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New character reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate feels highly likely at The Game Awards despite the lack of confirmation

We recently learned that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Jump Force, Dead or Alive 6, Mortal Kombat 11, and Samurai Shodown are nominations for The Game Awards' Fighting Game of the Year. Considering Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's record breaking 15 million sales, many feel that Nintendo will be taking the prize this year.

In addition to the awards, there were a number of reveals that kept fans engaged to the yearly show last time. NetherRealm Studios, for example, opted to hold onto the Mortal Kombat 11 announcement for this specific event.

For Smash fans, the first character of the Fighters Pass was unveiled just before the game was officially launched to the public. It was at the The Game Awards 2018 where we learned about the inclusion of Joker from the Persona series.

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Third party companies supposedly disconfirmed by leaker Vergeben for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass

It's been about a month since SNK's Terry Bogard became a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Unfortunately, news about the Fighters Pass' elusive fifth fighter has yet to be officially unveiled by Nintendo.

As one might imagine, there have been a number of supposed "leaks" and rumors that have been running rampant in the meantime. One individual in particular — Vergeben — has been disconfirming a number of potential characters lately.

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Bowser burns King K. Rool's belly armor while Robin gets pushed offstage into helplessness — MkLeo and the Beefy Smash Doods discuss Smash Reviews

We're currently on episode 42 of the Beefy Smash Doods' Smash Review series. This time, they have a special guest that's commenting over the clips with them.

Generally seen as the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player in the world right now, FOX|MkLeo has joined to showcase his reactions during the course of this video. As always, there's plenty of fun combos, gimmicky setups, and some real eyebrow-raising sequences that occur.

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NEC 20 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

NEC 20 is happening this weekend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Players attending this event include FOX|SonicFox, BC|Dragon, EG|NYChrisG, CGL|Ninjakilla212, UYU|Deoxys, PG|Hayatei, UYU|Rewind, BDG|BlueGod, Linkorz, DF|Saiyne, Oplon|Skyll, END|Shine, Noble|Semiij, FightingGM, Noble|Kombat, RG|Kevoxreborn, Woahhzz, FSD|Rikuto, GeTV|Sandman, JJJ, ShinLad, Incendiate, DF|Grr, UGS|BBoy Dragon, BC|HoneyBee, Noble|SylverRye, Coach Steve, 1L2P|Burrito Voorhees, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EMP|Hiro, DTownsKing, TCOL|SourPiggy, Illusion|SplashFGC, FSD|Matt Ponton, AXL|Boom, RamonTSF, EMP|KDZ, Princess Slim, JayGeorgeM20z, FredDistance20z, BDG|Teiga, UGS|LordXav1er and many more.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently has more entrants than all other games combined for EVO Japan 2020

EVO Japan 2020 will be taking place during the weekend of January 24-26. The titles that are receiving main stage treatment are BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Samurai Shodown, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Soul Calibur 6, and Tekken 7.

Funnily enough, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently has more entrants than the other five games put together. According to AceKingOffsuit, the current number of Smash entrants sits at around 2,940.

Meanwhile, all other games combined have about 1,840 registered to compete. Do keep in mind that this isn't accounting for those that are signed up for multiple games.

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Pokémon Trainer, Chrom, Inkling, and Wolf were the most frequent picks during DreamHack Winter 2019's top 16 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

DreamHack Winter 2019 has already concluded. This event hosted the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Circuit.

As a result of this, some top competitors like TSM|Leffen, BC|Mr. R, and Alliance|Armada were in attendance. Let's use this as an opportunity to gauge which combatants are the most successful right now by looking at the characters that made it into the top 16.

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DreamHack Winter 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

DreamHack Winter 2019 is upon us, and is as always taking place in Jönköping, Sweden.

Players set to attend the event include TSM|Leffen, BC|Mr. R, Alliance|Armada, Grip|Space, LSE|Oryon, LSE|Flow, Meru, Supremacy|Greil, Supahsemmie, PHZ|Lancelot, ASM|VinS, LSE|PEW, LSE|Ogey and many more.

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Badass, powerful and certainly cheesy - Click Burgundy's art is the perfect showcase of the best aspects in fighting games

Fighting games are a mixture of hype, feeling powerful and a healthy amount of cheesy goodness, so artwork capturing those specific elements makes them extra special at reminding us why we love the genre.

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times on the site before, and their work certainly fits the mold of absolutely getting that fighting game charm right on the money.

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Breath of the Wild Link's bombs are even scarier and more versatile in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate than we thought

Link's Breath of the Wild redesign in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw him come equipped with his remote bombs as a special move. Just as they sound, these explosives can be thrown and detonated at will, and we recently got a glimpse at just how potent they can be thanks to FURY|RaZe and their discovery of the bomb drop loops.

