Rumour: DLC Fighter For Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaked On Japanese Textboard

The salt is on standby.

Since the reveal Joker from Persona 5 would be the first of five DLC fighters joining the cast in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there’s been much speculation about who the remaining four characters could be.

According to a reported “leak” originating on the Japanese textboard 5channel, one of these extra fighters is Erdrick from Square Enix’s insanely popular and long-running Dragon Quest series. The character is depicted as a recurring legendary hero who wields a sword and is skilled with many other weapons. Here’s the full translation from Persona Central:

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Two Puyo Puyo Games Are Being Added To The Sega AGES Line

Online support included.

If you’ve been craving affordably priced puzzle titles on the Switch, the latest games announced for the Sega AGES line might be exactly what you need. At the Puyo Puyo Championship December 2018 Tournament, Sega revealed Puyo Puyo and its sequel Puyo Puyo Tsū (Puyo Puyo 2) would be added to the retro-inspired series on Nintendo’s hybrid platform.

Both games are based on the arcade versions and will feature online support. Much like other titles in the Sega AGES line, you can expect additional modern features to be included that enhance the experience. Apart from this, there’s no other information about what else to expect from these classic puzzle games and no word on when each one will be released, either.

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Rumour: Crash Team Racing For Switch Might Not Release On 21st June 2019

Third place.

When Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was revealed at the 2018 Game Awards, it was originally thought to be a timed PlayStation exclusive. Not long after, Activision confirmed the game would be simultaneously released on all platforms – including the Switch – on 21st June 2019. At this point, there was a collective sigh of relief by Nintendo fans.

While everything appeared to be in order with the Switch version of the game, it appears this may not actually be the case. A few days ago, GoNintendo reported multiple retailers had removed pre-order options for the Switch version of CTR – with some even going as far as cancelling customer pre-orders. In the latest update, the official website for the game is now displaying a ‘Coming Soon’ message under the digital and standard Switch pre-order section. When selecting the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of the game, the original 21st June 2019 release date is still on display.

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Pokémon And Nintendo Labo Feature In YouTube’s Top Trending Gaming Video List

Fortnite takes top spot.

Nintendo Labo and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! have made it into the top trending YouTube gaming video list for 2018. After a strong year of Switch marketing, the trailer for the latest Pokémon games placed fifth and the first look at Labo was right behind in the sixth spot.

Out of the ten videos featured, Ninja’s 32 kill-streak video in Fortnite was in first place. The popular streamer was also in second place for a Fortnite collaboration video with YouTube sports and trickshot channel, Dude Perfect. There were another three Fortnite-related videos on the list, with the remaining spots going to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer reveal trailer, the Fallout 76 teaser trailer and a Buzzfeed video featuring real police playing Grand Theft Auto 5.

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Video: Digital Foundry’s Technical Analysis Of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

“A remarkable achievement”.

If you’ve been wondering how Super Smash Bros. Ultimate compares to the existing releases on Wii U and 3DS, Digital Foundry has uploaded a video, providing a full technical rundown.

The feature-packed game weighs in at 14GB and sees the return of Ice Climbers, which were removed from the previous release due to performance issues on the 3DS. In terms of the finer details in the Switch version of the game, lighting has been given a drastic overhaul, background details have been improved, character outfits are revamped and fully dynamic shadows are on display. Unfortunately, Donkey Kong’s fur didn’t make the cut and has now been replaced with a basic texture. Whether or not this was an artistic choice on the development team’s behalf is unknown. The new entry also utilises elements of cel-shading previously seen in the past handheld release and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

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