Top 5 Screen Rant Articles

For just over two months, I contributed gaming news articles to Screen Rant, the online news site for all things pop culture. I have been a fan of video games for near my entire life, thanks to the influence of my brother from a young age. My first system was a Game Boy Advance, back when it was still the new Nintendo handheld on the block. Fast-forward to this 2021, and I earned the opportunity to right about my hobby as a Screen Rant freelancer. The following are my favorite articles that I’ve written.




Smash Bros Ultimate’s Final DLC Character Possibly Leaked In Bizarre Post

An anonymous 4chan leaker claims a Zelda rep, Capcom rep, and Waluigi are inbound to Super Smash Bros Ultimate despite the lack of a 3rd season pass.

BY JOHN BUDAY
PUBLISHED AUG 03, 2021

An anonymous leaker on 4Chan claims a representative from The Legend of Zelda series, a Capcom character from a non-action-based game, and Waluigi will come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The post arrived in late January, before the reveal of both Xenoblade Chronicles 2‘s Pyra/Mythra and Tekken‘s Kazuya, and predicts more content for the game to drop after the end of Fighter Pass Vol. 2.



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Metroid Dread Trailer Tells You Everything You Need To Know Pre-Launch

Nintendo has put out a Metroid Dread trailer recapping most of the game’s essential information, while revealing new tidbits on lore and abilities.

BY JOHN BUDAY
PUBLISHED SEP 10, 2021

Samus Aran’s mission in the upcoming Metroid Dread will pit her against enemies both new and familiar, with a Nintendo Switch trailer recapping the most important story and gameplay elements. After a hiatus more than a decade long, the newest entry in the 2D Metroid series looks ambitious based on its cinematic cutscenes, story beats involving the E.M.M.I.s and Chozo species, and the variety of abilities and weapons at Samus’s disposal.

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Deltarune Chapter 2 Release Date Announced

Toby Fox sets a Deltarune Chapter 2 release date during Undertale’s sixth anniversary livestream, with a teaser revealing its September 17 launch.

BY JOHN BUDAY
PUBLISHED SEP 16, 2021

Undertale‘s sixth anniversary livestream culminated in the reveal of Deltarune Chapter 2’s release date, and it’s arriving Friday, September 17. Undertale creator Toby Fox dedicated the stream to the original game, celebrating the six-year milestone of the franchise in a Deltarune Chapter 1 playthrough streamed alongside the indie game merch aficionados at Fangamer.

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WWE 2K22 Reportedly Has the Most Outdated Roster In Series

Sports Gamers Online has reported that unnamed sources from 2K Sports and Virtual Concepts view WWE 2K22’s roster as “the most outdated roster” ever.

BY JOHN BUDAY
PUBLISHED AUG 23, 2021

Fans grappling with whether to purchase WWE 2K22 may have another reason to hesitate, as a report from Sports Gamers Online details. The team behind the WWE 2K series has spent a troubling past few years of developing games. WWE 2K20‘s legacy endures as that of an unenjoyable mess of glitches, and WWE 2K21 failed to release at all.

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Zelda: BOTW Lynel Sneak Attack Takes Player By Surprise

A Golden Lynel ambushes Link from out of nowhere in this Reddit video, clubbing him in the back of the head and triggering an instant game-over.

BY JOHN BUDAY
PUBLISHED JUL 29, 2021

It turns out Lynels in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild don’t need Sheikah stealth clothing to sneak up on Link. A member of the game’s subreddit learned this through personal experience when a Golden Lynel charged from out of nowhere and clubbed Link on the head, triggering an instant game over.

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