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Sonic while walking is faster than Incineroar running in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 79 challenger roster is made up of many different types of characters. They can vary in terms of shapes, sizes, weight, and speed.

As expected, Sonic's run speed allows him to outperform everyone else in the game (excluding Hero with the Acceleratle buff). Incineroar, on the other hand, is actually the slowest due to his ability to deal insane amounts of damage with his Revenge and grappling abilities.

Funnily enough, Sonic can actually beat Incineroar in a foot race by simply walking. That is to say that Sonic while walking is actually faster than Incineroar during a run.

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Lucina, R.O.B., Mario, and two others are the best beginner characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate according to Jtails

If you're new to the Smash series and want to get in on the action, then you might feel a little intimidated about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 79 fighter roster (which is still expanding). Who exactly is the ideal character to learn how to play?

Jtails recently released a video that talks about this very subject. In particular, he outlines the five challengers as being the best for beginners.

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Super Smash Bros. was the tenth most talked about video game series on Twitter in 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was officially released to the public on December 7, 2018. In other words, we've had a full year to experience and play the latest entry in the series.

Throughout the game's lifespan, it's become extremely popular. It's no wonder that it was reported to sell 15.71 million units and was the second most downloaded game in 2019, after Fortnite. Unsurprisingly, people talking about the game on Twitter has caused it to be quite the trending topic in 2019.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the most downloaded game on the Nintendo Switch in 2019 that wasn't Fortnite

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's sales numbers have been historic considering it became the best-selling fighting game ever in less than a year though this newest statistic is still fairly surprising.

Nintendo recently released a list of the top 25 most downloaded games on the Switch in North America in 2019 where Smash Ultimate finished in second place only behind the free-to-play phenomenon of Fortnite.

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Version 6.1.1 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now available but only incorporates compatibility for Richter and Dark Samus amiibo

Version 6.1.1 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available to download. Unfortunately, there's not a lot to talk about in regards to this patch.

The Richter and Dark Samus amiibo for the game will be releasing on January 17, 2020. This update has made it so that they will function properly when they come out.

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Five characters that should be nerfed in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are Mr. Game & Watch, Joker, Pikachu, Palutena, and Chrom according to Larry Lurr

Being that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been available in top competitor's hands for over a year now, it's become quite clear which characters are at the top. While buffing weaker characters tends to be preferred, sometimes it's necessary to incorporate some nerfs upon the top tiers.

Recently, T1|Larry Lurr released a video that details his thoughts on the five challengers that he personally wouldn't mind it if they were to received a nerf. Although most of these fighters are regarded as either top tier or high tier, Larry's most desired change would impact a fighter that has less than stellar results.

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Next Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct announced for January 9

This morning, Nintendo of America announced that the next Nintendo Direct will be taking place this week. After several rumors claiming that we'd be seeing another broadcast sometime this month, fans can officially expect the latest presentation this Thursday.

The Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct is set to air at 6:30 a.m. PDT / 9:30 a.m. EDT on January 9 and can be found on each of Nintendo's main streaming channels.

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These five series are getting a game on the Nintendo Switch in 2020 and have a legitimate shot of being represented in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The fact that Joker from Persona, Hero from Dragon Quest, Banjo-Kazooie from Banjo-Kazooie, and Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury are all together in a single game via Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC is already an impressive feat. As of this moment, we still haven't a single clue on the identities surrounding the Fighter Pass' fifth challenger or anyone beyond that.

With the exception of the Piranha Plant, all DLC so far have been from third party developers. Despite this, the represented fighters have had some presence on Nintendo consoles before.

Knowing that Super Smash Bros. has a proven advertisement effect on represented franchises, could the games that are releasing in 2020 potentially hint at what's to come?

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Rumor: New Nintendo Switch model is being developed for mid-2020

The Nintendo Switch was first originally released on March 3, 2017. Since then, the Switch has actually become the fastest selling console and has already overtaken the PlayStation 4's sales in Japan. Needless to say, it's quite impressive that games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been able to exceed 15 million units sold.

According to a rumor reported on by DigiTimes, Nintendo is apparently preparing an improved model for the Switch to be released in mid-2020.

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Pac-Man escapes Terry Bogard's Buster Wolf combo using the trampoline at Let's Make Big Moves' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament

Terry Bogard's Super Special moves — the Buster Wolf and Power Geyser — are among some of the strongest attacks in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that are available during competitive matches. It's actually possible to combo into these techniques if the user's execution is on point.

