Fan recreates iconic Marvel Studios intro sequence using Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters - Dexerto
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Fan recreates iconic Marvel Studios intro sequence using Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters

Published: 5/Jan/2019 2:01 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 16:28

by Wyatt Donigan

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With the hype for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Avengers: Endgame at its highest during the last few weeks, it’s no surprise to see that one fan decided to bring the two franchises together with an amazing video.

Over the last decade, Marvel has pumped out 20 films featuring dozens of characters that have all become pop culture phenomena in their own right.

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With so many characters to work with, Marvel Studios has created one of the most iconic intros that plays before each of the studio’s movies.

The Super Smash Bros. franchise surely hasn’t been around as long as some of these Marvel characters but with over 70 characters available in the latest iteration of the game, the Smash Ultimate roster is certainly nothing to scoff at.

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As such, Reddit user ‘nathanjyun‘ decided to bring these two worlds together in one of the coolest, and most well-made, mashups we’ve seen in quite some time.

Every character of the incredibly deep roster is in attendance set to the same music that Marvel fans have grown accustomed to over the last decade.

It would have been enough for nathanjyun to include the various character models in this video, but they took it one step further by adding in video clips from the various Smash Bros. stages and cutscenes that play throughout the video.

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While they admitted to accidentally leaving in remnants of the Marvel intro in the form of the famous “I am Groot” phrase that can be seen over Kirby in this video, the final product is so good that no one seemed to notice the slight oversight.

Given that Smash Ultimate has only been out for less than a month at this point and the community is already coming up with awesome content like this, there’s no telling what kind of creativity we’ll see as time goes on.

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Minecraft Smash Ultimate leaker teases Ryu Hayabusa DLC fighter

Published: 6/Oct/2020 20:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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An established Super Smash Bros Ultimate leaker who has leaked several of the game’s fighters before and after launch, including Minecraft’s Steve, has returned with some comments on Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa.

Vergeben, who is one of the most reputable leakers in the Smash community having leaked many of the game’s fighters, was asked about rumors of Hayabusa joining the roster.

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The Ninja Gaiden protagonist has long been a fan-favorite to join the Nintendo fighting game, and has even been rumored. Amusingly, he had been discussed even before Fighters Pass Volume 2, along with Minecraft content.

“I remember you mentioned in the past that you heard that there were talks about Ryu Hayabusa being one of the fighters but in the end, he may have been delayed to enter the second wave of DLC,” a user remarked the leaker on GameFaqs.

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Ryu from Ninja Gaiden in Smash Ultimate Fighters Pass Volume 2
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Ryu has been rumored for a long time.

“Now that Minecraft content finally came and as how Sakurai mentioned he reworked all stages to add the blocks gimmick to the game, it is possible that Hayabusa may also be coming?” the user asked.

To this, Vergeben simply replied: “Stay tuned?”

“I’ll keep looking into it. But the discussions did happen with Koei Tecmo in regards to Smash,” he continued, seemingly confirming that Koei Tecmo was in fact in talks to bring a character to the game.

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Leaker comments on Ryu coming to Smash
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The leaker has teased news coming with Koei Tecmo in Smash.

He further added that due to Nintendo’s positive relationship with Koei Tecmo, it’s unlikely that the discussions “ fell through and didn’t result in anything.”

As it’s been established, the discussions to get Minecraft into Smash took five years, so it’s clear that adding certain characters can be a long process.

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden staring at castle
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Ninja Gaiden has a history on Nintendo consoles.

This all said, the discussions with Koei Tecmo may also have potentially resulted in a different representative joining Smash Ultimate such as a character from Dead or Alive, Fatal Frame, or even Dynasty Warriors.

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Only time will tell if this ends up being yet another thing that Vergeben has been right about.