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Upcoming Smash Ultimate preview hints at imminent Terry Bogard release

Published: 5/Nov/2019 2:23 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 2:47

by Brad Norton

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After a litany of leaks and community theories, the fourth DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally been confirmed by Nintendo ahead of an in-depth livestream.

Terry Bogard of Fatal Fury is the fourth DLC Fighter in Smash Ultimate and an upcoming livestream is set to breakdown every detail about the latest addition to the stacked roster.

While a recently filed trademark had confirmed suspicions that Terry Bogard would be added in November, an official post from Nintendo has all but locked in the imminent release date.

In a November 4 Tweet, Nintendo Versus unveiled that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director, Masahiro Sakurai, would soon be hosting a “roughly 45-minute video livestream” to break down the latest DLC Fighter.

Scheduled to commence at 5AM PT on November 6, the broadcast will give the community an “in-depth look at upcoming DLC Fighter, Terry Bogard from the FATAL FURY series!”

Following in the footsteps of popular DLC Fighters, Terry Bogard will join Piranha Plant, Joker from Persona 5, Hero from Dragon Quest XI, and Rare’s very own Banjo & Kazooie.

If an imminent release is indeed following the upcoming broadcast, there’s a very good chance that the Fighter will be tournament legal for upcoming events. Even as soon as the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Open hosted by Nintendo themselves on November 9-10.

Furthermore, the post also revealed that a brand new update would be coming in the very near future. “This update will include fighter adjustments, meaning replay data from previous versions will be incompatible.”

Which characters will be updated remains to be seen, however it is best to convert your replay files to videos before the update erases them forever.

The official Smash Bros. website has also been updated to reflect the recent announcement, highlighting Terry Bogard as the 74th fighter to be added in Smash Ultimate.

Additionally, the listing confirmed that the new fighter will be added to the game in November, meaning that the Smash community won’t have to wait long at all to get their hands on the latest character. 

If tradition is to be upheld, DLC Fighters have always been added to the roster immediately following character breakdowns, therefore, Terry Bogard could be playable shortly after Sakurai’s broadcast comes to an end. With server maintenance scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, it’s entirely likely that we see the Fighter added throughout this downtime.

While Terry is the fourth DLC Fighter to be added into the world of Smash Bros, the fighting game community has already been hotly anticipating future additions.

Leaks originally hinted that Fortnite character Jonesy would be an upcoming Fighter, however recent reveals have indicated that Ryu Hayabusa of Ninja Gaiden fame, could be the fifth DLC Fighter.

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Ryan Garcia challenges Super Smash Bros pro MkLeo to $30k wager match

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:48 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:58

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Ryan Garcia might be a professional in the boxing ring, but now he’s looking to step into the Super Smash Bros. scene and take on one of the most dominant champions, MkLeo.

Ryan Garcia has been making headlines for the wrong reasons lately. However, it looks like he wants to turn a new leaf and win over some fans in the Super Smash Bros. community.

Surprisingly, he has been a dedicated fan and player of the game for many years now. “My love for smash started with [Super Smash Bros. Melee],” he said. “I watched the documentary and been playing ever since.” 

Ryan Garcia has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with Nintendo after they shut down The Big House. Now, it seems like he’s willing to put on a spectacle for the community and take on one of the biggest names in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Ryan Garcia is one of the best boxers in his division.

“I challenge MkLeo to [a] 30,000$ [Super Smash Bros.] match,” he said.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, he also called for it to be a best-of-two series, meaning fans would get more of a show.

Leonardo López ‘MkLeo’ Pérez is widely considered to be the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player. He’s always risen above and beyond any challenge, and it wasn’t any different this time around. “Hey, I’m down to make this happen,” he said.

Naturally, he’d be the heavy favorite in Super Smash Bros. It’s the equivalent of him stepping into a ring against Ryan Garcia, except the other way around. Still, Ryan Garcia was keen to get the ball rolling and asked him to “set a date.”

So, it seems like the two of them have made a gentlemen’s agreement over the bout. Keep in mind, though, that nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made. 

Still, it’s an exciting prospect and one that Super Smash Bros. fans from all around the world are looking forward to.

Of course, they expect it to be heavily one-sided, but Ryan Garcia might have a couple of tricks up his sleeve.