Xenoblade's Morag comes to Smash Ultimate in incredible Byleth mod - Dexerto
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Xenoblade’s Morag comes to Smash Ultimate in incredible Byleth mod

Published: 4/Feb/2020 19:22

by Michael Gwilliam

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Byleth is the latest fighter to join the cast of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and modders have already found ways to improve upon her addition to the game.

Twitter user “Demonslayerx8” modded the game to transform Fire Emblem’s Byleth into Xenoblade’s Morag, and the result is quite impressive.

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The mod itself captures Morag’s appearance with her military uniform, black hair, gold armor, and eyes that seem ripped from the Nintendo Switch title.

As Demonslayerx8 showed in images, the modder even managed to put the new fighter in the victory screen, though the text still says Byleth. However, that will likely be changed once more progress has been made.

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Considering her weapons, the editor added a custom sword flare for Morag’s whip and sword moves, and is replacing all of Byleth’s arsenal with Xenoblade weapons.

Morag Ladair is one of the main playable characters in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and if she had been officially added to the game, she would have been the franchise’s second representative in Smash Bros.

Of course, for now, fans will have to settle for Shulk. That said, Morag does make an official appearance in Smash Ultimate as a Spirit available on the Spirit Board.

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As for Demoslayerx8, he has quite the history of impressive Smash Ultimate mods. Notably, he changed Persona’s Joker to Yugioh’s Kaiba, Ganondorf to Marvel’s Thanos, Snake to Deadpool.

He even made a video where Street Fighter’s Zangief fought Spider-Gwen from the Spider-Man universe.

Considering the care that goes into each mod, it’s definitely going to be interesting to see what the finished version of Morag looks like.

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With six new DLC fighters still announced for Smash Ultimate, we can only wonder what modders will do with them to add even more characters to the already jam-packed roster.

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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.