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Upcoming Smash Ultimate DLC fighter apparently “leaked”

Published: 5/Apr/2020 19:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new rumor has circulated regarding the identity of an upcoming Smash Ultimate DLC character as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2.

According to a new report by VGCultureHQ, Bigby Wolf from Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us will be a future DLC character.

The rumor first began after dubious leaker Marcus Sellars claimed on Twitter that Bigby Wolf would be joining the roster as one of the characters in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

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A report claims Bigby Wolf will join the Smash roster.

While this claim by itself may not have been reliable, VGCultureHQ Editor-In-Chief Morgan Lewis backed it up. “Here at VGCultureHQ, we can confirm that yes, Bigby Wolf is indeed joining the roster and will be one of the latter releases on the fighter pass,” he reported.

That said, it’s unclear if this reveal will be directly after the ARMS character is released or sometime in the future, with five spots still remaining in the pass.

Dexerto has been unable to verify this report, but it does seem questionable given series creator Masahiro Sakurai’s comments on characters who are not originally from video games.

Technically, The Wolf Among Us is based on the Fables comic book series. On September 12, 2019, at the Japan Game Awards, Sakurai explained why certain characters won’t make it to Smash.

“I get all these kinds of requests from abroad like, where is my beloved Iron Man? Where is my beloved Goku? However, Smash will only have content from video games in it,” he stated.

If Bigby Wolf was in fact added to Smash, this would be the first time a non-video game character joined the roster and would contradict Sakurai’s comments.

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Will Bigby Wolf actually be part of Fighters Pass Volume 2?

With the first Fighters Pass Volume 2 character slot going to ARMS, one has to wonder just who will be next. Major franchises such as Crash Bandicoot, Devil May Cry, and Halo have been top contenders for a character to appear in the second pass given their status as long-standing third-party franchises.

The Wolf Among Us is certainly out of left field. We’ll just have to wait and see if this leak ends up being real, but with the pass not concluding until 2021, we may be waiting for quite some time.

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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.