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Hate Byleth all you want but 'Byleth Kirby' is still adorable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

When Byleth was revealed as the final challenger of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass, he (or she) was met with divisive opinions, to say the least. This likely has something to do with the fact that Fire Emblem is now tied with Pokémon in having the second highest number of character reps in Super Smash Bros. despite their frequency being disproportionate to the franchise's popularity.

Regardless of one's feelings towards Byleth's inclusion, there is a neat little perk that comes about because of this addition. Every new character means that Kirby will get a new copy hat. NintendoVS has posted a sneak peek at what Kirby will look like after copying Byleth before the big release on January 28.

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New Guilty Gear Strive trailer shows off Faust's creepy new look and gruesome gameplay

As we'd been alerted a while ago, the next Guilty Gear Strive trailer was going to be set to be shown at Frosty Faustings XII.

The event finally happened this weekend, and right after the top 8 of Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 wrapped, we were treated to our new trailer which showcased the gameplay of a more menacing looking Faust we first saw back at ArcRevo America last year.

You can check out some images from the trailer below.

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Frosty Faustings XII results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XII is going on this weekend and the action will be happening in Chicago, Illinois.

Players set to attend include EG|NYChrisG, Illusion|LostSoul, Dramatik|RedBlade, Disrupt|Shadow20z, AMTRS|Score, AN|KizzieKay, Teresa, 1UP|PepperySplash, CATPION|Daymendou, PG|MarlinPie, BC|LordKnight, Rikir, EQNX|CuddleCore, Foo, AXL|Boom, GeTV|Sandman, BNP|Gosuda, BDG|DidimoKOF, LordJimmyBones, KPB|JDR, IThatGuy-_-, MC|GCYoshi13, BDG|SubatomicSabers, KPB|Magnets, Elyon, BxA|Argenrost, Incendiate, 1L2P|Burrity Vorhees, Crescent|RobTV, Flux, EQNX|Brian_F, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|Kitana Prime, UTAE|Coosco, Disrupt|Joonya20z, JoeyD, LTL, ScrawtVermillion, Betadood, Crescent|Doza, Armada|Ned, dB|Yeti, Zinoto, Daze, ZomBmu and many more.

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D.C.'s Joker has historically been low tier in NetherRealm Studios fighting games, will he finally break the trend in Mortal Kombat 11?

Joker from the D.C. Universe will be releasing as a DLC fighter for Mortal Kombat on January 28. Please note that if you don't own the Kombat Pack, then you'll have to wait an additional week before getting the opportunity to play as him.

Although DLC combatants for NetherRealm Studios games have usually been fairly strong, history has actually not been very kind to the Joker. Throughout Joker's fighting game career, he has often been regarded as low tier. As a result, he tends to see very little in terms of competitive play.

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Itazan demonstrates Abigail's crazy corner carry against Jyobin's Necalli thanks to Season 5 buffs for Street Fighter 5

The Season 5 balance patch attempted to make adjustments to Street Fighter 5 in order to balance out the low tiers and top tiers for Season 4. It's hard to say how successful this attempt was considering that the next Capcom Pro Tour season hasn't started yet.

In the meantime, we can gauge the power levels of characters by watching match footage. SFV Fan recently highlighted a battle between DNG|Itazan's Abigail and Jyobin's Necalli.

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'This is exactly what I was thinking of when I said Dante from DMC...' — lukewarm to angry video reactions to Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

There was a lot of anticipation when it came to learning about the identity of the Fighters Pass' fifth and final challenger. To many, it felt as though it was a real letdown when it was revealed that it was Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

You can imagine that there were some fairly hilarious video reactions that came about because of this unveiling. It's often stated that the Fire Emblem series is overrepresented disproportionately to how successful and popular the franchise is.

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is a new animated film koming this summer featuring actors Joel McHale and Jennifer Carpenter

Fans already knew that Mortal Kombat would be returning to the big screen with a live-action feature film next year, but now fans of the series have another movie to look forward to in just a few months.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge has been officially unveiled as an upcoming animated feature including a mix of voice talent from the recent fighting games along with Hollywood actors.

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Dead or Alive 6 receives glowing sci-fi bodysuit costumes for the first release of Season Pass 4 next week

We're quickly approaching the first anniversary of Dead or Alive 6's launch, and Koei Tecmo shows no real signs of slowing down support for their flagship fighting game anytime soon.

Team Ninja had originally revealed DOA6 would be receiving a fourth season pass earlier this month, and it appears as though its first piece of content when it launches next week will be sexy sci-fi-themed bodysuits for the ladies of the game.

