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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 pricing information released, DLC characters will come with new stages and music

We're still taking time to process all of the details from yesterday's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed and shared a look at the next DLC character, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, unveiled new Mii Fighter costumes, and officially announced Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

Despite the wealth of information during the broadcast, there were a few things omitted that were followed up on by Nintendo in their latest press release. Notably, we now know the price for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass 2.

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Sakurai flips the bird, the internet can't believe it's not Dante, and more; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate memes after today's Byleth reveal are too good

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was rather surprised today when Byleth was revealed as the sixth and final new character of Fighter Pass 1.

While Smash players are surely excited to explore what this newcomer has to offer come January 28, many have expressed a bit of distaste at having yet another sword fighter Fire Emblem character join the roster. As such, the memes have been flooding in and we've rounded up a handful of favorites to share with you.

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'Super Smash Bros. now has more Fire Emblem fighters than Street Fighter has Shotos' - The Smash community and FGC react to Byleth's DLC announcement

Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai revealed the fifth and final character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first Fighter Pass, and it was none other than Byleth of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. So, the internet was thrilled to get this new character, right? Well...

The community response in the west has been mixed to say the least with some not exactly thrilled to have another Fire Emblem character added to the roster while other pro-level players — including the best in the world — are pretty hype and eager to try Byleth out on the battlefield despite some questions of their speed and tool set.

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Cuphead, Altaïr, Mega Man X, and more join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Mii Fighter costumes

On top of revealing who the next and final DLC character is for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass, Nintendo and Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai also unveiled quite a bit more during today's live stream. With the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Byleth at the end of the month, fans can also look forward to picking up a handful of surprising new Mii Fighter costumes.

Cuphead, Assassin's Creed, Mega Man X, Mega Man Battle Network, and Rabbids will all be seeing Mii costume representation come January 28.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass volume 2 revealed, six more DLC characters on the way

Six more DLC characters are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. During today's presentation, series creator Masahiro Sakurai shared the first details about what's to come after the initial five characters.

Fighters Pass volume 2 has been officially announced and will bring six new contenders into the ring — one more than last time.

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Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the next DLC character

Today during Nintendo's livestream, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Byleth from the Fire Emblem franchise will be the next DLC character to arrive for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this winter.

Byleth is the main protagonist of the latest Fire Emblem: Three Houses title on the Nintendo Switch with both the male and female versions available to play as along with four different weapons to use in battle.

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Update: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character reveal stream with Masahiro Sakurai is now live

Update: Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stream is now live. You can watch it below.

The day has finally come for the world to know who exactly will be the final character of the Fighter Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with director Masahiro Sakurai scheduled to take to the online "stage" shortly.

Nintendo's Smash reveal stream for "???" is set to begin at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET this morning with a presentation from Sakurai that is supposed to last around 35 minutes in total.

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Update: Which character do you want to see announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this morning?

Update: The final results are in. Check out who everyone voted for as their favorite Smash DLC choices below.

We all knew it had to be coming sometime, but it was still surprising to see Nintendo announce they alongside Masahiro Sakurai will be revealing and showcasing the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character tomorrow morning, January 16.

This will mark Smash Ultimate's 80th fighter in total, and at this point it still remains largely a mystery as to who it could possibly be. So, we'll put it to a vote. Who do you all hope to see Sakurai reveal tomorrow?

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Tomorrow's character reveal will be the second longest 'Sakurai Presents' stream after Terry — What could this mean for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

We will finally learn the identity of the Fighters Pass' final mysterious challenger for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tomorrow. Masahiro Sakurai will be hosting the event himself, just like with the previous DLC characters.

It's already been declared that this reveal process will last for approximately 35 minutes. In other words, this will be the second longest "Mr. Sakurai Presents" program that will air with Terry Bogard's moveset showcase being the longest.

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Devil May Cry's Dante receives a smokin' new and expensive statue though we're not sure if this is what Capcom meant by a January 16 announcement

Dante is probably one of Capcom's most iconic video game characters and receives a ton of merchandise / crossovers despite Devil May Cry not being as massive of a franchise as say Street Fighter, Monster Hunter or Resident Evil.

Capcom recently told fans to keep their eyes out for new Devil May Cry announcements in the coming weeks, and the company revealed today a stylish and massive new statue for Dante based on his original appearance from Darkside Collectibles — though we're not entirely sure this was meant to be one of those dated unveilings.

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Just how ridiculous are Snake's hitboxes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Well...

Although Snake's attacks are not nearly as ridiculous as they were in Brawl, Snake is known for having some rather interesting hitboxes attached to his attacks. It's no wonder why Metal Gear's legendary soldier is often regarded as a top tier in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (among other reasons).

Rekzius recently released another video for his hitbox explanation series. Unsurprisingly, there were many that were curious about Snake's moveset.

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