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Update: Dragon Quest Hero's 22-minute Super Smash Bros. Ultimate demonstration from Masahiro Sakurai

Update: Dragon Quest Hero's full reveal video is now live. Check it out after the jump.

The day is finally upon us where we can see Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character in full detail before his impending release this week thanks to the series creator and director himself.

Masahiro Sakurai will be holding a special 22-minute showcase showing off everything Dragon Quest's Hero can do as a DLC fighter beginning this morning at 6 a.m. PDT.

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Super Smash Bros. Melee Target Test stages recreated using Super Mario Maker 2, Mew2King plays and analyzes them

Super Mario Maker 2 has been a big hit with Nintendo fans. Many creators have had an opportunity to show off their creative side with their levels.

We've already seen Alliance|Armada take on recreated Target Test stages from Super Smash Bros. 64. This time, FOX|Mew2King is taking on the levels that have been made in the likeness of Super Smash Bros. Melee's Target Test bonus rounds.

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If Hero is released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this Wednesday then what does that mean for a Nintendo reveal at EVO 2019?

Masahiro Sakurai will be demoing Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in some sort of 22 minute demonstration tomorrow, July 30, 2019.

Although it was planned that the release date for the character would be revealed then, it's been leaked that version 4.0.0 — and likely Hero along with it — will be released on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Many of us were expecting the date drop for the Hero to occur on Sunday, August 4, 2019 during the finals of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at EVO 2019. Could it be that Nintendo has something else in store for fans instead?

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Astonished Mr. Game and Watch pro hits MkLeo with the number 9 Judgment Hammer at Smash Factor 8's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event

Smash Factor 8 hosted a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event that concluded over the weekend. There were over 500 entrants competing which included big names like FOX|MkLeo, Solary|Glutonny, SNB|Abadango, Regi Shikimi, BC|Mr. R, KJS|Maister, PG|Marss, and many more.

Eventually, the viewers had the opportunity to watch a match up unfold between Maister and MkLeo. Maister is often seen as being the best Mr. Game & Watch user in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and has been adamant that the character belongs in high tier. Meanwhile, his opponent, MkLeo, is widely accepted to be the most successful competitor in the game right now.

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Hero's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official release date reportedly leaked

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate army has been getting particularly fidgety as they await the coming of the game's newest DLC character: Dragon Quest's The Hero. An accidental tweet from Nintendo Europe may have given us all the answer we've been waiting for.

Nintendo Europe posted a message Monday morning informing followers that they'll be getting a special presentation from creator Masahiro Sakurai on Tuesday, and in that presentation, he'll be showing off an in-depth look at Hero as well as revealing when the fighter will be released.

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Ever wondered how many different series are in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? The final count is entirely more than you would've guessed

When you think of Super Smash Bros. as a franchise, you think of its Nintendo cast. But in the later iterations of the game, especially Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it embodies the term crossover.

Crossover is something you'd associate with Marvel vs. Capcom or another all-star fighting game. Yet, Nintendo takes the cake out of all of its counterparts on this one.

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Smash Factor 8 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Smash Factor 8 is happening this weekend in San Pedro Cholula, Mexico.

This event has a bunch of notable players showing up, including (but not limited to) FOX|MKLeo, PG|Marss, Solary|Glutonny, DIG|Lucky, KJS|Maister, Mazer|Nakat, Demise|Mr. E, SNB|Abadango, BC|LordKnight, BC|Mr. R, Westballz, MZR|La Luna and XTR|Sparg0.

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Masahiro Sakurai to demo Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during upcoming 22 minute video

The wait may finally be over. Masahiro Sakurai will be revealing details about the Dragon Quest Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

This demonstration will go on for 22 minutes. It's been confirmed that we will be learning about the Hero's release date during this demo.

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Thunder Smash 2 results

Thunder Smash 2 is happening today at Long Beach, California. This is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event.

This is made up of two separate tournaments. Two round robins featuring eight invited players who placed well in the PGR and a traditional tournament for everyone else. The brackets for the invitational are decided via the outcomes of the round robins.

The round robin tourney is featuring CLG|VoiD, T1|Larry Lurr, Salem, PG|ESAM, MVG|Dark Wizzy, Liquid|Dabuz, WBG|MVD, and Demise|Nicko competing for that $10,000 prize pool. The rest of the 186 competitors are playing for a $5,000 pot.

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R.O.B., Wolf, Cloud, Joker, Mr. Game & Watch, and Zero Suit Samus were popular picks in the top 64 of Smash Factor's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event

Smash Factor 8 is the major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament that's going on this weekend. There's over 500 entrants that's competing at this particular event.

To make top 64, about three or four victories would be necessary depending on how the player was seeded. Let's take a look at the fighters that were able to find their way into the top 64 portion of the bracket.

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Punk discusses getting into the FGC, becoming a pro, and early expectations when starting his career

Rec|Punk is probably the most dominant player in this current season of the Capcom Pro Tour. He has a sizable lead in points going into Evo 2019.

Every player has an origin story, whether it is stereotypical or unique. Their respective journeys helped mold and make them into who they are.

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More evidence of Hero's imminent arrival in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate emerges with Dragon Quest Spirits appearing on Nintendo's servers

Dragon Quest's Hero may have been instantly overshadowed for many players in the West by the concurrent announcement of Banjo-Kazooie for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3 2019, but anticipation has been growing rapidly as we seem to be closing in on the next fighter's release date.

Another piece of evidence has now reportedly popped up to suggest that Hero's launch in Smash Ultimate will soon be upon us with Dragon Quest-themed Spirits appearing on Nintendo's online servers.

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These surprising super armor kills in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will have you on the edge of your seat

There's plenty to get hype over when it comes to the wildly popular Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but few sequences drop jaws the way that sudden armor attack turnarounds do.

We've got a very exciting compilation of exactly such situations thanks to Dragon Smash as they've collected nearly six minutes worth of last-second, super armor surprises.

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Here are Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's three biggest flaws right now according to Beefy Smash Dudes

To call the latest Super Smash Bros. entry a success is an understatement as Ultimate has become the best-selling fighting game of all time despite being just over six months old. Despite crushing records and appealing to seemingly everyone, Ultimate is not without its flaws.

While they're obviously not doing too much to slow fans down, there are three specific parts of SSBU that could use some looking at, and Beefy Smash Dudes have laid all three out in a new video entry of theirs.

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'Nobody is using the fighters to their full potential yet... some definitely need tweaking' — Salem talks Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is enjoying unprecedented success. Many gamers think Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best in the series over seven months after launch. This is because it is a great choice for both competitive and casual players.

In an interview with EventHubs, MVG|Salem talks about what makes this game so fun and other aspects that he enjoys. He also explains why so many top players have pockets.

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New possible lead on Hero release date for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pops up from an unlikely source

Here in the West 7/11 convenience stores are traditionally not the kind of place you look to find Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news, but it's a whole other story when it comes to 7/11s in Japan.

Unlike their Western counterparts, Japanese stores offer a lot more than chips, soda, and gas. Video games and gaming paraphernalia are common sights at these shops in the East, and a current pop up advertisement has us considering a specific date for the release of DLC character Hero in Ultimate.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate created stage depicts Kirby if he inhaled creator Masahiro Sakurai

The internet is a deep, strange place filled with limitless oddities and possibilities. Just when you think you've seen it all, something like this pops up that stops you in your tracks.

One Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fan recently used the game's stage builder feature to create a battlefield that imagines what Kirby would look like if he inhaled his creator — and Super Smash Bros. series creator — Masahiro Sakurai. How have I never seen this idea conceptualized before?

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