Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets An Unusual Crossover With This Shooter RPG

Warframe's Lotus will appear alongside other characters that are colored black.

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In the year since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released, it's paid tribute to many games that aren't represented with a character through its assist trophies, music, Mii costumes, and spirits. Still, even as the game expands out, it's still capable of surprising us with the games that end up getting represented. Such is the case with addition of Lotus, a character from free-to-play shooter RPG Warframe, as a Spirit.

The character's appearance was announced on the game's Japanese Twitter account, and she'll appear in a Spirit Board event from February 23 through to March 3.

The Spirit Board event is called "Strength not Dyed! Black Spirits," and will feature characters--including Pokemon, a Bullet Bill, and Game and Watch characters--that are colored black all over. It's arguably a somewhat tone-deaf theme, considering how overwhelmingly white the game's (human) fighters are, but there you go.

Lotus will be able to supercharge at level 99, and to claim her, you'll need to fight Bayonetta as part of the Spirit Board event.

Lotus, then, is unlikely to be one of the six DLC characters still coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Fighters Pass Volume 2.

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He really went there didn't he? I think that's the saddest thing I've read in quite some time.

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Was my comment deleted for calling the author white, or for pointing out how bigoted he is against the Japanese?

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More importantly, the event doesn't seem to be until the 28th.

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So Dreamhack amirite guyz?

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What is this writer doing?! Know what you're talking about and when to talk about it! Holy cow! And I am what they call an SJW

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"It's arguably a somewhat tone-deaf theme, considering how overwhelmingly white the game's (human) fighters are, but there you go."

I mean...if you want to make sure racism stays alive and in common parlance, bring it up whenever you can...but honestly, you need to take a break from the internet or something. It's not healthy to see everything through this lens.

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Actually, most of the "human" characters in Smash Bros. Ultimate are Japanese, not Caucasian. Haha. The far majority are various cartoon characters.

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They're immortalizing not only a mediocre game but also one that runs poorly on the Switch.

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It's arguably a somewhat tone-deaf theme, considering how overwhelmingly white the game's (human) fighters are

THE POSTER OF THIS ARTICLE JUST HAD TO GO THERE!

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