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What Super Smash Bros. Ultimate surprises will we see at E3 2019?

Published: 17/May/2019 10:42 Updated: 17/May/2019 11:03

by David Purcell

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans have been treated to a shed load of new content since the game was first released in December 2018, but it looks almost certain that Nintendo will have even more in store for the game at E3 2019. 

The fighting title brings together most of the Japanese developer’s most iconic video game characters, with figures from the worlds of Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more involved in what’s widely thought of as the deepest roster the game genre has ever seen. 

With that being said, many gaming fans will be aware that the E3 trade fair is an event where Nintendo – and other industry giants like Microsoft and Sony – have been known to drop major announcements. 

It’s not too far away now, kicking off on June 11, so let’s take a look at what they could have waiting for us…

New characters

NintendoPersona 5’s Joker was the latest DLC character to be added to Super Smash Bros: Ultimate

One of the most likely scenarios is that we see a reveal, or tease, for a new playable character – or characters, for the optimists among us – that could be added to the Smash roster in 2019. 

Leaked information has already suggested up to 10 new DLC characters could be added in the future, as data miners found that same amount of empty slots in the game files, with owners of the Fighters Pass already expecting another five by the end of the year. 

Therefore, there’s a very good chance that we could see a new trailer during Nintendo’s press conference, at the very least. With fans voicing their frustration about Waluigi’s absence from the game so far, this could be a perfect time to drop the news.

A report from Nintendo Soup suggests that a new video was published to the Nintendo YouTube channel, privately, and is scheduled to go live in the near future. Could that be the trailer we’re going to see? 

New game modes

NintendoWill Nintendo add the Home-Run Contest game mode to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

It’s fair to say that the game’s online community were delighted to see that Stage Builder was finally added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, after eagle-eyed fans spotted the icon for it during a Nintendo Switch trailer on April 9. 

However, it’s not the only game mode that has featured in past Smash games and, presumably, it won’t be the last added to the newest installment of the franchise either. With Target Smash, Board the Platforms, and Home Run Contest all featuring in previous titles, there’s a good chance that – given the popularity of the improved Stage Builder – that these could be remastered sometime soon. 

Other potential news

NintendoSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate’s gameplay might be impressive, but there’s always room for improvements…

A number of new quality of life and balance adjustments could be revealed at the E3 event, as fans have signposted some frustrating issues with the game in recent months. 

One noticeable problem, which many fans believe to be a problem with 3D animations in the fighting game, is characters missing strikes and attacks that they would expect to land – as seen with Donkey Kong. Many will be hoping that these are resolved in the near future. 

The game’s meta has remained very similar to that of its original form, with top tier characters such as Princess Peach, Daisy, Olimar, Lucina, Link, and others dominating since launch. 

E3 ExpoNintendo fans will be looking forward to new Smash, Pokemon and potentially even Nintendo Switch 2 news at E3 2019.

Nintendo E3 press conference details

The official E3 2019 press conference from Nintendo is set to kick off on June 11, the opening day of the annual event, and will take place at 9 am (PT) – or 12 pm (EST), 5 pm (BST) and 2 am, June 12 (AEST). 

Many gamers will also be expecting a sneak peek – at the very least – of a brand new Nintendo Switch 2 console. Whether or not that, or much of the Smash speculation, will come to fruition remains to be seen. 

Other than that, their schedule also includes the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3, which will be held on June 8 and streamed for people to watch, as well as more news in regards to the Nintendo Switch’s upcoming Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield video games. 

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Goku finally comes to Smash Ultimate with brillant Dragon Ball Z mod

Published: 20/Oct/2020 19:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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Fans of Super Smash Bros Ultimate have often requested that the Dragon Ball protagonist Goku join the roster. Now, their prayers have finally been answered thanks to a new fighter mod.

The mod, designed by YouTuber mastaklo, transforms the Street Fighter character Ryu or the Fatal Fury hero Terry Bogard into the Saiyan Warrior as a unique skin change.

While some mods only change the fighter’s appearance, mastaklo went the extra mile, adding Goku to the fight loading screen and icon at the bottom of the screen.

As you can see from the video, the character looks right at home in Smash Ultimate and it’s easy to see why many fans want to see the anime icon added to the game officially.

Goku in Super Smash Bros
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Goku’s model looks perfect in Smash Ultimate.

Amusingly, the choice to use Ryu as a model for Goku works for several reasons. For one, the Hadouken can pass for a shorter beam version of the Kamehameha – the Dragon Ball hero’s signature move.

Plus, his Shoryuken could be big of a stand-in for the Dragon Fist technique, which has only been used in Dragon Ball Z movie 13 ‘Wrath of the Dragon’ and Dragon Ball GT.

The same can be applied to Terry’s Buster Wolf with a little imagination.

Unfortunately, because Goku is just a costume, he misses out on some signature techniques. For example, he can’t transform into a Super Saiyan, use the Spirit Bomb, fly or activate other moves from his arsenal.

Series creator Masahiro Sakurai actually addressed the community’s desire for Goku to appear in Smash at Japan’s Game Awards in 2019.

“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 said.

Goku playable in Smash Ultimate
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Goku works well as a costume for Terry and Ryu.

So, for fans wanting to see Goku fight Mario, Link, Cloud and the rest of the cast, you’re out of luck. Thank goodness for modders like mastaklo for filling the void.

If you want to download his mod, it’s available right now on Patreon, but it will have a public release on November 13.