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Weapon upgrades, crafting mechanics and explosive traps - Steve and Alex gameplay breakdown for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo certainly took everyone by surprise this morning by announcing that Minecraft characters Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the next DLC for Fighter Pass Vol. 2 following ARMS' Min Min from this summer.

As a regular player of both Smash Bros. and Minecraft, I've combed over the reveal trailer to assess and break down the blocky gameplay mechanics and attacks of who will surely be Smash's most unique addition between the crafting, upgrading and building systems.

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Steve and Alex from Minecraft announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players waited for just over three months to see who would be Min Min's successor as the newest DLC character for season two, and the answer will certainly turn heads.

Nintendo revealed this morning that Steve and Alex from Minecraft will be joining the over 80-character roster in all of their blocky glory.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character reveal coming 7 am PT / 10 am ET, watch it here

It's been over three long months of waiting to see where the second round of DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be going next, and that day has finally come.

Nintendo will be revealing the second character for Ultimate's Fighter Pass Vol. 2 this morning at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET.

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Nintendo has been incredibly good at keeping Challenger Pack 7 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate under wraps but here's who has a chance for tomorrow

Although we've been assured that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate development team intend to finish the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, we haven't received any news regarding the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 since Min Min of the ARMS series was released on June 29, 2020. Before the quarantine period began, we were told that the next six DLC characters would be released by December 2021.

Earlier today, Nintendo announced that details about Challenger Pack 7 will finally be revealed tomorrow at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET. Following the three minute trailer, Masahiro Sakurai, Director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, will make an appearance to relay a "brief message."

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New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character announcement coming tomorrow

Super Smash Bros. fans have been eagerly awaiting to see who will be the second character to join Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2, and we finally know when to expect to see more.

Nintendo announced this morning that the new character reveal for Smash Ultimate will be coming tomorrow, October 1.

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Dabuz releases 'drip' tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to rank the massive roster based on how they dress

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is comprised of over 80 playable characters coming together from different developers and eras which makes everyone look quite distinct from one another to various results.

Pro player Liquid|Dabuz recently decided to have a little fun with the dozens upon dozens of character designs to compile a 'drip' tier list based on how each fighter dresses in their default look.

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Dr. Mario's inclusion in the Super Smash Bros. series is very likely the result of a fan request

Dr. Mario is a character that's mostly associated with the Super Smash Bros. series as he has appeared in three out of five titles in the franchise. Following his debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dr. Mario also appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A closer look at Super Smash Bros. Brawl's code has also revealed that Dr. Mario was planned for Brawl, but was ultimately cut along with Dixie Kong, Mewtwo, Roy, Plusle & Minun, Toon Zelda, and Toon Sheik.

How did this character get into the Super Smash Bros. series in the first place considering that Mario has been present since the beginning? According to Source Gaming, it's possible that Dr. Mario may have been added to Melee as a result of a fan request.

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Katsuhiro Harada says that Masahiro Sakurai showed a keen interest in their conversation about online features

At the conclusion of the Tekken Online Challenge US East, Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray of Bandai Namco hopped on to talk about the upcoming features coming to Tekken 7 Season 4. Considering the current climate with the COVID-19 pandemic, online features have become increasingly important as of late.

During the stream, it was revealed that Harada had a conversation with Masahiro Sakurai, the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, about online features. "I spoke recently with Mr. Sakurai who worked on Super Smash Bros. and he showed keen interest in our conversation about online features," said Harada. "He even asked me whether he could use what I said about the ratio of wired and wireless players."

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Impa's announcement for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has renewed hope for inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but still seems unlikely

Before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released and the entire base roster revealed, fans speculated that Impa would make an excellent addition. Considering her origins with the Sheikah Tribe, Impa could've theoretically worked as an Echo Fighter for Sheik.

Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still releasing fighters as DLC after the game's launch, it doesn't seem like we'll be getting any new Echo Fighters. However, the announcement that Impa will be playable in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity does renew some hope for Impa fans.

