Smash

Viral Smash Ultimate Halo video shows how Master Chief could be revealed

Published: 16/Dec/2020 0:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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Halo protagonist Master Chief has long been a popular candidate for Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC, and a new video shows how his reveal could work.

Fresh off The Game Awards announcement that Final Fantasy 7’s Sephiroth would be DLC fighter 8, a user on Reddit uploaded a clip that, just like the TGA announcement, remixes the continuity of Smash Ultimate footage.

Early on in Smash Ultimate’s World of Light, Galeem and numerous Master Hands attack the cast and imprison all the fighters except Kirby.

While Sephiroth’s reveal has The One Winged Angel cut down the boss and his minions, this fan-made Master Chief trailer starts just as Galeem begins his attack.

Galeem from Smash Ultimate
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Sephiroth doesn’t kill Galeem in this Chief reveal.

Right after Samus, Mewtwo, Zelda, Pikachu and Sonic get imprisoned as usual, the music cuts to that iconic Halo theme, and we can see Master Chief attempting to outrun the beams.

The scene itself with Master Chief running is actually taken from Halo 2 and the “Sorry, were you in the middle of something?” segment.

Amusingly, just as Sephiroth’s reveal and fight with Cloud paid homage to the film Advent Children, this reference to Halo 2 (which is considered to be the best in the series) could be great fan service.

Smash Bros Ultimate Master Chief (from your friends at /r/halo) from smashbros

While the edit cuts out right after Chief looks over his shoulder while running, this template would be a great way to seamlessly incorporate the Halo star to the Smash universe.

Best of all, there is still a very real chance that Master Chief ends up coming to Smash Ultimate, with Fighters Pass Volume 2 still having three characters yet to be announced.

The Xbox icon has been discussed for Smash quite a bit by both fandoms – and given the fact that Microsoft has let Banjo and Steve from Minecraft come to Nintendo’s flagship fighter, the door is certainly open.

In fact, right after Steve’s reveal, Xbox France was asked when Master Chief would come to Smash – and the Microsoft account replied, “He’s still waiting for his invitation.”

Hopefully, if Master Chief does in fact end up coming to Smash Ultimate, his reveal ends up being as good as the fan-made video, which has received many awards on Reddit since first being posted.

Overwatch

Sailor Moon x Disney crossover Overwatch skin is the perfect fit for Mercy

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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One dedicated Overwatch fan and Mercy stan has come up with an awesomely creative skin design for the hero that mixes Sailor Moon and the Disney classic Snow White all into one.

Concepts for fairytale skins have been a favorite of Overwatch players almost since the game was introduced. While there are even a few oficial ones in Overwatch now (like Red Riding Hood Ashe and Dragon Mercy), there’s no way Blizzard would be able to keep up with all the ideas floating around out there.

That hasn’t stopped the artistically talented fans among us from adding on to that pile though, and one of the best we’ve seen lately is from artist u/aerisycloud. Their creation combines not not only Disney’s Snow White, but also everyone’s favorite Guardian of Earth, Sailor Moon, into a Mercy skin that fits the hero just perfectly.

Mercy Snow White skin concept
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A skin that might even give Mercy’s pink skin a run for its money in popularity.

This skin would be one of the few that recasts Mercy as a brunette, obviously a nod to Snow White. The colors and materials are also reminiscent of the fairy tale, but the cut and boots are practically common-issue for the Sailor Scouts.

Her Cadecus Pistol and Staff, along with her wings, are now solid gold (whether this is with or without 3000 CP is unknown), which would also pass in an instant for accessories that Sailor Moon would rock.

We love seeing these kinds of skin concepts, especially ones as cool as this, but it can be easy to forget how much time and effort goes into each one. To show us how much work it took, along with the finished product, aerisycloud also posted a time-lapse of their creation – which is worth watching in its own right.

My Mercy skin idea: Snow White x Sailor Moon from Overwatch

If this skin were to be made, it’d also be neat to see a Torbjorn skin featuring him as one of the Seven Dwarfs (Grumpy, preferably), and a voice clip along the lines of “Moon healing… escalation!” as a nod towards the anime.

As far as actual in-game skins go, you can currently unlock the new Kyogisha Hanzo skin until January 25, and the 2021 Lunar New Year event — which brings a ton of new skins with it — should get going shortly after that wraps up.