Earlier this morning, Nintendo announced that Min Min from ARMS will be the next DLC fighter added to Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. She will be available on June 29th and is the first of six fighters to be released in the game's second Fighters Pass bundle. The 30-minute presentation by Masahiro Sakurai also revealed that Vault Boy from Fallout will be available as a new skin for the Mii Gunner character. Ninjara from ARMS, Heihachi from Tekken, and Callie and Marie from Splatoon will also be available as Mii costumes.
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Fans reacted to the announcement with the usual mix of excitement and memes, but many Twitter users also took the opportunity to remember Etika, the streamer who passed away last June after an apparent suicide. Etika was well known for his over-the-top reactions to Smash news, was a fan of Arms and had a particular fondness for Min Min. While the announcement was exciting, many wondered about the joy the announcement would have brought Etika, whose name trended on Twitter alongside Smash-related topics.
>Min Min is the next Smash Ultimate character
Somewhere in the afterlife, Etika is smiling, knowing that his favourite character from ARMS got into Smash😌 pic.twitter.com/DjLCvX8WDk
— SSSS.D180223 (@180223) June 22, 2020
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ETIKA IS TRENDING CAUSE MINMIN GOT INTO SMASH LETS FUCKING GOOO #JOYCONBOYZFOREVER
this community is strong af pic.twitter.com/nCAeY5CvU1
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— im salt 🕵🏾 (@imsaltYT) June 22, 2020
You know damn well Etika would’ve lost his shit to Min Min being revealed. Rest easy Etika. pic.twitter.com/Az4lH9gwfC
— YuYuHyper (@YuYuHyper) June 22, 2020
Etika would have been so happy Min Min got in. He was a big fan of Min Min way before Arms was announced for Smash.pic.twitter.com/8F6CkhOoYq
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— SwAKIB (@S_w_AKIB) June 22, 2020
A few days after the one year anniversary of his death, Etika finally got MinMin in smash. Fucking iconic gamer moment. https://t.co/OeG77F8pY6
— Brin (@bigbrainbrin) June 22, 2020
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While the choice to include Min Min over other ARMS characters probably was not related to Etika, the inclusion was a touching albeit bittersweet moment for fans remembering Etika's passing.