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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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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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.