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Here's Banjo-Kazooie's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate theme

A good portion of the fighting game community is still up in the clouds, riding the nostalgic high induced by today's Banjo-Kazooie character reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We're here to keep the good vibes going by sharing the character theme that was recently posted on the Super Smash Bros. YouTube channel.

Expectations for music coming from an old Rare title are going to be quite lofty, but we think Nintendo did a fine job giving the familiar melody an updated feel.

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Banjo-Kazooie announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

We already had one new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcement earlier this morning for The Hero from the Dragon Quest series, but that's not all that Nintendo had up their sleeves for big reveals.

To close out their E3 Direct stream, Nintendo revealed that the long awaited Banjo and Kazooie would also be making their way to Smash Ultimate as DLC.

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Dragon Quest's Hero revealed as the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It's been almost two months already since we received Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but now we finally know who will be joining him as the second character in the game's Fighter Pass.

Nintendo revealed today during their E3 Direct stream that The Hero from Dragon Quest 11 will be joining Smash Ultimate as the next DLC fighter on the roster via a brand new trailer.

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Update: Nintendo Direct for E3 2019 live stream, Super Smash Bros. reveal inbound

Update: Nintendo's E3 Direct stream is now live. Come watch it with us after the jump.

The big conferences for E3 2019 are winding down, but not before the last console maker takes the metaphorical internet stage to reveal what's coming up and what's coming out to their systems in the near future.

Nintendo will be holding their E3 Nintendo Direct stream beginning at 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT where the company is set to make a number of announcements including the next DLC fighter joining the ranks of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Update: Which newcomers do you think will be announced tomorrow for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Update: You can find the results to our latest poll after the jump that contain which characters you all believe are the most likely / want to show up the most in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at Nintendo's E3 Direct.

Earlier during E3, it was confirmed directly by Masahiro Sakurai himself that a newcomer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be revealed this Tuesday on June 11th during Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct presentation that will take place at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT.

"As for me, I'll be continuing my work on the next DLC fighter and more information regarding that will be shared in the Nintendo Direct for E3 2019, so I hope you're looking forward to it," said Sakurai.

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Nintendo lawyers reportedly put a stop to big E3 leaker for 'misappropriation of trade secrets'

E3 is the biggest time of year for those looking forward to new video game announcements, but early leaks also run rampant online in the days and weeks leading up to the event — as we saw happen with Bandai Namco this year.

One such leaker, a Twitter user going by the name of Sabi, was reportedly called and emailed by a lawyer representing Nintendo to threaten them with potential legal action if they continued with their plans to out the company's E3 Direct information set to take place later this morning.

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John Wick, Banjo Kazooie, Crash Bandicoot? The internet is going crazy with new character guesses for tomorrow's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate E3 reveal

We know that Nintendo is planning to reveal their latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character on the first official day of E3 2019, but with more than 70 fighters already on the roster, (both from within and without the world of Nintendo) it seems just about anyone from the world of gaming could be coming.

It should come as little surprise that the internet is passing the time by offering up wish list picks, some of which are comically over the top and ridiculous in nature. With over 20 thousand tweets as of the writing of this, "#SmashDLC" is tending hard and so we thought we'd round up some of our favorite findings to share.

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Tomorrow's Nintendo E3 2019 Direct presentation will run for around 40 minutes

Tomorrow is the big day for Nintendo and Super Smash Bros. fans alike. At 9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT, Nintendo will begin their Direct presentation.

Masahiro Sakurai has already confirmed that a newcomer will be announced for the Fighters Pass during this segment. "As for me, I'll be continuing my work on the next DLC fighter, and more information regarding that will be shared in the Nintendo Direct for E3 2019," said Sakurai.

Needless to say, there's a lot to be excited about. Recently, Nintendo has provided confirmation about the length the presentation.

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Joker's guns can’t be reflected, fighters can take knockback while frozen, two Inklings’ ink can stack, and more in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Joker may have some hidden traits that make him better than initially thought. His bullets cannot be reflected amongst other information tested .

