just behind MKLeo in the PGR.

Hopefully, he ends up making a more detailed video with his thoughts so he can dig into why Mario is ahead of some of the game’s most elite characters.

Going a bit further down the list, Tweek has both of the game’s newest fighters with Steve and MinMin in B-tier. Steve has been a bit underwhelming since release, but no one has really risen up the ranks with the Minecraft fighter yet. Meanwhile, MinMin may be a major sleeper, but her weakness to close-quarters brawls may be holding her back.

Min Min grabs the ledge
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Min Min is stuck in B-tier for now.

Finally, the C-Tier is as you’d expect: Little Mac, Ganondorf, and Dr Mario round out the bottom three and for good reason: they all seriously lack recoveries. Hopefully, the next time there is a big balance update, those fighters get some quality buffs to their recoveries so they move up a tier or two.

It’s unlikely that we see another balance update until a new fighter is released. With The Game Awards on December 10, one could very well be announced there and released soon thereafter. Until then, however, expect patch 9.0.2 to remain the current meta for a bit, especially if no new fighter is revealed before the end of the year.