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Captain Falcon's voice clips have all been recycled in the Super Smash Bros. series from the Nintendo 64 version according to Masahiro Sakurai

Min Min will be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster in just five days on June 29, 2020. As it has been typical with new character reveals for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Min Min's trailer ended up keeping fans on the edge of their seats with its flashy sequences.

Captain Falcon and Kirby were also seen enjoying Min Min's legendary ramen bowls during the official unveiling. While Kirby consumed his meal in one gulp — bowl and all — thanks to his gluttonous nature, Captain Falcon could be heard wolfing down his ramen bowl but comparably at a more normalized pacing.

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The ARMS team created artwork that has Min Min and Captain Falcon competing in a food eating contest in celebration of the recent announcement

We're getting Min Min in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on June 29, 2020. She's representing a franchise that only came to be back in 2017.

To commemorate this announcement, the ARMS developers created an illustration that pays homage to her debut trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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In case you missed Sakurai's presentation, here's what Min Min will be bringing with her to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Earlier today, we were finally treated to the official unveiling of the ARMS character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate we've been aware is coming since back at the end of March and that fighter is none other than the famed Mintendo Noodle House owner Min Min — which I'm obviously ecstatic about, considering I wrote several pieces as far back as 2018 lobbying for her. I'm not the only one happy either, as evidenced by her trending on Twitter after we found out an ARMS character would come to Smash, likely solidifying to Nintendo back in March that they had in fact made the right decision.

Min Min's addition is not just a new character joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but also a brand new series being included, namely Nintendo's unconventional fighting game from 2017 ARMS. In this article, we'll take a brief look at Min Min as a character (a more in-depth look at her playstyle and moveset will be handled by my colleague Justin "AdaptiveTrigger" Gordon), but also what else she brings with her to the game from her home series of ARMS. Without further ado, let's introduce ourselves to Min Min and ARMS.

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Min Min's reveal opens the door for characters like Geno, Shantae, Leon Kennedy, Chorus Kids, and other Spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Just yesterday, it was revealed during the "Mr. Sakurai presents an ARMS fighter" Nintendo stream that Min Min would be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on June 29, 2020. Although Min Min's popularity among ARMS fan made her an obvious candidate, her inclusion does set an interesting precedent.

While this was never officially confirmed by Nintendo up to this point, there was previously this speculation among fans that declared that Spirits were disconfirmed as possible DLC challengers. We're now forced to throw this idea out the window as Min Min has been in the game as a Spirit since the game's launch.

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Min Min has been added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 'Everyone Is Here' banner

Min Min is joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on June 29, 2020. Being that ARMS was first released in 2017, Min Min currently represents the youngest video game franchise in Smash Ultimate's massive roster.

The official Smash Bros. Twitter account recently revealed the animation that placed Min Min on the "Everyone Is Here" banner. She really does seem to fit in with the colorful cast of characters that are already present.

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Min Min is a complex, long-ranged attacker with a playstyle that's completely unique in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Min Min was revealed earlier today for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. She'll be made available as a new playable character on June 29, 2020.

As expected from the ARMS challenger, she boasts long-ranged attacks with those spring-like arms of hers. Based on what we were shown during Masahiro Sakurai's breakdown, it looks like it will be fairly difficult to get up close against Min Min where she is said to be weak at.

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Rollback netcode implemented for Super Smash Bros. Melee with Slippi Online

A positive online experience with the Super Smash Bros. series is, unfortunately, said to be a rare thing. Even the latest entry in the series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, uses delay-based netcode which is often considered to be inferior to rollback netcode.

Earlier today, it was announced that rollback netcode was being implemented into Super Smash Bros. Melee thanks to a program called Slippi Online. Considering the fast-paced nature of Melee, this is an amazing development for the scene in 2020.