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Kirby Fighters 2 now available on Nintendo Switch, here's why Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans are especially intrigued

We were almost totally surprised to find out that Nintendo had rolled out an all new Kirby Fighters game on Wednesday as the Super Smash Bros.-like action of Kirby Fighters 2 is now officially available to anyone with a Switch.

There's plenty now to explore when it comes to this new fighter but our attention is simultaneously called back to Kirby creator, Masahiro Sakurai's, current endeavor, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as one particular character in KF2, Bandana Waddle Dee, is being speculated for incoming Smash DLC.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters hilariously argue about who the imposter is in this Among Us crossover skit

Among Us is currently the biggest non-fighting game craze sweeping through the FGC and the internet as a whole, so of course some talented people are already making crossovers to combine the both great things together.

TikTok user Dannythepandabrother recently made a clever and funny skit that places the many characters of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate like Falco, Wario and Ridley inside of an Among Us-like situation where they must determine who is the imposter.

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Nintendo appears to leak Kirby Fighters 2 for Switch featuring a character highly requested for Super Smash Bros.

The internet is abuzz this morning with a game leak that seems to have come from Nintendo themselves. According to a listing on Play Nintendo that has since been taken down, Kirby Fighters 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

This new installment in the Smash Bros.-style fighting title actually features a playable character that fans have been asking for in the Super Smash Bros. series for some time now. Given the recent potential hints that a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcement is coming soon, fans are already starting to connect the dots.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Daisy player cosplays the princess and absolutely destroys all of opponent's stocks in under 30 seconds

The Super Smash Bros. series is generally seen as one of the kindest for allowing pretty much anyone to continue to play matches for minutes before the final KO thanks to the stocks and limited invincibility after losing one, but even that is not always enough from getting completely picked apart by a godlike player in seconds.

Japanese Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player Umeki recently performed such a feat on stream by wiping out all three of a poor online Mario player's stocks in 30 seconds, and he did it all while dressed as Princess Daisy.

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Free-for-all Mr. Game & Watch match rehashed in paper form by a dedicated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fan

Mr. Game & Watch is known for being one of the lightest characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Out of 80 characters so far, he is the third lightest while being just a little heavier than Jigglypuff and Pichu.

As such, Mr. Game & Watch's weight class has often been referred to as the "paper weight class." This is ironic since he takes on a two-dimensional appearance. You can easily draw Mr. Game & Watch on a sheet of paper without losing much depth.

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No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda goes suddenly tight lipped after being asked if Travis Touchdown is headed to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the most welcoming roster policy of any fighting game in history, and fans currently have their eyes on a particular franchise that hasn't seen any Smash representation yet: No More Heroes.

The creator of No More Heroes, Goichi "Suda51" Suda, has been openly vocal about wanting NMH's main protagonist, the Beam Katana-wielding Travis Touchdown, on the Smash Ultimate character select screen in the past and with a third installment of No More Heroes on the horizon the stage is perhaps more set than ever for a Travis Touchdown reveal. Suda was recently asked directly about the potential for this dream to come to fruition, but his response was a somewhat surprising "No comment".

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Rumor: Challenger Pack 7 might be announced soon based on the scheduling of ads for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2

There hasn't been much news for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2 following Min Min's release on June 29. However, Onua on Twitter recently posted an image of a Fighters Pass Vol. 2 ad that's scheduled to be taken down on October 4, 2020.

If Nintendo's patterns are anything to go by, then it means that the Challenger Pack 7 character will be releasing potentially in the near future. "Fighter Pass 7 will be announced extremely soon," said Onua on Twitter. "This ad is up until October 4th. Everyone, be prepared."

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Looking to improve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both mentally and physically? VoiD shares 5 tips to become a better player

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and pretty much the whole series for that matter, is not an easy game to dive into competitively largely because it's so focused on community learning with the games mostly lacking the tools for growth needed.

It's very easy to become discouraged when trying to improve in competitive Smash, but longtime pro player CLG|VoiD recently released a short video guide with five tips to help people get physically and mentally better at Ultimate.

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