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Masahiro Sakurai and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate art team had to consult all IP publishers for the Classic Mode mural

During one of Masahiro Sakurai's published Famitsu columns (via Nintendo Everything), Sakurai took the time to speak about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Classic Mode mural and how it was developed.

"A few members of the staff worked on [the mural], offering up a stylistic caricature while maintaining the integrity of the design, all the while fine-tuning their work," stated Sakurai. "In addition to getting an OK from me, though, we had to go through and get the OK from each IP’s original publisher, so it took a lot more time and effort than just having to draw it."

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Seagull Joe shares his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

During perhaps the peak of Tempo|ZeRo's unbelievable domination of the Super Smash Bros. for Wii-U competitive scene, Sonic player Demise|Seagull Joe would be one of the very first to take a tournament set off the champ.

The high level player isn't using Sonic these days, however, as he's had the opportunity to return to his favorite character from Brawl: Wolf. Wolf turns out to be one of the stronger of Ultimate's 70+ characters, but to what degree? Joe has a full character tier list for Ultimate, and has shared it with the rest of the world.

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Final Round 2019 highlights for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Tekken 7

The third and last day for Final Round 2019 has already concluded. A variety of games were played at this tournament.

Although Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was the main attraction with over 300 entrants, there was some hype competition when it came to Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We've got a selection of highlights to talk about for each game.

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Differences between Peach and Daisy's turnips have been discovered for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released, the community was unsure of the differences between Peach and her Echo Fighter, Daisy. Meaningful unique properties were known for Pit, Marth, Simon, Roy, Samus, and Ryu when compared to their respective Echo Fighters — Dark Pit, Lucina, Richter, Chrom, Dark Samus, and Ken.

For the most part, it just looked like Peach and Daisy had different idle animations and taunts. Finally, something more meaningful has been discovered that can potentially separate their tier positions.

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Final Round 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Final Round 2019 is taking place this weekend in Hapeville, Georgia, and it's a massive event for several different games. This is the kickoff for the Capcom Pro Tour season, but don't let that fool you into thinking Street Fighter is the only thing happening. There are a wealth of high-profile figbhting games featured at this event, which are all listed further down.

First off, let's list some of the notable players showing up for this prestigious event — RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, Momochi, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CYG|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, REC|Punk, FAV|Sako, GO|Luffy, Justin Wong, RZR|Xian, NVD|Phenom, RB|Bonchan, NRG|HookGangGod, EQNX|Joey Fury, UYU|NL, Disrupt|Shadow20z, Verloren, Liquid|John Takeuchi, UYU|OilKing, MrKwiggle, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, GRPT|MOV, BC|Tachikawa, CYG|GamerBee, Rise|Smug, Mago, W2W|KnowKami, UGS|XCaliburBladez, Co-D|Hoodless, SB|DoomSnake, ElectrifiedMann, RRQ|Moke, NRG|Supernoon, UGS|BBoyDragon, Disrupt|Joonya20z, KoDee and of course many, many more.

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The world's best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player claims Lucina is overrated

It can be argued that FOX|MKLeo is the current world's best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitor and Lucina user. His first place finishes at Genesis 6 and Smash Ultimate Summit are certainly supportive of these ideas.

At this point, the thought process that Lucina is better than Marth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is well established within the community. Overall, Lucina is looked at as one of the best characters in the game. Recently, however, MKLeo has shared his opinion that Lucina is being overrated.

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DLC fighters are everywhere: Final Round character usage stats for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ

Final Round 2019 is running through its final day of competition with tournaments big and small bringing together players from every corner of the globe to compete in their favorite titles.

We've already covered the character usage statistics for the headlining Street Fighter 5 tournament, but now we're back to look at the other Sunday games with Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Dragon Ball FighterZ where new DLC characters have come out to play with the top players.

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Leffen reveals his Pokémon Trainer and Roy match up charts for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

TSM|Leffen is widely known for his prowess in Super Smash Bros. Melee as the most recent EVO champion in the title, but he has also been hard at work building himself up in Smash Ultimate since it launched trying to learn and improve people's knowledge of characters and mechanics.

The Fox Melee main began his time in Ultimate playing Pokémon Trainer before finding himself in a character crisis until he finally settled on Roy. After reaching a sub goal on Twitch, Leffen released his personal match up charts for both of his characters where he obviously feels that one is better than the other.

