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Nintendo's iconic 'Super Smash Bros.' is adding the main character from 'Minecraft' as a playable fighter

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Minecraft)
"Minecraft" meets "Super Mario," once again.
  • The wildly popular Nintendo Switch game "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" is getting Steve, the main character from Microsoft's "Minecraft" series, in a new update.
  • This is the second major collaboration between Nintendo and Microsoft for "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate," with Banjo-Kazooie appearing in a previous update.
  • Steve is a long-requested character that few people actually expected to be added to the game.
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Two of gaming's biggest franchises are coming together once again: "Minecraft" main character Steve is scheduled to arrive as a playable fighter in the Nintendo Switch smash-hit game "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate," Nintendo announced on Thursday.

Though Microsoft owns "Minecraft" and Nintendo owns "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate," the two gaming titans are putting aside their differences once again to bring together Mario and "Minecraft." The long-running "Super Smash Bros." series is famous for such collaborations, with previous installments including non-Nintendo gaming icons like Snake from "Metal Gear Solid" and Cloud from "Final Fantasy VII." 

Nintendo has also worked with Microsoft previously on "Minecraft," with "Super Mario Bros." characters appearing in Microsoft's game.

With over 20 million copies sold, "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" is one of Nintendo's most popular games on its wildly successful Nintendo Switch console. The game pits Nintendo icons like Mario, Donkey Kong, and Pikachu against each other in a lighthearted battle to the death.

When Steve arrives in the game in an upcoming patch, he'll come alongside, "a new stage and seven music tracks from the 'Minecraft' series," Nintendo said in its announcement. Additionally, players will be able to swap between a variety of different character skins from "Minecraft," including zombies and endermen. 

It's not clear exactly when he's coming to the game, but when he does he'll cost at least $5.99 (though he's also available as part of the ongoing Fighters Pass, which costs $29.99 and includes six characters in total).

Take a look at Steve in action right here:

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