The Mythsmashers dig into Joker’s moveset and see what they can find out. They operate like the traditional mythbusters, just essentially for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Super Smash Bros. 64 break the targets now has a mod that allows you to play characters on others’ courses

Remember the break the targets segments in Super Smash Bros. 64? Every character had a particular set of stages, made strictly for them, that required usage of their unique moves.

Snooplax modded the game to allow one to play characters outside of their intended target stages. Therefore you could play Mario on Donkey Kong’s break the targets, Pikachu on Ness's, etc.

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The Kid, The Goat and The Mango results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a large Super Smash Bros. taking place in La Mirada, California this weekend.

Some of the notable entrants include Alliance|Armada, PG|Zain, SNB|Abadango, Larry Lurr, CLG|SFAT, CLG|S2J, myR|Light, DNG|Kameme, Swedish Delight, CLG|PewPewU, EMG|Moky, Raito, Ace|iBDW, Liquid|ChuDat, n0ne, Tsu, Westballz, DIG|Lucky, eM|Zenyou, HLC|KJH, Fiction, Ginger and many more.

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What fighting game-related announcements are we likely to see at E3 2019?

E3 may have officially kicked off yesterday with EA's announcements, but today marks the true beginning for most of us interested in fighting games with Microsoft's conference coming at 1 p.m. PDT.

We already know at least one big reveal is coming soon, but let's take a look at the other upcoming and currently available fighters that may have a presence at the big event this year.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears to cross 2,000 entrants for EVO 2019 while 4 others have surpassed the 1,000 milestone

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears to be the big draw to EVO 2019 which would make three different most-entered games in three years with Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter 5 coming before it, and it's looking poised to soon overtake DBFZ's entrant count from last year.

EVO's Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar has taken to Twitter to provide another entrant number update for the massive event revealing that one title has already surpassed 2,000 competitors while half of the others on the mainstage have also crossed into quadruple digits as well.

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Taipei Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Taipei Major 2019 is taking place this weekend, obviously in Taipei, Taiwan, and it's a huge event for several different games, most notably Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Some of the fierce competitors who will be competing at this event are Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Daigo, THY|Chikurin, CYG|Fuudo, UYU|LowHigh, YOG|Machabo, Liquid|Nemo, FD|Haitani, Victrix|Momochi, FAV|Sako, FD|Fujimura, RZR|Xian, UYU|Jeondding, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Yamasa|Nobi, UYU|NL, Trashbox, CherryBerryMango, RB|Bonchan, FD|Johnny, Talon|HotDog29, MVP|Pekos, GRPT|MOV, E.T., Mago, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Yamasa|Take, CO|Dogura, Verloren, RRQ|Moke, ZJZ, BC|Kazunoko, CoolKid93, COOASGAMES|Noroma, PG|Shen Chan, FAV|Ryuusei, Fate|Ulsan, EQNX|Dimeback, Chuan, iG|Jiewa, Humanbomb, RB|Tanukana, Yang Mian and Yamasa|Yuu, though there are countless more participating as well.

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DLC character reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate confirmed for Tuesday during Nintendo's E3 direct

Speaking at the end of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that they would be revealing a new character during their Direct broadcast on Tuesday at 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT.

"As for me, I'll be continuing my work on the next DLC fighter, and more information regarding that will be shared in the Nintendo Direct for E3 2019," said Sakurai.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Before they officially kick off their E3 announcements on Tuesday, Nintendo is hosting the 2019 World Championships for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 along with an invitational for Super Mario Maker 2.

The Super Smash Bros. portion of the event will be represented by four teams who qualified from around the world including some top-class players including GW|Zackray, myR|Light, Wrath, Devonte, Poltergust, Konbu, SirJon, myR|RobinGG, Kuro, Ghost, SebPro101, Ichigo, PillowTalk, DTFaux, akasa and Thunda.

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If Banjo and Kazooie make it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC here's how they might play

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is seeing the addition of four more DLC characters up through early 2020. So far, we do not know the identities of the remaining fighters.

One inclusion that a lot of people are hoping to see (including myself) is the classic duo Banjo and Kazooie. With E3 2019 coming up very soon, there's a chance of a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character reveal at taking place at the expo. If Banjo and Kazooie make the cut, here's how they might play in Smash.

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