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PR Balrog releases Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition match up chart for his namesake boxer

Eduardo 'CYG|PR Balrog' Pérez is most well known within the fighting game community for having the strongest / scariest boxer during the Street Fighter 4 days, though his relationship with his namesake character has been much more complicated in Street Fighter 5.

With the release of the Season 5 update, however, Pérez finds Balrog back in his good graces and has released his new match up chart for the character after spending a month playing the buffed boxer.

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Official Byleth screenshots for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released giving us a better look at the multi-weapon fighter

While Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Byleth may not exactly have been the character most were expecting to see as DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it's impossible to ignore all of the hard work that has gone into designing and developing the fighter.

Nintendo recently updated the official Super Smash Bros. website to include Byleth's profile page which also included a half dozen quality screenshots to get an even better look at the upcoming hero.

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Frame by frame viewing of Wolverine's Berserker Barrage reveals just how much detail went into animating early Marvel vs. Capcom games

Dave Chappelle taught us that (almost) everything looks better in slow motion, and that absolutely goes for Wolverine's Berserker Barrage animation from the earlier Versus Series games.

A fan by the name of Bannon Rudis slowed down the now-iconic attack so that we can view it one frame at a time, and what we find is evidence that Capcom animators clearly put a ton of hard work into seemingly every last nook and cranny, even those that 99% of their audience would likely miss.

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iDom's Season 5 Poison is whipping opponents into shape... and also starting them on fire

Though he played through the majority of the Capcom Cup brackets with Laura, it was with Poison that iDom took home the gold and $250,000 during the Capcom Pro Tour finale last month.

The surely soon to be sponsored New York player has been spotted using the Final Fight character more here in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, and we have a compilation of matches for you so that you can see how things are coming along.

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ChrisG proves he's still got it AND Dr. Doom's still ridiculous with this godlike Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 sequence at Frosty Faustings

Repetitive declarations of "FOOT DIVE!" throughout the entirety of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's time in the competitive spotlight firmly burned into our minds the fact that Dr. Doom is all about crushing foes underfoot, but EG|ChrisG's crazy anti-air sequence today at Frosty Faustings shows us that the villainous character is just as comfortable killing foes from below.

We aren't all that surprised to see this considering ChrisG is regarded as one of the gods of Marvel, but we have to assume he's staying practiced as he's able to pull off a somewhat unconventional counter and be ready to convert it into a full combo.

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Newly revealed Joker sequence in Mortal Kombat 11 is a direct reference to Heath Ledger's performance in The Dark Knight

While we can't say we're too surprised to see that Mortal Kombat 11 Joker is jam-packed with references to his ocean of past appearances, we can say we're very happy that NetherRealm Studios included this one.

We're getting bits and pieces of the big picture as sneak peeks and yesterday's gameplay trailer show us more of MK11's upcoming DLC character. What looks to be a victory sequence also looks to be a callback to Heath Ledger's iconic representation of the character back in 2008's The Dark Knight.

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Nearly everything shown in the Cuphead Mii costume trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was an Easter egg

If you caught the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation from series creator Masahiro Sakurai, chances are you caught wind of some new Mii Fighter costumes coming to the game. The most surprising of the bunch easily goes to Cuphead, the little indie that could, which has not only found its way to Nintendo Switch despite being a Microsoft exclusive but has now made it into the largest video game crossover in history.

Though Cuphead fans are probably disappointed that the character didn't make it in as a full-fledged DLC fighter, they were likely happy to see that Nintendo tossed in a ton of Easter eggs into his portion of the Mii costumes trailer. Nearly everything in the segment looks to be a reference to something from the actual game, so here's everything I spotted.

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This flashy V-Skill 2 caltrop sequence makes us terrified of what Ibuki players are going to come up with here in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5

If you've listened to either of the most recent episodes of the EventHubs Podcast then you know that the big boss around these parts, Catalyst, sees Ibuki as the front-runner for being potentially the best character in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Her V-Skill 2 is a big part of that, and we're starting to see why.

Ibuki is now able to toss out caltrops for her foes to trip over, meaning the terrifying kinds of mix ups that we're used to seeing locked behind her V-Triggers now have a chance to come out at any point during the match. We've got some footage from @Shiratama showing one new sequence involving four caltrops, two resets, and a million side switches.

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Here are all of Byleth’s colors and their references in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was widely surprised to see that Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is slated to be the next and final DLC character for Fighter Pass 1.

As per the usual, Masahiro Sakurai presented the character during the Nintendo Direct, and highlighted a ton of the character's various facets. Byleth's eight different colors are actually more than just color swaps, and each one has a clear motivation taken directly from Three Houses.

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