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Remaining Four Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Characters May Have Just Been Leaked

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The immensely popular party brawler on the Nintendo Switch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, already has a massive roster of playable characters. With the largest selection of characters in the series, there’s still a handful of new characters arriving via future DLC.

So far, we have seen who two of the total six DLC characters who are joining in on the cross-over fighter. The Piranha Plant from the Super Mario series was the first add-on character announced coming as a gifted pre-order bonus. The second character, Joker from Persona 5, was revealed at the Game Awards 2018, leaving four unannounced playable characters left on the DLC list.

In a report from Gearnuke, the Japanese gaming news site, 5Channel, has allegedly leaked the remaining future SSBU characters, backed up by a small grasp of credibility. The same leak foreshadowed the recent Persona 5 R reveal which also states the new Persona title will release somewhere in the first half of 2019.

Along with Piranha Plant and Joker, the leak highlights some interesting new characters joining the Ultimate roster. Ryu Hayabusa, from the iconic Ninja Gaiden series, is said to join in on the Super Smash mayhem in hopes of releasing around the series’ 30th anniversary, which would have celebrated the original arcade release this past October. Unless, of course, we’re talking about the first console release in the series, which released in December of 1988 in Japan, but in March of 1989 in the west. Either way, the leak states a new Ninja Gaiden title to release sometime this year.

The second of the four characters is supposedly Steve, the protagonist from the Minecraft series. Rumored by the leak to be revealed at this year’s E3 event, Steve will also have the option of two alternating costumes: Alex (Minecraft) and Master Chief (Halo). The later announcement is scheduled to help promote the upcoming Minecraft DLC, Minecraft Dungeons.

With the latest Dragon Quest title, Dragon Quest XI, heading to the Switch the third leak points at Erdrick from Dragon Quest III joining the roster. Costume changes of Anlucia from Dragon Quest X and the hero from Dragon Quest XI are also said to be available.

And finally, the fourth leak is said to include Doomguy from the FPS series, Doom. With the upcoming Doom Eternal gearing up to release in 2019 with the Switch as one of its platforms, Doomguy is also rumored to be announced at the E3 2019 event.

All of these rumors are exactly that: rumors. None of them have officially been confirmed, but are in fact coming through somewhat reputable sources. While we still have some time to ponder over who’s still to come in Ultimate, it sure is exciting to think on all of the possibilities.

Stay tuned for more on the possible DLC character leak for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Source: Gearnuke, 5Channel

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Are you eagerly anticipating what Absurd Ventures has in store for us in the coming years

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Activision has recently announced the establishment of a new studio, Elsewhere Entertainment, located in Warsaw. The studio has been entrusted with the exciting challenge of creating a groundbreaking AAA franchise that will captivate players with its immersive storytelling and innovative gameplay. A significant number of employees were let go by the large corporation after the completion of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard King earlier this year.

According to IGN, Activision made the announcement in a blog post, sharing that the team will be based in Poland with additional resources in the US. The studio has assembled a team of highly skilled individuals who have worked on acclaimed titles such as The Last of Us, Uncharted, The Witcher, Destiny, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Activision’s response to IGN’s request for a studio logo or official artwork was rather unconventional. Instead of providing the requested materials, they sent over the Cambridge University dictionary definition of the word “elsewhere.”. However, with a discerning eye, one may catch a glimpse of something lurking in the background. The publication acknowledges that, whatever it may be, it has no connection to Call of Duty. Elsewhere Entertainment has been granted full access to Activision’s extensive resources and cutting-edge tools, enabling them to further enhance their production and development capabilities. We may have to wait a while before we find out what they have in store for us.

Curious about Activision’s latest venture, Elsewhere Entertainment? Opening a new studio after numerous layoffs—is it a tasteless move or simply another harsh reality of the video game industry? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Rockstar Co-Founder Dan Houser is currently working on the development of an exciting new ‘Open World Action-Adventure’ game

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Last year, we reported that Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser had launched a new studio called Absurd Ventures, with the aim of developing original IP for all platforms and formats. The new outfit has recently started development on a game that boasts top-notch combat and third-person action in a variety of game modes.

This information is available, as Eurogamer discovered, from a recent job listing on the developer’s website. The company is looking for more people to join their team and contribute to an “open-world action-adventure game.”. According to Eurogamer, it seems that the project they are working on is still in its early stages. They are currently in the process of hiring for important positions like lead designer, lead gameplay designer, art director, and technical director.

Absurd Venture is dedicated to crafting immersive narrative experiences across a wide range of mediums, such as games, animation, books, graphic novels, live-action, and scripted podcasts. Their mission is to create captivating worlds, compelling characters, and engaging stories that span diverse genres. The former vice president of writing at Rockstar, who co-wrote both Red Dead Redemption games, has recently joined the studio. Additionally, Lazlow Jones, a former writer and producer at Rockstar, has also come on board.

Are you eagerly anticipating what Absurd Ventures has in store for us in the coming years? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Assassin’s Creed Shadows, the physical version, requires an online connection for installation

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Players who choose to go with a physical copy of the recently announced Assassin’s Creed Shadows will need an Internet connection in order to finish the installation. This is unlikely to pose a problem for most Ubisoft fans, but it does align with a trend that is worth mentioning. It follows a requirement that was initially introduced in 2023’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and will also be the case with the upcoming Star Wars Outlaws.

As reported by VGC, pre-orders for the game are now available, and a notice on the front box art at retailers such as Best Buy and GameStop states: “Internet connection is necessary for game installation.” For Avatar, players had to install a day-one patch before being able to start the game. However, both Shadows and Outlaws come with a warning prominently displayed on the front of the box.

The lack of a clear explanation for this requirement raises concerns about the long-term preservation of the game, particularly if the servers are eventually shut down. In December, Ubisoft made the decision to delist the original The Crew, effectively ending its run. This unfortunate event may not be the last time we see a game meet a similar fate.

What are your thoughts on Ubisoft’s requirement of an online connection for the installation of its flagship games? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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