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Here’s how you know if a Smash Bros. character is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. You ask yourself: have they ever been in a Smash Bros. game before? If the answer is yes, then that character is in the game. That character might be in the game even if the answer is no. Nintendo’s tagline from the direct was a succinct “Everybody is Here.” That means that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have the biggest roster of any Smash Bros. yet, complete with formerly cut characters like the Ice Climbers, Wolf and Pichu.
Lots of these characters are updated to reflect their most recent appearances in other games: Mario will have Cappy, for example, and Link now sports the blue tunic from Breath of the Wild. There are also a ton of alternate costumes as well as “echo fighters,” which are fighters with a very similar style to another fighter with slight differences, like Peach and Daisy. I can’t imagine these are all the characters that will be in the final game, and Nintendo has likely saved a few announcements for later down the road. Maybe a tennis Mario? Shovel Knight, please? The Space Marine from DOOM?
All told, this doesn’t look all that much different from Super Smash Bros. on Wii U, but this is an iterative franchise, after all. Even if it were the exact same game, the simple fact of a Switch release would expose it to a much wider audience and give it a whole new lease on life. Here are all the characters we saw today, along with three new ones in bold:
- Mario (with Cappy)
- Link from Breath of the Wild
- Donkey Kong
- Ice Climbers
- Captain Falcon
- Zero Suit Samus
- Wii Fit Trainer
- Pokemon Trainer (Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard)
- Diddy Kong
- Mr. Game and Watch
- Dr. Mario
- Duck Hunt
- Dark Pit
- Bower Jr.
- Toon Link
- Young Link
- King Dedede
- Rosalina and Luma
- Mii Gunner, Sword and Brawler
- Little Mac
- Princess Daisy
(Reuters) – Switch Inc (SWCH.N) raised about $ 531.3 million from its initial public offering which was priced at $ 17 per share, making the data-center operator the second-largest U.S. technology listing this year.
The 31.3 million Class A share offering was priced above the proposed $ 14 to $ 16 per share range, giving it a market value of as much as $ 4.2 billion.
Switch Inc, which was incorporated in June for the purpose of issuing the Class A shares in this offering, intends to use the proceeds to buy out investors in Switch Ltd and take control of it as a holding company.
Las Vegas-based Switch Inc, whose major customers include Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), eBay (EBAY.O) and PayPal Inc (PYPL.O), helps enterprises manage data by renting out its cloud service infrastructures on a contractual basis.
The company, which also operates data centers in Michigan and Reno, Nevada, posted net income of $ 35.3 million for the six months ended June 30, flat compared with the year-ago period.
Goldman Sachs & Co, J.P.Morgan, BMO Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities were among top underwriters to the offering.
Reporting by Nikhil Subba and Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; editing by Diane Craft
The Nintendo Switch ushers in a new era of gaming, offering consumers something truly new and unique.
On Friday the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus arrive in stores, and while thousands may line up for a chance to get their hands on a pink (rose gold) iPhone, others will be looking for the best upgrade deals.
In this U.S., Sprint may have just topped them all.
The wireless service provider announced on Thursday a gonzo limited-time trade-in deal to current iPhone 6 customers: $ 1 a month for an iPhone 6S and $ 5 a month for an iPhone 6s Plus.
The payment plan is actually part of Sprint’s “iPhone for Life” plan, which means customers are actually leasing the phone for, in this case, 12 months. After that, they turn in the phone for a new one and continue paying against the monthly lease agreement. While typical Sprint lease plans might charge $ 20 a month for a 16GB iPhone 6s, this one will charge you just a $ 1, meaning that, after 12 months, you end up paying $ 12 for the iPhone 6s. In the case of the larger iPhone 6s Plus, you pay $ 60. Read more…