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Here is the get up attack range tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster currently sits at 75 characters thanks to the addition of the Piranha Plant as the game's first post-launch fighter. Notably, Joker from Persona 5 and four other DLC combatants will be joining the fight at some point as well.

As a result of this, the game's roster of fighters are made up of different shapes and sizes. The attributes of someone like King K. Rool are unique when compared to Jigglypuff's attributes. Essentially, different characters are different.

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Rapid jabs locking you down in shield stun until you get hit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? GimR has a tip on how to escape this scenario

Rapid jabs are a great option in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These often lock opponents down in shield stun until the attacker is pushed away or the defender is shield poked.

Normally this scenario is difficult to escape since rolling invincibility doesn't actually kick in until about the fourth frame. Unfortunately, the rapid jabs will keep you in shield stun between hits so you can't even roll to safety.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can't use the Nintendo Switch's video capture function, but it really needs it

As it stands right now, players are unable to snap Super Smash Bros. Ultimate footage using the Nintendo Switch's video capture function, and that's really unfortunate.

With the touch of a button, the Switch allows gamers to record the last 30 seconds of gameplay they experienced in several of its titles. From there, you can toss your micro SD card onto your PC and transfer the clips over.

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This Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ness 0 to death sequence is as incredible as it is devastating

Ness is a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that has great combo potential and offensive pressure. Being tagged with his PK Fire can lock you in place and allow him to set up some pretty nasty sequences, not to mention his KO power with attacks like back air and down air.

Whether it be a flashy KO using self-induced PK Thunder or actually baiting an opponent into being struck by PK Flash, Ness has a lot of techniques that would earn him a spot on any Smash Ultimate highlight reel. What we have here, though, might be the best Ness sequence I've seen yet.

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Lucina's top tier status in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is overshadowing her counterpart Marth and making him appear worse than he is

Throughout the history of the franchise, Marth has been a major top tier threat in Super Smash Bros. Having match up experience against this Fire Emblem swordsman was very valuable if you planned to compete in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. 4 (after patches).

Although Lucina was introduced as a clone character of Marth in Super Smash Bros. 4, her potential was overshadowed by Marth's. The main difference between these two fighters is that Marth's blade is strong at the tip while otherwise weak, while Lucina's attacks are mostly balanced and consistent.

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Luigi defeats every Super Smash Bros. Ultimate computer controlled character by doing absolutely nothing

You might be familiar with the "Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing" meme that originated because of a series of videos uploaded that depicted Luigi defeating computer controlled opponents at Mario Party mini games without any player input.

This is possible in many games that feature Luigi as a playable character. As you can imagine, many have tried to do this for the Super Smash Bros. series as well.

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Sometimes you're just not meant to win in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, even if you land the freeze-frame KO

Close calls are commonplace in the world of competitive fighting games. You've probably come across an instance where one player is about to score a KO, but the opponent turns it around with a sliver of health left and claims victory instead.

We see and experience these moments regularly, but there's a difference between close and razor thin. Sometimes the end of a match plays out in a manner that is so close it's nearly unbelievable.

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Dabuz deals 67.1% damage with a single Olimar combo, Rosalina makes an appearance, and MKLeo is still unstoppable — Ultimate Summit highlights

The Smash Ultimate Summit has concluded. This event featured some of the highest level of play that we've seen for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate so far.

Attending participants included FOX|MKLeo, NRG|Nairo, TSM|Leffen, Tempo|ZeRo, Solary|Glutonny, Rogue|Light, Liquid|Dabuz, Demise|ZD, GW|Zackray, PG|Cosmos, CLG|VoiD, eU|Samsora, Alliance|Armada, FOX|Mew2King, PG|Plup and C9|Mango.

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18 combatants were used by the 16 competitors of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Summit — here are the character usage stats

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Summit ended up being quite the event. Some of the best players in the world were in attendance.

Whether it was through an invitation, voting, or based on performance, there were only 16 competitors here. They were FOX|MKLeo, NRG|Nairo, TSM|Leffen, Tempo|ZeRo, Solary|Glutonny, Rogue|Light, Liquid|Dabuz, Demise|ZD, GW|Zackray, PG|Cosmos, CLG|VoiD, eU|Samsora, Alliance|Armada, FOX|Mew2King, PG|Plup and C9|Mango.

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