Well, RaZe is back with another Link video this time showing a series of clips that further prove just how scary these Breath of the Wild bombs can be.

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Japanese censors demanded panty checks for female Super Smash Bros. characters during development; Masahiro Sakurai was none too impressed

When Super Smash Bros. Creator, Masahiro Sakurai, showcased Smash Ultimate's latest guest fighter, Terry Bogard, he brought up the fact that one of Fatal Fury's most popular characters, Mai Shiranui, would not be making an appearance in the game at all and alluded to her sexual nature as the main reason.

A big handful of other SNK characters show up in the background of Terry's King of Fighters-themed stage, but Mai was not included even as a background figure. Sakurai made a lighthearted comment during this portion of his presentation, noting that the game was "for good boys and girls of many different ages, so we decided not to feature her." This set the internet ablaze as enraged fans felt Sakurai and his team were doing a bit much in the way of censorship, but an older interview with Famitsu shows us that this almost certainly wasn't Sakurai's call.

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5 Pokemon from Sword and Shield that would be great Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC characters

People all over the world have taken the plunge into the world of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Trainers are exploring the new Galar region on their quest to catch nearly 100 new Pokemon as well as a plethora of returning familiar monsters.

Not long ago, Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be seeing a second wave of DLC characters added to the game after the initial five. Considering we now have two new main Pokemon games on Nintendo Switch, I'd like to take a look at five Pokemon from Sword and Shield that would be great playable DLC character choices for Smash Bros. Ultimate — if Nintendo were to add a Pokemon representative to the game.

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NPD releases top-selling fighting games of this generation where NetherRealm dominates while Street Fighter and Tekken are absent

This current console generation is close to coming to an end with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett due for release a year from now, but the Xbox One and especially PlayStation 4 helped shepard in the follow up to the return of fighting games from the prior decade.

The NPD Group, which tracks video game hardware and software sales in the United States, has released the top-selling 'head to head fighting games' to appear on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this whole generation with some interesting results — namely how dominant Mortal Kombat and Dragon Ball are.

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Useless Super Smash Bros. Ultimate facts point out remnants of Brawl, color errors, and much more

With a game as jam-packed with content from a plethora of different video game franchises as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there undoubtedly exist numerous things that you might miss if you're not looking closely. Often times, though, these hidden secrets aren't game-changing in any way but fall more under the category of "interesting to know."

PJiggles has been diving deep into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and has returned with another batch of useless facts that you likely had no idea were a thing. From color inconsistencies to the character with the most victory screen animations, there's plenty of fun facts to sink your teeth into here.

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Here are five tips to get Terry Bogard into Elite Smash for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Terry Bogard is the latest character to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you care about this sort of thing, then that means there's yet another fighter to get into Elite Smash.

Getting Terry into Elite Smash shouldn't be too difficult of an ordeal, but I've prepared five tips to make the process even easier. Let's jump right into it.

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Resident Evil Spirits coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate likely disconfirming the characters as future roster additions

Though it's not something the competitive Smash scene pays much attention to, Spirits are a fairly substantial part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's various modes and offerings considering they act as buffs and also collectibles.

Nintendo has announced that Resident Evil characters will be joining the Spirit Board later this week, and while this might be a sign to some that someone like Chris Redfield could be joining the roster in the future, it likely means the exact opposite.

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Another insane Super Smash Bros. Ultimate combo sees Castlevania's Richter Belmont send Street Fighter's Ryu through too many portals to keep track of

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game that has its fair share of impressive combos. If you tune into the high-level tournament play taking place nearly every weekend, it won't take long for you to come across a powerful sequence yourself.

However, some players have been trying to take the combo-ability of Smash Ultimate to the next level by using items for incredible trick shots. Today, we have another from the mind of Arumat that sees Castlevania's Richter Belmont put a big hurt on Street Fighter poster boy, Ryu.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's auto-face mechanic for Ryu, Ken, and Terry was a good idea on paper but feels broken at times

Back when Ryu was playable in Super Smash Bros. 4, I remember thinking that it would be cool to implement some sort of auto-face mechanic in 1v1 matches. The idea was that Ryu would automatically face his opponent so long as a button was held down. Or maybe just some way to toggle it on and off during matches.

Imagine my surprise when it was revealed that this mechanic was being implemented — sans the button holding part — for Ryu in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Inevitably, the same mechanic is present for Ken and the latest addition, Terry Bogard. These are the three traditional fighting game representatives in the game after all.

And yet, the actual execution has merely replaced problems with different problems.

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