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During today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, series creator Masahiro Sakurai unveiled new playable characters (including Echo Fighters), new game modes, and more. At one point in the presentation, he also highlighted some of the rule changes in Smash modes, including the fact that you now choose your stage before you select your fighters. During this segment, he revealed an exciting new feature that's likely to shake up the game quite a bit.

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Today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct was jam-packed with exciting character announcements like Simon Belmont and King K. Rool joining the fight, but that's not all that was revealed! Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai also took the time to go over some returning game modes and introduce some new ones. Some modes are being kept secret, but Sakurai spilled the beans on Squad Strike and Smashdown today.

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Music is a huge part of the Smash Bros. series. Tons of classic tunes are revamped and there are even some completely original scores that have quickly become fan favorites. Nintendo realizes this of course, so they are once again including a sound test menu in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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This morning, we were treated to a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, and per usual, Nintendo came out of the gate swinging with some new character reveals. The legendary vampire hunters Simon and Richter Belmont from Konami's Castlevania franchise are joining the fight! Nintendo also unveiled a new Castlevania stage with 34 music tracks, as well as the inclusion of Alucard as an assist trophy. Head inside for all the details!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch is bringing back every character in franchise history. It can't quite boast that it contains every level, but damn if it isn't close! We previously reported that 80 different stages had been spotted, but that wasn't the full list! Nintendo confirmed today that a whopping 103 stages will be featured in Smash Ultimate, and they also dropped lots of exciting new details.

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It's been less than two months since E3, but we're already getting another Nintendo Direct event! Rather than a general Direct that covers a variety of topics, this one is focused on one big one: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch. We could see new modes introduced, new characters, or whatever other surprises director Masahiro Sakurai has up his sleeves. It all kicks off at 7:00 AM Pacific / 10 Eastern, and you can watch it right here!

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Yesterday, IGN's Filip Miucin posted written and video reviews for an indie game called Dead Cells. There was just one problem with his take on the game: it doesn't seem like he wrote it. Shortly after Miucin's review went live, YouTuber Boombstick Gaming uploaded a video titled "IGN Copied My Dead Cells Review," and the evidence provided is pretty compelling.

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Hideo Kojima has been planning a video game adaptation of his popular Metal Gear franchise for over a decade, but in all that time no real progress has been demonstrated. That could all be changing soon, as current director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has finally completed a script for the film and is in the process of revising it. It's still a long road to the project becoming a reality, but Vogt-Roberts has faith in the script, and he's been on a media tour raising hype for it. He recently sat down for a half-hour long interview with Collider, sharing more details than ever about the script. Head inside for all the juicy details!

Dragon Ball FighterZ is about to get a little bit Cooler. EVO 2018 just wrapped up, and Bandai Namco Entertainment decided to use the popular fighting tournament to make an announcement about the next new fighter in Dragon Ball FighterZ. The publisher released a new trailer showing off Base Form Goku and Vegeta re-enacting their battle at the end of the Saiyan Saga before revealing a newcomer.

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Fans have been eagerly awaiting the true sequel to Life is Strange since the indie darling captivated players back in 2015. Developer Dontnod Entertainment kept their audience interested with Before the Storm and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, but those were just appetizers. The main course, Life is Strange 2, just got its first trailer, and it already has fans all over the internet excitedly speculating about what's in store.

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The original Metroid was a groundbreaking masterpiece on the NES, but hardware limitations and a few questionable design choices make it a hard game to return to for some gamers, and a hard sell to new players. Thankfully, there's Zero Mission! The Game Boy Advance remake improved the graphics, modernized the controls, and added new items, weapons, and a much-needed map. How did this second stab at Samus' first adventure compare to the first in terms of game design?

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Bandai Namco and Arc System Works launched Dragon Ball FighterZ to stellar reviews and impressive sales numbers back in January. The 2.5D anime-fueled fighting game has been a massive hit with fans, and it owes much of its success to a beautiful art style that expertly captures the action that made Dragon Ball Z popular. The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming digs into the development of FighterZ, including the process of achieving that perfect look.

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As the Pokémon movie franchise nears the end of its second decade, The Pokémon Company is preparing to launch its 21st entry in the West. Pokémon: Everyone's Story debuted in Japan last month, and after a strong initial showing, it's headed to the West soon as "Pokémon: The Power of Us." The Pokémon Company has just uploaded the film's first English trailer to YouTube.

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Netflix's ultra-violent, anime-style adaptation of Castlevania was a smash hit when it launched last year, but with only four episodes it left fans desperately craving more. It's been over a year since season one's debut, and the wait for more is finally almost over! Castlevania season 2 drops on October 26th, just in time for Halloween. Ahead of its release, Netflix has just uploaded a new trailer showing off some of the season's story and action.

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Early this year Nintendo caught everyone off guard with the reveal of Nintendo Labo—a series of cardboard peripherals you construct yourself to work in tandem with Nintendo mini-games. Nintendo initially launched Labo in two sets: the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit. They've hinted in the past that more sets are on the way, and last night they officially revealed a third.

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