For example, the Buster Wolf can be cancelled into after connecting with a down tilt, followed by two jabs. Despite this not being a "true" combo, it might as well be since escaping is very difficult due to the fact that the opponent is placed into an airborne state thanks to the first down tilt.

During the Let's Make Big Moves Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event, DA|Sinji's Pac-Man found himself going up against Riddles' Terry Bogard. After Riddles landed the setup, Sinji somehow escaped and saved his stock from annihilation.

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Fan creates incredibly convincing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate victory screen for Halo's Master Chief

The video game modding community has proven over the years that there is very little that they cannot accomplish. From tweaking game mechanics to adding brand new characters, there is no shortage of impressive creations and alterations to be made.

One fan by the name of Nova Extra put together a mod of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that features Halo's own Master Chief on the victory screen. The popular Xbox character uses a unique animation, and the entire thing is really darn convincing.

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Let's Make Big Moves results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Let's Make Big Moves will be happening in New York, U.S.A.

Some of the notable players set to compete are eU|Samsora, TSM|Tweek, PG|Marss, NRG|Nairo, Liquid|Dabuz, Maister, SST|Shuton, Rogue|Light, Tea, MVG|DarkWizzy, R2G|Kameme, TG|Raito, WaDi, SSG|LeoN, GT|Wishes, Cosmos, Lui$, CLG|VoiD, Rivers, APE|Goblin and many more.

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Joker, Wolf, Palutena, and Peach saw the most usage for Let's Make Big Moves' top 128 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Let's Make Big Moves was a major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event that transpired over the weekend. In total, there were over 700 entrants that registered to compete. As a result, big names like eU|Samsora, TSM|Tweek, PG|Marss, NRG|Nairo, Liquid|Dabuz, Maister, SST|Shuton, Rogue|Light, Tea, MVG|DarkWizzy, R2G|Kameme, TG|Raito, WaDi, SSG|LeoN, GT|Wishes, Cosmos, Lui$, CLG|VoiD, Rivers, APE|Goblin, and many more came to try to take the first place prize.

This presents us with yet another opportunity to analyze the character usage stats for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in order to get a better understanding of the meta's developments. We'll be looking at the characters found in the top 128 since there were so many competitors this time around.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2020 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Kumite in Tennessee 2020 is kicking off this year during our very first weekend, and as the name suggests it will be happening in Tennessee, more specifically Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Notable players set to compete include RB|Arslan Ash, Disrupt|Shadow20z, CGL|Ninjakilla212, BC|Biohazard, SperoGin, Lil Majin, RG|Kevoxreborn, Trungy, DualKevin, Princess Ling, TCOL|SourPiggy, MVG|ScAtt, Fatality, DF|Grr, Rip, GS|Pokchop, GOL|Toi, Coach Steve, Typo|Sonido, Neon, Nigel E.X., Disrupt|JodyThaGreat, TS|Arturo Sanchez, BDG|Teiga and of course many more as well.

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Leroy, Liu Kang, Snake, and Kid Goku were the most popular fighters for Tekken 7, MK11, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and DBFZ at KiT 2020

Kumite in Tennessee 2020 is hosting tournaments for Street Fighter 5 (Season 5), Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more this weekend. We've already covered character usage stats for Street Fighter 5, and now it's time for the other titles.

Tekken 7 ended up having the most entrants with 160 registered. Mortal Kombat 11 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ended up having over 100 each as well. As a result, we've got the top 32 character stats for Tekken 7, and the top 16 stats for the other three mentioned titles.

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Challenger Pack 5 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can now be pre-purchased on the Nintendo Switch eShop

What do we currently know about Challenger Pack 5 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass? Unfortunately, there's not too much information out there right now. Their identity is unknown and it's merely estimated that they'll be released before the end of February 2020.

Fans have taken notice of the fact that Challenger Pack 5 can now be pre-purchased on the Nintendo Switch eShop. This listing has indicated an estimated release date of February 29, 2020. As this is a Saturday, it's quite likely that this is just a placeholder date.

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Characters like Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 couldn't make it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass but might have a chance now

When the Fighters Pass was first revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Masahiro Sakurai was pretty upfront with fans that Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 wasn't a planned character. As if to soften the blow to fans, we were told that a Rex would essentially be available via Mii costume parts for those that purchased the Fighters Pass as a special bonus.

"It's a Mii Swordfighter outfit based on Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2," stated Sakurai during the Smash Direct back in November 2018. "We decided which fighters to include when we started planning, so we couldn't add characters from titles like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 — which was announced after planning had started."

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