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Voice actor hint could reveal Smash Ultimate’s 5th DLC

Published: 20/Sep/2019 4:06 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 4:17

by Brad Norton

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A recent tease from a famous voice actor on Twitter could be alluding to the next surprise DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Released in December of 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the fifth installment in the beloved Nintendo franchise, hit store shelves with the intention of being the most content-heavy release in history. 

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With a total of 69 fighters at launch, Nintendo continued to add characters into the mix with their DLC Fighters Pass, from Persona 5’s Joker to fan favorites Bango & Kazooie. With the fifth and final Challenger Pack set to launch in February 2020, players might have just nailed down the identity of the final character.

In a September 19 Tweet, popular voice actor Scott Menville shared, “I wish I could tell you about this cool voice-over project I’ve been working on but they had me sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).”

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Menville is perhaps known most prominently in the video game industry for his portrayal of Lloyd Irving in the English rendition of Tales of Symphonia, a popular Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG) released in 2003.

A large majority of responses to his Tweet have fans in a frenzy over the potential connections to the Smash community. 

One fan in particular, ‘@JJNW_Ghost’ on Twitter, expressed that “if this turns out to be Lloyd in Smash or a Symphonia remake I’ll straight up cry.”

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The popular voice actor has contributed to dozens of animated shows and video games throughout his career, ranging from World of Warcraft to the Call of Duty franchise.

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His role in Tales of Symphonia will always be a standout for Nintendo fans as the popular title was one of the marquee JRPG releases of the GameCube generation.

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Tales of SymphoniaWould you be excited if Lloyd was the next DLC character in Smash Ultimate?

Most recently, Smash Ultimate players collectively lost their minds over the surprise announcement of Undertale’s Sans having a presence in the game. 

Nintendo has continuously shocked fans with their DLC announcements throughout the Fighter Pass in Smash Ultimate, thus, expectations could not be higher for the fifth and final character.

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You can check out the full Smash Ultimate roster here

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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.