Envisioning Overwatch Characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Tracer, Doomfist, D. Va, and Ashe

The creators of Overwatch want their characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For a fighting game franchise built around assembling the biggest and brightest stars in gaming, they’re a fantastic fit! Also, with Blizzard’s hero shooter out on the Nintendo Switch and a second season of DLC characters slated for Ultimate, the crossover isn’t entirely out of the realm of possibility.

That being said, Nintendo would be tasked with translating characters designed for a first-person shooter into a 2D platform fighter. I may not have a shred of Sakurai’s design talent, but I’m gonna try to make these characters work anyway! Not sure if this will be an ongoing series, but let’s start things off with Tracer, Doomfist, D. Va, and Ashe!

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3 Characters From ARMS That Are Most Likely to Appear in the Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass Season 2 (and a Few Potential Dark Horse Outcomes)

At long last, a representative from ARMS will finally get the opportunity to throw hands in the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But which character will get to nod? Here are my picks for odds on favourites, as well as few one dark horse options that aren’t out of the realm of possibility!

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ARMS Gets a Second Wind Thanks to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Having sold north of 2 million units and still standing as one of the best-selling titles on the Nintendo Switch, ARMS doesn’t necessarily need a new lease on life. Nevertheless, it’s getting one. With a yet-to-be named ARMS character being included as part of the season 2 Fighter Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, an open online tournament, and free trial available now on the eShop, ARMS is relevant again and I’m so happy for it.

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Returning to BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

For the past year or so, I’ve carried a bit of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle guilt. When it first came out, I was enamored by its measured approach to anime-style tag-team combat. The mechanics give players a lot of room for creativity while also being more accessible than your average anime fighter. In an alternate reality, this game wouldn’t have fallen out of my rotation and I would have competed in a few tournaments by now.

That’s not what happened.

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Tetris 99 – Season 1 Big Block DLC Review

Tetris 99 has been one of 2019’s biggest surprises. Putting a battle royale spin on a timeless classic has grown to become Nintendo Switch Online’s killer app. Even with only one mode during the first few months of the game’s existence, I’ve poured dozens of hours into the game and had no plans of stopping.

But for players looking to shake things up, the Big Block DLC is available for purchase. For $9.99 USD, you get access to two new offline modes. Are these new additions enough to pry you away from the online multiplayer action?

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Tetris 99 – Big Block DLC Live Stream

Tetris 99 introduces its first paid season pass with the Big Block DLC! I picked it up so we can try out the new vs. CPU mode and the new marathon mode! Of course, had to get a few games of classic Tetris 99 vs. the world as well! Also, how do my new closed captions look?

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Close Call

T-Spin

Jinx!

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First Gameplay Glimpse of Blanka in Street Fighter V

Capcom finally unleashes the green beast as Blanka appears in this debut gameplay trailer. Will be the first to admit that I wish he and his troll play style was left in the past, he doesn’t look like he’s as much of a nuisance this time around. He now gets a command grab, as well as a number of tweaks to give him more combo opportunities, but he doesn’t appear to be as obnoxious in this form. That said, his V-Trigger 2 looks particularly dumb, as he sails around the full screen in ball form.

Blanka will be available as part of the Season 3 DLC offerings on February 20th. I won’t be buying, but I hope Blanka fans rejoice at the better-late-than-never inclusion of this fighter!


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Zeku Revealed in Street Fighter V

Capcom has unveiled the final season 2 DLC character and his name is Zeku. Last seen as an NPC in one of Guy’s endings in the Street Fighter Alpha series, he brings with him a handful of Guy’s signature attacks, as well as a few tricks of his own. In particular, make note of Zeku’s long-ranged sweeping kicks.

I’m…a bit disappointed in this reveal. Maybe my expectations were too high, as I’ve followed the rumors for months and expected more out of an evolution of Guy’s play style. This looks a bit too samey in terms of how he fights in comparison to Guy, as well as how similar his play style is relative to the rest of the cast.

Nevertheless, he may surprise me when he’s released at the end of the month. Fingers crossed!


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Street Fighter V Menat Day 1 Live Stream

Late last night, I took an initial test drive of Menat in Street Fighter V. It remains to be seen how good she’ll be in the long run, but so far, she seems to have a ton of potential. That is, if you can come to grips with her myriad of intricacies.


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