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Nintendo's Twitch has 'connection' as a banned word but it's probably not for the reason you might be thinking

Many fighting games feature online modes that allow players to compete against others from great distances. Unfortunately, not every fighting game's netcode is quite up to snuff in the year 2020.

It's no wonder that the "FixUltimateOnline" hashtag was trending on Twitter not too long ago after many players were confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speculation also suggests that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's problematic online interactions was the main reason for its removal from EVO 2020 after it was announced to be transitioning into an online tournament.

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Unsurprisingly, Kirby with Min Min's hat in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is absolutely adorable

Min Min was revealed to be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's upcoming ARMS challenger to join the roster via Fighters Pass Vol. 2. She'll be available for download on June 29, 2020.

There was a brief moment in Min Min's trailer that showed Kirby with Min Min's copied neutral special. More importantly, we got to see Kirby's copy hat for Min Min — and it's astonishingly adorable.

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Fallout's Vault Boy, Tekken's Heihachi, and more make up the latest batch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mii Fighter costumes

Today's big Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation has wrapped up, and with its conclusion, we now know that Min Min from ARMS is the game's next DLC fighter. During the broadcast, series creator Masahiro Sakurai ran fans through the specifics of how Min Min plays on the battlefield, as well as made a handful of other announcements.

The showcase unveiled the latest batch of Mii Fighter costumes that will become available alongside Min Min on June 29, and there are some surprising choices here. For starters, the Fallout series mascot, Vault Boy, will be a costume for the Mii Gunner.

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Min Min is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character, releases June 29

Nintendo has just revealed that Min Min from ARMS is the next DLC character joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai made the reveal during his live stream showcase this morning.

She is set for launch on June 29, and will come included with her unique stage and background music.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ARMS DLC character reveal live stream

Update: The stream is now live. You can watch it with us by clicking through the story.

Earlier: The big reveal fans have been waiting for is finally upon us. Today, Nintendo is unveiling the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Tomorrow's ARMS presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was recorded directly from Masahiro Sakurai's home

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's mysterious ARMS challenger for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will finally be revealed tomorrow, June 22. Considering that we're near the end of the month, a release date is expected to be fairly soon.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Masahiro Sakurai and the rest of the DLC development team have been confined to their homes while they design the unnamed ARMS representative. Although there's less stress involved for the team when it comes to teleworking instead of commuting to work, Sakurai has noted that there have been a few complications when it comes to equipment.

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Masahiro Sakurai declares that there have been difficulties with the teleworking for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's ARMS challenger

Masahiro Sakurai's segment for the Famitsu Column was recently released to the public. Thanks to the efforts of PushDustIn and Japaneseswitch, we've learned of a few difficulties associated with teleworking to develop Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

It's been noted by Sakurai that it can be difficult to discuss sensitive matters while children and family are around. This along with troubles with internet speed, communications with the rest of the team can often be an ordeal.

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Dabuz releases 'well-designed' tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Today we have an interesting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list to look over. Instead of a typical strength chart, this time we see the fighters organized based on how well they are designed.

Liquid|Dabuz recently put together this list over on his Twitch channel. The roster is organized into different categories, and Dabuz has his own criteria for what he feels is "well-designed."

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Nintendo will reveal the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character on June 22

Nintendo has just announced when the official reveal for the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character will happen.

On Monday, June 22, series creator Masahiro Sakurai will be holding a presentation to showcase the upcoming fighter. We can expect the broadcast to run for about 35 minutes.

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Fan made Super Smash Bros. Ultimate music video features excellent animations, vocals, and an epic battle between Mario and Bowser

Chi-chi has uploaded an animation (created by Ona) that features the world and characters present in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As the battles play out, Chi-chi provides vocals to the song that's heard throughout the video.

Although characters like Peach, Pichu, Luigi, Ridley, King Dedede, Ganondorf, Charizard, Robin, King K. Rool, Lucario, Donkey Kong, Olimar, Sans, and Greninja appear in the animation, a battle between Mario and Bowser serves as the main event.

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